The difference that can be made in the life of a child in poverty is life changing.

Hope is on the rise in the developing world, however there are still so many children waiting. Are you called to make a difference in the life of a child?

How it Works

  • Find your child.

    Search our website by Country, Age Gender, Birthday or children who have been waiting the longest. You can review brief child profiles on each child. The choice you make is as unique as you are.

  • Sponsor. Write. Pray.

    As a Compassion sponsor, you are immediately connected. We encourage you to write a letter to your sponsor child and begin to communicate with them right away. Let them know they are loved and prayed for. These letters can make the biggest impacts in the life of a child... and yours.

  • Grow together.

    Compassion is committed to keeping you up to date on the growth of your sponsored child. Growth you see first hand though exchanging letters together. Compassion makes it easy for you to maximize your personal ministry to your child.

– What Compassion Sponsors Are Saying –

"Compassion is a great organization and delivers on everything they say! It is a very eye - opening and gratifying experience to sponsor a child and get to know their personality! I have recommended Compassion to my family and friends."

Rachel, Joplin, MO

"These amazing kids changed my life and perspective on the world. I wish I could sponsor them all! Please help support these kids and bring God to them by sponsoring!"

Angela, Grand Rapids, MI

"We sponsor several children and are so tremendously blessed to pray for them and daily develop a relationship with them as we love them toward a lifetime relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray daily for them, we post their pictures on our walls, we are excited to receive their letters, we send them as much stuff (stickers, cards, letters) as we can stuff in an envelope. We pray that we can meet each one of them one day! Truly a blessing to us - these kids are our extended family!"

Anthony Lane and Stephanie, Mount Pleasant, TX

"My two sponsored kids are a blessing to me. The letters are sunshine in an envelope and make my days brighter. Compassion is helping me grow in God's word as well. Compassion very responsible with funds sent to your children! Just Awesome! three A+'s!"

Antoinette, Boston, MA

"When I hear a person who has never seen me in her life say that she loves me, it gives me more strength to fight, to live and to continue."

Cecilia Compassion Child, Brazil

Compassion's Holistic Approach

Through a relationship with a local Church and a caring sponsor, a child is able to discover his or her true value.

Your Sponsorship Provides


That unlocks the potential within their heart.


To defeat illiteracy and provide critical skills.


To protect against malnutrition.

Health Care

To fight back against disease and sickness.

Spiritual Guidance

Christ centered through a local church.

Recreation Activities

That protect from crime violence and danger.

The Gospel

To overcome fear and hopelessness.

Today, more than 1.8 million sponsored children benefit from our holistic model!

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Commitment to Integrity

Outstanding stewardship is more than a priority at Compassion. It's a passion and deeply held value.

As a Christ-centered charitable organization, we strive to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. That's why at least 80 cents of every dollar spent goes to programs that transform the lives of children in need. Our financial accountability, reporting processes, and results around the globe are consistently commended. Charity Navigator and Charity Watch each rate Compassion International very highly in financial integrity and financial accountability. We are a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and meet the standards of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.

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