Orphanos Foundation

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Orphanos provides "fee-free" donor-management services for Christian missionaries and ministries caring for vulnerable children and families.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Orphanos Foundation
PO Box 1057
Cordova, TN 38088-1057

Website: orphanos.org

Phone: 901-458-9500

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 621694378

CEO/President: Wayne Sneed


Board size: 7


Ruling year: 1998

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Our main focus is providing these specific services to our partners:

Money Care - We facilitate the donation process for our partners to focus on their work and receive funds from donors worry-free.

Member Care - We bless, coach, encourage, and pray for our missionary partners so they can be healthy and whole individuals.

Ministry Care - We bless, coach, encourage, and pray for our partner organizations so they can operate their ministries with administrative excellence.

Media Care - We provide insight into modern media research, innovative strategies, and personalized coaching for our partners towards the goal of excellence in their media footprint.

Mission statement

Our sole mission is to glorify Jesus Christ and serve His purpose on earth. We aspire to do this by providing professional support services to our partners that enables them to provide direct childcare that is God-honoring and positively impacts the whole child and their families.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating62 of 10344 of 35
Fund acquisition rating32 of 10364 of 35
Resource allocation rating39 of 10363 of 35
Asset utilization rating484 of 103419 of 35

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$990$990$6,165$0$10,638
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,777,482$2,052,598$2,002,591$1,782,163$1,581,204
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$561,701$327,842$338,384$349,983$362,750
Other long-term assets$0$90,314$3,957$4,685$2,244
Total long-term assets$561,701$418,156$342,341$354,668$364,994
Total assets$3,339,183$2,470,754$2,344,932$2,136,831$1,946,198
Payables and accrued expenses$6,793$86,050$17,378$31,618$52,018
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$6,793$86,050$17,378$31,618$52,018
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$500$500$500$500$2,375
Total long-term liabilities$500$119,392$125,878$171,890$254,639
Total liabilities$7,293$205,442$143,256$203,508$306,657
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$353,282$292,851$2,201,676$239,579$152,041
With donor restrictions$2,978,608$1,972,461$0$1,693,744$1,487,500
Net assets$3,331,890$2,265,312$2,201,676$1,933,323$1,639,541
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,547,734$3,939,737$3,289,404$2,707,891$2,327,063
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,401$30,552$7,572$4,853$4,360
Other revenue$76,268$12,064$11,164$12,651$15,074
Total other revenue$93,669$42,616$18,736$17,504$19,434
Total revenue$4,641,403$3,982,353$3,308,140$2,725,395$2,346,497
Program services$3,518,824$3,866,299$2,985,425$2,346,335$1,729,331
Management and general$35,791$31,309$29,964$43,508$26,391
Total expenses$3,574,828$3,918,716$3,039,787$2,431,611$1,787,064
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,066,575$63,637$268,353$293,784$559,433
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,066,575$63,637$268,353$293,784$559,433


R Wayne SneedVice-Chairma$57,165

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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Program accomplishments

We estimate that since 1997, our "fee-free" model has saved our partners more than 6 million dollars but, it is about more than just financial savings.