Frequently Asked Questions about Hope International Development Agency



How much of my donation goes to administration costs?

Annually, 2% of our income is spent on administration and fundraising and 95% goes directly to overseas programs. The remaining 3% goes towards education.

For further information, please refer to our Annual Report.


Is my donation tax deductible?

Income Tax receipts are sent out in response to any donation.


What are your main sources of funding?

Our main source of funding comes from donations from the general public. However, many of these donations are matched by the Federal and Provincial governments.


Where are your offices?

Our head office is in Canada. There are also offices in Australia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. For contact information, please refer to our Contact Us page.


Are you a registered charitable organization?

We are a registered charitable organization. We are registered in Canada with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, the United States of America under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service, and in the United Kingdom it is registered under the United Kingdom Charity Commission.


Are you a religious organization?

We were founded by people who were motivated by their Christian faith to help people in need everywhere. We believe in the worth, equality and interdependence of all people. We extend assistance to the poorest of the poor without discrimination as to the religious beliefs of the beneficiaries.


How are you accountable?

We are audited on a yearly basis by external audit companies. We are a member in good standing with several accountability organizations.


How long have you been in operation?

HOPE International Development Agency was founded in 1975 and was registered as a charitable organization in 1977.

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