COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – November 15, 2019 – This week, Compassion International was honored as one of America’s Favorite Charities by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Colorado Springs-based ministry is ranked number 11 in the report’s list of 100 top charities in the United States.
The purpose of the report, according to the Chronicle, is to identify cause-driven organizations that are the most successful at raising direct financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. To determine the rankings, the Chronicle of Philanthropy examined cash support, donated products, and contributions to donor-advised funds for U.S. charities dating as far back as 1990.
In its 2019 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, Compassion reported an annual revenue of $959,641,000 (rounded), an increase of nearly eight percent over last fiscal year.
“Compassion’s growth is an exciting milestone because it means more lives are being transformed all over the world,” said Ken Calwell, Compassion’s chief marketing officer and senior vice president of innovation. “It’s an honor to connect humble supporters with committed frontline church partners who know, love, and protect children living in extreme poverty.”
About Compassion International
Compassion International is a Christian child development organization working to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Founded in 1952, Compassion partners with more than 8,000 local churches in 27 program countries to deliver spiritual, economic, social, and physical care to over two million babies, children, and young adults in poverty. Ranked No. 10 in Forbes’ America’s Top Charities List in 2021, Compassion is a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, visit compassion.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.