If I donate money, how will it be used?

At every step, and with every donation, we are focused on helping vulnerable children, their families and communities break the cycle of poverty. We work with the teams in our field offices and partners on the ground to help ensure that every cent is going where it is needed most – as they know the needs and the communities best. You can view our Appeals page to see the specific projects and countries we are raising money for right now if you wish to make a more targeted donation, otherwise, your donation will be gratefully received and wisely used where it will make the most impact. We regularly share stories about how your donation is changing lives for good – through our website, social media, and WhatsApp so follow us to watch your donation in action! 

As part of our registration with the ACNC, each year we submit annual financial reports to demonstrate how your donation is being spent – you can see these reports here on the ACNC website.

Is the GIM Foundation only located in Sydney?

Our ‘home base’ is here in Sydney, but we have field offices in Burkina Faso, Togo and Ghana, and work with on-the-ground partners where there is need. We are also expanding our reach to places like Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Palestine as we grow – and it’s all thanks to you, our wonderful supporters.

Do you only serve Islamic communities and countries?

We are driven by our Islamic values: compassion, equality, dignity, collaboration, and integrity. This means that anyone who needs our help will get it, regardless of who they are, where they’re from or what religion they belong to. Our faith is the reason we do what we do, but we do not discriminate, instead, we believe it is our obligation and community responsibility to collectively prioritise the welfare of every orphan and vulnerable child.

Is the GIM Foundation a registered Charity?

Yes. We’re registered as a member of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and fully adhere to their standards. Our annual financial statements are available to view here.  

Any donation you make over $2 is also tax-deductible as we have endorsement by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient. 

We are also currently working towards our Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) membership to help strengthen our collective impact against poverty.

Can I join or volunteer with GIM Foundation?

Absolutely! From fundraising to brand partnerships and internships, there are many ways you can get involved – you can find out more here on our website. If you are passionate about the communities we work in and the impact we are making, we would love to have you on board.

What work does the GIM Foundation do?

While we do respond to emergencies, our core work is focused on sustainable development: helping children, their families and communities break the cycle of poverty. We seek to create long-term, sustainable impact, strengthening communities through locally-led projects and partnerships that provide food security, water, education, health, orphan care and more. You can find out more about what we do here on our website.

What does ‘GIM’ stand for?

GIM stands for Global Islamic Mission. Our Islamic faith is the reason we exist, and our mission to overcome poverty and injustice for vulnerable children everywhere is what drives us to do what we do!