Kids Around The World

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Summary

All it takes is an encounter with hope to make a lasting impact.

Together, our three programs meet both physical and spiritual needs of kids around the world. By providing meals, giving the gift of playgrounds, and making the Bible come to life through story, we are delivering hope and helping kids to encounter Jesus firsthand.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Kids Around The World
5245 28th Avenue
Rockford, IL 61109

Website: kidsaroundtheworld.com

Phone: 815-229-8731

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 364007250

CEO/President: Jeff Rosene

Chairman: Bill & Tonya Meister

Board size: 26

Founder: Denny and Evie Johnson

Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


Purpose

We will strategically impact the lives of four million children through our outreach programs (KIDStory, OneMeal, and Playgrounds) by the year 2020. We recognize that nearly 25% of children under the age of 14 who hear and believe the Gospel message will begin a relationship with Jesus, so our vision is to see one million one lives transformed.

We also recognize that 85% of children learn best through teaching that is oral based, so we will share the message of God's love primarily through Bible Storying. Our training will focus on methods and strategies that will assist in creating environments where children can be nurtured to make an impact in their communities.

Our primary area of focus will be in communities where the Church isn't engaged to meet the needs of children, or there is no Church presence at all. In order for us to accomplish our vision, we partner and network with like-minded churches, organizations, and individuals to globally impact the lives of children.


Mission statement

We impact the lives of kids and their surrounding communities with God's transforming hope through food, play, and story.


Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating211 of 110422 of 88
Fund acquisition rating453 of 110540 of 88
Resource allocation rating261 of 110523 of 88
Asset utilization rating348 of 110430 of 88

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%5%4%5%4%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%4%5%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%100%100%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%5%6%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%0%0%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%91%90%88%89%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%97%84%94%92%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%88%76%83%81%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%3%16%6%8%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%6%27%9%21%16%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
6%4%5%6%7%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.511.621.291.302.342.79
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.234.674.863.125.216.80
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.897.566.274.0512.1818.98
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.0120.1320.0319.7812.614.32
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.050.050.050.080.23
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.821.511.822.810.910.49
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%16%12%17%3%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%15%11%15%1%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
60%52%68%64%42%35%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$827,552$621,345$810,699$266,266$76,968
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$94,907$176,091$142,615$125,920$111,818
Short-term investments$0$0$0$50,867$80,673
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$922,459$797,436$953,314$443,053$269,459
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$602,840$591,725$597,787$65,169$40,569
Other long-term assets$2,783,363$2,486,086$1,424,754$1,798,604$1,521,718
Total long-term assets$3,386,203$3,077,811$2,022,541$1,863,773$1,562,287
Total assets$4,308,662$3,875,247$2,975,855$2,306,826$1,831,746
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$45,828$39,812$48,207$35,137$62,341
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$45,828$39,812$48,207$35,137$62,341
Debt$626,673$420,213$450,649$22,607$4,383
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$626,673$420,213$450,649$22,607$4,383
Total liabilities$672,501$460,025$498,856$57,744$66,724
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,592,255$3,305,222$2,300,442$2,155,082$1,765,022
With donor restrictions$43,906$110,000$176,557$94,000$0
Net assets$3,636,161$3,415,222$2,476,999$2,249,082$1,765,022
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$7,176,445$5,940,162$4,098,158$5,870,297$5,373,661
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$15,048$1,385($5,929)$6,803$2,600
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$24,497
Total other revenue$15,048$1,385($5,929)$6,803$27,097
Total revenue$7,191,493$5,941,547$4,092,229$5,877,100$5,400,758
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$6,338,554$4,501,167$3,401,617$4,775,316$4,575,001
Management and general$250,250$247,728$246,861$374,079$350,832
Fundraising$381,385$254,747$215,307$245,175$189,400
Total expenses$6,970,189$5,003,642$3,863,785$5,394,570$5,115,233
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$221,304$937,905$228,444$482,530$285,525
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$221,304$937,905$228,444$482,530$285,525

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeffrey J RoseneExec VP$149,613
James RosenePresident &$142,756

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

In 1994, KATW began when Denny and Evie Johnson came up with a plan to help Rockford's sister cities around the world (sister cities allow for average citizens to engage in diplomatic relationships). One of Rockford's many sister cities is Brovary, Ukraine. As a gift to Brovary, KATW built the first of two playgrounds for the city's children.

In March 2000, Jim Rosene started working full-time for KATW as President. For the first 6 years, Kids Around the World was an all volunteer organization - gifted men and women led the charge under the leadership of the Board of Directors. As the organization continued to grow, it became obvious they needed a full-time leader and in March 2000, Kids Around the World welcomed Jim Rosene as their President.

In 2008, KATW started OneMeal, a mobile food-packing program that feeds children worldwide. Local churches, schools, businesses, and civic groups even host food packing events at their own locations or at the KATW warehouse.

From the very beginning, we had an outreach to children with puppets, songs and flannelgraphs, but realized we could accomplish so much more if we were able to train and equip leaders with an oral-based strategy: Bible Storytelling. It was in 2015 that we officially launched KIDStory, impacting lives of children by creating an environment where they are loved and accepted, play games, and have fun learning the Bible.

In October 2015, we launched an aggressive campaign, One Million One! In order to accomplish our goals, we needed more space and in May 2016 we moved to our new location in Rockford - nearly 50,000 square feet of warehousing - allowing us to accomplish so much more.

Our story began 25 years ago when a team of volunteers traveled to Ukraine to build a playground for children in need.

Since then, we have built over 800 playgrounds, shipped over 27,000,000 meals, and nearly 20,000 KIDStory Clubs have been launched, providing ongoing storytelling methodology centered on Jesus' hope.


Program accomplishments

SINCE 1994, AND WITH YOUR HELP, WE HAVE DONE BIG THINGS!

1003+ PLAYGROUNDS BUILT

49.7+ MILLION MEALS PROVIDED

891+ ACTIVE STORYCLUBS

35+ HOPE ZONES IN 3 COUNTRIES


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