Funding and expenses

We are transparent

From 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, the contributions reached €3.2 million. Open Arms enjoys complete economic independence thanks to the collection of small private donations.

From all of the income, 80% pertains to private donations from over 40,000 people who have helped us with small contributions, guaranteeing the independence of the organisation.

The remaining 20% is aid from official organisations or local administrations.



   Private funds     Public funds

From 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, the direct expenses of our missions have reached €2.8 million.

Of all the expenses, 92% was used for direct action in the Mediterranean Mission. Regarding structure, 3% was spent on expenses, including communication expenses. The remaining 5% was used for the Origin Mission.



 Mediterranean Mission     Origin Mission
     Management and fundraising expenses


Activity report

Download our annual activity report (only available in Spanish):

Year 2017
Year 2018
Year 2019
Year 2020
Year 2021


We will keep you updated on what we do

Can you help us?