African Vision of Hope

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Educate, Equip, Empower

Contact information

Mailing address:
African Vision of Hope
8 Professional Park Drive
Maryville, IL 62062


Phone: 618.288.7695

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 710929252

CEO/President: Judi Bertels

Chairman: Judi Bertels

Board size: 6


Ruling year: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


For every child and family in Zambia to be released from extreme poverty and have the ability to fulfill the purpose God has for their lives.

Mission statement

African Vision of Hope is a Christian organization committed to bringing immediate and lasting solutions to children and families living in extreme poverty. We confront the root causes of poverty by providing opportunities to be educated, grow up healthy, develop leadership and economic skills and learn about God's love.

Statement of faith

We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God and divinely inspired.

One God exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His atoning death and resurrection.

Jesus Christ shed His blood for the salvation of the lost and sinful man.

Redemption comes only through believing in Jesus Christ as the One and Only Savior of the world.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating119 of 109613 of 142
Fund acquisition rating128 of 109819 of 143
Resource allocation rating101 of 109813 of 143
Asset utilization rating552 of 109668 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$57,511$23,388$45,582$0$660
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,884,806$1,344,207$1,042,266$648,565$658,464
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,840$2,067$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,840$2,067$0$0$0
Total assets$1,886,646$1,346,274$1,042,266$648,565$658,464
Payables and accrued expenses$11,368$37,845$11,049$5,918$10,655
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$11,368$37,845$11,049$5,918$10,655
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$11,368$37,845$11,049$5,918$10,655
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,300,316$1,289,101$969,596$626,776$638,700
With donor restrictions$574,962$19,328$61,621$15,871$9,109
Net assets$1,875,278$1,308,429$1,031,217$642,647$647,809
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,853,897$1,958,355$1,646,301$1,271,540$1,110,944
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,761$4,567$3,191$429$317
Other revenue($16,319)($27,648)($4,966)($15,040)$22,217
Total other revenue($11,558)($23,081)($1,775)($14,611)$22,534
Total revenue$2,842,339$1,935,274$1,644,526$1,256,929$1,133,478
Program services$2,168,503$1,546,206$1,159,299$1,176,649$976,295
Management and general$67,005$70,026$61,709$51,158$71,518
Total expenses$2,275,490$1,658,062$1,255,956$1,262,091$1,115,660
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$566,849$277,212$388,570($5,162)$17,818
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$566,849$277,212$388,570($5,162)$17,818


Judith BertelsPresident/CEO$105,944
Ward McMillenDirector & Program Dire$61,809

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

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Program accomplishments

598 Communities Served

725 Orphans provided a home

4680 Children being educated

90566 Meals served monthly