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Facts about Unbound

  • Global anti-poverty organization founded in Kansas City in 1981
  • Working in 19 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • Partnering 301,000+ children, elders and their families with 260,000+ sponsors
  • Devoting 92.6 percent of expenses to program support
  • Awarded 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator, and only child sponsorship organization to receive CharityWatch’s A+ rating
  • In 2019, Unbound raised more than $130 million to support families in extreme poverty, without government funding or major foundation grants
  • Only major U.S.-based child sponsorship organization also offering elder sponsorship

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Tara Hefner
Tara Hefner
Market Development Director

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