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

66 Years

Compassion has been helping children through sponsorship for 66 years.

1.9 Million

More than 1.9 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 these are similarities across other child sponsorship programs, Compassion’s approach is unique because we are:


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.


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.


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

Thanks to our donors faithful giving and sponsorship in fiscal year 2018, children and families around the world were transformed … in Jesus’ name. As of November 2018 reports, our child development program and Christ-centered church partners were helping:

  • 24,871 students attend university
  • 41,744 babies and their caregivers get support
  • More than 1.9 million children find hope

Transparent financial accountability is just one reason to trust Compassion with your charitable donations, making us a top rated Christian charity!

Trusted Charity Since 1952