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: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating518 of 110411 of 42
Fund acquisition rating334 of 11059 of 42
Resource allocation rating515 of 110514 of 42
Asset utilization rating741 of 110423 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$103,400$361,409$246,869$125,265$105,715
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,811,232$4,213,917$2,460,136$1,724,669$1,542,896
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,717$15,420$15,038$2,815$3,868
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$189
Total long-term assets$7,717$15,420$15,038$2,815$4,057
Total assets$4,818,949$4,229,337$2,475,174$1,727,484$1,546,953
Payables and accrued expenses$147,357$53,214$30,906$32,959$20,749
Other current liabilities$370,959$133,848$240,919$119,718$192,090
Total current liabilities$518,316$187,062$271,825$152,677$212,839
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$198,900$0$0
Total liabilities$518,316$187,062$470,725$152,677$212,839
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,791,324$3,235,375$961,965$757,384$569,582
With donor restrictions$509,309$806,900$1,042,484$817,423$764,532
Net assets$4,300,633$4,042,275$2,004,449$1,574,807$1,334,114
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,449,404$3,511,032$1,999,032$1,471,561$1,191,876
Program service revenue$1,012,861$792,703$415,854$707,426$706,242
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$53,304$1,019$6,082$9,858$3,145
Other revenue$34,035$38,398$25,427$55,351$46,285
Total other revenue$1,100,200$832,120$447,363$772,635$755,672
Total revenue$3,549,604$4,343,152$2,446,395$2,244,196$1,947,548
Program services$2,741,991$2,172,362$1,777,815$1,782,327$1,477,678
Management and general$440,831$299,699$195,913$183,119$173,526
Total expenses$3,291,246$2,515,744$2,016,753$2,003,503$1,702,118
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$258,358$1,827,408$429,642$240,693$245,430
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$258,358$1,827,408$429,642$240,693$245,430


Jedd MedefindPresident$238,458
Tony MitchellCOO$140,171

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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