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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Compassion International

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name

88.74

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

Board Leadership
Judy Golz
Chair

CEO
Santiago Mellado
President and CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.74
  Financial 84.59
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Compassion International is a Christian child development organization working to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. Founded in 1952, Compassion partners with more than 8,500 local churches in 27 program countries to deliver spiritual, economic, social, and physical care to over two million babies, children, and young adults in poverty. Ranked No. 10 in Forbes' America's Top Charities List in 2021, Compassion is a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, visit compassion.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Compassion International is a Christian child development organization working to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. Founded in 1952, Compassion partners with more than 8,500 local churches in 27 program countries to deliver spiritual, economic, social, and physical care to over two million babies, children, and young adults in poverty. Ranked No. 10 in Forbes' America's Top Charities List in 2021, Compassion is a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, visit compassion.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Financial

84.59

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.2%
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) 88.74
Kinship United (IL) 96.46
The Global Orphan Project (MO) 94.47
All God's Children International (WA) 90.87
Human Development Foundation of North America (IL) 92.95

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $931,582,288
   Federated Campaigns $111,380
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,877,516
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $947,571,184
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $947,571,184
   Other Revenue $5,652,211
TOTAL REVENUE $953,223,395
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $764,417,139
   Administrative Expenses $75,522,480
   Fundraising Expenses $92,680,415
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $932,620,034
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $20,603,361
   
Net Assets $268,592,542

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 $764,417,139 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 88.74
2018-06 12/20/2019 84.76
2018-06 02/01/2019 84.76
2017-06 03/01/2018 85.43
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.80
2016-06 05/01/2017 87.45
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$419,184 0.04% Santiago H. Mellado President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Compassion International (CO) 88.74
Pearl S. Buck International (PA) 94.15
Children of the Nations (WA) 95.43
World Orphans (CO) 90.82
Back2Back Ministries (OH) 92.02

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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

Judy Golz
Chair

CEO

Santiago Mellado
President and CEO

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