About Compassion

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

What is distinctive about Compassion International?

As a Christian organization, we’re:

  • Church-based


    We partner exclusively with local churches, equipping church leaders to meet the real needs of their communities and the poorest of the poor who need their care.

  • Christ-centered


    Our commitment to Christ compels us to help local churches minister to the poor and share the Good News of Jesus.

  • Child-focused


    Our ministry is focused on whole-child development. Our intention in spiritual formation is that each child experience faith in Jesus that endures into adulthood. Faith is never forced or coerced — but always available.

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


Churches that implement Compassion’s child development centers


Children around the world who are supported through Compassion


Countries around the world where Compassion is present

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