Children's Medical Ministries (CMM)

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CMM serves indigent and impoverished children and their families internationally. CMM assists ministries who provide for children who are hungry, sick, disabled, and require education to learn skills that will provide work opportunities and promote self sufficiency.

CMM was founded by Bill and Erma Collins in 1988. The organization is administered by a dedicated all-volunteer group of board of directors. This group is made up of health care workers, educators and students who are committed to continuing the good work that began over thirty years ago.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Children's Medical Ministries (CMM)
PO Box 866
Quincy, IL 62306


Phone: 618-267-3282

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541434743

CEO/President: Alvin W. Miller

Chairman: Julie Gordon

Board size: 5

Founder: Bill and Erma Collins

Ruling year: 1989

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Children's Medical Ministries ("CMM") Children's Medical Ministries (CMM) is a compassionate humanitarian service organization that has over 700 volunteer health care professionals committed to serving the indigent and oppressed children and their families in the National Capital/Baltimore areas, seven states, and in more than 30 overseas countries.

CMM provides food, shelter, clothes, medicine, wheelchairs, and prosthesis and healthcare programs.

CMM was founded by Col. Bill Collins and his wife, Erma, in 1988 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, all volunteer ministry. CMM is a tax-exempt organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mission statement

Children's Medical Ministries (CMM) is a nonprofit corporation as defined by IRC 501(c)3 commissioned exclusively for charitable and religious purposes. CMM is a Christ-centered ministry whose goal is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to children and their families world-wide.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating703 of 103352 of 85
Fund acquisition rating94 of 10357 of 85
Resource allocation rating967 of 103583 of 85
Asset utilization rating803 of 103360 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$416,619$0$440$2,800$16,085
Short-term investments$102,050$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$530,304$90,539$90,929$235,937$168,157
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total assets$530,304$90,539$90,929$235,937$168,157
Payables and accrued expenses$10,048$3,644$440$0$0
Other current liabilities$410,110$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$420,158$3,644$440$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$420,158$3,644$440$0$0
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$110,146$86,895$90,489$235,937$168,157
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$110,146$86,895$90,489$235,937$168,157
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Total contributions$301,631$340,722$540,059$757,644$1,194,174
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,050$0$6$0$13
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$2,050$0$6$0$13
Total revenue$303,681$340,722$540,065$757,644$1,194,187
Program services$191,384$293,855$544,531$647,972$1,249,910
Management and general$87,204$50,461$36,300$30,292$18,540
Total expenses$280,430$344,316$580,831$678,264$1,268,450
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Surplus (deficit)$23,251($3,594)($40,766)$79,380($74,263)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$23,251($3,594)($40,766)$79,380($74,263)


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Response from ministry

Comments from Col. Bill Collins, the Founder of Children's Medical Ministries:

Erma and I are quite often asked the question, "How does CMM do all of the projects and activities without fulltime paid staff?" The answer is obvious ... our daily co-laborers work for the Lord! The paychecks are nil but the benefit package is "out of this world." I Timothy 6:18-19

Her are a few examples of commitment and dedication regarding our Share Partners:

Mary Tieken
She cancelled by-pass surgery to go on an Amazon mission trip. She does everything from public speaking and grant writing to wheelchair collection and distribution.

Alvin Miller
He has a willing heart and servant's hands and does any task that is asked of him.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/7/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Program accomplishments

Purchased boat kits for fishermen who lost their boats and livelihood in typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Medicines and other relief supplies were also given.

"Save a Child Campaign" reached 15,000 forgotten children living in orphanages, on the streets, including the "children of the night" (children of prostitutes) are provided with vitamins, food, clothing, blankets and knitted hats.

Loving hands knit many hats to give children around the world

Provided annual funding to 17,000 children in summer camps and outreach programs in India, Thailand, Kenya, and the Ukraine.

Responded to the Japan and India tsunami disasters; Haiti, Colombia and Thailand earthquakes; Bangladesh and India cyclone, and Philippine typhoon victims, in addition to civil unrest and wars in Rwanda, Kenya, Congo, Mozambique, Iraq and Syria with relief supplies and medical assistance.

Purchased land and built dormitories, dining area, a dental clinic, chapel, director's living quarters, and ministry house for visiting teams for the Akha Youth Development Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand. Donations received for self sustaining projects included growing green tea, rice and raising livestock. 100 Akha children attend school and live at the center during the school year.

Planning and implementation of Good Life Academy in Hyderabad, India.

Published 50,000 "God Loves You" -a handout for teenagers, stressing how to live a good life.

Built or repaired orphanages in Tanzania, China, Haiti, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, West Bank, Laos, Cambodia, India and Thailand.

Provided medical equipment and supplies to start a 200-bed children's hospital in Siberia and Russia.

Conduct a primary health care program for children ages 5-10 in 17 developing countries and the United States. 100,000 personal healthcare kits and Primary Healthcare Guides and Dental Guides have been distributed.

Partners with a mission in Baltimore, MD which has 500 men in their Drug and Alcohol Rehab program. This mission also feeds and clothes around 50-70 homeless people each evening. CMM has donated items such as food, nutritional drinks, soft drinks, snacks, shoes, and shirts.

Provided "Trailside Portable Dental Units" to clinics in Ukraine, Burma, China, Romania, Ethiopia, Peru, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Haiti, and India.

Administered over 250 travel grants from the Margaret Coles Memorial Fund during the last 25 years.

Drilled over 53 clean water wells for villages located in and around Hyderabad, India.

Provided Disaster Flood Relief in northern and southern India in partnership with two other faith-based ministries who provided or helped provide relief supplies. Spiritual outreach meetings were held each night, where permitted, and a harvest of souls were reached through this ministry.

Provided dental and related equipment for three dental clinics located in the National Capitol area that serves the poor and needy.

Provided general hospital and specialized burn equipment and services valued at 1.1 million to start the National Burn Center of Bangladesh. Received national recognition through news releases on TV and radio.

Provided six containers of food, clothing, and medicine to survivors of Bangladesh Cyclone that killed 150,000 people. Received national recognition on TV and radio.

Provided funds and medical equipment for a new children's hospital in Shenyang, China. Received recognition from regional, district and local authorities.

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