Sponsored children Julissa and Mario in El Salvador

Where your money goes

93.6 percent of Unbound's expenses go toward program support.

Responsible, transparent financial management is a hallmark of Unbound. We make sure donations work hard to meet your friend’s needs. This focus results in high ratings from independent charity watchdog groups.

More than 93 percent of Unbound's expenses go toward program support. We’re proud to maintain one of the highest program support levels in the industry.

Our financials

In 2013, that meant more than $100 million in direct assistance to our projects.

We’re committed to keeping our costs low so that we can send the maximum amount of support directly to the field. Our sponsors, and our sponsored friends, deserve that.

Unbound (CFCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, federal EIN: 43-1243999. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law unless otherwise noted. View our IRS tax determination letter

CFCA is the former name of Unbound. All financial documents prior to 2014 are in the name of CFCA. All financial documents from 2014 on will refer to Unbound. Our federal EIN remains unchanged.

High ratings from charity watchdogs

Unbound consistently meets and exceeds the standards of third-party organizations that evaluate charities in order to help donors make wise giving decisions.


Formerly named American Institute of Philanthropy, CharityWatch gives Unbound an A+, its highest ranking.

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BBB Wise Giving

We meet all 20 rigorous standards established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. The Alliance said its review includes "comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of the charity's governance, fund-raising practices, solicitations and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money."

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Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator awards Unbound a 3-star rating. A 3-star rating means that Unbound exceeds or meets industry standards and performs as well as or better than most charities in our cause.

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