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

    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

    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

    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!

7,000churches

Churches that implement Compassion’s child development centers

1.9million

Children around the world who are supported through Compassion

25countries

Countries around the world where Compassion is present

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