funding and membership support
contributions from our members
12 percent of the funding for Friends of the Earth International comes from the membership dues paid by the member groups, and 0.3 percent comes from sales and donations. Member groups contribute a percentage of their income on the basis of their revenue from two years ago to the international network. This core funding is used to cover the operational costs of the Secretariat.
87.5 percent of our income is subsidies received from government agencies and foundations. These funds are granted to us for specific projects and campaigns and for our Membership Support Fund.
membership support fund
Our Membership Support Fund seeks to pool resources and share them across FoE member groups for the following objectives: network development, capacity building, strengthening national campaigns, and increasing participation in international campaigns.
In 2008, we distributed 1.22 million Euros to 35 of our members: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Palestina, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Togo and Uruguay.
Friends of the Earth International gratefully acknowledges financial support from:
- Oxfam Novib
- The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
- The Sigrid Rausing Trust
- The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
- The Netherlands Committee for Sustainable Development (NCDO)
- The Isvara Foundation
- The C.S. Mott Foundation
- The Wallace Global Fund
- The Oak Foundation
Their financial support has been crucial in strengthening our campaigns and our network.