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Compassion International

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name

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three stars

84.76

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

Board Leadership
Karen Wesolowski
Chair

CEO
Santiago Mellado
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.76 three stars
  Financial 78.46 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 6,500 churches in 25 countries to release over 1.8 million children and young adults from poverty in Jesus' name.

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 6,500 churches in 25 countries to release over 1.8 million children and young adults from poverty in Jesus' name.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
543,514,000
Number of organizational partners
6,784
Number of individual financial supporters
1,047,690
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Compassion International (CO) 84.76 three stars
Unbound (KS) 91.05 four stars
SMVA Trust (TX) 92.22 four stars
The Tibet Fund (NY) 96.66 four stars
Cambodian Children's Fund (CA) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $872,659,107
   Federated Campaigns $259,120
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,670,439
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $886,588,666
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $886,588,666
   Other Revenue $3,711,064
TOTAL REVENUE $890,299,730
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $703,381,064
   Administrative Expenses $68,412,162
   Fundraising Expenses $89,940,091
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $861,733,317
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $28,566,413
   
Net Assets $242,011,350

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Child Development Programs $678,402,426 96.4%
Sponsor Donor Ministry $24,978,638 3.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2019 84.76 three stars
2017-06 03/01/2018 85.43 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.80 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 87.45 three stars
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

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 Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$364,964 0.04% Santiago H. Mellado President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Compassion International (CO) 84.76 three stars
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Children of the Nations (WA) 91.16 four stars
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OneSky (CA) 92.63 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:
Compassion International
Colorado Springs, CO 80997

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Board Leadership

Karen Wesolowski
Chair

CEO

Santiago Mellado
President and CEO

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