Income and Expenses
As a charitable organization, we are mainly financed through donations, grants from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and other government agencies, plus money from fines and penalties which have to be paid to good causes.
The total volume of earnings was TEUR 12,815 in 2020 compared with TEUR 13,294 in 2019.
At TEUR 6,280, the volume of cash and non-cash contributions made to us by our donors was significantly higher than in the previous year. Donations from other organizations almost reached the previous year's level. Bequests again far exceeded the long-term figures. Fines have also reached a slightly higher value compared to the previous year. Like the additions from special campaigns, we can only influence these revenues to a small extent. Revenues from federal funds are below the budgeted figures for 2020 due to the pandemic.
Expenses (for personnel, amortizations, and other expenses) totaled TEUR 9,002 in 2020. According to the procedure recommended by the German Central Institute for Social Questions (DZI), we classified our expenses in the business year 2020 as follows:
Through public relations (PR) and fundraising we aim to make our organization known to the public and maintain the volume of donations needed to finance our projects. We spent 21.26% of total expenses for administration, PR and fundraising in 2020. This increase (previous year 18.84%) is partly due to the fact that not all project activities could be carried out as planned due to the Corona pandemic.
Responsible handling of the money entrusted to us is a matter of course for us. For example, we take our non-profit status into account in the remuneration of our employees and the two members of the Executive Board. The remuneration is also in line with industry standards. In 2020, the German Doctors e.V. employed employees in four remuneration groups, which are listed here with their average annual gross salary (based on full-time positions). Administration: 30,310 Euro, referent/staff positions: 46,445 Euro, team management: 66,683 Euro, Executive Board: 82,582 Euro. The actual individual annual gross salaries are not published here for data protection reasons. The amount of the remuneration depends on the responsibility of the respective position, experience, time spent in the position, length of service and age.
A total of 78.74% of our expenses went into projects and benefited the people in our project countries directly. Expenses in this area can be classified as follows:
Expenses for medical projects
These constitute the focal point of our activities. We supported twelve projects in five countries in 2020. The extent and priorities of these medical projects vary greatly, which is expressed in the magnitude of financial means invested in these medical projects.
Expenses for supplementary projects
Aside from medical projects, we engage in 15 supplementary projects which are closely related thematically and spatially with the medical work performed by our voluntary doctors. These include, for example, the Pushpa Home and the St. Thomas Home, both tuberculosis hospitals in Calcutta, and our HIV program in Nairobi. The expenses for supplementary programs during the previous three years according to the recipient country are as follows:
Moreover, we perform wide-ranging help through partners in the areas of child raising, agrarian economy and environment, health, credit programs, disaster aid, social work, and community development in 41 partner projects in 12 countries (2020). The support ranges from a single contribution of € 500 to a four-year development project with a financial volume of € 500,000. The large partner projects are co-financed by the national government organisations, above all by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which contributes 75% and our organization, 25% of the financing. The other partner projects are financed by industry or private support groups.
The organisation’s annual financial statements including bookkeeping are regularly examined by a certified accountant selected by the annual members’ meeting. You can, of course, completely download the 2019 financial statement (German) examined by the accounting firm Bansbach GmbH, as well as the unlimited audit certificate. You can also find the most important figures, dates, and facts about our work during the past business year on pages 38-51 in our progress report (German).