Where your money goes


In 2021, 92.1% of Unbound's expenses went toward program support. That's one of the highest percentages in the industry.

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 evaluators.

In 2021, that meant more than $116 million in direct assistance to our projects around the world.

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

Financial disclosures

Sponsor with confidence

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

  • Charity Navigator

    Unbound is awarded 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator, with the highest score of 100 in the area of accountability and transparency.

  • Charitywatch

    Unbound is the only child sponsorship organization to receive CharityWatch's highest rating, an A+.

  • Great Nonprofits

    Unbound receives the distinction of Top-Rated Nonprofit from Great Nonprofits, based on reviews from people who donate to, or benefit from, nonprofit organizations.

  • BBB Wise Giving

    Unbound meets all 20 rigorous standards established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.

  • Unbound has the Platinum Guidestar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency


    Unbound holds the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.