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: Jim Rosene

Chairman: Bill & Tonya Meister

Board size: 23

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 rating523 of 103340 of 85
Fund acquisition rating406 of 103536 of 85
Resource allocation rating334 of 103531 of 85
Asset utilization rating834 of 103366 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%5%4%4%4%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%4%4%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%5%4%4%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%88%89%89%91%91%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%94%92%95%100%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%83%81%85%91%90%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%6%8%5%0%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
14%9%21%16%1%3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%6%7%7%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.491.302.342.793.132.76
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.223.125.216.803.583.27
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.134.0512.1818.9811.209.04
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.5919.7812.614.328.625.42
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.050.080.230.120.18
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.592.810.910.490.951.08
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%17%3%4%4%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%15%1%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
54%64%42%35%31%34%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$810,699$266,266$76,968$268,219$390,421
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$142,615$125,920$111,818$35,503$87,651
Short-term investments$0$50,867$80,673$126,806$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$953,314$443,053$269,459$430,528$478,072
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$597,787$65,169$40,569$51,566$64,784
Other long-term assets$1,424,754$1,798,604$1,521,718$1,060,486$1,022,639
Total long-term assets$2,022,541$1,863,773$1,562,287$1,112,052$1,087,423
Total assets$2,975,855$2,306,826$1,831,746$1,542,580$1,565,495
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$48,207$35,137$62,341$49,952$88,125
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$48,207$35,137$62,341$49,952$88,125
Debt$450,649$22,607$4,383$5,766$7,026
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$450,649$22,607$4,383$5,766$7,026
Total liabilities$498,856$57,744$66,724$55,718$95,151
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,300,442$2,155,082$1,765,022$1,442,711$1,470,344
With donor restrictions$176,557$94,000$0$44,151$0
Net assets$2,476,999$2,249,082$1,765,022$1,486,862$1,470,344
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$4,098,158$5,870,297$5,373,661$4,809,111$4,343,392
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($5,929)$6,803$2,600$1,886($14,340)
Other revenue$0$0$24,497$27,045$41,729
Total other revenue($5,929)$6,803$27,097$28,931$27,389
Total revenue$4,092,229$5,877,100$5,400,758$4,838,042$4,370,781
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$3,401,617$4,775,316$4,575,001$4,398,205$3,928,021
Management and general$246,861$374,079$350,832$242,773$206,435
Fundraising$215,307$245,175$189,400$180,546$186,222
Total expenses$3,863,785$5,394,570$5,115,233$4,821,524$4,320,678
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$228,444$482,530$285,525$16,518$50,103
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$228,444$482,530$285,525$16,518$50,103

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
James RosenePresident &$130,303
Jeffrey J RoseneExec VP$117,625

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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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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