The Global Orphan Project

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Summary

The Global Orphan Project, Inc. (GO Project or GO) is a community. Setting traditional institutional orphan care models aside, we're connecting a global family united by a shared vision to care for vulnerable children and prevent child abandonment. Focusing on one child at a time, we provide sustainable, local, family-style care that is deeply rooted in compassion, hope, and the belief that every child deserves a chance.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Global Orphan Project
3161 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Website: goproject.org

Phone: 816-536-8333

Email: info@goproject.org


Organization details

EIN: 816079539

CEO/President: Joseph Knittig / Trace Thurlby

Chairman: Mike Fox

Board size: 9

Founder: Mike and Beth Fox

Ruling year: 2004

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Purpose

Setting traditional institutional orphan care models aside, we're connecting a global family united by a shared vision to care for children and vulnerable families along the entire spectrum: Orphan Prevention, Orphan Care and Transition.


Mission statement

A global family on a mission to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce and the love of Jesus.


Statement of faith

The Lord is the leader of this ministry. GO Project is not affiliated with any particular denomination. However, we do exist and operate as an expression of Jesus Christ's radical love in a fallen world. Our leaders are all passionate followers of Christ.

We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired, complete Word of God. We adopt the Scriptures as our Statement of Faith - obviously better than what we could fairly summarize ourselves. James 1:27 states: "Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." This verse captures the heart of our ministry. We strive to be doers of the Word, not mere talkers.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating323 of 102214 of 34
Fund acquisition rating67 of 10246 of 34
Resource allocation rating519 of 102423 of 34
Asset utilization rating656 of 102220 of 34

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%1%2%2%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
74%92%93%97%97%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
4%1%2%2%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
26%8%7%3%3%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%83%84%82%85%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%71%93%86%94%82%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%59%78%71%80%72%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%29%7%14%6%18%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
16%42%15%24%13%39%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%16%14%16%13%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.220.841.331.081.211.16
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.491.331.452.042.111.98
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.901.111.932.202.552.30
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.9818.3217.2711.367.487.23
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.050.060.090.130.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.4610.225.874.984.084.49
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
14%20%27%30%35%32%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
3%16%23%26%29%25%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
59%96%55%65%54%58%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$7,391,588$4,062,875$2,601,498$1,916,829$2,090,269
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,388,576$1,323,867$939,562$905,096$649,391
Short-term investments$201,437$38,920$0$41,805$12,840
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,981,601$5,425,662$3,541,060$2,863,730$2,752,500
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,921,278$2,422,047$2,044,575$1,800,750$1,632,839
Other long-term assets$28,059$7,083$1,630,788$1,387,339$1,053,876
Total long-term assets$2,949,337$2,429,130$3,675,363$3,188,089$2,686,715
Total assets$11,930,938$7,854,792$7,216,423$6,051,819$5,439,215
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$305,339$268,738$276,348$319,795$298,484
Other current liabilities$184,909$45,505$35,475$63,126$82,401
Total current liabilities$490,248$314,243$311,823$382,921$380,885
Debt$1,905,702$1,833,615$1,879,711$1,731,988$1,381,424
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$2,400
Total long-term liabilities$1,905,702$1,833,615$1,879,711$1,731,988$1,383,824
Total liabilities$2,395,950$2,147,858$2,191,534$2,114,909$1,764,709
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$6,366,180$4,584,245$4,088,265$3,385,173$1,745,826
With donor restrictions$3,168,808$1,122,689$936,624$551,737$1,928,680
Net assets$9,534,988$5,706,934$5,024,889$3,936,910$3,674,506
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$12,844,796$10,470,870$8,698,483$7,574,014$7,529,521
Program service revenue$832,719$318,622$4,009$5,890$5,710
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,234$121,844$102,145$68,712$22,544
Other revenue$277,715$369,744$203,694$147,897$194,960
Total other revenue$1,117,668$810,210$309,848$222,499$223,214
Total revenue$13,962,464$11,281,080$9,008,331$7,796,513$7,752,735
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$8,228,724$8,813,984$6,384,292$6,223,610$5,556,024
Management and general$1,616,355$1,473,246$1,268,514$982,033$695,957
Fundraising$123,554$157,276$131,232$93,208$82,771
Total expenses$9,968,633$10,444,506$7,784,038$7,298,851$6,334,752
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$3,993,831$836,574$1,224,293$497,662$1,417,983
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,993,831$836,574$1,224,293$497,662$1,417,983

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Joe KnittigCEO$128,893
Adrien LewisChief Innovation Officer$119,406
Trace ThurlbyPresident and COO$117,870
Jonathan CassatChief Marketing Officer$110,388
Jessica RayExecutive Director, Marketplace$88,202

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/3/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Our story began in a home for orphaned children in southeast Asia in 2003. Mike Fox, a businessman from Kansas City, Missouri, met a small group of children who dramatically changed the trajectory of his life and many others'.

Mike and his wife, Beth Fox, founded The Global Orphan Project (formerly C3 Missions) in 2004. Supported by the 100% Commitment, the ministry became a vehicle to invite family and friends to invest in the lives of children who need family, and it grew quickly. Within a few years, GO Project was helping care for children on three continents with a growing emphasis on partnering with the local, indigenous church.


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