World Vision, Inc., U.S.

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Founded in 1950, World Vision (WV) is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the world's poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries. It exists to promote obedience to Christ's teachings by offering people opportunities to help their neighbors. The organization ministers through community-based development and focuses on meeting the needs of children, providing emergency relief, promoting justice, serving the Christian Church, increasing public awareness and understanding of global poverty, and serving as a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
World Vision, Inc., U.S.
PO Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716


Phone: 1-888-511-6548

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 951922279

CEO/President: Edgar Sandoval Sr.

Chairman: Dr. Joan Singleton

Board size: 15

Founder: Dr. Bob Pierce

Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1979


We are called to serve the people in greatest need around the world, to relieve their suffering and to promote the transformation of their condition of life.

We stand in solidarity in a common search for justice. We seek to understand the situation of the poor and work alongside them toward fullness of life. We share our discovery of eternal hope in Jesus Christ.

We seek to facilitate an engagement between the poor and the affluent that opens both to transformation. We respect the poor as active participants, not passive recipients, in this relationship. They are people from whom others may learn and receive, as well as give. The need for transformation is common to all. Together we share a quest for justice, peace, reconciliation, and healing in a broken world.

We regard all people as created and loved by God. We give priority to people before money, structure, systems, and other institutional machinery.

We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person - the poor, the donors, our staff and their families, boards, and volunteers. We celebrate the richness of diversity in human personality, culture, and contribution.

We practice a participative, open, enabling style in working relationships. We encourage the professional, personal, and spiritual development of our staff.

Mission statement

World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:

Transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.
Emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
Promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.
Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.
Public awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement, and prayer.
Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel. (Learn about a relationship with Jesus.)

Statement of faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
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    Financial efficiency ratings

    Sector: Relief and Development

    CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
    Overall efficiency rating242 of 111026 of 88
    Fund acquisition rating610 of 111150 of 88
    Resource allocation rating363 of 111129 of 88
    Asset utilization rating142 of 111020 of 88

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    Balance sheet
    Receivables, inventories, prepaids$110,899,480$87,192,194$90,066,950$79,494,613$101,257,461
    Short-term investments$252,502,006$202,027,779$139,282,926$17,053,667$17,130,557
    Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total current assets$368,653,858$301,400,524$236,535,581$101,389,359$124,779,831
    Long-term investments$0$0$0$104,552,356$100,840,356
    Fixed assets$36,529,908$39,171,315$41,965,869$45,429,347$47,710,252
    Other long-term assets$26,900,729$31,931,405$25,779,008$27,248,404$30,027,283
    Total long-term assets$63,430,637$71,102,720$67,744,877$177,230,107$178,577,891
    Total assets$432,084,495$372,503,244$304,280,458$278,619,466$303,357,722
    Payables and accrued expenses$26,270,858$28,732,809$38,663,772$38,746,738$33,722,694
    Other current liabilities$30,717,244$18,202,580$27,125,513$19,663,002$24,683,044
    Total current liabilities$56,988,102$46,935,389$65,789,285$58,409,740$58,405,738
    Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
    Other long-term liabilities$13,754,279$14,952,513$14,044,863$14,567,981$15,263,225
    Total long-term liabilities$14,054,279$15,252,513$21,982,789$26,935,627$31,950,539
    Total liabilities$71,042,381$62,187,902$87,772,074$85,345,367$90,356,277
    Net assets20222021202020192018
    Without donor restrictions$126,183,278$122,263,263$86,324,102$77,170,015$84,589,000
    With donor restrictions$234,858,836$188,052,079$130,184,282$116,104,084$128,412,445
    Net assets$361,042,114$310,315,342$216,508,384$193,274,099$213,001,445
    Revenues and expenses
    Total contributions$1,402,824,835$1,303,197,649$1,226,916,786$1,127,966,156$1,048,259,809
    Program service revenue$783,598$539,721$630,682$967,149$272,170
    Membership dues$0$0$0$0$1,081,470
    Investment income$2,623,835$2,834,897($7,655,518)$5,529,061$3,597,191
    Other revenue($836,112)$75,863$402,568$1,129,124$1,892,075
    Total other revenue$2,571,321$3,450,481($6,622,268)$7,625,334$6,842,906
    Total revenue$1,405,396,156$1,306,648,130$1,220,294,518$1,135,591,490$1,055,102,715
    Program services$1,187,447,198$1,092,739,686$1,061,882,491$995,782,932$907,056,921
    Management and general$47,581,317$51,346,415$55,023,562$60,342,028$56,246,417
    Total expenses$1,328,563,563$1,218,757,162$1,201,702,191$1,149,108,329$1,052,417,101
    Change in net assets20222021202020192018
    Surplus (deficit)$76,832,593$87,890,968$18,592,327($13,516,839)$2,685,614
    Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total change in net assets$76,832,593$87,890,968$18,592,327($13,516,839)$2,685,614


    Edgar SandovalPresident & CEO$556,341
    Margaret SchulerSr VP International Programs$327,994
    Christopher GlynnSr VP Transform Engage$309,353
    Douglas TreffTreasurer/Secretary/Sr VP CFO$291,104
    William RandolphCIO/CAO$288,122
    Steve McFarlandVP CLO$287,852
    Ivan GomezVP Marketing and Innovation$272,003
    Christine TalbotSr VP Human Resources$271,375
    Kathleen EvansVP Strategy and Operations$267,193
    Joan MussaExec Dir Public Engage$256,124
    Sammy JacksonSr Exec Dir Philanthropy$253,900
    Gregory AllgoodChief Development Officer$253,887
    Jennifer BrennerAssistant Treasurer/VP Controller$220,400
    Brian SytsmaAssistant Secretary/Executive Director$205,976
    Richard StearnsPresident Emeritus$143,971

    Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

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    Program accomplishments

    Today, World Vision is helping more than 3.5 million children in nearly 100 countries.


    World Vision is seeking help with child sponsorship, cash donations, volunteers, corporate/matching gifts, gifts-in-kind, gift planning/donation of stock. Please see World Vision's website for daily, urgent prayer requests of the ministry.