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:
PO 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: 8

Founder: Mark and Huldah Buntain

Ruling year: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


OneChild is an international child development organization helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children living in poverty.

We empower children to reach their God-given potential by creating opportunities for transformational development: spirit, mind and body.

Through the work of local partners around the world, children receive food, education, medical aid, and hope in God.

We believe local challenges are best solved by local leaders. On an international scale, our local staff identify and establish partnerships with ministries and organizations that already exist in each community, including churches and schools. In order to qualify as a partner, organizations must demonstrate their commitment to family and child engagement, committed leadership, and a focus on holistic child development programs.

Mission statement

OneChild exists to bring hope, truth, life, love and mercy to children in poverty.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating628 of 102551 of 85
Fund acquisition rating906 of 102778 of 85
Resource allocation rating711 of 102759 of 85
Asset utilization rating120 of 102512 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$505,993$384,095$480,034$474,143$460,151
Short-term investments$1,946,588$1,195,997$1,754,564$1,848,052$1,832,858
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,512,434$3,773,472$3,017,541$3,521,179$3,533,033
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$236,365$255,477$286,541$361,510$456,257
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$236,365$255,477$286,541$361,510$456,257
Total assets$4,748,799$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$4,071,309$2,951,550$2,556,488$3,415,226$3,427,589
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$18,459,716$17,750,065$17,607,433$16,297,101$15,270,306
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$750,408$40,109$89,812$61,794$55,561
Other revenue$6,210$13,635($8,369)($224)($167,081)
Total other revenue$756,618$53,744$81,443$61,570($111,520)
Total revenue$19,216,334$17,803,809$17,688,876$16,358,671$15,158,786
Program services$14,627,369$14,454,329$14,033,879$12,479,439$11,913,876
Management and general$931,727$675,973$1,597,537$1,348,053$1,481,595
Total expenses$18,097,575$17,408,747$18,547,614$16,371,034$15,661,368
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,118,759$395,062($858,738)($12,363)($502,582)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,118,759$395,062($858,738)($12,363)($502,582)


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 works in 14 poverty-stricken countries in the world, bringing hope, truth, life, love, and mercy to over 40,000 children through child sponsorship. To God be the glory!


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.