Kinship United

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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


Phone: 847-577-1070


Organization details

EIN: 364395095

CEO/President: Craig Muller

Chairman: Mike Patterson

Board size: 6


Ruling year: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating27 of 10228 of 85
Fund acquisition rating193 of 102418 of 85
Resource allocation rating67 of 102412 of 85
Asset utilization rating60 of 10228 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$58,444$48,275$54,451$54,209$73,912
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$205,688
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,078,543$991,057$1,203,376$1,034,586$1,356,731
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,088$8,752$5,521$8,930$13,833
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,088$8,752$5,521$8,930$13,833
Total assets$1,083,631$999,809$1,208,897$1,043,516$1,370,564
Payables and accrued expenses$37,222$15,453$22,435$5,525$39,917
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$37,222$15,453$22,435$5,525$39,917
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$49,822$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$87,044$15,453$22,435$5,525$39,917
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$818,262$850,307$1,002,805$930,862$1,110,679
With donor restrictions$178,325$134,049$183,657$107,129$219,968
Net assets$996,587$984,356$1,186,462$1,037,991$1,330,647
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,407,863$6,681,334$6,477,434$3,788,890$4,884,211
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,650$18,749$9,850$5,366$4,005
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$11,650$18,749$9,850$5,366$4,005
Total revenue$7,419,513$6,700,083$6,487,284$3,794,256$4,888,216
Program services$7,046,085$6,536,715$5,910,295$3,602,564$4,781,452
Management and general$172,763$163,961$177,536$169,794$185,627
Total expenses$7,407,282$6,902,189$6,338,813$4,086,912$5,309,976
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$12,231($202,106)$148,471($292,656)($421,760)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$12,231($202,106)$148,471($292,656)($421,760)


Craig MullerExecutive Dir.$135,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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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