Our help in 2016

Detailed use of funds

Breakdown mission
related expenditures

  • Mission-related expenditures
  • Administration
  • Donor relations and fundraising
  • Project work
  • Media support for the propagation of faith
In 2016 we were able to support a total of 5,303 projects with more than € 100.4 million in 148 countries

Our help in 2016

Detailed use of funds

  • Mission-related expenditures
  • Administration
  • Donor relations and fundraising

Breakdown mission
related expenditures

  • Project work
  • Media support for the propagation of faith
In 2016 we were able to support a total of 5,303 projects with more than € 100.4 million in 148 countries

Ismael Martínez Sánchez / ACN

Facts and figures

  • Offices in 23
  • More than 400,000
  • 129,271,207
  • Surplus of 7.8
  • Project partners in more than 148
  • Over 5,300
  • 82.7 %

countries
donors worldwide per year
€ donations, legacies and other income
million € to be used in 2017
countries
approved projects worldwide
of the funds used are allocated in
mission related expenditures

  • Offices in 23 countries
  • More than 400,000 donors worldwide per year
  • 129,271,207 € donations, legacies and other income
  • Surplus of 7.8 million € to be used in 2017
  • Project partners in more than 148 countries
  • Over 5,300 approved projects worldwide
  • 82.7 % of the funds used are allocated in missionrelated expenditures

Aid granted by region

In 2016, the regional focus of our aid projects was Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In all our project work, the dialogue with the local Church is particularly important to us. For the local bishops and religious know best where the need is greatest and which relief measures must be taken.

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To find out more about ACN’s work around the world
please download our Activity Report 2016

» May the Lord make your prayers and your commitment to the mission of the Church always bring forth more fruit through the world, especially where it is suffering from spiritual and material needs or is discriminated against and persecuted. «

–– Pope Francis

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Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organization for war refugees and recognized as a papal foundation since 2011, ACN is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted or oppressed or suffering material need. ACN supports every year an average of 6000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding. ACN – Aid to the Church in Need gGmbH, HRB 8446 is non-profit organization officially registered in Germany and audited internationally by KPMG.