Financial Accountability

Financial Accountability

Did you know that for each dollar donated to World Vision, more than a dollar’s worth of help gets to kids and families?

We’re always working to keep our overhead low. In 2020, we used 88% of our total operating expenses for programs that benefit children, families, and communities.

Did you know that for each dollar donated to World Vision, more than a dollar’s worth of help gets to kids and families?

We’re always working to keep our overhead low. In 2020, we used 88% of our total operating expenses for programs that benefit children, families, and communities.

Financial Accountability Infographic

World Vision is a reputable organization

World Vision U.S. is proud to be a top-rated charity, regularly reviewed and held accountable by independent third-party organizations including:

Charity Navigator

Earned 4 out of 4 stars for finance, accountability, and transparency in 2021.

Better Business Bureau

BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity, meeting all standards for charitable accountability.

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Charter member of the Christian association that evaluates compliance with 7 standards of financial stewardship.

GuideStar

We earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency in 2020—the highest possible rating.

Charity Watch

Awarded the Top-Rated Seal from the charity evaluator Newsweek called “the toughest of the bunch.”

Charity Navigator

Earned 4 out of 4 stars for finance, accountability, and transparency in 2021.

Better Business Bureau

BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity, meeting all standards for charitable accountability.

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Charter member of the Christian association that evaluates compliance with 7 standards of financial stewardship.

GuideStar

We earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency in 2020—the highest possible rating.

Charity Watch

Awarded the Top-Rated Seal from the charity evaluator Newsweek called “the toughest of the bunch.”

Financial Stewardship

Financial Stewardship

2020 financial statements

Financial reports for years past can also be downloaded below:

2019 financial statements

2018

2017

2016

World Vision reports joint cost activities on the Financial Statements and the Form 990 as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the IRS. The allocation of these costs appropriately follows the guiding principles for reporting activities that have components of Fundraising, Management and General, and Programs. Activities with a joint cost component occur in our Donor Contact Center as well as in our 30 Hour Famine program.

2020 financial statements

Financial reports for years past can also be downloaded below:

2019 financial statements

2018

2017

2016

World Vision reports joint cost activities on the Financial Statements and the Form 990 as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the IRS. The allocation of these costs appropriately follows the guiding principles for reporting activities that have components of Fundraising, Management and General, and Programs. Activities with a joint cost component occur in our Donor Contact Center as well as in our 30 Hour Famine program.