Who We Are

We are a top-rated international nonprofit organization that supports children and families who face challenges due to poverty. Through our partnership with 225 affiliated sites around the world, we provide basic needs to children so they can attend school, receive an education and have the opportunity to succeed.

Thanks to our network of volunteer coordinators, we are able to offer individual care to each child in our program so we can ensure they are receiving exactly what they need at all times.

Ways to Help a Child in Need

You can help a child living in poverty in one of three ways:


Child Sponsorship

For a little more than $1 a day, you can change the life of a child in need

Sponsorship provides a child with basic and education-related necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare, school supplies and tuition payments. This vital support allows children living in poverty to develop to their full potential — physically, emotionally and socially.

Our policy is to consider the needs of each sponsored child on an individual basis. Our volunteer coordinators personally shop for the children enrolled in our program and chose items based on each child’s personal circumstances and needs.


Special Funds

Donations help with immediate and unexpected needs

Donations to our special funds help children, families and communities in need by offering support beyond sponsorship, often due to unexpected emergencies.

Find out more about these special funds and consider making a donation today!



Special Projects

Our Special Projects allow our donors to support construction projects, expansion projects, community and school gardens, and other efforts to help improve our affiliated sites around the world.

Throughout the year, our volunteer coordinators inform us about Special Projects at their particular sites. You can donate directly to these Special Projects online through our Hope In Action Fund. If you would like to receive additional information about our current Special Projects to make a donation to a particular type of project, please contact us today.

Special Projects

Our History

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 by writing letters to seek assistance for the 95 children she met on her travels. The support her friends and family provided for these children formed the first Children Incorporated project.

Thanks to our supporters around the globe, we currently 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.

Ms. Wood pictured with sponsored children in Paraguay in the 1970s.

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