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ORPHANetwork rescues abandoned, abused, and orphaned children, and prevents vulnerable children from becoming abandoned through the local Nicaraguan church.

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: Ted Willie

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2004


Vision: Each vulnerable and orphaned child would be raised to their God-given potential.

Believing that the local church is the "Hope of the World," everything is done through the local church in Nicaragua. We identify successful national leaders and pastors who share our values and mission and get behind their work. We believe Nicaraguans must solve the problems of Nicaragua.

Mission statement

ORPHANetwork exists to break cycles of poverty in partnership with the local Nicaraguan church.

Together we...
RESCUE vulnerable, impoverished and at-risk children
PREVENT children from becoming social orphans
CREATE opportunities for new life
SHARE CHRIST with everyone

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 rating314 of 107613 of 34
Fund acquisition rating377 of 107712 of 34
Resource allocation rating719 of 107726 of 34
Asset utilization rating156 of 10767 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$78,618$85,963$69,712$401,112$158,190
Short-term investments$0$237,742$470,993$692,678$992,320
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,855,772$2,977,907$2,483,721$2,465,710$2,139,429
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$49,949$28,892$48,373$52,922$67,477
Other long-term assets$54,476$80,090$105,704$87,708$1,118
Total long-term assets$104,425$108,982$154,077$140,630$68,595
Total assets$2,960,197$3,086,889$2,637,798$2,606,340$2,208,024
Payables and accrued expenses$169,003$110,065$90,927$100,891$76,778
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$169,003$110,065$90,927$100,891$76,778
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$169,003$110,065$90,927$100,891$76,778
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,776,467$2,130,275$2,351,641$590,554$2,112,246
With donor restrictions$1,014,727$846,549$195,230$1,914,895$19,000
Net assets$2,791,194$2,976,824$2,546,871$2,505,449$2,131,246
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,961,942$5,989,074$6,377,627$5,920,544$5,294,438
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,332$14,099$15,080$16,985$4,024
Other revenue$0$75,174($26,180)($29,747)($28,466)
Total other revenue$4,332$89,273($11,100)($12,762)($24,442)
Total revenue$5,966,274$6,078,347$6,366,527$5,907,782$5,269,996
Program services$4,809,771$4,292,665$5,152,435$4,769,273$5,102,971
Management and general$997,088$971,262$851,861$549,136$454,793
Total expenses$6,151,904$5,650,142$6,338,421$5,530,254$5,817,562
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($185,630)$428,205$28,106$377,528($547,566)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($185,630)$428,205$28,106$377,528($547,566)


Richard AndersonChief Executive Officer$198,620
Thomas DraperChief Operations Officer$167,159

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 11/22/2022. 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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