If I donate CHF 1, how much of it is really spent on the project?

SAD’s administrative cost are 8.4%. We use that money to cover human resources, accounting, IT, infrastructure and communication. Our outlay for fundraising is 8.2%. That means that 16.6 cents per franc donated is used for administration and fundraising. The other 83 cents go straight to the project.

Is my donation really used for the project I select?

Yes. Your donation is used how you want, for example, for a specific project. The ZEWO Foundation – which monitors non-profit organisations in Switzerland – regularly checks that we comply with the intended use of funds. SAD also relies on donations that are not aimed at a specific project. We use these funds where they are most urgently needed.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Because SAD is ZEWO certified, donations are tax deductible at federal level, as well as at the cantonal level in most cantons. You can find more information here.

How is SAD funded?

SAD is 100% dependent on donations. 95% of income generated is for a specific purpose, which means that SAD can only use it for a specific project. The most significant donors are federal agencies, cantons and communes, international organisations and academic institutions.

Will SAD share my address with third parties?

No, we won’t give your address to any other organisations. As a ZEWO member, SAD must respect data protection.