World Vision, Inc.

Building a better world for children

aka WVUS   |   Federal Way, WA   |  http://www.worldvision.org

Mission

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our faith in Jesus Christ is core to who we are. As an expression of God's unconditional love for all people, especially vulnerable children, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed. We hope to live as followers of Christ by being active, visible bearers of God's love.

Relying on God's grace and Spirit, we affirm the truth of the gospel and our hope in Christ through our character, speech, actions, and in the signs of God's power at work in individual lives, in the communities where we work, and in all creation.

Ruling year info

1982

President

Mr. Edgar Sandoval

Main address

PO Box 9716 MS 216

Federal Way, WA 98063 USA

Show more addresses

EIN

95-1922279

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Relief (Q33)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Saving lives in the wake of disaster, World Vision stands ready to protect children and families by offering critical help within 24 to 72 hours of disaster. Our 37,000 staff in nearly 100 countries are committed to helping families rebuild. Creating Hope of today and tomorrow, World Vision is passionate about seeing every child break free from poverty and reach their God given potential. Our unique development model offers a full solution to the puzzle of poverty, enabling real and lasting change for children and families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

International Programs

The Organization partners with families and communities around the world to find ways to overcome poverty, helping them obtain sustainable access to basic resources and services such as clean water, food assistance, agricultural training, healthcare, economic development, child protection, and other goods and services. One of the Organization's primary funding sources for this work is child sponsorship, through which the Organization's staff in impoverished communities seek to improve children's physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through a relationship with their sponsorship donor. Additionally, the Organization responds to natural and man-made disasters to save lives and help restore livelihoods.

Population(s) Served

The Organization works with local churches, ministry partners, teachers, business owners, students, and volunteers throughout the United States as they seek to serve distressed communities and neighborhoods in a variety of U.S. locations. This work is carried out in part through the Organization's network of product distribution centers, emergency and disaster relief efforts, and tutoring and youth development programs.

Population(s) Served

The Organization seeks to help government officials and the public gain awareness and take action on poverty and justice-related issues. World Vision advocates on behalf of children and the poor to increase understanding of issues, involvement in solutions, and prayer.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member

InterAction - Member

Christian Management Association (CMA)

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of disaster survivors and refugees assisted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

International Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

More than 90 percent of natural disaster-related deaths occur in developing countries, where poverty and lack of resources exacerbate the suffering. WV works in many of these countries.

Number of people reached with improved water access

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

International Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. We believe the global water crisis can be solved within our lifetimes

Number of people assisted with food security and resilience

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

International Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

One in eight people in the world do not have enough to eat and are unable to grow enough food to feed their families. The totals reflected are an estimate and are combined with WV International.

Number of microloan borrowers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

International Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

1.3 billion people worldwide are living on less than $1.25 a day. That’s why we facilitate savings groups, improve market development, and provide access to microfinance.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

WVUS Call to Action
We are about growing God's kingdom. We do this by inspiring, empowering and enabling supporters to partner with World Vision and the most vulnerable communities, families, and their children to bring about Jesus' promise of fullness of life. (John 10:10)

WVUS Cultural Characteristics

1. Urgency (Job 29:11‐12)
2. Excellence (Colossians 3:23‐24)
3. Integrity (2 Corinthians 8:21)
4. Humility (2 Corinthians 4:7)
5. Unity (Ephesians 4:11‐13)

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.

Disaster 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.

Our Model for Implementing Programs:

Measurably improving child well-being is at the center of our approach to child and community development. This is our Theory of Change:

Problem: Poverty exists largely because of broken relationships.

Assumption: Children are not only a community's most precious resource, they are also central to addressing poverty overall. How a community treats its children will have major implications for its health and well-being overall.

Proposed Solution: In order to address poverty, we must work with children, their caregivers, and other stakeholders in the community to restore broken relationships and focus them on the sustained well-being of children.

Over the years, we've redesigned and refined our framework based on what we've learned from working and collaborating with children, families, communities and experts around the world.

We use a logical framework to describe program and project cycle management through six basic components: assessment, design, monitoring, evaluation, reflection and transition. Our principles and approaches describe vital elements that need to be in place in order to achieve our goal. Our approach differs depending on the problem we are addressing. We adjust our approach when it requires different interventions, recognizing that our approach to maternal health will be different than our approach to malaria.

To learn more about our capabilities and model for implementing programs, please visit our website at:

http://www.worldvision.org/about-us/how-we-work/our-model-for-implementing-programs

Poverty is complex and so are our solutions! Here are some of our results for 2019:

• Responded to 132 humanitarian emergencies around the world, including the ongoing Syria, Venezuela, and Rohingya refugee crisis,
Cyclone Ida, the Ebola outbreak in the DRC and Hurricane Michael in the US.

• Assisted 20.1 million disaster survivors, refugees and internally displaced people worldwide.
• Used $201 million in private donations and public grants for global disaster relief efforts.
• Kept $1.7 million worth of pre-positioned relief goods available for immediate use in disaster response.
• Helped equip over 3.5 Million children worldwide for brighter futures through our child sponsorship programs, including more than 1
million children who were sponsored by caring sponsors in the US.
• Helped provide access to clean water for 3.3 million people, improve sanitation for 2.5 million people, and improve hygiene for 3.8 million
in urban and rural areas.
• Used $92.3 million in food grants, including 145,923 metric tons of food supplies, to help nourish children and families.
• Disbursed $694 million in microloans to 1 million hardworking people in 28 countries – impacting 1.4 million jobs and improving the lives
of 3.4 million children!
• Assisted 4 million children and adults in the United States through disaster response and access to basic necessities such as clothing,
school supplies and building supplies.

Financials

World Vision, Inc.
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

World Vision, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Dr. Joan Singleton

Arcadia University

Term: 2015 -

Lisa Trevino Cummins

Urban Strategies

Sandy Grubb

Social Venture Partners

Leith Anderson

National Association of Evangelical's

Jerry White

The Navigators International

Joan Singleton

Arcadia University

Robert Abernathy

Halyard Health - retired

Larry Probus

Whitworth University

Edgar Sandoval

World Vision, Inc.

Noel Castellanos

Christian Community Dev Assoc. former president

Nicole Baker Fulgham

The Expectations Project

Michael Henderson

New Beginnings Church

Wing Yew Lum

ADB Technologies

Laura Whitley

Bank of America - Retired

Norbert Hsu

World Vision International

John Jenkins

First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Vonna Laue

former EVP Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes