Financial Integrity of Compassion International

Charity Navigator, The American Institute of Philanthropy, and Ministry Watch rate Compassion International very highly in financial integrity and financial accountability. View Compassion International's current and past annual reports.

Financial Integrity

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Outstanding stewardship is more than a priority at Compassion. It’s a passion and deeply held value.

Compassion is committed to investing at least 80 percent of every dollar into front-line ministry. In fact, when you gave to Compassion this past year, 82.4 percent of expenses went to programs that directly benefit children.

We govern our spending on administration and fundraising so that more than 1.9 million babies, children and young adults around the world can be released from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Thank you for your faithful giving in 2016. Your gifts make it possible for the children and families we serve around the world to receive transforming care in the name of Jesus.


2012-2013-highlight-wydick-report Child Sponsorship: It Works!

Dr. Bruce Wydick, professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, set out to explore if Compassion child sponsorship really works. His team researched the outcomes of 1,840 adults in six countries who were once sponsored through Compassion. The researchers compared these adults’ outcomes with those of more than 8,000 adults who had not been in Compassion’s program as children. Wydick’s independent study found that children in Compassion’s programs are more likely:

  1. to stay in school longer.
  2. hold salaried, white–collar employment.
  3. become leaders in their churches and communities.
  4. to finish secondary education and complete a university education.

As a Compassion sponsor, you can be more confident than ever that you are investing in a strategic, effective program that is truly transforming lives. Find out more about this study!

Compassion Rankings

#14 on Forbes' 50 Largest U.S. Charities List

#22 on the Philanthropy 400 List, compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy

#25 on The NonProfit Times Top 100 List