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ORPHANetwork is a nonprofit organization focused on child transformation. We believe that Jesus Christ can and will redeem anyone who chooses His invitation to follow Him, and in so doing, experience a path toward whole transformation: physical, cognitive, relational, emotional and spiritual. The mission of ORPHANetwork is to partner with the local church to break cycles of poverty amongst highly vulnerable children. Together, we join with Jesus Christ in His transformative work to: Build up healthy minds, bodies, and self-worth, create thriving Christ followers, and equip for self-sufficiency and sound judgment.

Together we are impacting the lives of 24,500 children on a daily basis to reach our vision that each child - who is part of the ORPHANetwork community- would be raised to their God-given potential.

Health and Feeding: We believe when children have access to nutritious food and safe water (daily bread; Matt 6:11), activate personal hygiene and practice healthy habits.

Contact information

Mailing address:
2624 Southern Blvd
Suite 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Website: orphanetwork.org

Phone: 757-333-7200

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541983817

CEO/President: Bob Cleary

Chairman: Lane Moyer

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2004


OUR VISION is that each child would be raised to their God-given potential.

Mission statement

THE MISSION of ORPHANetwork: In partnership with the local church, we exist to break cycles of poverty amongst highly vulnerable children. Together, we join with Jesus Christ in His transformative work to:
Build up healthy minds, bodies and self-worth
Create thriving Christ followers
Equip for self-sufficiency and sound judgment

Statement of faith

As a Christian organization, ORPHANetwork believes:

The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

There is one living sovereign God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Rev. 1:8; Isaiah 43:10-11; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19)

God created people in his image and everyone matters to God. (Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 5:1-2).

Jesus was sent by the Father to live on earth; he was fully God and fully human yet had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life and after three days rose from the grave. In doing this Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world's debt of sin. (Luke 1:31,35; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21).

All people are sinners and need God's forgiveness. (Romans 3:23). Those who confess and turn from their sin, trusting in Jesus Christ, will be saved by grace and become children of God with the promise of eternal life. (John 3:16-17; Gal. 3:26).

Jesus Christ is the head of the church and all believing people are members. (Eph. 4:15-16)

The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and is a constant teacher, helper and guide. (John 14:16-17)

Jesus Christ will return and there will be a final judgment. (Matt. 24:3,37)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating873 of 111020 of 32
Fund acquisition rating1025 of 111127 of 32
Resource allocation rating969 of 111127 of 32
Asset utilization rating229 of 11107 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$576,695$926,596$78,618$85,963$69,712
Short-term investments$479,784$0$0$237,742$470,993
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,477,966$3,139,309$2,855,772$2,977,907$2,483,721
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$49,237$29,295$49,949$28,892$48,373
Other long-term assets$6,496$28,862$54,476$80,090$105,704
Total long-term assets$55,733$58,157$104,425$108,982$154,077
Total assets$2,533,699$3,197,466$2,960,197$3,086,889$2,637,798
Payables and accrued expenses$124,762$227,732$169,003$110,065$90,927
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$124,762$227,732$169,003$110,065$90,927
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$124,762$227,732$169,003$110,065$90,927
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,728,212$1,872,826$1,776,467$2,130,275$2,351,641
With donor restrictions$680,725$1,096,908$1,014,727$846,549$195,230
Net assets$2,408,937$2,969,734$2,791,194$2,976,824$2,546,871
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,860,304$6,293,891$5,961,942$5,989,074$6,377,627
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$15,707($113)$4,332$14,099$15,080
Other revenue$0$0$0$75,174($26,180)
Total other revenue$15,707($113)$4,332$89,273($11,100)
Total revenue$4,876,011$6,293,778$5,966,274$6,078,347$6,366,527
Program services$4,086,378$4,906,877$4,809,771$4,292,665$5,152,435
Management and general$679,231$780,457$997,088$971,262$851,861
Total expenses$5,436,808$6,115,238$6,151,904$5,650,142$6,338,421
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($560,797)$178,540($185,630)$428,205$28,106
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($560,797)$178,540($185,630)$428,205$28,106


Robert ClearyChief Executive Officer$195,792

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/22/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In the mid-nineties, a youth group from Spring Branch Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia walked into an orphanage in Nicaragua. Little did they know that one visit would change their lives and the lives of thousands of children living in Nicaragua forever.

These teenagers, completely wrecked by what they saw, started selling their CD's, stereos and clothes to help the children in the orphanage. Their parents were amazed by the transformation and compassion of their kids, and decided to check out the orphanage for themselves.

Thus began ORPHANetwork - a network of like-minded churches and individuals who have God's heart for social orphans.

Compassion for the poor that started in one orphanage has grown into an award-winning nonprofit that is seeing tremendous transformation in 16 out of 17 districts (states) in the country. Today, ORPHANetwork has grown to reach nearly 31,000 vulnerable and orphaned children on a daily basis. Our mission is being lived out each day through our network of local partners and staff in Nicaragua and the investors, churches and organizations who make their work possible.

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