Financial Integrity of Compassion International

Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, 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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Compassion is committed to investing at least 80 percent of every dollar into caring for the children in our child development programs. In fact, when you gave to Compassion this past year, 80.7 percent of expenses went to programs that directly support our mission of releasing children from poverty, in Jesus’ name.

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 unwavering support in 2017. Your gifts make it possible for the children and families we serve around the world to receive transforming care in the name of Jesus.

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Fiscal Year 2017 expenses

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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!