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About Compassion

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.

Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.

Charity Navigator - 4 Star Rated Charity

A Trustworthy Charity

At Compassion, we take your trust in our ministry very seriously. We know how valuable your confidence is...without it our mission of releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name can't be accomplished.

Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for 13 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.

What Makes Compassion Dstinct
6,214 International Church Partners 1,350,590 Children Sponsored 125,042 kids & moms invited Jesus to be their Savior over the last year