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Christian philanthropists like you are helping to end extreme poverty

Join us in our call to bring life, hope, and a future to every last one in the name of Jesus Christ.

Why World Vision?

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:35-36


W155-0102-001_Medium_resWe keep Christ at the center of our work through

  • Following Jesus’ example to care for “the least of these,” particularly the most vulnerable children
  • Working closely with local churches wherever they are present
  • Encouraging the spiritual growth of children and youth
  • Serving areas where there is no Christian church, because God loves every child
  • Caring for all people, regardless of religious belief, gender, race, or ethnic background

Learn more about our mission and values.

Founded in 1950, World Vision has been helping children and their communities for decades. We are driven by the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to realize their full, God-given potential.

As one of the largest Christian humanitarian organizations in the world, we have the infrastructure, experience, and relationships to bring about lasting change:

  • Applying 70 years of field work to transforming lives
  • Working in over 1,400 program areas worldwide, including in the U.S.
  • 37,000+ staff in nearly 100 countries 95 percent of them working in their home regions.
  • Integrated model that addresses the many causes of extreme poverty
  • Tailored approach that is community-based and community-owned

Learn more about our history.

Lasting change is possible. We’ve seen it. In gallons of clean water. In rising literacy rates. In jobs secured. Millions lifting themselves out of poverty. Millions who now have food and life-giving water and refuge—all thanks to our donors, partners, and God’s guiding hand.

  • Every 60 seconds, World Vision is helping more than 200 people survive, recover, and rebuild from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too.
  • We are reaching one new person every 10 seconds and three more schools every day with clean water.
  • Over a five year period, 89% of the severely malnourished children we treated made a full recovery.
  • Over 97% of our microloans are repaid, at which point the capital is recycled so more loans can be made.
  • In just five years, together we impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.

Learn more about our holistic model for community transformation.

Are you interested in joining us in our call to serve the most vulnerable? We would welcome your partnership and we have a community of donors who would welcome your fellowship. Fill out the form below to let us know of your interest and we will get back to you within three business days.

What our donors say

Transformation is a two-way street. The people we serve might be poor in earthly possessions, but the lessons we have learned from our walk with them have been rich and life-changing. Our community of donors have also been transformed by this journey, growing closer to the heart of God. Hear from them directly:

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COVID-19 Hunger Relief Fund

Your gift multiplies 6X in impact to provide nutritious food to families suffering from the devastating impact of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Hunger Relief Fund

Your gift multiplies 6X in impact to provide nutritious food to families suffering from the devastating impact of the pandemic.

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Important note about the 2020 tax year

Did you know that thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the cap on cash contributions to charitable organizations like World Vision has been lifted from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income if the gift is made in 2020? Gifts to donor-advised funds, supporting organizations, and private foundations are not eligible for this provision.

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