Children's HopeChest

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At Children's HopeChest, we empower orphaned and impoverished children and their communities through relationships that cultivate holistic transformation and sustainability. Our unique Community-to-Community model connects communities in the U.S. to communities overseas with a high population of orphaned and impoverished children.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Children's HopeChest
PO Box 1190
Palmer Lake, CO 80133


Phone: (719) 487-7800

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 330430285

CEO/President: Ken Sparks

Chairman: Jeff Wilson

Board size: 7


Ruling year: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


Children's HopeChest seeks to glorify God by effecting positive, lasting change in the lives of vulnerable children around the world. Specifically, we engage communities in long-term partnerships that:

Empower local leaders to provide food, medical care, and hope to their communities, while sharing the gospel.

Work with local leaders to reduce, and eventually eliminate, poverty by creating self-sufficiency for every child and every family in their community.

Support partnering communities as they directly engage with overseas communities to create sustainable transformation using healthy international development practices.

Address the complex causes of poverty, including material, spiritual, emotional, social, economic, and educational needs.

Put systems in place to reduce, and eventually eliminate, poverty in all of its forms.

Tend to children's holistic needs for survival, community, education, and employment.

Transform the lives of children and their communities through a focus on sustainability, independence, and long-term self-sufficiency.

Transform the lives of the partnering community members through exposure, education, relationship, service, and perhaps most importantly, instilling hope.

Mission statement

Children's HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities. We do this through partnerships that cultivate two-way transformation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating506 of 110463 of 143
Fund acquisition rating751 of 110596 of 143
Resource allocation rating727 of 110594 of 143
Asset utilization rating96 of 110413 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$85,183$75,766$56,287$40,662$29,969
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,295,139$946,122$853,379$905,431$648,301
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$60,607$79,765$110,939$138,327$28,371
Other long-term assets$137,295$172,438$2,844$6,256$0
Total long-term assets$197,902$252,203$113,783$144,583$28,371
Total assets$1,493,041$1,198,325$967,162$1,050,014$676,672
Payables and accrued expenses$163,654$103,816$129,142$140,175$156,118
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$163,654$103,816$129,142$140,175$156,118
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$143,311$173,849$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$143,311$173,849$0$0$0
Total liabilities$306,965$277,665$129,142$140,175$156,118
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$549,394$20,410($208,767)($248,164)($721,907)
With donor restrictions$636,682$900,250$1,046,787$1,158,003$1,242,461
Net assets$1,186,076$920,660$838,020$909,839$520,554
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,401,538$5,778,835$6,048,816$7,654,050$8,007,656
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,985$2,548$1,713$2,883$3,050
Other revenue$0$0$0$522$3,088
Total other revenue$12,985$2,548$1,713$3,405$6,138
Total revenue$6,414,523$5,781,383$6,050,529$7,657,455$8,013,794
Program services$4,985,332$4,678,431$4,992,913$6,083,708$6,865,111
Management and general$666,029$625,078$650,455$703,366$783,700
Total expenses$6,147,610$5,668,100$6,100,843$7,236,056$8,063,130
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$266,913$113,283($50,314)$421,399($49,336)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$266,913$113,283($50,314)$421,399($49,336)


Ken SparksPresident and CEO$182,584
Wil CrooksVP of Strategic Partnerships$120,433
Leona StraitController$105,788

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2023

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