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

Chairman: Wayne Sneed, vice-chair

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 rating54 of 11041 of 32
Fund acquisition rating14 of 11051 of 32
Resource allocation rating79 of 11051 of 32
Asset utilization rating491 of 110414 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,688$990$990$990$6,165
Short-term investments$1,497,487$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,737,059$3,356,830$2,777,482$2,052,598$2,002,591
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$538,740$543,221$561,701$327,842$338,384
Other long-term assets$18,132$0$0$90,314$3,957
Total long-term assets$556,872$543,221$561,701$418,156$342,341
Total assets$4,293,931$3,900,051$3,339,183$2,470,754$2,344,932
Payables and accrued expenses$66,218$22,988$6,793$86,050$17,378
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$66,218$22,988$6,793$86,050$17,378
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,900$1,900$500$500$500
Total long-term liabilities$20,032$1,900$500$119,392$125,878
Total liabilities$86,250$24,888$7,293$205,442$143,256
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$392,249$401,370$353,282$292,851$2,201,676
With donor restrictions$3,815,432$3,473,793$2,978,608$1,972,461$0
Net assets$4,207,681$3,875,163$3,331,890$2,265,312$2,201,676
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,284,692$5,154,149$4,547,734$3,939,737$3,289,404
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$23,996$14,192$17,401$30,552$7,572
Other revenue$51,818$49,377$76,268$12,064$11,164
Total other revenue$75,814$63,569$93,669$42,616$18,736
Total revenue$5,360,506$5,217,718$4,641,403$3,982,353$3,308,140
Program services$4,936,432$4,611,806$3,518,824$3,866,299$2,985,425
Management and general$71,928$41,453$35,791$31,309$29,964
Total expenses$5,025,989$4,674,442$3,574,828$3,918,716$3,039,787
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$334,517$543,276$1,066,575$63,637$268,353
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$334,517$543,276$1,066,575$63,637$268,353


R Wayne SneedVice-Chairma$50,400

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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.