OneChild / formerly One Child Matters and Mission of Mercy

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We help children in poverty reach their full potential and discover hope. We meet basic needs, help children recognize their strengths and encourage them to overcome the challenges they face. We help them build resilience in the face of hardship and develop life skills so that they will become the teachers, policemen, doctors, and leaders who will transform their communities. We do this locally by creating a global community of Child Champions. While our vision for thriving children is global, we know we can only achieve this vision by thinking locally, connecting churches and communities around the world to each other - local to local.

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 62600
Colorado Springs, CO 80962


Phone: (800) 864-0200

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 841087689

CEO/President: Dr. Scott C. Todd

Chairman: Dana Rasic

Board size: 6

Founder: Mark and Huldah Buntain

Ruling year: 1989

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


We see a world where every child in poverty has a champion - someone who loves them and supports them as they overcome adversity. Someone who believes in them, listens to them, and challenges them to persevere. Uplifted by Child Champions, we see children thriving, filled with hope, strong in faith and equipped to make the world better - from the renewal of local communities to the eradication of global poverty.

Mission statement

As a global community of Child Champions, we advocate for children in hard places and provide holistic care so they have hope and thrive.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating721 of 109455 of 84
Fund acquisition rating959 of 109775 of 84
Resource allocation rating880 of 109768 of 84
Asset utilization rating109 of 109412 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$426,389$329,246$436,646$420,408$404,195
Short-term investments$1,946,588$1,195,997$1,754,564$1,846,569$1,828,218
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,431,830$3,718,623$2,974,153$3,465,961$3,472,437
Long-term investments$0$0$0$1,483$4,640
Fixed assets$236,365$255,477$286,541$361,510$456,257
Other long-term assets$79,604$54,849$43,388$53,735$55,956
Total long-term assets$315,969$310,326$329,929$416,728$516,853
Total assets$4,747,799$4,028,949$3,304,082$3,882,689$3,989,290
Payables and accrued expenses$677,490$393,449$747,594$467,463$561,701
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$677,490$393,449$747,594$467,463$561,701
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$683,950$0$0$0
Total liabilities$677,490$1,077,399$747,594$467,463$561,701
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,685,656$1,233,874$952,655$1,535,049$1,542,415
With donor restrictions$2,384,653$1,717,676$1,603,833$1,880,177$1,885,174
Net assets$4,070,309$2,951,550$2,556,488$3,415,226$3,427,589
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Total contributions$19,705,770$18,483,992$18,380,248$17,201,511$16,279,506
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$43,138$58,497$73,269$52,626($130,329)
Other revenue$14$0($9,573)$0$0
Total other revenue$43,152$58,497$63,696$52,626($130,329)
Total revenue$19,748,922$18,542,489$18,443,944$17,254,137$16,149,177
Program services$14,583,369$14,433,889$14,816,119$13,383,849$12,923,076
Management and general$1,535,989$1,429,705$1,601,424$1,348,053$1,481,596
Total expenses$18,657,837$18,142,039$19,316,743$17,275,444$16,670,568
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,091,085$400,450($872,799)($21,307)($521,391)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,091,085$400,450($872,799)($21,307)($521,391)


Dana RasicChairman & Director, Not Comp. by OC$382,050
Nathan MerrillFmr Officer, Not Compensated by OC$271,391
Mark PluimerFmr President/Chairman of the Board$213,517
Scott ToddPresident$181,428
Chris JorgensenVP of Operations/Finance (part year)$151,624
Jenny KennedyAssistant Secretary (part year)$140,262
Jeffrey MawhirterIT Manager and System Administrator$133,710
Rick MitchellVP of Marketing$132,246
Kristin AhnVP of Brand and Communications$122,776
Candice WigingtonMinistry Representative$114,855
Don Morgan DirectorNot Compensated by OC (part year)$63,140
Austin HarbachAssistant Secretary$57,939
Dale TurnerDirector, Not Compensated by OC$53,749
Daniel VagleVice Chair, Not Compensated by OC$53,749

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

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1954 - Our founders, Mark and Huldah Buntain, launched Compassionate Ministries in Calcutta after witnessing the desperate needs of the poor living there.

1985 - The Child Sponsorship Program started with the aim of helping children in poverty who could not afford to go to school. It launched with 3,000 children receiving services. Since then, thousands of children have graduated from the program, many becoming leaders in their communities and giving back.

1990 - Mission of Mercy Merged with Bethesda Ministries.

1992 - Expansion into Cambodia: After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Mission of Mercy partnered with missionaries to go into this devastated country.

1998 - Expansion into Ethiopia: The very first Hope Center in Ethiopia is in the heart of Addis Ababa, with an incredible outreach to children in poverty in the community.

1998 - Expansion into Kenya: Hapi Wanje's vision to give hope to hurting children in Kenya extends all the way to Turkana, one of the most remote, impoverished parts of his native land. Today Hapi serves OneChild as Regional Program Support Manager: Africa.

2000: Expansion into Honduras: Jose Antonio Duron had the opportunity to live in the US but felt God call him to return to Honduras to help vulnerable children in poverty where he grew up. Today, as OneChild's Honduras Country Director, he is helping transform lives through child sponsorship.

2002 - OneChild developed partnerships with local organizations in the Middle East to help children in poverty thrive in this complex region. Through child sponsorship, children in the Middle East are finding new beginnings.

2004 - Expansion into the Philippines: Under the leadership of Rosalina Manette Cosico, Philippines Country Director, our ministry in the Philippines has flourished. Her heart and passion is for the children in hard-to-reach places, from the isolated mountainous terrain to the poor fishing villages along the islands' coasts.

2006 - Expansion into the Dominican Republic: Yolie Lalama Garrido's love for the children in the Dominican Republic led the way for our expansion into this beautiful but impoverished country. She was instrumental in selecting and training our country and Hope Center staff.

2011 - Expansion into Zimbabwe: Still under the leadership of Pastors Dixon and Chipo Changara, the children in our community's care in Zimbabwe are thriving.

2012 - Mission of Mercy becomes One Child Matters.

2013 - Expansion into Nicaragua: Under the leadership of Dr. Osmany Altamirano, we expanded into Nicaragua, a country that has experienced tremendous political unrest in recent years. Dr. Altamirano and his team, at great personal risk, delivered critical supplies to the children and their families in our program even during the height of this unrest.

2017 - Establishing the Voice of Youth: This program innovation gave children over 11 years of age a regular opportunity to give feedback on the care and programming they receive in the Hope Centers.

2017 - Five signs of the Generational Church: We created this model to help our church partners understand the impact the church can have on future generations with a focus on children in poverty.

2019 - One Child Matters becomes OneChild: This evolution in our brand is intended to represent something that has already begun and will continue for years to come: The growth of a global community of Child Champions, men and women who serve and make sacrifices to give children in poverty true hope and a better life.

Program accomplishments


OneChild sponsors do more than encourage a child in need. They provide education, healthcare, spiritual guidance, and community for a child who could have a big, bright beautiful future - if surrounded by supporters. OneChild sponsors empower that community. They sacrifice for the good of those children and become champions in their eyes.