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A Distinct Christian Charity

A leading ministry among Christian charities, Compassion serves Jesus Christ as advocates for children, with a commitment to Jesus in all we do. When combined with our Statement of Faith, why we serve, how we serve and who we serve creates a distinct approach to ministry.

We are a Christ-centered Christian charity — Jesus' life and teachings shape our programs and guide all aspects of our ministry. We seek to honor Jesus in all we do. We treat people with respect and seek to share the love of God with compassion. Our response to a world filled with hundreds of millions of children living in extreme poverty is to love like Jesus did and follow his example as presented in the Word of God.

We are a church-based Christian charity — Local churches in developing communities are best suited to address the needs of the children in their communities. These churches are already located and involved in the communities, know the families and understand the effective ways to help people. We partner with these local Christian churches to make their ministry more effective.

We are a child-focused Christian charity — Through our faith-based holistic child development model, we blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together to help children in poverty fully mature in every facet of life.

Trusted Charity Since 1952
Over 2.2 Million Children
BBB Accredited Charity

Helping Children Experience a Fulfilling Christian Life

Appalled by the great number of small, shivering and starving war orphans on the streets of South Korea in 1952, Rev. Everett Swanson began discussing the orphans' needs in his revival meetings, and Christians responded.

Since that time, Compassion has worked to call out the fullest potential of children living in poverty and help them develop into all God intends them to be.

Compassion is proud to be one of the best rated Christian charities, according to charity evaluators and watchdogs.

We’re also one of the largest Christian charities in existence — helping over 2 million babies, children and young adults in 29 countries!

We work primarily through child sponsorship to release children from poverty in Jesus' name and help them become fulfilled Christian adults, each child in our Child Sponsorship Program grows and develops spiritually, socially, physically and economically. In the program, each child has one sponsor at a time and is the direct beneficiary of your support.

Partnering With Local Churches Around the World

Through local church partners across the globe, children registered in our sponsorship program receive medical checkups and health care, as well as hygiene training.

Our church partners identify the most vulnerable children in their communities — the poorest of the poor — to invest in and help. In addition to health and medical assistance, registered children also receive ongoing Christian training and academic assistance.

This assistance includes textbooks, school uniforms, post-secondary courses, tutoring, test and lab supplies, and even literacy and financial training for the children's caregivers.

Another area of assistance is key life-skills training, mentoring and vocational programs — helping provide trade skills and lifelong income potential.

Sponsorship also provides nutritious food and supplements to protect against malnutrition, recreational activities to develop self-confidence and social skills, and protection from crime, human trafficking, violence and danger.

In addition to our Child Sponsorship Program, Compassion also has specific donor initiatives to help babies and mothers in poverty and develop future leaders.

Other initiatives meet critical needs, including but not limited to clean water and proper sanitation, lifesaving surgeries, other medical needs and disaster relief services.

Our Christian Charity’s Financial Accountability

Compassion holds to the highest standards of financial integrity and accountability, including using money only for the purpose for which it was raised.

We regularly perform program audits to ensure our programs are well managed and funds are properly disbursed and applied. This enables us to balance low administrative and fundraising costs with high-quality programs.

As a Christ-centered nonprofit, our Christian children's charity strives to be a good steward of the resources you entrust to us. That's why watchdog organizations like the Better Business Bureau, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Charity Watch give Compassion high marks for financial accountability.

Give With Confidence

With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children living in poverty around the world.

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Trusted Charity Since 1952

What Makes Compassion International One of the Best Christian Charities to Donate to?

Donating to a charity is an important decision. So, when looking for the best Christian charity for you and your family, we encourage you to do your research.

Compassion is 100% committed to financial integrity, stewardship and using each dollar wisely. By partnering with us, you can be assured that your donation is going directly to a child in need. Our only mission is to be the hands and feet of Jesus, releasing children from poverty in His name.

If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, to speak with a Compassion representative.