Who We Are
We are an international nonprofit organization that helps provide support to children primarily through child sponsorship, by partnering with nearly 300 projects in 21 countries around the world.
We believe that all children deserve access to basic needs and an education, so that they may be healthy and have the opportunity to become contributing members of their communities.
$30 a month provides so much for a child
Sponsorship provides an underprivileged child with basic and education-related necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare, school supplies, and tuition payments. This vital support allows impoverished, vulnerable children to develop to their full potential – physically, emotionally, and socially. Sponsors positively impact the lives of the children they sponsor through the simple knowledge that someone cares about their well-being. This gives children in need hope, which is powerful.
Our sponsorship approach
Our policy is to consider the needs of each sponsored child on an individual basis. In contrast to other child sponsorship organizations, our volunteer coordinators personally shop for the children enrolled in their respective schools, orphanages, homes, and community centers on a regular basis, as they are familiar with each individual child’s circumstances and needs.
Individual one-time donations reaching beyond sponsorship
Donations to our funds and special projects support feeding programs, income-generating projects, health and education assistance programs, as well as critical projects like school expansions, medical clinic repairs, housing improvements, and more. Please take the time to find out more about the work we are doing around the world beyond our sponsorship program.
In 1964, after personally witnessing the deprivation of children in Guatemala, our founder, Jeanne Clarke Wood, established Children Incorporated out of her home in Richmond, Virginia. Mrs. Wood began writing letters to seek assistance for the 95 children she met on her travels; these children formed the first Children Incorporated project.
Thanks to past and current supporters around the globe, we serve over 20,000 children annually. To date, over 300,000 children have been provided opportunities for growth and education, and have experienced the support and encouragement our program provides.