About Compassion

Learn about what Compassion International does, why it exists and how you can make an impact.

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


Compassion has been helping children through sponsorship for 65 years.


1.9 million children across the globe receive assistance, help and support from Compassion.


People like you sponsor children in 25 countries through Compassion

What makes Compassion distinct?

Our Commitment to Christ

Jesus is the core of our ministry and His life and teachings shape our programs. They reflect the spiritual commitments of our staff. And they guide how we love people, respect communities and cooperate with nations.

Our Commitment to Children

Child development through Compassion is all about the individual child. Each one receives the holistic care they deserve to realize their full, God-created potential in life. It is only through a careful blend of physical, social, economic and spiritual care that a child can fully mature in every facet of life and transcend a legacy of poverty.

Our Commitment to the Church

Compassion partners with indigenous local churches for effective child development. We believe the strategic placement of local churches makes them best suited to address the holistic needs of the children in their communities. And only they can effectively deliver the Jesus-based teaching and whole-life care that children in poverty deserve.

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 2017, children and families around the world were transformed … in Jesus’ name.