Dignity Freedom Network

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Dignity Freedom Network works to remember the forgotten faces, those society ignores. We think every life is worth restoring, and every person worth fighting for.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 62008
Colorado Springs, CO 80962

Website: dfnusa.org

Phone: (757) 233-9110

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 412075995

CEO/President: Jacque Cork

Chairman: Ken Heulitt

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


DFN's mission is to lift up and empower marginalized and vulnerable people in India by providing education, healthcare, and economic empowerment opportunities, and trafficking prevention.

Mission statement

At Dignity Freedom Network, our mission is dignity and freedom for the poor, marginalized and outcasts from society, and we provide education, healthcare, and economic development programs to achieve this vision. We enter the lives of the most vulnerable people in India at their invitation, standing alongside them as they work to change their communities and their nation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1079 of 111385 of 87
Fund acquisition rating1088 of 111486 of 87
Resource allocation rating1087 of 111486 of 87
Asset utilization rating706 of 111356 of 87

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$56,020$4,127$41,751
Short-term investments$0$0$15,100
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,660,353$1,037,397$544,368
Long-term investments$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,101$1,545$2,836
Other long-term assets$0$0$4,450
Total long-term assets$2,101$1,545$7,286
Total assets$1,662,454$1,038,942$551,654
Payables and accrued expenses$438,961$319,378$7,202
Other current liabilities$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$438,961$319,378$7,202
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities$438,961$319,378$7,202
Net assets202020192016
Without donor restrictions$363,674($231,576)$129,206
With donor restrictions$859,819$951,140$415,246
Net assets$1,223,493$719,564$544,452
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,804,278$1,812,590$1,688,809
Program service revenue$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$1,693$4,599($446)
Other revenue$0$0$2,661
Total other revenue$1,693$4,599$2,215
Total revenue$1,805,971$1,817,189$1,691,024
Program services$969,477$1,224,767$1,678,778
Management and general$172,328$167,427$294,048
Total expenses$1,575,565$1,925,493$2,220,867
Change in net assets202020192016
Surplus (deficit)$230,406($108,304)($529,843)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$230,406($108,304)($529,843)


Jacque CorkExecutive Di$92,700
Scott MitchellTreasurer$39,600
Matthew CorkBoard Member$20,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

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Program accomplishments

DFN has a positive track record in achieving its key objectives. Since 2002, we have 107 schools with 26,000+ children, 100 Community Health Workers, thousands of economic empowerment programs and three shelters. Through the work of our Indian partners and their expanded programming reach to more than 1 million people a year.

We seek to increase enrollment in all our schools, add additional healthcare programming including a purpose-built full-service hospital, and create macro-business opportunities that create sustainability in India.

Because of COVID-19, we were able to expand our health clinics from three to nine. We have also opened 50 new virtual health clinics in remote villages. We expect to open several more of these in the coming year to serve those with no access to healthcare.

In addition, we distributed almost 2.5 million meals in 2021.

In 2021, we will open a brand new 150-bed shelter for girls at risk of trafficking and for survivors. We continue our efforts to eliminate the horrific practice of ritualized prostitution where girls are dedicated at a young age to a life of sexual slavery.