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

70 Years

Compassion has been helping children through sponsorship for 70 years.

2.2 Million

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

29 Countries

People like you sponsor children in 29 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:



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 help connect the children to the local church, write and receive letters, pray for and encourage them, 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 8,000 evangelical church partners in 29 countries around the world.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
— Matthew 19:14, NIV

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