About Compassion International

Compassion International's mission is to release children from poverty including: social, physical, spiritual, and economic in Jesus' name.

About Compassion International

Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research.

Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to release children from poverty so that they may become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Compassion partners with more than 7,500 churches in 25 countries to release over 2 million babies, children and young adults from poverty in Jesus’ name.

U.S. Media Contact
Tim Glenn

(719) 272-5377

For all non-media related inquiries, please call (800) 336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT.

Executive Leadership

Santiago Jimmy Mellado

The Global Executive Team (GET) serves as the guiding coalition for strategy development, planning, coordination and change management for the worldwide ministry of Compassion.


Rev. Everett Swanson with a Korean War orphan

What started as one man’s act of compassion for South Korean war orphans has become a worldwide ministry releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Core Programs

Tanzanian school children in an outdoor classroom


Compassion partners with local churches to serve the needs of the poor in the developing world.

Financial Information

A child in Togo solves a math problem at the chalkboard.

Outstanding stewardship is more than a priority at Compassion. It’s a passion and deeply held value.


Tanzanian school children sit in class.

From how to obtain b-roll and high-resolution photography to securing an interview with an expert source from Compassion, our frequently asked questions address the most common media-related inquiries we receive.


A child in Burkina Faso holds a pile of books close to his chest.

Compassion produces magazines, white papers and other publications that cover stories and statistics from the global mission field, along with other relevant world poverty and health resources.