About Compassion International

Compassion International's mission is to release children from poverty including: social, physical, spiritual, and economic in Jesus' name.

About Compassion International

Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Compassion partners with more than 6,500 Christian churches in 26 countries to release over 1.5 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 13 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.

Executive Leadership

The Global Executive Leadership Team serves as the guiding coalition for strategy development, planning, coordination and change management for the worldwide ministry of Compassion.

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What started as one man’s act of compassion for South Korean war orphans in 1952 has transformed today into a worldwide ministry that is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

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Core Programs

Compassion partners with local churches to serve the needs of 1.5 million babies, children and university students in 26 developing countries.

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Financial Information

Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, ranks Compassion in the top 1% of trustworthy U.S. nonprofit organizations. Access annual reports, 990 Forms and rankings here.

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From how to obtain b-roll and high-resolution photography to securing an interview with an expert source from Compassion, find answers to the media’s most common inquiries.

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Compassion produces magazines, white papers and other publications that cover stories and statistics from the global mission field. Review past issues, along with other relevant world poverty and health resources.

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U.S. Media Contacts
Tim Glenn

(719) 272-5377

Becca Bishop

(719) 272-5109

For all non-media related inquiries, please call (800) 336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT.