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World Vision Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/18/2013: World Vision

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: WORLD VISION

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AKA  WVUS
Federal Way, WA
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World Vision Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/18/2013: World Vision

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: WORLD VISION

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Also Known As: WVUS
Physical Address: Federal Way, WA 98063 9716
EIN: 95-1922279
Web URL: www.worldvision.org 
Blog URL: blog.worldvision.org 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q33 International Relief
X Religion, Spiritual Development
X20 Christian
Ruling Year: 1982 


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Mission Statement

Vision Statement: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness;Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Our Mission: 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.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2012

Total Revenue $1,018,709,000
Total Expenses $1,062,261,000

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2012

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Mr. Richard E. Stearns

Profile:

Richard E. Stearns became President of World Vision U.S. in June 1998. Stearns holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Stearns held senior positions with Parker Bros. Games and The Franklin Mint before joining Lenox in 1987. In 1995, Stearns was named president/chief executive officer of Lenox, Inc. Stearns and his wife, Renee, have supported World Vision since 1984.

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Programs

Program: Community Development and Emergency Relief (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$476,164,029
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General Public/Unspecified
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Program Description:

Child-focused programs seek to address the root causes of poverty in communities and provide assistance to recipients without regard to their race, gender, religion, or ethnic background. Staff seek to enable people to transform their lives and realize their own vision for a better future through various services, including: health care and nutrition initiatives; agricultural improvements; income-generation programs; safe drinking water and sanitation projects; and literacy, leadership, and vocational training. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to disaster, whether sudden-onset events like earthquakes and floods, long-term crises like famines, or complex disasters resulting from conflict. We respond appropriately to natural and man-made disasters with goods and services that help people get back on their feet and on the road to self-reliance. While most disasters cannot be predicted, our staff monitors local conditions and indicators for potential disasters, including positioning relief supplies and, when possible, helping communities prepare to save lives and property. We respond quickly and effectively to emergencies, and stay as long as needed to help people rebuild their lives and communities.

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Program: Child Sponsorship (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$267,999,596
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None
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Seeks to demonstrate the love of God for all people by helping fund community-based programs that improve children’s lives through services, including health care, nutrition, and opportunities for education. We believe that building a better world for children begins in their homes. We partner with families and communities to find ways to overcome poverty, helping them obtain access to clean water, food, health care, education, income and other services. The number of sponsored children worldwide in the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2012 is nearly 4.2 million; over 1.1 million of whom are sponsored by US donors.

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Budget:
$83,629,748
Category:
None
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General Public/Unspecified
None
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Focuses on needs within the United States, working with churches, volunteers, and community organizations to provide children and youth a range of programs and services to improve their lives and raise the standard of living for themselves and their families. We assist 2.2 million Americans with access to critical necessities through our storehouses, including clothing, school supplies, and building materials. We are comitted to enabling young people growing up in under-resourced neighborhoods to participate in transforming their communities.

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Program: Other Program Services (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$74,500,550
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
None
None

Program Description:

Other program services include grants to other ministries, public awareness and education. We provide gifts-in-kind and monetary donations to partner ministries that share our commitment to serve the poor and help address injustice. We believe God calls His people to uphold the cause of the oppressed, including children who are exploited or abandoned. We advocate against these injustices by working to build a world where children are protected and cared for—where children are no longer forced to survive on their own or participate in war, unsafe working conditions, or the sex trade. We pursue justice for the poor and advocate with leaders of governments and international institutions to help address the causes of poverty and alleviate the suffering of children. We promote awareness of poverty and justice issues, seeking to protect children and families from exploitation and abuse through various educational programs, and by seeking to influence corporate, government, and international policies.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

World Vision believes that tackling the causes of poverty through a holistic approach creates the greatest long-term impact. In the past year, the worldwide World Vision partnership has conducted the following activities to help relieve poverty and improve the lives of the world’s poorest: Disaster response – Within 24 to 72 hours of a disaster, World Vision usually can begin delivering aid to children and families in need. We have 45,000 staff in close to 100 countries. Many of those staff are prepared to respond to crises and committed to helping communities rebuild. In 2012, World Vision responded to 87 major disasters and humanitarian emergencies around the world and assisted more than 10 million survivors. Child sponsorship – Our child sponsorship programs helped change the lives of more than 4.2 million children worldwide. More than 1.1 million of those children were sponsored by 750,000 sponsors in the United States. Microloans – We invest in the potential of hardworking entrepreneurs in developing countries by providing funding for small businesses. These loans are made to people who do not have access to traditional banking resources. In 2012, World Vision disbursed $607 million in microloans to over 800,000 people in 35 countries. These loans impacted nearly 1.5 million jobs and 2.4 million children. Food assistance – World Vision helped children and families in need by providing over 61,000 metric tons of food supplies and $50 million in food grants. That is the equivalent to 2,000 semi-truck loads of food. Clean Water – World Vision enabled almost 955,000 people in 10 African countries to gain access to clean water by drilling approximately 1,200 new wells and through other sanitation and hygiene efforts. HIV and AIDS education and prevention – World Vision helped deliver HIV and AIDS prevention education to nearly 525,000 people in AIDS-affected areas of Africa. In addition, we equipped nearly 25,000 people in almost 6,500 churches across Africa to provide additional HIV prevention and AIDS care to their communities. United States programs – World Vision provided access to basic necessities such as warm clothing, personal care items, and schools supplies to 2.2 million people in the United States.

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