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 0.7 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.
86.5 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, program coordination, capacity building, strengthening national campaigns, and increasing participation in international campaigns.
In 2009, we distributed 995,266 Euros to 32 of our members: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, England, Wales & Northern Ireland, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Malawi,Mozambique, Netherlands, Nigeria, Palestina, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Togo, Tunesia, Uganda and Uruguay.
We also distributed 106,142 Euros to the our regional groupings for regional meetings and capacity building.
Friends of the Earth International gratefully acknowledges financial support from:
- NOVIB/Oxfam Netherlands
- The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS-TMF/MFS)
- The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Matra)
- The European Union (joint grant with IPS)
- 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 Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- The V. Kahn-Rasmussen Foundation
Their financial support has been crucial in strengthening our campaigns and our network.