Extreme Response International

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Extreme Response is committed to investing in the lives of vulnerable people to help them break free from generational poverty.

Extreme Response exists to change the lives of people living in extreme situations. We are committed to investing in the lives of vulnerable people and to helping them break free from generational poverty. Our impact is strengthened through strategic partnerships with community-based organizations. This tactic is grounded in one of our core beliefs that while money changes circumstances, it's through relationships that genuine life change takes place. ER strives to build and maintain meaningful relationships at every level, from those we serve to strategic partners to donors to volunteers. ER is a registered not-for-profit organization in the United States, Canada, Ecuador, the Philippines and South Africa.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Extreme Response International
PO Box 345
Snellville, GA 30078-0345

Website: extremeresponse.org

Phone: 678-344-1950

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 582610409

CEO/President: Brad McKenna

Chairman: Jon Beckman

Board size: 8

Founder: Jerry and Dawn Carnill

Ruling year: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Our programs and projects provide pathways of hope by focusing on these three pillars:

Education Reinforcement
Life Skills & Livelihood Training
Leadership Development

Our Motivation: We believe in life change and seek to break generational cycles of poverty, abuse and neglect. Because we believe that true and lasting life change happens in relationship with Jesus Christ, we are committed to providing "pathways of hope," both physical and spiritual, for those living in extreme situations.

Mission statement

At Extreme Response our mission is to offer "pathways of hope" to the hopeless and helpless through education reinforcement, livelihood training, nutrition and leadership development.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating478 of 107738 of 82
Fund acquisition rating626 of 107850 of 82
Resource allocation rating478 of 107841 of 82
Asset utilization rating433 of 107735 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$75,641$80,522$85,486$104,277$88,152
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,662,278$1,326,267$817,168$1,007,330$1,192,210
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$465,392$461,312$474,744$433,996$422,388
Other long-term assets$0$105,095$47,270$24,543$59,451
Total long-term assets$465,392$566,407$522,014$458,539$481,839
Total assets$2,127,670$1,892,674$1,339,182$1,465,869$1,674,049
Payables and accrued expenses$70,955$38,400$45,581$21,982$44,963
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$4,050$0
Total current liabilities$70,955$38,400$45,581$26,032$44,963
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$307,843$141,355$166,030$188,484
Total liabilities$70,955$346,243$186,936$192,062$233,447
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$828,371$590,236$379,977$352,138$478,752
With donor restrictions$1,228,344$956,195$772,269$921,669$961,850
Net assets$2,056,715$1,546,431$1,152,246$1,273,807$1,440,602
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,948,349$3,425,969$3,365,195$3,066,414$3,222,339
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$30,055$204$391$2,149($1,184)
Other revenue$17,641$3,496$11,834$3,779$5,500
Total other revenue$47,696$3,700$12,225$5,928$4,316
Total revenue$3,996,045$3,429,669$3,377,420$3,072,342$3,226,655
Program services$3,002,460$2,690,928$3,003,452$2,372,990$2,339,012
Management and general$214,123$243,422$340,453$731,308$426,089
Total expenses$3,485,761$3,035,484$3,498,981$3,239,137$2,979,814
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$510,284$394,185($121,561)($166,795)$246,841
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$510,284$394,185($121,561)($166,795)$246,841


Douglas DarrCOO$157,413
Russell A ClineDirector, Director of Leadership Development$127,168
Brian WallaceRegional Director, Quito$119,484
Gerald CarnillDirector, President, CEO$79,583
Ronald GilbertCFO$72,087

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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In the summer of 1997, an American family living in Quito, Ecuador felt the desire to help the children of parents living and working in the city's garbage dump. They knew if those kids were given an opportunity and the right tools, they would have a brighter future. Our mission was simple: change the lives of those living in extreme, often life-threatening, situations through love, nutrition, shelter, health and hygiene.

ER has experienced significant growth. Since our founding in 2001 as an official 501(c)(3) international humanitarian organization serving only in Quito, Ecuador, we have grown to serve vulnerable people on four continents through the teamwork of 50+ staff, multiple national partners and hundreds of volunteers. Today, ER is focusing heavily on Investing In Human Futures by helping people escape generational poverty. Specifically, we are committed to creating opportunities for life change through education reinforcement, life skills training and leadership development.

2013: Launched the Quito Family Resource Center.
2014: Launched the Manila Children's Home.
2015: Opened a regional office in South Africa.
2016: Opened the South Africa Dream Center to provide after-school help to at-risk kids.
2017: Purchased the three-story house where we operate the Manila Children's Home.
2018: Launched Pathway For Hope, a community development program serving in Manila.
2019: Opened second Dream Center campus in South Africa.
2020: Provided emergency food, supplies and technology support during COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines.
2021: Focus on launching new Dream Centers and expanding Life Skills Training.
2022: Planning to launch three Dream Centers in Metro Manila.

Program accomplishments


We offer multiple ways to make donations, all of which go toward helping change the lives of those living in extreme situations.