A Child's Hope International

The information on this page was last updated 4/8/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


We strive to motivate and mobilize the church to care for orphans and vulnerable children. Enabling each church to wrap around at least one child through family strengthening, orphan care, and humanitarian relief. When the church becomes engaged, communities will be restored and transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
A Child's Hope International
2430 E. Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Website: thechildrenarewaiting.org

Phone: 513 771 2244

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 262650611

CEO/President: Jerry Shannon

Chairman: Doug Peters

Board size: 8

Founder: Larry Bergeron

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


By working alongside a network of trusted locally led organizations and churches, our programs are helping children and families thrive through family strengthening, orphan care, and humanitarian relief.

Mission statement

To motivate and mobilize the church and the community to care for orphans and vulnerable children.

Statement of faith

Visit: https://thechildrenarewaiting.org/statement-of-faith/

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating161 of 109624 of 142
Fund acquisition rating157 of 109824 of 143
Resource allocation rating174 of 109829 of 143
Asset utilization rating579 of 109672 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$525,164$349,316$131,227$45,807$42,404
Short-term investments$0$0$593$0$528
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,282,519$1,277,962$1,214,876$1,168,471$1,062,431
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$429,130$357,915$391,568$56,525$61,107
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$429,130$357,915$391,568$56,525$61,107
Total assets$1,711,649$1,635,877$1,606,444$1,224,996$1,123,538
Payables and accrued expenses$80,699$116,175$97,205$24,561$40,937
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$80,699$116,175$97,205$24,561$40,937
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$80,699$116,175$97,205$24,561$40,937
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,452,497$1,471,834$1,461,371$1,144,718$0
With donor restrictions$178,453$47,868$47,868$55,717$0
Net assets$1,630,950$1,519,702$1,509,239$1,200,435$1,082,601
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,148,295$1,769,290$2,046,284$2,786,436$1,971,476
Program service revenue$9,380$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,381$15,121$25,869$10,592$2,467
Other revenue$30,544$23,239$7,613$86,664$575
Total other revenue$42,305$38,360$33,482$97,256$3,042
Total revenue$2,190,600$1,807,650$2,079,766$2,883,692$1,974,518
Program services$1,884,028$2,044,917$1,609,496$2,553,058$1,765,071
Management and general$155,306$137,860$132,034$171,231$96,680
Total expenses$2,079,352$2,211,868$1,770,962$2,765,858$1,901,735
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$111,248($404,218)$308,804$117,834$72,783
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$111,248($404,218)$308,804$117,834$72,783


Lawrence BergeronExecutive Director$99,330

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/8/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


A Child's Hope Int'l began in the spring of 2008 after Larry Bergeron returned from a vision trip to sub-Sahara Africa, where he saw the orphan crisis face to face. The HIV/AIDS epidemic was sweeping across many countries of Africa, claiming the lives of one or both parents and orphaning millions of children. More than 17 million orphans in the world have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS; 15 million of these children live in sub-Sahara Africa. The tragic upward trend of the orphan crisis captivated Larry and his life would never be the same. During that trip, he watched orphans perish from hunger and thirst, alone and without hope. Yet these children of hopelessness have names, they are children of God and God speaks of His love for these children more than forty times throughout Scripture. Larry returned home, left his church pastor position, and founded A Child's Hope Int'l with the goal to engage and empower local churches and communities to care for orphans and vulnerable children.

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