VFI History
Our History

Unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive

Our History

For over 15 years, VisionFund has been committed to brighter futures for children where they can experience the love of Christ, building lives free of need and full of promise. 

Our financial services enable impoverished households to increase their incomes and then impact communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish. God is there—and we are there too. So, our mission continues.

WVI foundation

FOUNDATION OF WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL

1950

Bob Pierce founded World Vision three years after he came face to face with an abandoned child and chose not to look away. Determined the last $5 in his pocket wasn’t enough, he knew more people had to be involved for a long-term solution and broader impact.  Initially based in the state of Oregon, the organisation focused on missions service for emergencies in East Asia. Today World Vision has become the largest Christian international non-governmental organisation working in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

“Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.”
Bob Pierce, Founder and President of World Vision, 1950-1967

VisionFund's History

In 2018, VisionFund celebrated our 15 year anniversary. Hear from VIsionFund staff who have helped make this organization what it is today.