Who We Are
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. We serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
Founded in 1950, World Vision is known for a global commitment to community development, disaster response, and child well-being. Since 1981, World Vision has also served children and youth living in poverty in the U.S.
Our Work in the U.S.
World Vision's U.S. Programs works to create environments where all children and youth are healthy and thriving, cared for and protected, and making a positive contribution to their communities. We focus our work in some of the nation's most distressed and underserved communities, where poverty is high and opportunities are limited. We also serve in many places where disaster strikes.
World Vision works with more than 2,000 partners in the U.S.—churches, community organizations, corporations, and nonprofits—to multiply our impact. This effective, efficient model helps transform communities by:
- Equipping community organizations. We support our partners and communities by providing gifts-in-kind, training, leadership development, and volunteer activities. We work together to identify areas of need and strengthen what already works.
- Empowering children and youth. We provide organizations serving children and youth with training in advocacy, youth-adult partnerships, and academic mentoring.
- Responding to disaster. We provide food and supplies, train community organizations to prepare for and respond to disasters, and help with long-term rebuilding and recovery.
Why We Do It
World Vision is driven by the belief that every child deserves to live life to its fullest potential. Children who are educated, healthy, and cared for have a greater opportunity to succeed and to improve their communities.
Motivated by our Christian faith, we serve alongside the oppressed and those living in poverty as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people.