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World Vision Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 08/31/2015: World Vision

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: WORLD VISION

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AKA  WVUS
Federal Way, WA
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World Vision Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 08/31/2015: World Vision

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: 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 
Video URL(s): WV Who We Are Video

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
Year Founded: 1950 
Ruling Year: 1982 
Top Funders: Private cash - $599,794,000
Gifts-in-kind - $232,226,000
Public grants (cash & food) - $194,551,000
Top Funding Needs: International Programs
Domestic Programs
Public Awareness & Education


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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. 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. 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.

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2014

Total Revenue $1,037,883,000
Total Expenses $1,025,862,000

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Mr. Richard E. Stearns

Profile:

Richard E. Stearns became President of World Vision U.S. in June 1998 As president of World Vision, Rich Stearns calls Christians to action on the greatest needs of our day. His best-selling book, The Hole in Our Gospel, has encouraged hundreds of thousands of readers to open their hearts to those who are hurting in our world. The former CEO for Parker Brothers Games and Lenox, Rich holds a B.A. in neurobiology from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Following a sense of God’s call on his life, he resigned from Lenox in 1998 to become World Vision’s U.S. president. Driven by his passion to raise awareness and support for poverty and justice issues, Rich is also author of Unfinished: Filling the Hole in Our Gospel. He speaks to regularly to churches and conferences. Rich and his wife, Reneé, live in Bellevue, Washington, and have supported World Vision since 1984. They have five children of their own — plus millions more around the world.

Leadership Statement:

I’m more convinced than ever that God calls His followers to change the world by serving the hurting and vulnerable—and that World Vision, together with all of our partners, is effectively answering this call by looking to Jesus’ example of love and sacrifice. One of the central themes of the Bible is a repeated call to respond to the greatest needs of the day: poverty, strife, hunger, injustice. At World Vision, God’s constant mercy inspires us to give of ourselves to those in need, bringing hope and transformation, love and reconciliation. Our founding 64 years ago was a response to war and tragedy, motivated by God’s unconditional love. Today, we continue to go where there is the greatest need, partnering with those in the margins so that they—and we—might experience healing and fullness of life. Read any headline: the world today is in desperate need of hope and peace. Conflict in the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Millions of Syrians seeking refuge in bordering countries. Christians and other minorities persecuted in Iraq. War and the threat of famine. Violence and unrest in American cities. These are some of the most challenging problems on earth. And because God’s love is for all people, we seek to come alongside those made most vulnerable by these crises. That’s why the nearly 100 countries where we serve include over 30 of the 51 classified by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development as “fragile states”—where child mortality is highest, refugees are fleeing, and hunger is most prevalent. Our overall revenue grew 6 percent in FY14, thanks to our partners—individuals, churches, corporations and foundations, and government donors—who are equipping us to provide a full range of services to help transform lives. In this past year, we: • Helped more than 2 million children and adults gain access to clean water, as well as improve practices for sanitation and hygiene. • Helped transform the lives of nearly 4.3 million children registered in child sponsorship programs worldwide, including 1.2 million who were supported by caring sponsors in the U.S .Responded to 80 humanitarian emergencies in the U.S. and around the world, offering hope to approximately 10.7 million disaster survivors, refugees, and displaced people. • Assisted more than 1.7 million children and adults in the U.S. through leadership training programs, disaster response, and access to basic necessities such as clothing, food, and school supplies. • Partnered with more than 10,000 churches in the U.S., supporting them in demonstrating God’s love to their neighbors at home and abroad. Jesus was often found in places where others were reluctant to go, serving and fellowshipping with those who had been rejected or overlooked. I believe that’s where He still is today. Richard Stearns, President, World Vision U.S. January 2015

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Budget:
$745,036,545
Category:
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, General/Other
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
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Program Description:

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.

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Budget:
$54,081,382
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
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Program Description:

The Organization works with local churches, 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 assistance efforts, and tutoring and youth development programs.

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Budget:
$5,034,552
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
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Program Description:

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.

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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 root causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision believes that tackling the causes of poverty through a holistic approach creates the greatest long-term impact. WV aims to - Solving the Puzzle of Poverty™ Poverty is complex, and so are our solutions. With approximately 46,000 staff members worldwide, we bring sponsors and donors alongside children and communities in nearly 100 countries. Our areas of impact work across issues — from child protection, economic development, education, food & agriculture, to health to disaster response — integrating lasting solutions to the root causes of poverty and sharing God’s hope for a brighter future. And we stretched donations with grants and corporate gifts-in-kind to make every dollar donated achieve $1.28 in impact.
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