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World Vision

CharityWatch report issued
October 2019

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

World Vision
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

Dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential, in nearly 100 countries, by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2018

Program Percentage: 81%

The percentage of World Vision's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $16

How many dollars World Vision spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
World Vision IRS Form 990 95-1922279
World Vision & Affiliates Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: World Vision
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 95-1922279
Entity: World Vision & Affiliates
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
World Vision
meets governance benchmarks.
World Vision
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Richard E. Stearns President $563,853
2 Edgar Sandoval COO $408,559
3 Eric Timm WV Spokesperson $296,402
Name: Richard E. Stearns
Title: President
Compensation: $563,853
Name: Edgar Sandoval
Title: COO
Compensation: $408,559
Name: Eric Timm
Title: WV Spokesperson
Compensation: $296,402

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the World Vision consolidated audit of September 30, 2018 (Note 11, Public Cash and Food Commodity Grants & Note 12, Gifts-in-Kind Revenue and Expense):

World Vision reports receiving donated in-kind commodities and in-kind goods on which it placed a total value of approximately $268,989,000, including approximately $84,551,000 in food commodities and $71,125,000 in household goods.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

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