Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our philosophies and convictions have been shaped by our Christian faith, and our organizational mission is driven by our desire to share the love of Jesus Christ to a world in need.
We currently work with indigenous partners in India, Nepal, Uganda and Malawi.
Forgotten Children Worldwide exists to safeguard orphans and vulnerable children from poverty, abandonment, and the evils of human trafficking. We introduce the fatherless to their Heavenly Father who is crazy about them.
Our holistic strategy for safeguarding children from trafficking and poverty includes: clothing donations, child sponsorship, orphan home construction, microfinance loans, and self-sustainability projects.
FCW partners with indigenous ministries with the end goal of empowering orphaned and vulnerable children through self-sustainability initiatives. We believe this happens through child sponsorship, clothing distribution, construction projects and income-generation strategies.
We only work with ministries that have been recommended to us by current transnational partners, church partners, or missions organizations. We do not take unsolicited requests for funding and support. Once a ministry is recommended we go through a thorough vetting process to see if the ministry is a good fit for us. A team visits the ministry in-country to review financial statements, interview caregivers and board members, and spend time with the children (just to name a few). If approved, a probationary partnership begins.
As a 501(c)3 organization all of our funding comes from donations. Churches, foundations, corporations, families, foundations, and individuals make up the core of FCW’s funding pool.
We strive to keep our program percentage as high as possible. We also make it easy for you to see exactly what that percentage is by featuring it on our homepage. You can also find links to our most current annual report and 990 on our homepage.
100% of your sponsorship goes directly towards the holistic care of an orphaned or vulnerable child. FCW does not use any of your donated sponsorship funds for administrative, marketing, or fundraising expenses. All donated sponsorship funds are tax-deductible.
Donations can be made via our website, via mail, or in person. We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards in addition to electronic checks (EFT) from your checking account. Paper checks can be mailed to 650 N Main St., Bluffton IN 46714.
Our numbers often change slightly due to a variety of factors, but there are roughly 500 children sponsored through FCW currently.