Lifesong for Orphans

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Lifesong seeks to mobilize the Church to care for the orphan, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care, some to give.

With caring people like you and church partnerships, we support children through global orphan care ministries, Christian adoptive families, and foster care initiatives.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 9
Gridley, IL 61744


Phone: 309-747-4527

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 351902841

CEO/President: Gary Ringger

Chairman: Rod Brenneman

Board size: 8

Founder: Gary Ringger

Ruling year: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Every Child We Serve Will:

Be taught the Gospel and how to live as followers of Jesus Christ

Not want for food, clothing, medical care, or shelter

Receive a quality education to provide a foundation for their future

Experience continued love and support as they transition into adult living

Mission statement

Our mission is bringing joy and purpose to orphans.

Statement of faith

The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God to man.

There is one eternal God, the Creator of all things, who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life.

Man was created in God's image, but by man's transgression became separated from God.

Man is justified by faith, by the shed blood of Jesus Christ on Calvary's cross, His death, and His resurrection from the grave.

The Holy Spirit resides in the hearts of true believers and is evidenced by a spiritual rebirth, reconciliation with God, and obedience to God's Word.

Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal damnation.

God is the creator of all life, including the unborn; all life is precious in His sight.

God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman united in a lifelong union.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating335 of 111211 of 32
Fund acquisition rating177 of 11136 of 32
Resource allocation rating160 of 11133 of 32
Asset utilization rating975 of 111226 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,940,377$443,526$275,720$221,613$259,445
Short-term investments$28,020,940$23,497,203$18,884,390$3,493,042$4,167,748
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$34,911,830$29,752,178$23,337,010$14,939,881$9,636,120
Long-term investments$4,360,614$4,306,492$1,285,829$1,393,845$1,434,421
Fixed assets$22,765,309$20,407,989$17,079,405$15,721,995$14,813,094
Other long-term assets$712,498$604,467$624,417$910,941$461,608
Total long-term assets$27,838,421$25,318,948$18,989,651$18,026,781$16,709,123
Total assets$62,750,251$55,071,126$42,326,661$32,966,662$26,345,243
Payables and accrued expenses$581,426$223,641$428,006$460,052$309,711
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$581,426$223,641$428,006$460,052$309,711
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,640$305,000$0$0$0
Total liabilities$584,066$528,641$428,006$460,052$309,711
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$32,881,200$29,118,301$24,620,761$21,511,669$16,994,544
With donor restrictions$29,284,985$25,424,184$17,277,894$10,994,941$9,040,988
Net assets$62,166,185$54,542,485$41,898,655$32,506,610$26,035,532
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$35,039,526$39,115,232$27,804,328$25,258,822$21,141,814
Program service revenue$2,252,553$1,207,516$925,219$741,425$685,091
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,512,638$458,235$208,288($114,352)$194,269
Other revenue$1,909($25,346)($49,585)($12,984)$22,415
Total other revenue$4,767,100$1,640,405$1,083,922$614,089$901,775
Total revenue$39,806,626$40,755,637$28,888,250$25,872,911$22,043,589
Program services$30,324,170$24,504,773$17,301,922$17,434,984$17,028,047
Management and general$513,071$1,211,601$1,056,666$930,085$831,230
Total expenses$32,143,911$27,054,489$19,635,198$19,555,105$18,884,294
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$7,662,715$13,701,148$9,253,052$6,317,806$3,159,295
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,662,715$13,701,148$9,253,052$6,317,806$3,159,295


N Andrew LehmanVice-President$234,604
Kory KaebVP - Operations$213,403

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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