Who We Are

We work with communities around the
world to end the cycle of poverty
for children.
Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is a more-than $750 million organization often ranked among the top 10 international development agencies by reputation, size and scope.

We work side-by-side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children, developing solutions to ensure long-term sustainability. Our level of community engagement, long-term outlook and constant focus on the needs and priorities of children is unique among international development organizations.

Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs, to education projects and child protection initiatives. Community by community, Plan works to promise futures that are worthy of all children’s potential.

Our vision
Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.

Our mission
Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of vulnerable children in developing countries by:
  • Enabling children, their families and their communities to meet basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies; 
  • Fostering relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries; and 
  • Promoting the rights and interests of the world’s children. 
Child sponsorship
Plan's work is made possible thanks to nearly 1,100,000 people in 21 donor countries who support us by sponsoring a child as well as through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations, grants, and strategic partnerships with other organizations.

Plan International USA is proud to meet the standards of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. Learn more about our financial accountability.

To learn more about Plan International USA and how you can get involved, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.