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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 provides emergency and hunger relief, long-term community development programs, agricultural development assistance and leadership training. The organization also educates the public on poverty- and justice-related issues and advocates on behalf of the poor and children in crisis.
Worldwide some 45,000 staffers operate in approximately 100 countries throughout Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. For example:
In the U.S., World Vision connects and assists local leaders, churches and organizations to help families break the cycle of poverty in impoverished communities. More than 2.2 million American children and adults received necessities like clothing, school supplies and building materials in 2012.
The overwhelming majority of our staffers are nationals from the countries in which they work. When possible, our programs are carried out with local partners such as community associations, national development groups and churches. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
About 81 percent of resources are donated by private individuals, corporations, churches and foundations, with the remainder from public grants. Many donors learn about World Vision through public awareness programs, church and civic campaigns, television specials and mailings.
World Vision in the U.S. raised more than $1 billion in cash, product and other donations in fiscal 2012.
In 2012, our effective work was supported by more than one million individual donors, thousands of churches and businesses, and hundreds of foundations, organizations, and government agencies around the world. Those include:
In fiscal 2012, 85 percent of all donations to World Vision in the United States were used for current and future ministry programs, including overseas relief and development programs, as well as U.S. projects.