Holt International Children's Services

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We strengthen families at risk of separation, care for orphaned and vulnerable children, and find families for children through adoption.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Holt International Children's Services
P.O. Box 2880
Eugene, OR 97402-7402

Website: www.holtinternational.org

Phone: 1-888-355-4658

Email: info@holtinternational.org

Organization details

EIN: 237257390

CEO/President: Phillip Littleton

Chairman: Margaret Fitch-Hauser

Board size: 12

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


Around the world, more than 140 million kids have lost one or both parents. Millions more are at serious risk of losing their families. These kids have survived incredible poverty, hardship, loss, exploitation and neglect. They live in the world's toughest places. But because of you, their lives will take a dramatic turn. We use your generous donations and our expertise to help kids who no other organization can. We help families and communities in crisis tackle the causes of poverty and injustice. We partner with local experts and advocates to care for kids who are living without their families. We find and support domestic and international adoptive families for kids. Upholding the example of Jesus, we love, serve and care for all children and families no matter their religion, their race, their ethnicity, culture or gender. We believe all people are equal.

Mission statement

We are a Christian organization committed to a world where every child has a loving and secure home. We help strengthen vulnerable families, care for orphans, and find adoptive families for kids.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating926 of 102231 of 34
Fund acquisition rating1021 of 102434 of 34
Resource allocation rating909 of 102434 of 34
Asset utilization rating451 of 102217 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,022,726$3,255,060$2,676,490$2,980,987$2,906,378
Short-term investments$11,356,592$11,748,070$11,329,754$10,819,055$10,395,233
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$19,588,478$18,263,065$17,335,601$16,644,693$15,734,502
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,230,976$4,391,989$3,091,047$3,156,716$4,465,213
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,230,976$4,391,989$3,091,047$3,156,716$4,465,213
Total assets$23,819,454$22,655,054$20,426,648$19,801,409$20,199,715
Payables and accrued expenses$1,841,578$1,786,685$1,517,260$1,397,284$1,102,505
Other current liabilities$4,132,339$4,645,615$3,922,704$4,252,484$4,391,127
Total current liabilities$5,973,917$6,432,300$5,439,964$5,649,768$5,493,632
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$2,579,792$385,032$404,752$433,700$459,831
Total long-term liabilities$2,579,792$385,032$404,752$433,700$2,659,831
Total liabilities$8,553,709$6,817,332$5,844,716$6,083,468$8,153,463
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$10,660,343$11,052,060$10,015,431$9,144,461$7,769,092
With donor restrictions$4,605,402$4,785,662$4,566,501$4,573,480$4,277,160
Net assets$15,265,745$15,837,722$14,581,932$13,717,941$12,046,252
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$21,756,350$19,674,706$19,081,454$16,910,600$16,044,758
Program service revenue$6,729,642$8,252,861$8,289,085$8,926,254$8,991,696
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$376,433$368,133$264,805$873,325$400,417
Other revenue($109,553)($151,648)($20,619)($10,850)$19,509
Total other revenue$6,996,522$8,469,346$8,533,271$9,788,729$9,411,622
Total revenue$28,752,872$28,144,052$27,614,725$26,699,329$25,456,380
Program services$20,971,488$20,636,192$19,884,038$18,211,724$17,146,017
Management and general$2,582,642$2,615,404$2,242,060$3,028,195$3,079,196
Total expenses$29,400,295$28,097,085$27,138,522$25,692,316$24,561,920
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($647,423)$46,967$476,203$1,007,013$894,460
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($647,423)$46,967$476,203$1,007,013$894,460


Phillip LittletonPresident and CEO$231,265
Caryl GarciaSr VP of Programs$179,858
Daniel SmithVP of Finance/Admin and CFO$164,912
Eric MasonChief Development/Marketing Officer$159,104
Susan Fitz-GeraldVP of Policy & External Affairs$138,528

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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 2019, our inspired, generous donors and child sponsors:

...helped over 31,150 children to grow and thrive in the care of their families

...gave life-changing care to 7,462 orphans and children living without families

...helped 554 children join families through adoption