Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)

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The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 200 respected organizations and 850+ church members. Our joint initiatives inspire and equip Christians to effectively live out the Bible's call to care for orphans and vulnerable children

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
6723 Whittier Avenue
Ste. 202
Mclean, VA 22101


Phone: 813-575-4586

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 261492375


Chairman: Jerry Haag

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


CAFO unites more than 225 respected organizations and a global network of churches. We labor together in shared initiatives that inspire and equip Christians for effective orphan care, family preservation, adoption and foster care. We work to see the local church in every nation known as the primary answer for the needs of vulnerable children in their midst.

Mission statement

Statement of faith

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating190 of 107728 of 144
Fund acquisition rating129 of 10786 of 144
Resource allocation rating355 of 107839 of 144
Asset utilization rating464 of 107767 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$361,409$246,869$125,265$105,715$55,225
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,213,917$2,460,136$1,724,669$1,542,896$1,326,557
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$15,420$15,038$2,815$3,868$8,742
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$189$798
Total long-term assets$15,420$15,038$2,815$4,057$9,540
Total assets$4,229,337$2,475,174$1,727,484$1,546,953$1,336,097
Payables and accrued expenses$53,214$30,906$32,959$20,749$20,574
Other current liabilities$133,848$240,919$119,718$192,090$226,839
Total current liabilities$187,062$271,825$152,677$212,839$247,413
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$198,900$0$0$0
Total liabilities$187,062$470,725$152,677$212,839$247,413
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$3,235,375$961,965$757,384$569,582$526,485
With donor restrictions$806,900$1,042,484$817,423$764,532$562,199
Net assets$4,042,275$2,004,449$1,574,807$1,334,114$1,088,684
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,511,032$1,999,032$1,471,561$1,191,876$1,225,650
Program service revenue$792,703$415,854$707,426$706,242$442,501
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$154,439
Investment income$1,019$6,082$9,858$3,145$2,969
Other revenue$38,398$25,427$55,351$46,285$35,997
Total other revenue$832,120$447,363$772,635$755,672$635,906
Total revenue$4,343,152$2,446,395$2,244,196$1,947,548$1,861,556
Program services$2,172,362$1,777,815$1,782,327$1,477,678$1,302,815
Management and general$299,699$195,913$183,119$173,526$133,996
Total expenses$2,515,744$2,016,753$2,003,503$1,702,118$1,484,529
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,827,408$429,642$240,693$245,430$377,027
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,827,408$429,642$240,693$245,430$377,027


Jedd MedefindPresident$206,977

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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