LWF Council 2022 - Session on finances, budget and Endowment Fund

Finance

Financial Accountability

In 2021, the LWF spent 86 percent of its total operating expenses in initiatives that directly benefited people confronted with varying humanitarian need, and in strengthening the churches’ capacity for holistic mission.

LWF Finances

In 2021 LWF total income was EUR 162 million, which was EUR 19 million or 12 percent higher than the previous year.

The LWF spent EUR 153 million to implement its programs and projects around the world. The overall annual expenditure grew from EUR 139 million in 2020, representing a seven percent increase.

LWF Annual Report 2021 - Income by Source

LWF Annual Report 2021 - Income by Source

LWF Annual Report 2021 - Expenditure

LWF Annual Report 2021 - Expenditure

LWF Annual Report 2021 - Expenditure by ZEWO Classification

LWF Annual Report 2021 - Expenditure by ZEWO Classification

Donations and payments

Stewardship

The LWF is committed to responsible and accountable Christian stewardship in managing the funds entrusted to it. Assets are invested according to ethical and social criteria. We pledge accountability in the use of membership fees. We seek unrestricted revenue sources alongside on-going fundraising. We work towards a budget and operational plan that is balanced and sustainable.

Management and Control

The LWF operates in many difficult countries and is exposed to various financial risks that could adversely affect our financial results and performance. Risks are managed through an internal control system as per Swiss regulations.

Help ensure a strong financial future for the LWF.

Our Endowment Fund provides extra support for LWF activities over the long-term.