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World Vision

Building a better world for children

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three stars

86.15

34834 Weyerhaeuser Way, S Federal Way, WA 98001
tel: (888) 511-6548   Web Site
EIN: 95-1922279

Board Leadership
Leith Anderson
Chair

CEO
Richard Stearns
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.15 three stars
  Financial 80.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

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Financial

three stars

80.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Vision on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Vision on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Vision (WA) 86.15 three stars
India Development and Relief Fund, Inc. (IDRF) (MD) 100.00 four stars
Community Partners International (CA) 96.09 four stars
Heart for Africa (GA) 87.18 three stars
Back2Back Ministries (OH) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $725,230,845
   Federated Campaigns $1,789,501
   Membership Dues $1,395,415
   Fundraising Events $2,960,966
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $302,419,543
Total Contributions $1,033,796,270
   Program Service Revenue $493,059
Total Primary Revenue $1,034,289,329
   Other Revenue $4,495,085
TOTAL REVENUE $1,038,784,414
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $854,642,249
   Administrative Expenses $57,457,195
   Fundraising Expenses $87,603,234
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $999,702,678
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $39,081,736
   
Net Assets $205,896,994

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
International Programs $736,246,989 86.1%
Domestic Programs $114,761,114 13.4%
Public Awareness and Education $3,634,146 0.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 86.15 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 88.03 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 80.32 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.43 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 78.65 two stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 77.66 two stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 83.01 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 86.89 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 94.60 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 92.98 four stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 90.34 four stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 86.53 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 91.16 four stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 93.64 four stars
2004-09 09/01/2005 91.21 four stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 91.02 four stars
2002-09 09/01/2003 85.87 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 88.41 three stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 88.32 three 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 95-1922279
Name in IRS Master File WORLD VISION
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL
Ruling Date April, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$456,503 0.04% Richard E. Stearns President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Vision (WA) 86.15 three stars
VisionTrust International (CO) 91.99 four stars
Save the Children (CT) 88.30 three stars
Association for India's Development (MD) 100.00 four stars
All God's Children (IL) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Vision
34834 Weyerhaeuser Way, S
Federal Way, WA 98001
tel: (888) 511-6548
fax: (253) 815-3174
EIN: 95-1922279

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063

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Board Leadership

Leith Anderson
Chair

CEO

Richard Stearns
President

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