Highest-rated child sponsorship in U.S.

Unbound is dedicated to reliable financial stewardship of the contributions we receive. This is why we consistently receive high ratings from major independent charity watchdogs, and are currently the only child sponsorship organization to get an A+ from CharityWatch. Our focus on transparency and putting the families in our programs first, with 92.7 percent of 2017 expenditures going to program support, is one of the reasons we achieve outstanding ratings.

High marks from all major charity
watchdog sites earn Unbound top spot

Unbound receives high ratings from several watchdog groups.

Many individuals use independent charity evaluation websites such as CharityWatch, GuideStar and Charity Navigator to identify the most trusted organizations to support. Unbound is currently the highest-rated child sponsorship organization on CharityWatch, earns the highest rating given by Charity Navigator, and recently also received the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.

“Our supporters and sponsored friends are incredibly deserving of these recognitions from independent evaluators,” Unbound CEO and President Scott Wasserman said. “These recognitions highlight our unwavering commitment to solid financial stewardship and putting sponsored friends and their families first.”

Unbound’s total contributions and revenue reached $136 million in 2017. Unbound consistently devotes more than 92 percent of its expenditures each year to program support, which was one of several determining factors for the high ratings it received.

More about Unbound’s ratings:

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

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

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

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

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