Institutional & Corporate
Geneva Call maintains privileged relations with a number of government agencies, foundations and private companies, which fund our humanitarian activities. Current donors are listed below: Geneva Call warmly thanks them for their trust.
Donors may support Geneva Call, either on the basis of its overall strategy (as expressed in its mid-term and its annual strategy documents), or on the basis of individual projects. When donors provide funding for specific projects, Geneva Call requests that they allow that 10% of the allocation be provided as contribution to the overheads (Geneva Call makes every effort to ensure that donor funds are used for operational purposes insofar as possible, and has maintained a reasonably light management and administrative apparatus. Nevertheless, without such headquarters-based support, Geneva Call would not be in a position to operate in the field.)
The full list of institutional and corporate donors appears in the Annual Report.
Geneva Call always respects donor stipulations as to the use of the funds, and this is made clear through Geneva Call’s accounting and reporting mechanism. However, to improve flexibility and responsiveness to emerging situations, Geneva Call does appeal to donors to limit the conditions placed on grants and funding. Non-earmarked funding allows Geneva Call to undertake operational activities which are not specifically funded - often, the initial stages of a programme, to react to emerging or urgent situations, or to cover management and administration costs.
Donors regularly receive reports, narrative and financial, as stipulated in the funding agreement. In addition to the reviews of the project results, Geneva Call’s overall strategy is evaluated internally after the close of each year. The results are then incorporated into the Annual Report, which is distributed to donors, partners, NSAs, and other relevant parties, as well as made available to the general public.
The balance sheet at the end of the year, and the statement of incomes and expenditures, are prepared by an external, independent accountancy firm. They are also audited by an independent auditor. The results are published in the Annual Report.