Compassion is about more than sponsoring a child ... it's about releasing entire families from poverty in Jesus' name!

67 Years

Compassion has been helping children through sponsorship for 67 years.

2 Million

More than 2 million children across the globe receive assistance, help and support from Compassion.

25 Countries

People like you sponsor children in 25 countries through Compassion.

What makes child sponsorship with Compassion unique?

Sponsoring a child with Compassion is the most cost-effective way to end extreme child poverty. It not only addresses a child’s immediate physical needs, it also builds self-esteem and self-respect. Although there are similarities across other child sponsorship programs, Compassion’s approach is unique because we are:

Christ-Centered

In response to God’s call to care for the poor, Compassion gives hope to the hopeless, meeting practical needs and sharing the good news about Jesus in a culturally relevant, unconditional way to all we serve.

Child-Focused

Our child sponsorship ministry connects one child with one sponsor to help the child achieve his or her God-given potential. Sponsors write and receive letters, pray for and encourage their sponsored children and may even visit their children.

Church-Based

Every sponsored child is linked with a Christ-centered church in his or her community. Compassion partners with over 7,500 evangelical church partners in 25 countries around the world.

“My sponsor is always telling me about the love of God … I pray that all children get a sponsor like my own. ”
— Abraham, Ghana

An organization you can trust

Our mission is to release as many children from poverty in Jesus’ name as possible. For that reason, all financial contributions are used wisely — it is our commitment to you both today and through many future years of ministry together.

You can be confident that Compassion is devoted to outstanding financial stewardship. In recognition of the ministry’s commitment to sound fiscal management, accountability and transparency, Compassion International receives high ratings for accountability, transparency and integrity from third-party charity rating agencies.

Click here for more information about Compassion’s financial integrity.

Trusted Charity Since 1952