Funds donated to Save the Orangutan primarily go to the orangutans at the Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation centre, and Save the Orangutan contributes to more than 80% of the centre's operating costs. Some of the funds are also allocated to the protection of the 6000+ wild orangutans in the Mawas and Rungan area and to Save the Orangutan’s awareness raising efforts and evaluation of the supported activities in Borneo.

A smaller proportion of funds donated to Save the Orangutan is allocated to fundraising activities, donor relation, and administration.

Distribution of funds in 2017

Funds raised

Save the Orangutan raised DKK 17 million in 2017 from private donors, grants, and business partnerships, DKK 15.6 million of which were raised in Denmark, DKK 1.4 million were raised in Sweden.

Distribution of funds

Save the Orangutan allocated DKK 13 million to projects within its aim, corresponding to 77% of funds raised. DKK 9.2 million were allocated to projects in Borneo, DKK 7.2 million of which were allocated to the Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation centre.

In 2017, Save the Orangutan allocated almost DKK 3.7 million, corresponding to 22% of funds raised, to donor relation, administration, and fundraising activities. The administration expenses were 5.4% in 2017. 1% of funds raised were retained for 2018.


 Graphics from Highlights and Results 2017 

Save the Orangutan complies with the applicable national guidelines, proper ethics, and regulations in relation to fundraising and distribution of funds as charitable organisations. For more information on this, check out the individual organisations' websites by following the links below.


Read about the finances of Save the Orangutan Foundation here >>

Download the 2017 annual accounts (Danish with English translations)
here >>


Read about the finances of Save the Orangutan SE here >>

Download the 2017 annual accounts (Swedish) here >>


Read about the finances of Save the Orangutan UK at:

Charity Commission and Companies House via charity no. 1133204 and company no. 06900509.