World Concern Development Organization was established in 1981 as a supporting organization to World Concern.

The purpose of WCDO is to seek, receive, implement and administer funds from governments and foundations for international relief and development programs. WCDO is incorporated as a 501©3 non-profit organization and is a registered USAID Private and Voluntary Organization (PVO).

WCDO was first registered with the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 1985, and with the Commission of the European Communities in 1994.

Since 1991, WCDO has received, implemented and administered in excess of $52 million in U.S. Government funding.