A Child's Hope International

The information on this page was last updated 12/4/2023. 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 rating181 of 111025 of 146
Fund acquisition rating290 of 111144 of 146
Resource allocation rating189 of 111127 of 146
Asset utilization rating512 of 111058 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$493,865$525,164$349,316$131,227$45,807
Short-term investments$0$0$0$593$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$970,618$1,282,519$1,277,962$1,214,876$1,168,471
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$382,902$429,130$357,915$391,568$56,525
Other long-term assets$249,053$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$631,955$429,130$357,915$391,568$56,525
Total assets$1,602,573$1,711,649$1,635,877$1,606,444$1,224,996
Payables and accrued expenses$66,542$80,699$116,175$97,205$24,561
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$66,542$80,699$116,175$97,205$24,561
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$249,053$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$249,053$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$315,595$80,699$116,175$97,205$24,561
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,108,525$1,452,497$1,471,834$1,461,371$1,144,718
With donor restrictions$178,453$178,453$47,868$47,868$55,717
Net assets$1,286,978$1,630,950$1,519,702$1,509,239$1,200,435
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,108,852$2,148,295$1,769,290$2,046,284$2,786,436
Program service revenue$0$9,380$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,650$2,381$15,121$25,869$10,592
Other revenue$22,944$30,544$23,239$7,613$86,664
Total other revenue$26,594$42,305$38,360$33,482$97,256
Total revenue$2,135,446$2,190,600$1,807,650$2,079,766$2,883,692
Program services$2,224,882$1,884,028$2,044,917$1,609,496$2,553,058
Management and general$184,911$155,306$137,860$132,034$171,231
Total expenses$2,479,418$2,079,352$2,211,868$1,770,962$2,765,858
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($343,972)$111,248($404,218)$308,804$117,834
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($343,972)$111,248($404,218)$308,804$117,834


Gerald ShannonExecutive Director$145,016

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/4/2023. 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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