World Vision

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. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

World Vision
PO Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063
United States
(253) 815-1000
http://www.worldvision.org

President

Richard Stearns

Management Team

Richard Stearns, Joan Mussa, George Ward, Larry Probus, Julie Regnier

Board of Directors

Richard Stearns, Joan Singleton, Lisa Cummins

Project Leaders

Natasha Hjelm
Rachel Wolff
Bernadette Martin
Marianne Wong

Mission

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. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Programs

Our work is comprised of long-term community development projects, emergency relief operations, and advocacy programs. Through our work and partnerships, World Vision serves millions of people in nearly 100 countries around the world, including the United States. DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES World Vision's transformational model of development focuses on tackling the root causes of poverty. This requires a holistic, integrated, long-term approach that involves local community participation at every step. Program activites focus on Clean Water & Sanitation, Food Security & Agriculture, Health, Education, and Economic Development. RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES Our extensive global infrastructure enables us to respond quickly, almost anywhere in the world. Our reputation as "first-in, last-out" means that we are both an early responder, and an ongoing partner as communities recover and rebuild. ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE World Vision engages institutions, donors, and the general public to address the global problems that perpetuate poverty. Advocacy staff empower communities to speak up for their rights, locally and globally. World Vision is one of the largest and most respected non-profit humanitarian relief agencies in the world, with an established presence in nearly 100 countries and the support and trust of millions of donors, partners, and volunteers in more than 20 countries across the globe. 1,400 COMMUNITIES IN 74 COUNTRIES Internationally, World Vision operates more than 1,400 Area Development Programs (ADPs)-long-range development programs with groups of geographically connected communities. This model enables World Vision to respond effectively to local needs by helping communities establish sustainable access to vital resources such as water, food, and healthcare, and by building their capacity to both manage those resources and address future concerns. 12 LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE U.S. Domestically, World Vision has an established presence in 12 strategic locations throughout the United States, with programs and partnerships focused on empowering children and youth, equipping community organizations, and providing resources and relief in our nation's most distressed urban and rural communities, and where disasters strike. 80+ NATIONAL AND REGIONAL OFFICES Staff are located in countries/regions where we operate field programs and are responsible for managing, coordinating, and aligning the work within their country or region. 20 SUPPORT OFFICES Staff are responsible for raising funds and resources for worldwide operations. World Vision U.S. is the largest of 20 Support Offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.

Statistics on World Vision

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2013: $1,067,000,000

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