OUR DONOR CHARTER
What happens when I donate to Voiceless?
It’s important to us that you feel secure about donating to Voiceless. We want you to know how your gift will contribute to animal protection.
Animals not administration
I want to donate to Voiceless, but I don’t want to pay for administration costs.
We are delighted to announce that 100% of donations will be directed towards grantees in the Voiceless Grants Program. This is thanks to the Sherman family who will cover all staff and administrative costs, enabling donations to have the greatest impact for animals.
We are also lucky to have a group of businesses who support our administrative tasks pro-bono, which allows us to keep administrative costs down.
You can choose to give a one-off gift, join our wide network of monthly donors or even leave a bequest to Voiceless. In all cases, we will treat your donation with the same respect and intention.
Use of donations
How will my money be spent?
Voiceless strategically funds impactful and vital animal protection initiatives both within Australia and across the world.
Through the Voiceless Grants Program, we will continue our mission to inspire a new generation of changemakers and create real and lasting change for animals, and vision of a just and equitable world where animals can flourish.
The Voiceless Grants Program will be overseen by our Voiceless Co-Founder, Ondine Sherman, along with a Grants Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors.
Our Grants Advisors include some of Australia’s most prominent animal lawyers, scientists and advocates.
With our almost twenty years of experience as a leader in the field of animal protection, we can ensure that the Grants Program will achieve the maximum benefit for animals. By supporting Voiceless, you can be a crucial part of creating this meaningful change.
Will you contact me after I donate to Voiceless?
We are so grateful for every single donation and show of support. Once you have donated, we will definitely let you know that we have received your donation, thank you for your kind support and provide you with updates on how the donations we receive contribute to our successes in helping animals. We will always identify ourselves as representatives of Voiceless when we contact you. You can elect your preferred communication method – email, phone or postal. If you’d rather not hear from us, we will listen and you can choose to disengage from communications at any time.
We want you to be informed
I’m interested in financial transparency
At Voiceless, second to the animals we are trying to help, there is nothing else more important to us than our supporters. We couldn’t do this work without you. We know how much it means to you, and as such donations will be handled with the highest level of accuracy and transparency. Financial records will be kept to ensure accountability and tracking. You may also request to see our most recently published financial statements any time you wish. We value openness, honesty, accountability and integrity and our commitment to these are at the core of all we do.
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Does Voiceless have DGR status?
Voiceless is a registered charity recognised by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACN 108 494 631). The Australian Federal Government recognises various types of charities which qualify for Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. Unfortunately, along with most other animal protection organisations, and despite a five-year campaign, Voiceless does not have DGR status. This means that donations to Voiceless are not tax deductible. The only animal protection groups with DGR status are those which provide short-term direct care or rehabilitation of orphaned, sick or injured animals that have been lost, mistreated or are without owners.
We sincerely appreciate the support of all our wonderful donors and thank you for continuing to help Voiceless achieve our vision of a world in which animals are treated with respect and compassion. We truly mean it when we say that we could not continue our work without your generosity.
If you’d like to discuss this further or have more questions about donating to Voiceless, please feel free to call or email us any time, all enquiries are welcome. Kate Grigg, Voiceless’s General Manager, can be reached on 02 9357 0750 or via email at email@example.com.