Why choose Children International?

compare and select the BEST CHILD SPONSORSHIP ORGANIZATION

The sponsorship experience changes lives. Though all child sponsorship charities can work to benefit children, there are many distinctions between them.

We hope you will find this comparison tool beneficial in choosing the best child sponsorship charity for you. There are key similarities and differences to consider, such as:

  • The approach: Some sponsorship charities will focus on individual child development and others have a broader community development approach.
  • The funding: Some nonprofit organizations rely on supplemental grants and government funding versus others that rely completely on donor support.
  • The doctrine and mission: Some charities include a faith-based model and others are secular.

Thank you for considering child sponsorship to bring real and lasting changes to the life of a needy child and his or her family.

A few ways Children International is unique:

Community centers: Children International carries out its transformative programs through dedicated centers in the heart of the communities where we work. These safe havens serve both younger and older children, where they spend time with caring mentors while receiving the support needed to break the cycle of poverty for good.

Medical and dental care: Other charities provide medical care but Children International is the only organization to offer dental care. Poor oral health can lead to lifelong health problems, discrimination in the workplace and low self-esteem. Our dental clinics help kids face the future with a confident smile and positive outlook.

Focus on specific outcomes: We work to measure specific results that are directly related to our goal of healthy, educated, empowered and employed adults. These outcomes are interconnected and essential to achieving the big goal: helping break the cycle of poverty.

Use the chart below to compare some of the major child sponsorship organizations.

 

Children International

ChildFund

Compassion

PLAN USA

Save the Children

Unbound

World Vision

Year Founded

1936

1938

1952

1937

1932

1981

1950

Monthly sponsorship amount

$36

$36

$38

$33

$38

$36

$39

% of funds used for program support

88

81.6

81.5

78

86

92.7

86

Community or child focused benefits

Child

Community

Child

Community

Community

Child

Community

Receives government funding

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Religious affiliation

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Operates dedicated community centers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provides regular medical care and checkups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provides dental care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has a U.S. program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can view current and past photos of children online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offers an online sponsor community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing up in poverty, kids face tough challenges: hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and medical services, gang violence, social discrimination and isolation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Together, we can transform the lives of children in poverty. It starts right here, right now when you sponsor a child.

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