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We like reporting and financial transparency

You’ve likely found yourself on this page because you’re interested in Oaktree’s money - where it comes from and how it’s spent. Well not to disappoint we have included our annual report & financial statement for your viewing pleasure.

Are you excited? We are - because here at Oaktree we believe in being upfront and transparent about money. In fact we believe it so much that we became a member of ACFID and signed their code; holding ourselves to a high standard of financial honesty.

Being on this page, chances are you’re finance savvy and know what you’re looking at. One thing we will let you in on is how we measure success. For us, success is not about profit - it’s about our impact.

Measuring impact can be difficult, particularly when there isn’t a direct monetary correlation. To judge our impact, take a look at our mission and our three areas of work: raising awareness, policy change and overseas impact.

You can learn more about our strategic plan and three areas of impact here: 

Our Latest Annual report (with strategic plan): Oaktree Annual Report 2018

Our most recent financial statement: Oaktree Financial Statements 2016

Questions or other money matters? Email our team at finance@oaktree.org

Want to know how much we spend on admin?

Fair enough! We know donors want to see their money being used to fund work that fights injustice. And we agree. But where would we be without investing in our organisation? Investing in admin costs is essential for all NGOs to innovate, and achieve great outcomes for the causes we care about. The idea that the best NGOs have low overhead costs doesn't make sense! Organisations that don’t invest in themselves inevitably stagnate.

Every dollar you donate to Oaktree contributes to the fight against injustice. Through all parts of our work, both here in Australia and overseas, we invest in young people to create change on this issue.

33% of donations support our work overseas, funding education and leadership programs delivered by our partners in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea. Every time you make a donation, you’re helping them create opportunities for young people who may not have had them otherwise.

22% of funds support the work we do in Australia, empowering young people, raising public awareness of poverty and injustice and campaigning for strong policy action to help end it.

Approximately 20% of donations enable our fundraising work so that we can multiply our impact. For every dollar we spend on fundraising, we raise roughly $2.72.

16% of donations cover vital costs of accountability and administration. This includes costs like rent and training, which enable our young volunteers all over Australia to grow as leaders and make a real impact in our region. These figures are based on our 2018 financial statements.

So if you’ve come here to see how much we spend on admin, by all means take a look. But we ask that you also check out our strategic plan. Read our vision and learn about our outcomes. Because that’s what really counts.

Oaktree Australia (T/A Oaktree) | A.B.N. 39 129 680 584

The Oaktree Foundation Australia ABN 39 129 680 584 (trading as Oaktree) is a Company Limited by Guarantee (a not-for-profit company). We are a Public Benevolent Institution and Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (meaning that all donations are tax deductible). We are also a proud and active member of the Australian Council for International Development.