Disable all preview features
Sign in or Register  |     0 Donation(s), $0 total

International : Development and Relief Services

Compassion International

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name

89.00

12290 Voyager Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80921
tel: (800) 336-7676   Web Site
EIN: 36-2423707

Board Leadership
Karen Wesolowski
Chair

CEO
Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.00
  Financial * 84.45
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial *

84.45

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Compassion International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Compassion International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Compassion International (CO) 89.00
VisionTrust International (CO) 91.16
Plan International USA (RI) 90.20
Children Incorporated (VA) 92.92
Save the Children (CT) 90.88

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Most Viewed

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Compassion International (CO) 89.00
Save the Children (CT) 90.88
World Vision (WA) 81.43
ChildFund International (VA) 85.29
Kids Alive International (IN) 100.00

Compare These Charities (Most Viewed)

Compassion International's holistic child development through sponsorship program is designed to release children from economic, physical, social and spiritual poverty. Compassion revolutionized the fight against poverty by rooting its program for children exclusively in local churches and is the only sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Compassion partners with more than 6,900 churches in 26 countries to release over 1.8 million children and young adults from poverty in Jesus' name.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $762,408,574
   Federated Campaigns $241,276
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,506,742
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $765,156,592
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $765,156,592
   Other Revenue $3,153,146
TOTAL REVENUE $768,309,738
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $635,139,116
   Administrative Expenses $57,323,669
   Fundraising Expenses $83,914,290
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $776,377,075
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,067,337
   
Net Assets $197,072,233

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.00
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 91.40
2014-06 02/01/2015 95.33
2013-06 06/01/2014 95.30
2012-06 03/01/2013 95.35
2011-06 05/01/2012 95.27
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.23
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 12/22/2010 93.26
2009-06 07/01/2010 93.16
2008-06 08/01/2009 90.81
2007-06 08/01/2008 93.34
2006-06 10/01/2007 93.38
2005-06 03/01/2006 93.31
2004-06 04/01/2005 90.67
2003-06 05/01/2004 93.04
2002-06 02/05/2003 93.11
2001-06 10/15/2002 93.04

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2423707
Name in IRS Master File COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 2014
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$296,044 0.03% Santiago H. Mellado President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$132,886 0.01% Wesley K. Stafford Former President

Compassion International's holistic child development through sponsorship program is designed to release children from economic, physical, social and spiritual poverty. Compassion revolutionized the fight against poverty by rooting its program for children exclusively in local churches and is the only sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Compassion partners with more than 6,900 churches in 26 countries to release over 1.8 million children and young adults from poverty in Jesus' name.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Compassion International (CO) 89.00
SMVA Trust (TX) 89.48
Children of Promise (IN) 86.33
ChildFund International (VA) 85.29
Children Incorporated (VA) 92.92

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Most Viewed

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Compassion International (CO) 89.00
Save the Children (CT) 90.88
World Vision (WA) 81.43
ChildFund International (VA) 85.29
Kids Alive International (IN) 100.00

Compare These Charities (Most Viewed)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Compassion International
12290 Voyager Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
tel: (800) 336-7676
EIN: 36-2423707

Mail donations to:

Colorado Springs, CO 80997

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Karen Wesolowski
Chair

CEO

Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
President and CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help & Support