Who We Are
We are an international nonprofit organization that supports children living in poverty through two primary approaches: child sponsorship and special funds.
We partner with nearly 300 projects in 21 countries around the world to provide impoverished children with basic needs so they can attend school, receive an education and have the opportunity to succeed.
For $30 a month, you can change the life of a child in need
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 vulnerable children to develop to their full potential — physically, emotionally and socially.
Our sponsorship approach
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 as they are familiar with each individual child’s circumstances and needs.
One-time donations help children and their families
In addition to sponsorship, donations to our special funds and special support feeding programs, income-generating projects, skills training programs, as well as school expansions, medical clinic repairs and housing improvements.
Find out more about how you can get involved today!
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.