Children's Shelter of Cebu

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Children's Shelter of Cebu operates four homes for 90-95 abandoned, neglected and abused children in Cebu City, Philippines. CSC is about restoring lives. We've been doing so since 1979 by ministering to each child holistically. We provide food, shelter and medicine, but also schooling, counseling and relationships that foster healing. CSC is a Christian interdenominational ministry.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Children's Shelter of Cebu
P.O. Box 247
Cambridge, MN 55008


Phone: (651) 493-1551

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 411330241

CEO/President: Kirby Stoll

Chairman: Joel Lawrence

Board size: 9

Founder: Marlys Healy

Ruling year: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


What Sets CSC Apart:

CSC is committed to caring for children with special needs. Approximately 25% of our children have special needs, ranging from blindness to developmental disabilities.
CSC is committed to keeping siblings together. We take in many sibling groups, including sibling groups up to nine!
CSC has served over 900 orphaned children and over 600 CSC children have been adopted in 14 countries since 1979.

Mission statement

We exist to glorify God by demonstrating His love to the Philippines as we provide a loving, Christ-centered home with comprehensive medical, educational and placement services for homeless Filipino children.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. We believe there is one God, the Creator of all beings, Who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of Christ, in His sinless life, and in His vicarious and atoning death on the cross for our salvation. We believe that all who place their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again children of God. We believe that our love for God should find expression in our love for our neighbor, whom Jesus commanded us to love as ourselves.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating617 of 110447 of 88
Fund acquisition rating478 of 110542 of 88
Resource allocation rating485 of 110538 of 88
Asset utilization rating795 of 110463 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$369$1,713$2,522$46,121$11,301
Short-term investments$2,752,595$2,773,614$1,415,889$1,135,684$953,977
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,020,223$4,611,539$2,824,450$2,983,233$2,098,058
Long-term investments$0$0$875,219$0$0
Fixed assets$2,178$3,339$3,430$3,985$7,628
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,178$3,339$878,649$3,985$7,628
Total assets$4,022,401$4,614,878$3,703,099$2,987,218$2,105,686
Payables and accrued expenses$9,258$5,474$20,656$20,723$22,327
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$9,258$5,474$20,656$20,723$22,327
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$8,094$15,992$65,726$146,477$139,170
Total long-term liabilities$8,094$15,992$65,726$176,477$140,622
Total liabilities$17,352$21,466$86,382$197,200$162,949
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,448,851$3,972,567$3,023,764$2,280,182$1,509,938
With donor restrictions$556,198$620,845$592,953$509,836$432,799
Net assets$4,005,049$4,593,412$3,616,717$2,790,018$1,942,737
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,573,600$2,817,591$2,473,861$2,403,310$2,400,489
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$48,688$108,889$52,222$37,501$62,649
Other revenue($17,234)($12,285)$725($12,592)($13,843)
Total other revenue$31,454$96,604$52,947$24,909$48,806
Total revenue$2,605,054$2,914,195$2,526,808$2,428,219$2,449,295
Program services$2,424,571$1,604,895$1,559,161$1,467,544$1,391,644
Management and general$226,590$215,391$183,963$180,344$170,158
Total expenses$2,793,648$1,947,169$1,861,950$1,757,025$1,663,432
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($188,594)$967,026$664,858$671,194$785,863
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($188,594)$967,026$664,858$671,194$785,863


Kirby StollPresident/CEO$124,419

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/11/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1978, Marlys Healy visited the Philippines. Her heart was broken by the desperate conditions of the street children in Cebu City. A desire grew in her to do something to help those children, and she began to share it with others.

After returning to the US she gathered some interested friends (she married Paul Healy along the way) and they began raising the funds necessary to start caring for children in Cebu. This group of friends, being frustrated by the long, slow process of collecting funds, began to wonder if this whole thing was a crazy idea that wasn't going to work out. Then Paul was invited to speak to a group of university students. As Marlys says:

"We all knew that you don't do fundraising with college students, but they could surely pray. There happened to be a young man there that evening who was touched deeply while Paul was sharing and he gave us half of a trust fund, which was $40,000. To this day it is still thrilling to tell that story, and I still get tears in my eyes when I think of how God touched that young student, and how he shared so generously. We took that as the sign we had prayed for and sold our winter clothes and a few pieces of furniture and we packed our bags and were off to the Philippines in May of '79."

In 1979, they began offering care to those in need. The ministry grew each year. At one point in the early days at CSC, 22 children and adults lived in a one-bathroom home!

Program accomplishments

CSC has served over 950 orphaned children and over 600 CSC children have been adopted in 14 countries since 1979.