Christian Heritage / Christian Heritage Children's Home

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Christian Heritage offers a wholistic, Christ-centered approach to caring for children from hard places in Nebraska.

Our vision is to build out the awareness and capacity to say yes to every child.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Heritage
14880 Old Cheney Road
Walton, NE 68461


Phone: 402-421-5437


Organization details

EIN: 470632613

CEO/President: Roy Baldwin

Chairman: LeAnne Andersen

Board size: 4

Founder: Gregg & Lisa Nicklas

Ruling year: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


There are gaps in care and kids are falling through the cracks. That's why we're committed to a comprehensive, child-focused, continuum of care. When we wraparound the entire family, we have a better chance of interrupting the generational cycle of abuse and restoring the family.

Prevent - We help vulnerable families before a crisis occurs by providing critical support and programs. As we meet tangible needs or provide temporary care for children while parents receive help, we can prevent the trauma of foster care.

Protect - We provide children a safe, loving foster family by matching the needs of each child with the right family uniquely trained to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

Restore - We help stabilize and restore families through permanency, expanding the support system around a bio family, and teaching practical parenting and life skills to incarcerated moms and dads.

Mission statement

The Mission of Christian Heritage is to provide homes for at-risk children and programs to strengthen relationships and restore families.

Statement of faith

We believe these statements are a true representation of sound doctrine taught in the scriptures and as such we are committed to them as believers in Christ.

Is a holy, loving, true, and personal. God is sovereign, perfect, infinite, and eternal. We believe God is the creator of the world and has revealed Himself in three distinct persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:18-19; Galatians 4:6)

Enters into a spiritual relationship with those individuals who accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God, who repent of their sin, who receive Jesus as the Lord of their lives, and relinquish their lives to obedient service to God. We believe God forgives sin and answers prayer. (Romans 3:24-26; 1 John 3:2-3)

God's design for marriage is a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:31)

Was born of a virgin, lived and died on earth and was resurrected from the grave. We also believe in the second coming of Christ. (Matthew 1:20-23; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Is the word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, written by men, and composed and recorded without error in the original writings. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)

God created man in His image-perfect and free from sin, created for fellowship and the purpose of glorifying and fulfilling the will of God. (Genesis 1:27; 1 John 1:3)

Through Satan's deception and man's disobedience, sin came into being (sin being defined as the personal, voluntary act of disobedience to the revealed will of God). (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:23; 5:12, 21)

Salvation by faith. Salvation is a gift of God, as is eternal life, granted by His grace. (Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)

Personal involvement in a local church is important. The assembling together is imperative for worship and fellowship to glorify God and build members in their faith by instruction in the Word of God. It is through the Church that the gospel should be communicated to the world. (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating646 of 102217 of 34
Fund acquisition rating921 of 102427 of 34
Resource allocation rating82 of 10244 of 34
Asset utilization rating767 of 102224 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$333,837$388,672$417,153$577,874$502,603
Short-term investments$1,830,534$1,733,039$1,459,585$1,553,083$895,858
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,691,253$2,403,621$2,166,436$2,727,017$2,134,782
Long-term investments$15,377$14,177$12,398$13,867$12,413
Fixed assets$2,494,992$2,614,590$2,677,358$2,792,763$2,760,645
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$61,533
Total long-term assets$2,510,369$2,628,767$2,689,756$2,806,630$2,834,591
Total assets$5,201,622$5,032,388$4,856,192$5,533,647$4,969,373
Payables and accrued expenses$291,049$265,702$234,723$302,176$292,045
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$48,028$95,508
Total current liabilities$291,049$265,702$234,723$350,204$387,553
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$2,200$1,900$1,700$1,000$2,850
Total long-term liabilities$43,541$90,845$136,394$204,414$247,564
Total liabilities$334,590$356,547$371,117$554,618$635,117
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,813,254$4,615,846$4,382,978$4,852,649$4,194,092
With donor restrictions$53,778$59,995$102,097$126,380$140,164
Net assets$4,867,032$4,675,841$4,485,075$4,979,029$4,334,256
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$680,667$353,823$370,793$499,329$363,415
Program service revenue$3,399,103$3,341,786$3,403,891$4,242,595$4,202,167
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($21,560)$107,462$25,940$38,922$33,175
Other revenue$8,950$7,050$1,062$441,116$13,856
Total other revenue$3,386,493$3,456,298$3,430,893$4,722,633$4,249,198
Total revenue$4,067,160$3,810,121$3,801,686$5,221,962$4,612,613
Program services$3,684,458$3,512,622$3,809,056$4,309,851$4,419,121
Management and general$98,675$119,577$109,532$96,117$57,779
Total expenses$4,001,872$3,799,642$4,174,903$4,691,821$4,643,576
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$65,288$10,479($373,217)$530,141($30,963)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$65,288$10,479($373,217)$530,141($30,963)


Julie SpaderTreasurer$75,549
Brian RaderVice President$64,761
Tom SchindlerSecretary/Interim Pres$51,493
Brad BrownPast President$41,335
Roy BaldwinPresident$8,512

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/11/2022. To update the information below, please email:


1980- Gregg & Lisa Nicklas (co-founders) become licensed foster parents
1981- Christian Heritage opened its first children's home for boys
1985- Opening of the first home for girls
1987- Began recruiting and training foster parents
2007- Launching of Family Outreach and Destination...Dad (Beyond Prison)
2013- Initiated the Safe Families Program in Omaha and Lincoln
2018- Launched CarePortal in the Southeast Service Area & reframed Safe Families into Families Together
2020- In response to the global pandemic- began the HOPE WINS campaign to meet tangible needs in our community

Program accomplishments