Holt International Children's Services

The information on this page was last updated 5/15/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


We empower families to overcome poverty, care for children in orphanages and unite children with families through adoption. Together with you, we work as the hands and feet of Jesus serving children in need around the world!

Contact information

Mailing address:
Holt International Children's Services
250 Country Club Rd.
Eugene, OR 97401

Website: holtinternational.org

Phone: 1-888-355-4658

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 237257390

CEO/President: Phillip Littleton

Chairman: Margaret Fitch-Hauser

Board size: 14

Founder: Harry and Bertha Holt

Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Our Vision: A world where every child has a loving, secure home.

Mission statement

Holt International is a Christian organization that provides care and support to many of the world's most vulnerable children - those who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family.

Statement of faith

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating949 of 111025 of 32
Fund acquisition rating1089 of 111131 of 32
Resource allocation rating996 of 111128 of 32
Asset utilization rating318 of 111010 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,858,050$3,742,433$3,022,726$3,255,060$2,676,490
Short-term investments$9,867,810$12,978,676$11,356,592$11,748,070$11,329,754
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$13,509,916$19,281,953$19,588,478$18,263,065$17,335,601
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,120,467$5,462,431$4,230,976$4,391,989$3,091,047
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,120,467$5,462,431$4,230,976$4,391,989$3,091,047
Total assets$18,630,383$24,744,384$23,819,454$22,655,054$20,426,648
Payables and accrued expenses$1,911,150$1,806,695$1,841,578$1,786,685$1,517,260
Other current liabilities$1,727,184$3,752,174$4,132,339$4,645,615$3,922,704
Total current liabilities$3,638,334$5,558,869$5,973,917$6,432,300$5,439,964
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$324,878$344,985$2,579,792$385,032$404,752
Total long-term liabilities$324,878$344,985$2,579,792$385,032$404,752
Total liabilities$3,963,212$5,903,854$8,553,709$6,817,332$5,844,716
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$10,096,866$12,981,929$10,660,343$11,052,060$10,015,431
With donor restrictions$4,570,305$5,858,601$4,605,402$4,785,662$4,566,501
Net assets$14,667,171$18,840,530$15,265,745$15,837,722$14,581,932
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$21,964,385$25,108,734$21,756,350$19,674,706$19,081,454
Program service revenue$5,736,301$5,632,913$6,729,642$8,252,861$8,289,085
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$400,192$268,862$376,433$368,133$264,805
Other revenue$0$0($109,553)($151,648)($20,619)
Total other revenue$6,136,493$5,901,775$6,996,522$8,469,346$8,533,271
Total revenue$28,100,878$31,010,509$28,752,872$28,144,052$27,614,725
Program services$22,352,637$21,196,322$20,971,488$20,636,192$19,884,038
Management and general$2,643,821$2,050,966$2,582,642$2,615,404$2,242,060
Total expenses$30,230,057$29,102,772$29,400,295$28,097,085$27,138,522
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($2,129,179)$1,907,737($647,423)$46,967$476,203
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,129,179)$1,907,737($647,423)$46,967$476,203


Phillip LittletonPresident and CEO$227,913
Eric Mason Left 822Chief Development/Marketing$174,888
Daniel SmithVP Finance and CFO$166,721
Thoa BuiVP of International Programs$148,221
Lisa VertulfoSen. Exec. of International Adoption$123,571
Sarah HalfmanSenior Executive of Programs$117,568

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/15/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1956, Harry and Bertha Holt revolutionized the definition of family when they adopted eight children in the wake of the Korean War. They pioneered international adoption, and founded Holt International. But long before that, they were child sponsors - driven by their compassion, generosity and desire to do what they could to make the world a better place.

Program accomplishments

In 2021, Holt sponsors and donors helped:

Improve the lives of 1,036,117 children, family members and other individuals around the world

Unite 274 children with adoptive families through international or in-country adoption

Care for 3,529 children in orphanages, group homes or foster families

Keep 30,489 children in the loving care of their birth families

Provide post adoption services for 2,277 adoptees and families


When you sponsor a child through Holt, your monthly gifts help provide everything a child needs to reach their potential in life - from food, shelter and education to the nurturing care of a devoted family or caregiver.

Over time, you may also build a relationship with your sponsored child by corresponding through our Holt Sponsor Center. Children may send letters or artwork to share about their lives and express their gratitude. Here is a letter one child wrote for their sponsor in the U.S.

Help Care for a Child in Need! You can help provide everything a child needs to thrive - from food, safe shelter and education to the nurturing care of a devoted family or caregiver!