Orphan Outreach

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Our Ministry Focus:
ORPHAN PREVENTION - Promoting safety, well-being and permanency for children through community-based programs, including schools, after-school initiatives, and early childhood development.

SPECIAL NEEDS - Providing therapeutic care and permanency for children with physical, medical, intellectual, and developmental special needs and disabilities.

AGING OUT - Offering holistic support and mentorship to help orphaned children transition well into independent adult life.

CHILD WELFARE REFORM - Strengthening governmental and community relationships to impact policies and improve outcomes for orphaned and vulnerable children.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Orphan Outreach
2001 West Plano Parkway #3700
Plano, TX 75075

Website: orphanoutreach.org

Phone: 972-941-4440

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 562623813

CEO/President: Dr. Rey Diaz

Chairman: Cobi Porter

Board size: 11


Ruling year: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2022


We restore hope for orphaned and vulnerable children so that every child will experience God's love and know Jesus as Savior.

Mission statement

The mission of Orphan Outreach is to glorify Jesus Christ by having a significant, long-term impact on orphaned and vulnerable children, equipping each child for a fulfilling, independent Christian life in their community.

Statement of faith

The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant, authoritative Word of God.
Psalm 119:105 & 160; Proverbs 30:5; II Timothy 1:13, 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:20-21

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. He is intelligent, spiritual, and a personal Being, the Creator, the Sole Redeemer of man, the Preserver, and the Ruler of the universe. God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, according to the purposes of His grace. He is all-powerful, all-loving, and all wise.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 26:8; Acts 17:2-34; II Corinthians 13:14; I Peter 1:2

Jesus Christ
We believe in the complete deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-14; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; I Corinthians 15:3-4; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15

We believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.
John 1:12, 14:6; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Galatians 3:36; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:

Holy Spirit
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. The Holy Spirit acts in complete unity with the Trinity, without division from the Father and the Son.
John 16:7-14, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; II Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; 1 Corinthians 12:4,11-14,18

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Matthew 24:27, 30, 36, &44, 25:31-46; I Thessalonians 4:14-18, 5:1; II Peter 3:7; Revelation 1:18, 3:11, 20:1-22:13

Unity of Believers
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:11-22

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating736 of 110418 of 32
Fund acquisition rating785 of 110521 of 32
Resource allocation rating688 of 110517 of 32
Asset utilization rating496 of 110415 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$20,262
Short-term investments$1,945,328$1,984,152$859,080$49,153$40,342
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,703,489$5,832,280$4,843,094$2,419,026$1,432,878
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$127,731$129,170$40,002$39,107$38,248
Other long-term assets$110,190$57,848$183,333$102,800$82,987
Total long-term assets$237,921$187,018$223,335$141,907$121,235
Total assets$4,941,410$6,019,298$5,066,429$2,560,933$1,554,113
Payables and accrued expenses$128,390$138,650$86,971$164,474$190,009
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$128,390$138,650$86,971$164,474$190,009
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$128,390$138,650$86,971$164,474$190,009
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,546,065$3,996,278$3,440,416$1,472,171$516,613
With donor restrictions$1,266,955$1,884,370$1,539,042$924,288$847,491
Net assets$4,813,020$5,880,648$4,979,458$2,396,459$1,364,104
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,674,261$4,981,837$6,062,007$5,795,930$2,715,613
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$1,721,888
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$64,080$233,867$122,638$0$358
Other revenue$57,721$60,344$200,294$295,578$300,899
Total other revenue$121,801$294,211$322,932$295,578$2,023,145
Total revenue$4,796,062$5,276,048$6,384,939$6,091,508$4,738,758
Program services$4,814,259$3,563,662$3,083,638$4,455,234$3,955,058
Management and general$490,912$404,308$369,159$281,915$236,504
Total expenses$5,706,260$4,374,858$3,801,940$5,059,153$4,451,492
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($910,198)$901,190$2,582,999$1,032,355$287,266
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($910,198)$901,190$2,582,999$1,032,355$287,266


Rey DiazPresident$127,789
Amy SealeBoard Secretary, Vice President$96,331

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/24/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Orphan Outreach was founded in 2007 to glorify Jesus Christ by having a significant, long-term impact on orphaned and vulnerable children by equipping each child for a fulfilling, independent Christian life in their community.

Orphan Outreach co-founders Mike Douris, Paula Hayes, Eraina Larson, Amy Norton, Amy Seale and Tiffany Taylor Wines, along with the Board of Directors, including Jean Halleen, Blair Pogue, Esther Rogers, Dr. Robert Sloan, Stephen Spencer, and Wilson Williams, found inspiration in the Bible verse, James 1:27:

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

Religion at its essence, is taking care of those who can not take of themselves. This is the heart of Orphan Outreach.

Together with our supporters, Orphan Outreach provides education, food, medical care and emotional healing to more than 10,000 children and their families each year. Coming alongside local churches, ministries and organizations in countries around the world, we offer professional expertise, help fund their efforts, and supply much needed additional volunteers. Through our ministry programs, we empower local leaders - those who understand their communities best and know what their people truly need - to do even more to restore hope to orphaned and vulnerable children.


Orphan Outreach establishes ministry programs in Guatemala, Honduras, India and Russia-serving 1,000 orphaned and vulnerable children

Orphan Outreach leads first mission trips to Guatemala, India and Russia

Orphan Outreach begins providing humanitarian aid to vulnerable children in the United States


Orphan Outreach leads first mission trip to Honduras

Orphan Outreach creates aging out initiative in Russia, helping orphaned and vulnerable young adults transition into independent adult life after aging out of traditional residential care


Orphan Outreach creates Women for Orphans Worldwide(WOW), an auxiliary serving ministry programs in Guatemala, and hosts first WOW fundraising luncheon


Orphan Outreach establishes ministry program in Latvia and leads first mission trip to Latvia

Orphan Outreach expands aging out initiative to Latvia


Orphan Outreach establishes ministry program in Kenya and leads first mission trip to Kenya; relationship with the Anglican Diocese of Bungoma begins

Orphan Outreach launches child sponsorship program


Orphan Outreach and NGOs Asociacion Ninez con Futuro (Guatemala) and Miera Osta (Latvia) work with Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) to expand alliance support to those countries


The Children's Hope Dinner is founded, becoming the largest annual fundraiser for Orphan Outreach global ministries


Orphan Outreach establishes ministry program in Ukraine and expands aging out initiative to include Ukrainian young adults

Joseph's DreamCoat becomes adoption grant ministry of Orphan Outreach


Orphan Outreach establishes ministry program in Nepal

Orphan Outreach celebrates a decade of ministry service in nine countries, serving 4,000 orphaned and vulnerable children


Orphan Outreach sponsorships serve more than 1,000 children throughout the world

Orphan Outreach expands relationship with the Anglican Church of Kenya, working with the Archbishop to evaluate new ministry opportunities to vulnerable communities


Orphan Outreach leads first mission trip to Ukraine

Orphan Outreach establishes partnership with Child Protective Services in Honduras to create guidelines, training, and support for the country's first privatized foster care program and to reunite children with their primary caregivers or extended families whenever possible

Orphan Outreach earns Guide Star Gold Seal of Transparency


Orphan Outreach expands aging out initiative to Latin America

Orphan Outreach opens the Orphan Outreach Marketplace, a social enterprise committed to meeting the needs of children and families while providing dignified work to artisans

Orphan Outreach partners with the National Council of Adoptions (CNA) in Guatemala to establish the country's first database for orphaned children in protective care, leading to a loving, permanent family environment for thousands of children

Joseph's DreamCoat adoption grant ministry expands to Kenya to support domestic adoptions in that country

Orphan Outreach provides critical support during COVID-19 global pandemic, serving 2 million meals to more than 7,500 children and families worldwide


Orphan Outreach completes the Patmos School and Stephen W. Spencer Community Center, the ministry's first major capital project providing education, Christ-centered counseling, meals, medical care and safe haven to students and families in the Mathare Slum of Nairobi, Kenya

Working with the Anglican Church of Kenya, Orphan Outreach establishes an education and feeding program for orphaned and vulnerable children of the Maasai tribe in Narok County


Dr. Rey Diaz named President & CEO of Orphan Outreach.

Orphan Outreach celebrates 15 years of ministry work in nine countries, providing care for more than 110,000 orphaned and vulnerable children around the world.

Program accomplishments

2021 Impact by the number

2,923 Children served in orphan outreach programs

17,409 Children and families served

2,079 Children in educational programs

4,442 Backpacks distributed in the United States

1,275,462 Meals served

29 Houses built in Guatemala



Whether it's by sponsoring a child, becoming a prayer partner or going on a mission trip, we need people like you to join with us and use your gifts and talents to serve children in need.