International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security


Building a better world for children

aka WVI

Federal Way, WA


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.

Notes from the Nonprofit

World Vision International does not raise funds in the United States. Our national office there, World Vision United States, does. For information about our work in the U.S., visit Questions can be addressed to World Vision International is responsible for overseeing, setting policy and allocating resources to World Vision offices on six continents.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Mr. Kevin Jenkins

Main Address

34834 Weyerhaeuser Way S P.O. Box 9716

Federal Way, WA 98063 USA


World Vision, Christian, emergency relief, humanitarian, children, emergency, disaster, AIDS, development, sponsorship, poverty, hunger, justice, economic development, third world





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Economic Development (S30)

Christian (X20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

We have a World Vision for children - where every child
grows up healthy and strong, is cared for and protected and
has opportunities to flourish.

We have a World Vision for change- both on a global scale
and in the lives of individuals through powerful one-to-one

We have a World Vision for life– where we care for each
other in a world full of promise and free of poverty.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Relief and Rehabilitation International Programmes

Community Education and Advocacy

Development Programs

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of disaster survivors and refugees assisted

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Relief and Rehabilitation International Programmes

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

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Development Programs

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 lifetime

Number of people assisted with food security and resilience

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Relief and Rehabilitation International Programmes

Context notes

One in eight people in the world do not have enough to eat. Many poor farmers are unable to grow enough food to feed their families. We partner with communities to address their food needs.

Number of microloan borrowers

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Relief and Rehabilitation International Programmes

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.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Everything World Vision does is focused on one goal: the sustained well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.

Building a better world for children:

Target 1: Children report an increased level of well-being (12-18 years)

Target 2: Increase in children protected from infection and disease (0-5 years)

Target 3: Increase in children who are well nourished (0-5 years)

Target 4: Increase in children who can read (by age 11 or end of primary schooling)

Global Commitment
Sustained Change
Integrated Goals

The WV Partnership has set in place a strategic focus and direction for work globally and established evidence-based benchmarks for measuring progress across the entire WV Partnership. A framework of broad child well-being aspirations with a set of outcomes and four targets was established. WV measures the success of its work against these targets. Annual child well-being reports from each WV country office are reviewed providing results from our programs working across many different sectors. WV produces an annual Child Well-Being Summary Report, which is available on the World Vision International website

WV Partnership total income for FY17 over 2 B (cash, food resources and donated products)

More than 42,000 staff in nearly 100 countries

VisionFund, WV's microfinance subsidiary, offers financial services, providing loans and helping to create or sustain jobs and improve the lives of children and their families.

World Vision works with families, communities, partners and supporters to help ensure girls and boys:

Enjoy good health
Are educated for life
Experience the love of God and their neighbors
Are cared for and protected, and participate

WV uses integrated, multi-sectorial approaches (e.g. Development, Relief, and Advocacy)

WV Promise 2030 Strategy

World Vision is embarking on a bold new 15-year strategy called Our Promise 2030: Building Brighter Futures for Vulnerable Children. We believe that every child is created in God's image and deserves life in all its fullness. We are shifting how and where we work to transform reality for vulnerable children and help them to be all that God intended.

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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?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?