Holston United Methodist Home for Children

The information on this page was last updated 5/8/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Holston United Methodist Home for Children is a multi service organization. Our foster care and adoption programs serve families in East Tennessee. We also have foster care services in South West Virginia.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Holston United Methodist Home for Children
PO Box 188
Greeneville, TN 37743

Website: holstonhome.org

Phone: 423-638-7171

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 620515531

CEO/President: Bradley S Williams

Chairman: John W. Bailes

Board size: 21

Founder: Mrs. E.E. Wiley

Ruling year: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2020


Children will be raised by healthier families that prepare them to live the fulfilling adult lives that God intended for them.

Mission statement

Holston United Methodist Home for Children provides hope and healing for a brighter future by sharing the love of Jesus with children and families struggling with life's challenges.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating708 of 107625 of 34
Fund acquisition rating746 of 107725 of 34
Resource allocation rating138 of 10775 of 34
Asset utilization rating1042 of 107634 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,237,973$1,225,871$1,168,875$1,269,214$1,140,176
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,151,600$4,177,245$7,331,690$6,385,930$4,264,738
Long-term investments$10,184,045$9,841,669$8,890,636$8,474,600$8,383,566
Fixed assets$12,872,638$11,620,466$7,437,166$6,979,281$7,109,839
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$23,056,683$21,462,135$16,327,802$15,453,881$15,493,405
Total assets$27,208,283$25,639,380$23,659,492$21,839,811$19,758,143
Payables and accrued expenses$2,245,140$1,625,976$1,296,613$1,106,406$1,050,465
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$2,245,140$1,625,976$1,296,613$1,106,406$1,050,465
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$2,245,140$1,625,976$1,296,613$1,106,406$1,050,465
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$19,226,625$18,417,335$16,701,462$15,219,819$13,799,251
With donor restrictions$5,736,518$5,596,069$5,661,417$5,513,586$4,908,427
Net assets$24,963,143$24,013,404$22,362,879$20,733,405$18,707,678
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,444,079$4,063,509$4,748,843$4,048,383$5,789,021
Program service revenue$9,313,070$9,540,289$9,467,791$9,633,758$9,195,307
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$479,050$396,759$464,755$279,828$360,411
Other revenue$141,099$191,241$161,502$140,391$138,689
Total other revenue$9,933,219$10,128,289$10,094,048$10,053,977$9,694,407
Total revenue$14,377,298$14,191,798$14,842,891$14,102,360$15,483,428
Program services$12,165,013$11,300,942$11,649,892$10,968,327$10,919,282
Management and general$951,498$1,059,607$1,128,156$1,023,458$1,002,292
Total expenses$13,733,348$12,884,378$13,390,680$12,503,306$12,581,024
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$643,950$1,307,420$1,452,211$1,599,054$2,902,404
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$643,950$1,307,420$1,452,211$1,599,054$2,902,404


Bradley S WilliamsPresident/CEO/Ex Officio$226,040

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/8/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Holston United Methodist Home for Children was founded in 1895 when Mrs. E.E. Wiley, a widow, took in her first homeless child. Since then, from that humble beginning, Holston Home has helped more than 8,000 children.

Holston Home is proudly affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, an area that covers all of East Tennessee, the western-most 17 counties in Virginia, and a little bit of territory in North Georgia. In that area, more than 873 United Methodist Churches make up the Holston Conference.

Holston Home is situated on 155 acres of gently rolling hillside in Greeneville, TN. With 170 employees in service locations in Greeneville, Johnson City, Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN., and a Family Service Center in Bristol, Va. Holston Home is in the ministry of helping children.

The goal of Holston Home is to help children and families overcome hardships in their lives. Sometimes, children are unable to live at home, and Holston Home provides one.

The goal is always to do what is best for the children whether it's reuniting with family, adoption, or successfully transitioning to adulthood. Our professional staff work to strengthen families and we help children overcome any emotional traumas or other hardships they may have experienced.

None of this could have ever happened without the full support and love and prayers of members of the United Methodist churches in the Holston Conference, and friends like you.

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