International : Development and Relief Services

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 2018
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
588,553,000
Number of organizational partners
7,059
Number of children registered in Compassion's program
1,920,990
This impact information is current as of July 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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$364,964 0.04% Santiago H. Mellado President, CEO

Mission

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Compassion International (CO) 84.76 three stars
Asha for Education (CA) 100.00 four stars
Children Incorporated (VA) 92.19 four stars
Pearl S. Buck International (PA) 96.29 four stars
Kidsave (CA) 93.79 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:
Compassion International
Colorado Springs, CO 80997

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Board Leadership

Karen Wesolowski
Chair

CEO

Santiago Mellado
President and CEO