World Orphans

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Children belong in families.
Our model of care equips the local church to come alongside vulnerable families, empowering them and providing wholistic care for their children.

Contact information

Mailing address:
World Orphans
6020 Erin Park Dr Ste A
Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Phone: 1-888-677-4267


Organization details

EIN: 330571309

CEO/President: Scott Vair

Chairman: Ty Albright

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2004


Our Vision: To empower the church to care for orphans and vulnerable families.

Our Home Based Care program focuses on family preservation through addressing and preventing the rise of the orphan population by caring for children in their home environments.

Most children living in orphanages have at least one living parent. Working together, we help keep families together, strengthen them, and help them toward independence.

Through Church Partnership, we come alongside local churches to provide support for vulnerable families and children within their communities.

Mission statement

We equip, inspire, and mobilize the church to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Churches engaged. Children restored. Communities transformed by the gospel of Christ.

We exist because we believe what scripture says about the church, the orphan, and the expansion of the gospel.

Statement of faith

Our board of directors and our staff commit ourselves without reservation to the following statement of faith.

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the Word of God verbally inspired and wholly without error in all that it declares and therefore is the supreme and final authority for faith and life.

WE BELIEVE in the one true triune God-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE in the virgin birth and the deity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who is also the Son of Man.

WE BELIEVE that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sins of the world, effective for all who repent and believe.

WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, which ensures the resurrection of all believers who have received God's gift of eternal life.

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom.

WE BELIEVE that man was originally created in the image of God, that he fell into sin through the first Adam, and that he is responsible for all sin that causes him to be separated from God and lost eternally.

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells all who receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

WE BELIEVE that all Christians are called to good works and are in the world, but are separate from it.

WE BELIEVE that Christians are called to witness for Christ and to preach the Gospel to all nations.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating174 of 10228 of 34
Fund acquisition rating351 of 102410 of 34
Resource allocation rating391 of 102417 of 34
Asset utilization rating178 of 10227 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$21,555$72,399$25,640$33,478$41,263
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,017,954$584,340$604,098$577,509$755,000
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$15,358$89$470,369$650,522$510,086
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$15,358$89$470,369$650,522$510,086
Total assets$1,033,312$584,429$1,074,467$1,228,031$1,265,086
Payables and accrued expenses$13,925$9,599$10,493$9,004$10,794
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$13,925$9,599$10,493$9,004$10,794
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$13,925$9,599$10,493$9,004$10,794
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$381,009$31,783$507,624$693,377$623,782
With donor restrictions$638,378$543,047$556,350$525,650$630,510
Net assets$1,019,387$574,830$1,063,974$1,219,027$1,254,292
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,012,422$2,665,654$3,286,565$3,194,137$3,390,931
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$23,350
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$166$1,891($159,573)$0$400
Other revenue($8,137)($75,907)($100,870)($49,920)($53,762)
Total other revenue($7,971)($74,016)($260,443)($49,920)($30,012)
Total revenue$3,004,451$2,591,638$3,026,122$3,144,217$3,360,919
Program services$2,172,220$2,246,521$2,797,902$2,781,334$2,684,320
Management and general$271,714$262,683$280,375$269,611$262,349
Total expenses$2,559,894$2,610,860$3,181,175$3,179,482$3,077,408
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$444,557($19,222)($155,053)($35,265)$283,511
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$444,557($19,222)($155,053)($35,265)$283,511


Scott VairPresident / CEO$135,392

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/7/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

Last year, World Orphans...
walked with 35 churches
who walked with 563 families
who cared for 1425 children in our home based care program

Through economic empowerment last year...
228 single mothers and vulnerable families participated in savings programs in Ethiopia and Guatemala
206 microloans were issued to vulnerable women in Haiti and Ethiopia
89 people received training in financial principals, budgeting, savings, and running a small business


You can help vulnerable families, today! Whether you are an individual, a business, or a church, we have multiple ways for you to be involved in preserving families.

One of the most generous forms of giving over the years toward our ministry has been the donation of print materials. This has allowed us to communicate through print materials with our constituents in ways that we would not have been able to, otherwise.