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 rating430 of 110213 of 33
Fund acquisition rating142 of 11036 of 33
Resource allocation rating378 of 11036 of 33
Asset utilization rating940 of 110229 of 33

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$443,526$275,720$221,613$259,445$411,419
Short-term investments$23,497,203$18,884,390$3,493,042$4,167,748$1,005,487
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$29,752,178$23,337,010$14,939,881$9,636,120$8,870,734
Long-term investments$4,306,492$1,285,829$1,393,845$1,434,421$1,436,123
Fixed assets$20,407,989$17,079,405$15,721,995$14,813,094$12,753,963
Other long-term assets$604,467$624,417$910,941$461,608$0
Total long-term assets$25,318,948$18,989,651$18,026,781$16,709,123$14,190,086
Total assets$55,071,126$42,326,661$32,966,662$26,345,243$23,060,820
Payables and accrued expenses$223,641$428,006$460,052$309,711$301,251
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$223,641$428,006$460,052$309,711$301,251
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$305,000$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$528,641$428,006$460,052$309,711$301,251
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$29,118,301$24,620,761$21,511,669$16,994,544$14,689,805
With donor restrictions$25,424,184$17,277,894$10,994,941$9,040,988$8,069,764
Net assets$54,542,485$41,898,655$32,506,610$26,035,532$22,759,569
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$39,115,232$27,804,328$25,258,822$21,141,814$20,918,652
Program service revenue$1,207,516$925,219$741,425$685,091$536,769
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$458,235$208,288($114,352)$194,269$126,495
Other revenue($25,346)($49,585)($12,984)$22,415$43,761
Total other revenue$1,640,405$1,083,922$614,089$901,775$707,025
Total revenue$40,755,637$28,888,250$25,872,911$22,043,589$21,625,677
Program services$24,504,773$17,301,922$17,434,984$17,028,047$16,757,448
Management and general$1,211,601$1,056,666$930,085$831,230$794,581
Total expenses$27,054,489$19,635,198$19,555,105$18,884,294$18,493,823
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$13,701,148$9,253,052$6,317,806$3,159,295$3,131,854
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$13,701,148$9,253,052$6,317,806$3,159,295$3,131,854


N Andrew LehmanVice-President$211,608
Kory KaebVP - Operations$187,675
Todd BlockOrphan Care$154,079
Andrew GerberDevelopment Officer$133,316
Richard MetcalfeProgram Director$128,515
Kyle HangartnerController$112,442
Reed YackleyCreative Director$110,790

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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