Where our money comes from
Our deeply held core principles of impartiality, independence and accuracy underpin all we do. This is built on an understanding that all human rights must be respected together if we are to achieve a world free from fear and want.
We are independent of any institution, ideology, economic interest, and religion. Our only interest is in achieving human rights for all.
The vast majority of our income comes from small donations from private individuals. More than 1.5m individuals donated to Amnesty International in 2022. The average donation per month was €15.28.
We are fully independent in setting our strategic and operational goals.
In 2022, we raised €384m for our human rights work, an increase of 8% from 2021 (€357m), despite the cost-of-living crisis and high inflationary rates.
We saw an increase of 6% in individual giving since 2021 as donors responded positively to our appeals on Ukraine and Afghanistan. Income from legacies had the strongest performance compared to 2021 (two years in a row) with an increase of 17.5% since 2021 and continues to be a promising area.