Children's Charities | Compassion International

Compassion International is a Trustworthy Children's Charity
A Meaningful Decision and a Top 1 Percent Charity

Before you invest money or time into a children's charity you should have confidence that neither will be wasted.

Compassion International, the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship, offers the only child sponsorship program to be validated as effective through independent, empirical research.

On average, a child in our sponsorship program spends 4,000 hours in safe, nurturing programs, is at least 50 percent more likely to graduate college, is 14 to 18 percent more likely to have salaried employment and is 35 percent more likely to find white-collar employment as an adult.

As one of the world's leading children's charities, our commitment to integrity and financial stewardship is our hallmark. Our ministry programs are frequently mentioned and highlighted by various media outlets, and Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, has consistently awarded us its highest rating.

What Makes Us Unique Among Children's Charities?

Along with the consistent public recognition our financial stewardship and accountability receives, we stand apart from other children's charities and sponsorship organizations because of our "distinctives."

We are Christ centered, child focused and church based.
  • Jesus Christ is at the heart of our ministry. Our commitment to Christ drives the content of our programs, characterizes the kind of people we hire, and guides our ethics.
  • Our ministry is focused on the individual child and his or her development. We work holistically with individual children to address their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs.
  • We work exclusively in partnership with thousands of local churches in developing nations to deliver our holistic child development program. Our church partners are responsible for the day-to-day activities that affect children's lives — they essentially "own" the local Compassion child development center.
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What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is church based with over 6,900 international church partners helping children in poverty. What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is child focused with over 1.7 million sponsored children. What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is a Christ centered ministry to children in poverty. Over 122,000 kids & moms invited Jesus to be their Savior over the last year.
Support One of the World's Leading Children's Charities

As one of the leading children's charities, we offer many charitable giving opportunities to support children in need. No matter which specific program or ministry you choose, you can be sure that your charitable donation will be used to help improve the quality of life for impoverished children around the world.

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Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity.

Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for 14 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.

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