Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.5 million children in 26 countries. All of Compassion's programs are rooted in Christian child development and child advocacy. It's truly a long-term process, beginning in some cases with prenatal care and going all the way through leadership development for qualified young adults. Child Survival Program: The best medicine, it's been said, is prevention. That's why Compassion sometimes starts care before a child is born: our prenatal program helps mothers give their babies a better chance to be healthy. And once a child comes into the world, we're there with our Child Survival Program to get critical child development off to a running start. Child Sponsorship Program: The Child Sponsorship Program teaches children vocational skills to help them find sustainable income and a way out of poverty. Child sponsorship is a proven success: Just ask any of the more than 2 million children who've had a sponsor — and a better life as a result! Leadership Development Program: Sometimes Compassion-assisted children develop so well that they become leaders in their own right. The Compassion Leadership Development Program is a unique program that targets these outstanding high school graduates who want to pursue a post-secondary education but lack the money to do it.
This website is primarily intended for general donations and fundraising opportunities. For ongoing contributions or to sponsor a child, please go directly to www.compassion.com.