HISTORY & MISSION
The vision of Ravi Zacharias, Wellspring International was established in 2004 as the humanitarian arm of RZIM. It is an extension of our central focus, where we live out what we passionately defend.
Raised in a region of the world well-acquainted with human suffering, Ravi’s heart has always felt a particular burden for those living in poverty, injustice, and tragedy. As a community, RZIM believes that each person carries intrinsic value given by their Creator, and Wellspring International was established as a meaningful way for RZIM to respond to some of the prevalent wounds of humanity.
Believing there are many who want to respond to some of the particular human tragedies of our time but are unsure of how to do so in a responsible and meaningful way, Wellspring International’s extensive due diligence process gives an assurance that donations are meeting critical on the ground needs while providing donors with the transparency they desire.
Through a comprehensive process of due diligence, we identify international grassroots efforts and effective organizations operating with integrity to meet a legitimate local need.
Our process includes a detailed application, a review of key financial records, and an on-site visit that we believe is an integral piece in understanding the nature of the program. Prior to sending a grant, Wellspring International establishes an annual Memorandum of Understanding with each organization that details the use of funds and reporting to affirm responsible giving for every donor and accountability for every organization.
Monitoring and reporting include monthly progress reports, quarterly financial reports, a third-party audit, and annual site visit by Wellspring International.
You can be confident that with a unique and carefully designed accountability process, Wellspring International is looking out for your best interest to preserve the integrity of your donation.
“RZIM is an apologetic ministry. We are here to lift the intellectual veil that casts a blinding shadow upon the eyes of the thinker…not all shadows are imagined. Some are real. The pain and suffering of people is real. Wellspring International is ‘practical apologetics.’ Love is the most powerful apologetic. It is the essential component in reaching the whole person in a fragmented world. The need is vast, but it is also imperative that we be willing to follow the example of Jesus and meet the need.” – Ravi Zacharias