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.

Contact information

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


Phone: 402-421-5437

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 470632613

CEO/President: Roy Baldwin

Chairman: LeAnne Andersen

Board size: 5

Founder: Gregg & Lisa Nicklas

Ruling year: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


We exist to see the Gospel redeem the most broken families. We believe the power of a loving community changes everything. God's people are the answer.

Vision: To see every child flourish in the face of adversity and trauma.

Mission statement

Christian Heritage's mission is to change the future of child welfare in Nebraska by mobilizing a Gospel-centered community to support vulnerable children and 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 rating987 of 110423 of 32
Fund acquisition rating1053 of 110530 of 32
Resource allocation rating747 of 110520 of 32
Asset utilization rating760 of 110418 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$283,342$356,368$333,837$388,672$417,153
Short-term investments$1,925,442$2,084,417$1,830,534$1,733,039$1,459,585
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,843,551$2,724,506$2,691,253$2,403,621$2,166,436
Long-term investments$12,307$16,273$15,377$14,177$12,398
Fixed assets$1,850,714$2,448,581$2,494,992$2,614,590$2,677,358
Other long-term assets$9,750$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,872,771$2,464,854$2,510,369$2,628,767$2,689,756
Total assets$4,716,322$5,189,360$5,201,622$5,032,388$4,856,192
Payables and accrued expenses$236,220$301,236$291,049$265,702$234,723
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$236,220$301,236$291,049$265,702$234,723
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,200$1,700$2,200$1,900$1,700
Total long-term liabilities$1,200$1,700$43,541$90,845$136,394
Total liabilities$237,420$302,936$334,590$356,547$371,117
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$4,452,762$4,828,807$4,813,254$4,615,846$4,382,978
With donor restrictions$26,140$57,617$53,778$59,995$102,097
Net assets$4,478,902$4,886,424$4,867,032$4,675,841$4,485,075
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$415,290$361,111$680,667$353,823$370,793
Program service revenue$2,962,313$3,297,322$3,399,103$3,341,786$3,403,891
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$341,513($14,847)($21,560)$107,462$25,940
Other revenue$6,025$122,161$8,950$7,050$1,062
Total other revenue$3,309,851$3,404,636$3,386,493$3,456,298$3,430,893
Total revenue$3,725,141$3,765,747$4,067,160$3,810,121$3,801,686
Program services$3,277,070$3,347,171$3,684,458$3,512,622$3,809,056
Management and general$312,465$198,717$98,675$119,577$109,532
Total expenses$3,951,693$3,962,995$4,001,872$3,799,642$4,174,903
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($226,552)($197,248)$65,288$10,479($373,217)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($226,552)($197,248)$65,288$10,479($373,217)


Roy BaldwinPresident$96,538
Brian RaderVice President$78,725
Julie SpaderSecretary/Treasurer$76,519

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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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