Individual Sponsorship


Our Sponsorship Program

Child Foundation’s Sponsorship Program currently assists more than 4,000 children in need living in various countries around the world. These countries include Iran*, Afghanistan, Indonesia and the United States. Our goal is to help children in need remain in school. One of the ways that we do this is through our sponsorship program. Many of the children accepted into Child Foundation’s sponsorship program are living in severe poverty, existing on less than $1.00 a day.

How we Select Children for our Program

What is unique about our sponsorship program is how we support children in need as well as how a child is selected for our sponsorship program. Children enrolled in our sponsorship program have been identified as high achievers, meaning they have the potential and desire to learn. These children are identified by social workers, teachers or local charity organizations.

The rationale behind selecting children who are high achievers is to help these children, and their respective families, end the cycle of poverty. By helping children in need stay in school, we enable them to participate not only in their own transformation, but also the transformation of their family for generations to come. By giving children who are living in poverty access to education today, they receive the tools to become self sufficient, contributing members of society tomorrow.

How our Sponsorship Program Works

Generally, community members, schools or charities notify Child Foundation’s social workers when a child, family or community is experiencing hardship. Once the family or child has been identified, a Child Foundation social worker visits the family and prepares a detailed report of the family’s situation. This report includes all aspects of the child’s life: the financial details, the family's education and history, and the family's medical and living conditions. Once a child has been accepted into our sponsorship program, he or she is then matched up with one or more sponsors.

Sponsor a Child Today!

It’s easy to become a sponsor. Simply fill-out an online application. You can also email us at or call us at 503-224-0409.

As a sponsor, you can choose your method of payment, the frequency of payment as well as how much you would like to contribute monthly. You can even choose whether you would like to provide the full amount of the family’s needs or share sponsorship of the child with other donors. Generally, sponsorship donations range from $20.00-$60.00 per month. As Child Foundation is registered as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, all donations are tax deductible.

Sponsoring a child is a wonderful way to experience the gift of giving. You can create a caring relationship that may last a life time with a child who will always remember your kindness and generosity. Once you become a sponsor, you will receive a Sponsorship Kit.

Our Sponsorship Kit contains the following items:

  • Photographs of your child and his or her family

  • Detailed reports documenting your child’s medical condition, family history and living conditions

  • Progress Reports that enable you to see your child's progress in school

  • Letters from your sponsored child (every six months)

  • The opportunity to visit your child, and his or her family, at any time

Sponsor a Child Today!

Want to double or triple your donation? Find out if your company offers a "Gift Matching Program" or contact our office for more information.