Kinship United

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Summary



We're dedicated to the rescue and care of orphans and widows in war zones, refugee camps, and disaster areas around the world. Kinship United currently ministers to thousands of children in hundreds of Kinship Projects across 10 countries.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Kinship United
5105 Tollview Drive
Suite 155
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Website: kinshipunited.org

Phone: 847-577-1070

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 364395095

CEO/President: Craig Muller

Chairman: Todd Eiss

Board size: 7

Founder: Craig Muller and others

Ruling year: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Purpose

We build safe Church Homes for orphans and engage the whole village as their Kinship family.


Mission statement

Our mission as a Christian charity is to unite people separated by war and tragedy, rebuild loving families for orphans and widows, and create networks of local churches and rescue centers.


Statement of faith

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and His personal return in power and glory.

4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender and class differences.

At Kinship United, our leaders take guidance from the Lausanne Covenant.

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating29 of 10337 of 85
Fund acquisition rating200 of 103520 of 85
Resource allocation rating84 of 103512 of 85
Asset utilization rating65 of 10338 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%3%3%3%4%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%3%3%4%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%3%3%3%4%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%95%95%95%93%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%96%100%103%98%108%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%91%95%98%91%95%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%4%0%-3%2%-8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
14%26%1%-21%13%-28%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%2%2%2%3%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.495.646.846.905.243.92
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.001.001.011.001.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.135.656.876.965.273.95
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.5931.9828.9864.1353.64187.26
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.030.030.020.020.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.592.061.691.702.243.02
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%3%8%2%2%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%5%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
54%17%13%14%19%25%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$1,313,188$1,020,099$942,782$1,148,925$980,377
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$75,426$58,444$48,275$54,451$54,209
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,388,614$1,078,543$991,057$1,203,376$1,034,586
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,133$5,088$8,752$5,521$8,930
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,133$5,088$8,752$5,521$8,930
Total assets$1,389,747$1,083,631$999,809$1,208,897$1,043,516
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$43,426$37,222$15,453$22,435$5,525
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$43,426$37,222$15,453$22,435$5,525
Debt$0$49,822$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$49,822$0$0$0
Total liabilities$43,426$87,044$15,453$22,435$5,525
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,199,560$818,262$850,307$1,002,805$930,862
With donor restrictions$146,761$178,325$134,049$183,657$107,129
Net assets$1,346,321$996,587$984,356$1,186,462$1,037,991
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$8,192,889$7,407,863$6,681,334$6,477,434$3,788,890
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$73$11,650$18,749$9,850$5,366
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$73$11,650$18,749$9,850$5,366
Total revenue$8,192,962$7,419,513$6,700,083$6,487,284$3,794,256
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$7,450,032$7,046,085$6,536,715$5,910,295$3,602,564
Management and general$172,307$172,763$163,961$177,536$169,794
Fundraising$220,889$188,434$201,513$250,982$314,554
Total expenses$7,843,228$7,407,282$6,902,189$6,338,813$4,086,912
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$349,734$12,231($202,106)$148,471($292,656)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$349,734$12,231($202,106)$148,471($292,656)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Craig MullerExecutive Dir.$135,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


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History

Kinship United was founded in 1999, back when it was known as Warm Blankets Orphan Care. What started as one family's desire to care for orphans in India and Central America turned into an ever-growing community dedicated to changing the lives of suffering people.

At the heart of Kinship United is the desire to draw people together through the love of Christ and to create a place where people can belong. Our team is a diverse group of people who have been brought together by the desire to spread Kinship worldwide. We feel privileged to unite hurting people with the local church, and we wouldn't be able to do it without our partners in outpost locations around the world.


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