Kids Alive International, Inc.

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Summary

Kids Alive International is a Christ-centered mission dedicated to rescuing orphans and vulnerable children - meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, and emotional needs.

All of the children in our care were orphaned, abandoned, or abused, living on the streets, and victims of poverty, disease, or war. Kids Alive rescues these children - one at a time - and enrolls them into one of our Children's Homes, a Care Center, or School program that is best suited to the care they need.

We are currently reaching children in 12 countries with the redeeming love of Christ.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Kids Alive International, Inc.
2507 Cumberland Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383-2503

Website: www.kidsalive.org

Phone: (219) 464-9035

Email: kidsalive@kidsalive.org


Organization details

EIN: 311140515

CEO/President: Corbey Dukes

Chairman: Sheri McCurley

Board size: 10

Founder: Rev. and Mrs. Leslie Anglin

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1984


Purpose

Kids Alive International is a Christ-centered organization that believes every child deserves to live free from the bondage of hunger, abuse, and exploitation.

Our commitment to this Biblical truth compels us to deliver life's essentials and with the same compassion and excellence that we would want for the children in our lives.

We rescue and provide for orphaned and forgotten children one at a time, but we accomplish so much more.

Together, we empower families and communities by developing partnerships and sharing the faith, knowledge, and infrastructure that creates self-sustaining legacies of transformation.


Mission statement

For over 100 years, our mission has not changed: to rescue and redeem orphans and at-risk children. We believe in families, so we work to strengthen them; but when a child's own home is no longer a safe option, we care for them in loving, family-style homes.


Statement of faith

Kids Alive International uses the following to communicate its values:

I. We believe in the one infinite God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

II. We believe in Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, and that, as the Son of God, He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit, being born of the Virgin Mary; that He truly rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is now there engaged in intercession for us at the right hand of the Father.

III. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, and that He is ever present and active in and with every true born child of God, and that He is present to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.

IV. We believe that the Scripture of the Old and the New Testaments are given by Divine inspiration; that they are the infallible, supreme, and final authority in faith and life.

V. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death or separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.

VI. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures; that He, as the representative and substitutionary sacrifice for sin, obtained redemption by the shedding of His blood for all who believe in Him.

VII. We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

VIII. We believe that all who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are freely justified by the Father, born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God.

IX. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating991 of 1022117 of 121
Fund acquisition rating943 of 1024110 of 121
Resource allocation rating828 of 102497 of 121
Asset utilization rating879 of 1022103 of 121

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%13%7%7%6%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%13%7%7%6%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%99%99%98%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%12%7%7%7%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%1%1%2%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%77%86%86%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%107%97%93%89%90%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%82%83%80%76%76%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-7%3%7%11%10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%-7%3%7%11%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%7%7%8%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.211.060.900.860.840.85
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.294.963.903.994.265.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.775.263.513.443.584.25
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.977.9811.068.4710.5115.34
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.130.090.120.100.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.111.993.113.073.032.64
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%3%3%4%4%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%1%1%2%2%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%91%107%111%114%114%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$2,207,055$3,291,737$3,082,999$2,631,813$2,051,522
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$140,201$109,115$125,687$106,484$63,857
Short-term investments$317,721$285,242$308,472$371,287$229,429
Other current assets$119,996$100,643$110,356$96,210$87,535
Total current assets$2,784,973$3,786,737$3,627,514$3,205,794$2,432,343
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$11,036,659$10,973,109$10,849,608$10,442,745$9,766,295
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$11,036,659$10,973,109$10,849,608$10,442,745$9,766,295
Total assets$13,821,632$14,759,846$14,477,122$13,648,539$12,198,638
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$280,558$272,015$348,604$220,923$117,311
Other current liabilities$68,636$70,322$79,498$84,238$41,207
Total current liabilities$349,194$342,337$428,102$305,161$158,518
Debt$130,348$169,299$209,879$249,164$284,889
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$130,348$169,299$209,879$249,164$284,889
Total liabilities$479,542$511,636$637,981$554,325$443,407
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$11,381,141$11,845,771$11,252,808$10,737,606$9,536,028
With donor restrictions$2,960,949$2,402,439$2,586,333$2,356,608$2,219,203
Net assets$13,342,090$14,248,210$13,839,141$13,094,214$11,755,231
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$13,578,191$13,521,228$13,206,253$12,772,117$11,432,183
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$61,400($17,637)$52,448$34,698($9,524)
Other revenue$106,761$206,208$155,405$113,675$79,041
Total other revenue$168,161$188,571$207,853$148,373$69,517
Total revenue$13,746,352$13,709,799$13,414,106$12,920,490$11,501,700
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$11,289,217$11,430,418$10,726,153$9,785,964$8,757,794
Management and general$1,611,793$966,991$882,760$891,043$808,888
Fundraising$1,751,462$903,321$885,266$804,500$781,819
Total expenses$14,652,472$13,300,730$12,494,179$11,481,507$10,348,501
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($906,120)$409,069$919,927$1,438,983$1,153,199
Other changes in net assets$0$0($175,000)($100,000)$0
Total change in net assets($906,120)$409,069$744,927$1,338,983$1,153,199

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Parker MatthewPresident$166,889
Murphy LyricVice President of Fund Develop$123,588

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry


PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
President George W. Bush awarded Mr. Chuck Hinken the Presidential Volunteer Service Award this past April 2007.

Chuck and his wife, Mary, volunteered this year for a couple of months at our Kids Alive Peru Children's Home in Lima. Besides being "Grandpa and Grandma" to the kids, they assumed total maintenance of the Home making lots of much-needed repairs.

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard measured by the number of volunteer hours served over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.


MICHAEL AND SUSAN DELL FOUNDATION
For three consecutive years, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation have awarded a grand to Kids Alive International for their work in Kenya and most recently Sudan. Funds have helped build children's homes, care centers, and an infirmary, bore wells, provide high school tuition in Kenya and expand our new ministry to refugee children in Sudan.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/27/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Kids Alive International began in 1916 in Shantung Province, China, when missionaries Leslie and Ava Anglin began taking in homeless Chinese children.

From those humble beginnings, Kids Alive today has expanded worldwide, helping care for thousands of children through Residential Homes, Care Centers, and Schools.

And we reach even more children through medical clinics, community outreach programs, and - in special cases - disaster relief response. Through these various ministry efforts, orphans and abandoned children are being given education, clothing, healthy food, medical care, and - most importantly - the opportunity to know and serve Christ.

To reach children globally, Kids Alive has affiliate offices in the United Kingdom and Taiwan.


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