The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian organisations that actively work in the international aid and development sector. With over 130 member organisations, ACFID’s membership is vibrant and diverse, ranging from Australia’s largest and most well-known NGOs to smaller organisations whose work focuses on specific issues or geographical location.
ACFID Members work to alleviate poverty, reduce inequality, support environmentally sustainable and inclusive development and on the front lines of humanitarian emergency and disaster relief.
ACFID Members are united under a set of common values
- Respect for human rights
- Gender justice
- Systemic and transformational change
- A strong independent civil society
- Environmental sustainability
- Accountability and transparency
- Quality and innovation.
Power of a diverse network
ACFID brings together a large and diverse national membership that includes Australian organisations that are part of global federations and alliances, national NGOs, secular and faith-based agencies, and small organisations with specific geographic or thematic mandates.
In 2014, ACFID Members implemented over 3000 international aid & development programs which were dispersed across 90 countries worldwide. Although many of these programs address multiple social issues at any one time, the majority of member programs focused on the health, education, disaster prevention, humanitarian aid and government & civil society sectors.
ACFID Members are supported financially from multiple sources including the Australian community, the Government, DFAT and domestic and international philanthropic institutions and in 2014 raised $1.5 billion in annual revenue.
ACFID members are committed to accountability and transparency
Our members operate under a single Code of Conduct, an agreed set of operating principles forged from 50 years of first-hand experience partnering with communities all around the world. This code was designed to get the best results for poor people in developing countries and the public who support us, based on the core values of accountability, transparency, integrity and good governance.
If you would like to learn about how to become a member, visit Why Join ACFID?