Discover Who We Are
Even the most vulnerable children deserve a chance at a bright future. As a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation we help children, families and communities overcome poverty and injustice, irrespective of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
It all started in 1947 when our founder, Bob Pierce, gave the last $5 in his pocket to a missionary orphanage for the care of an abandoned Chinese girl. Since Bob founded World Vision almost 70 years ago, we have gone places others would not, and done tasks others could not, including the purchase of a ship in 1979 to rescue refugee families stranded at sea off the coast of Vietnam. Today, we continue to work in the places where it is hardest to be a child because we believe that is where we are needed the most.
Our Global Strategy - Our Promise
Every child deserves a life rich in meaning and purpose. We work with the most vulnerable children in the world so they can experience God's promise—life in all its fullness. Our collective efforts create a rising tide of goodness that provides each child an opportunity to live to their true potential.
Andrew Morley became President of World Vision International in early 2019, having been Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Collaboration Officer from January 2016.
Ms Donna Shepherd was appointed board chair in 2016. She's also been on the board of directors for World Vision Australia since 2008.
More About Us
Want to know more about World Vision's work? Our annual reports highlight yearly accomplishments and financial information. It's a great way to find out more about our work.
We partner with companies and organisations who share our vision of life in all its fullness for children. Learn about how they're helping us achieve our goals.