Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.

Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit.  

All of us here at World Vision are connected in our desire to overcome poverty for all children, everywhere. We have been proudly going to places where we are needed most, for over 70 years. As a Christian aid agency, we help people on the basis of their need regardless of race, religion or creed.  Find out more about our mission, motivation and values.
But none of this would be possible without your generosity and support. 

Together we’ve impacted the lives of 200 million vulnerable children.

How your giving helps change lives

As a leading charity in Australia, we are committed to building trust through being transparent about our operations. 

84%* our work, 8% Fundraising, 7% Admin and accountability

84%* of total operating expenses were used for field programs and advocacy work – helping families and communities. 
*2023 financial year

Our size and scale mean a bigger impact

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We're also proud to partner with many aid agencies, governments, corporations and foundations in Australia and around the world. Our community of change makers, including generous Australians, enables us to make impact at scale and reach children in many of the world’s most difficult places. Our networks also enable us to be on the ground during emergencies and natural disasters - providing life-saving relief and ongoing support to people in crisis.

The World Vision Partnership works across many regions: Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

You’re helping us reach one new person with clean water every 10 seconds and three more schools every day with clean water.

Our work is focused on three big ambitious goals

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Child sponsorship

With your support, we work relentlessly to help children around the world grow up healthy and safe – with the knowledge and tools they need to build the futures they want for themselves.

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Climate change

We are leading the way to slow down climate change. Our programs are working to remove up to 25 percent of carbon from the atmosphere, prevent species loss, and end extreme poverty for millions of people.

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First Nations

We support First Nations communities to lead their own development and create a life in all its fullness for their children and families.

The global impact you're part of

We are part of the global World Vision Partnership that has nearly 35,000 staff in 100 countries.
 For over 70 years,  World Vision has worked alongside communities, donors, partners and governments
 to create opportunities for children and their families to change their futures. 

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in 52 countries received humanitarian assistance

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in 52 countries were reached with food support

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gained access to clean water, including safe drinking water

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benefitted from child protection activities

*Statistics from World Vision International, 2022

A short summary of our long history

Our history - more than half a century of helping 

World Vision Australia was established in 1966 and has since grown to become Australia’s largest international non-government organisation. From the beginning, our activities have focused on giving people – especially children – opportunities to alleviate their suffering and improve their lives. 

World Vision’s founder Dr Robert Pierce

In 1947, American missionary Dr Robert Pierce travelled to China and Korea, where he encountered people living without food, clothing, shelter or medicine. During the Korean War in the early 50s, he helped set up orphanages to care for children who’d been abandoned or orphaned. He returned to the United States to raise funds for his work in Asia. Strong public support led to World Vision being founded in 1950, with Dr Pierce as president. 

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World Vision Australia CEO and a father looking out an empty window with his song smiling in a village in Brazil

World Vision is the largest force for good on Earth, driven by everyday people. Together we choose each day to do what is doable. Side by side, we grow up like trees to the sky. We become an enormous forest that does good all around the world.

- Daniel Wordsworth, CEO, World Vision Australia

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