You believe you can make a difference, that’s why you’re here. We take your generosity seriously because we know you want your contribution to have the biggest impact. You make our work possible, and to serve children and families, we have to serve you too.
That’s why 88% of our total expenses in 2018 went directly to the programs and activities that help sponsored children, and we’re proud of the high standards we met to achieve that number.
Some of the most trusted names in the industry have taken notice of how efficiently we use our funds. We’re proud of the transparency of our accounting and the change your support makes in the lives of children in poverty. Organizations like Charity Navigator, Guidestar, Charity Watch, Great NonProfits and the Better Business Bureau all give Children International top ratings.
Great Nonprofits has recognized Children International as a Top-Rated Charity, based entirely on feedback from volunteers, donors and people served by nonprofits.
CharityWatch named Children International as a top-rated charity in 2018 with an “A” grade. This rating is based solely on financial efficiency measurements.
Children International has earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered.
Children International meets the Better Business Bureau standards for charity accountability on all 20 of the categories measured.
Children International has received 3 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator, with the highest score of 100 in the area of accountability and transparency.
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Your confidence in our work is extremely important to us. We’ve established stringent accounting and financial reporting procedures to ensure your gifts have the maximum impact on sponsored children, their families and communities.
Your sponsorship contributions are pooled and transferred directly to the field agencies, where our expert field staff makes sure they’re used responsibly and efficiently to provide benefits and services tailored to each child.
To ensure contributions are used efficiently, we’ve developed a thorough system of checks and balances to ensure funds are spent in accordance with plans.
Independent audits of every agency are conducted to make sure funds align with approved budgets.
Representatives from CI headquarters visit field agencies frequently to perform detailed reviews of facilities and operations. They also visit sponsored children and conduct interviews to ensure they’re receiving the benefits and services promised to our sponsors.
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