Vision and Mission

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Our Vision

A world where every child realizes their rights and achieves their potential.

Our Mission

HELP deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.

PROMOTE societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.

ENRICH supporters’ lives through their support of our cause.

Today, worldwide, 570 million children live in extreme poverty.

All children — including those 570 million — have rights to the support, protection and care they need to grow up healthy and strong. As a child-focused international development organization, ChildFund exists to change underlying factors that prevent children from fully experiencing these rights.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

ChildFund creates a culture where diversity of people, thought and experience is celebrated, and everyone is seen and welcomed equally.  

ChildFund is cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where:   

Everyone connected with us is free and safe to be who they are, so that we all succeed and thrive.
Our donors and external partners aspire to experience a deep sense of pride and belonging in our shared commitment to excellence and social responsibility.
Our global programs increasingly center diversity and inclusion in our daily work.
The people of the communities where we work experience concrete evidence of our commitment to these principles in our practices as we work together.   

 Because we need each other. 

Why Sponsorship?

Since our beginnings in 1938, first as China's Children Fund and later as Christian Children's Fund, our approach has evolved into one of community development, focused on strengthening families and community structures that make up a child’s environment. The individual sponsor-to-child relationship supports this work, with sponsor funds pooled to improve life in the communities where sponsored children live.

Today, support from sponsors is what allows us to remain in communities long term, building relationships with local partner organizations and focusing on children’s changing needs as they grow up. Support from diverse donors and institutions allows ChildFund to expand and deepen its work with children and families even more. Sponsors’ friendship and encouragement further elevate ChildFund’s impact for children, families and communities, increasing their well-being.




Every day, children SUFFER from violence, exploitation, neglect and abuse, with those in the world's poorest communities being especially VULNERABLE.

How Sponsorship Works: