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


Organization details

EIN: 541434743

CEO/President: Alvin W. Miller

Chairman: Julie Gordon

Board size: 5

Founder: Mr. Bill 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 rating691 of 102255 of 85
Fund acquisition rating92 of 10247 of 85
Resource allocation rating952 of 102485 of 85
Asset utilization rating797 of 102262 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
Revenues and expenses
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 10/25/2021. To update the information below, please email:


CMM was founded by Col. Bill and Erma Collins in 1988, as a nonprofit, nondenominational, all volunteer ministry predicated on the following concepts:

  • The essence of compassion is helping others become self-reliant.
  • When God opens a door, go through it.
  • Every child has a right to know they are loved.
  • It shouldn't hurt to be a child.
  • Planning and programs are in pursuit of restoring human dignity for the disabled.

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