Serving Orphans Worldwide

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We at Serving Orphans Worldwide believe that all children are loved by God. Throughout Scripture, we see God's heart for the fatherless and James 1:27 makes very clear the mandate to care for orphaned children to His glory. We believe that one of the responsibilities of God's people is to care for widows, orphans, and those who have been marginalized by the economic and social systems of the world. It is to that end that we come alongside the body of Christ to support orphanages and children's homes.

SOW cares for orphaned children by empowering their caregivers to do their best work, with compassion, grace, integrity and excellence. Our end goal is to see every child reach the potential that God has for them.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Serving Orphans Worldwide
PO BOX 1403
Bristol, TN 37621


Phone: 866 580 5700

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 043614613

CEO/President: Dr. John Gregory

Chairman: Dr. John Gregory

Board size: 24

Founder: Dr. John Gregory

Ruling year: 2004

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


We rescue, train and sustain struggling children's homes.

Mission statement

Statement of faith

Serving Orphans Worldwide (SOW) shares a statement of faith commonly accepted by Christians, as follows:

We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating23 of 11046 of 122
Fund acquisition rating81 of 11057 of 122
Resource allocation rating75 of 110522 of 122
Asset utilization rating89 of 110410 of 122

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$250$1,702$250$250$1,748
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$974,212$957,366$724,702$503,200$618,137
Long-term investments$750,040$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$602
Other long-term assets$675$0$675$0$0
Total long-term assets$750,715$0$675$0$602
Total assets$1,724,927$957,366$725,377$503,200$618,739
Payables and accrued expenses$2,597$5,457$3,177$16,234$13,811
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$2,597$5,457$3,177$16,234$13,811
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$2,597$5,457$3,177$16,234$13,811
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,611,296$897,070$556,771$486,966$0
With donor restrictions$111,034$54,839$165,429$0$604,928
Net assets$1,722,330$951,909$722,200$486,966$604,928
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,042,070$2,935,614$2,351,363$2,019,145$2,195,974
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$331$84$160$396$19,290
Other revenue$43($11,845)$1,144$6,948$14,042
Total other revenue$374($11,761)$1,304$7,344$33,332
Total revenue$5,042,444$2,923,853$2,352,667$2,026,489$2,229,306
Program services$3,898,603$2,322,498$1,771,961$1,635,887$1,636,078
Management and general$334,161$354,095$328,661$287,262$353,019
Total expenses$4,272,023$2,694,144$2,117,433$2,144,451$2,111,331
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$770,421$229,709$235,234($117,962)$117,975
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$770,421$229,709$235,234($117,962)$117,975


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Program accomplishments

Our Global Impact

69 Children's Homes

29 Countries

6000+ Children Served