Facts About Compassion International
Compassion has been recognized for superior financial integrity by publications and accountability groups, including:
Ø Charity Navigator
We are honored that Compassion has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating 12 years in a row. This places the ministry in the top 1 % of nonprofit organizations reviewed by Charity Navigator. This means a great deal to Compassion. Charity Navigator’s mission is to carefully examine the practices and performance of charities in order to inform wise giving decisions. Their distinguished rankings are designed to help sponsors and donors invest with confidence. For Compassion to earn their highest award for 12 consecutive years demonstrates that financial integrity is vitally important to Compassion International – and that we live up to the highest standards.
Ø The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “Top Rated Charities”
In addition, we are a member of several accrediting agencies, including:
Ø Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Ø Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
Child Survival Program (CSP):
Each year, 132 million babies are born and begin the journey of early childhood. Tragically, too many of these children are lost along the way – precious little ones who do not receive the nutrition, care, protection and learning opportunities necessary to survive and thrive.
Compassion’s Child Survival Program, run by our existing Christian church partners around the world, reaches out to young, vulnerable children to save their lives and set them on the path toward healthy development.
Child Sponsorship Program (CDSP):
Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.
You support provides:
Ø Food and clean water
Ø Medical care
Ø Educational opportunities
Ø Important life-skills training
Ø Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.
When children find out they’ve been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.
Leadership Development Program (LDP):
There’s nothing like seeing a young person emerge from poverty, go to college and return home a true leader. Compassion’s Leadership Development Program identifies young Compassion-assisted men and women who have shown potential to become Christian leaders who can, in turn, influence their own churches, communities and nations. Your gift assists with college tuition, books and room and board. You can even choose to sponsor a student from one of 20 countries where this program exists or from a particular academic discipline!
Complimentary Interventions (CIV):
Those born in poverty live without the most basic necessities. They go without food and clean water. They have no latrines or sanitation systems. And access to medical care is a luxury.
Meeting critical health and medical needs provides a lifeline for the world’s most vulnerable populations. That’s why Compassion addresses such a variety of issues. We deal with malnutrition, malaria and HIV/AIDS. We offer trauma counseling in cases of abuse and violence.
We help with severe medical issues like cancer, heart disease and traumatic injuries. And we make sure children have immunizations and get enough to eat so they’ll have the strength to fight off disease and infection. Because in their deprived conditions, such assistance can mean the difference between life and death.
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