Global Compassion Fund

In 1974, the Brethren in Christ Church established the “World Hunger Fund” as a way of helping to meet the needs of hungry people in countries where the Brethren in Christ Church has a presence. Over the years, the World Hunger Fund increased its ministry from hunger needs to include a broad range of compassion and relief assistance such as flood recovery, school supplies, and housing.

In 2014 Leadership Council took the decision to change the name of the fund to the “Global Compassion Fund” so that the title more accurately reflects the assistance the fund provides.

The Church calls all of us to live as faithful Christian stewards who review our lifestyles so that we can direct more resources toward the work of God, including compassion and benevolence ministries. All funds that are received for the Global Compassion Fund are held in a designated account and then dispersed as needs arise. The process for the disbursement of funds includes a request for specific assistance that is reviewed and approved by the leadership team charged with oversight of the fund.

Financial snapshot

In recent years, the BIC Global Compassion Fund has disbursed funds to global relief work in countries around the world, including in Haiti, Honduras, India, Japan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Zambia, and Zimbabwe:

  • 2008—$72,800
  • 2009—$309,260
  • 2010—$166,710
  • 2011—$139,160
  • 2012—$86,970
  • 2013—$57,684
  • 2014—$37,257
  • 2015—$71,500
  • 2016—$62,510

How to give

Donations can be made to the fund at any time. Your donation can be made online or you may mail a check to:

Brethren in Christ U.S.
431 Grantham Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

If giving by check, please make it out to "General Conference of the Brethren in Christ, Inc." and designate "Global Compassion Fund" on the memo line.