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International : Development and Relief Services

Compassion International

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name

three stars

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 three stars
  Financial * 84.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
*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.

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Financial *

three stars

84.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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 three stars
The Tibet Fund (NY) 92.88 four stars
SOS Children's Villages-USA (DC) 87.70 three stars
Plan International USA (RI) 90.20 four stars
Children of the Nations (WA) 96.44 four stars

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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.

Ratings History

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

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]
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).

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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 three stars
Love A Child, Inc. (FL) 90.71 four stars
VisionTrust International (CO) 91.16 four stars
The Tibet Fund (NY) 92.88 four stars
Child Foundation (OR) 91.79 four stars

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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

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Board Leadership

Karen Wesolowski
Chair

CEO

Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
President and CEO

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