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

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Colorado Springs, CO 80997

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Board Leadership

Karen Wesolowski


Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
President and CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services

Compassion International

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 89.00 3 stars
  Financial * 84.45 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 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 Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  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.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

   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
   Program Expenses $635,139,116
   Administrative Expenses $57,323,669
   Fundraising Expenses $83,914,290
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,067,337
Net Assets $197,072,233

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

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.

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