Giving Children Hope

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Giving Children Hope is a community driven nonprofit that equips front line partners with resources to serve vulnerable children and families.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Giving Children Hope
8332 Commonwealth Ave
Buena Park, CA 90621


Phone: 714-523-4454

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 953464287

CEO/President: Pete Bowen

Chairman: James Wilcox

Board size: 14

Founder: John Ditty and Juliana Reasor

Ruling year: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Vision: Wellness for Vulnerable Children and Families.

Mission statement

Giving Children Hope is a faith-based partner providing sustainable hope through wellness programs and disaster response in collaboration with local and global communities.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating11 of 11101 of 42
Fund acquisition rating129 of 11111 of 42
Resource allocation rating15 of 11111 of 42
Asset utilization rating30 of 11101 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,261,105$2,994,865$5,391,013$6,581,786$6,288,654
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,496,052$3,352,853$5,896,543$7,231,265$6,390,703
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,084,581$2,141,570$2,167,670$2,089,491$1,920,474
Other long-term assets$32,715$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,117,296$2,141,570$2,167,670$2,089,491$1,920,474
Total assets$4,613,348$5,494,423$8,064,213$9,320,756$8,311,177
Payables and accrued expenses$141,538$136,721$88,378$125,789$130,317
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$400,000$0
Total current liabilities$141,538$136,721$88,378$525,789$130,317
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$191,391$164,382$167,951$340,702$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,566,883$2,598,329$2,658,394$2,453,441$2,162,217
Total liabilities$2,708,421$2,735,050$2,746,772$2,979,230$2,292,534
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,820,726$2,759,373$5,317,441$6,341,526$6,018,643
With donor restrictions$84,201$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,904,927$2,759,373$5,317,441$6,341,526$6,018,643
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$28,835,070$20,998,589$29,863,630$32,273,555$19,238,307
Program service revenue$1,028,305$784,241$558,618$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,535$11,527$646$12,072$2,081
Other revenue$83,428$55,479$89,255$85,168$52,482
Total other revenue$1,114,268$851,247$648,519$97,240$54,563
Total revenue$29,949,338$21,849,836$30,512,149$32,370,795$19,292,870
Program services$29,931,802$23,681,743$30,806,605$31,217,168$24,505,845
Management and general$407,892$432,409$456,082$540,662$663,891
Total expenses$30,803,784$24,407,904$31,536,234$32,047,912$25,235,572
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($854,446)($2,558,068)($1,024,085)$322,883($5,942,702)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($854,446)($2,558,068)($1,024,085)$322,883($5,942,702)


Peter BowenCEO$161,564
Marius MarzaDirector of Operations$87,801

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/1/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Giving Children Hope was founded in 1993 by John Ditty and Juliana Reasor, who committed their lives to helping the world's most disadvantaged children after being exposed to extreme poverty while adopting their son in Russia. At that time Russia was experiencing a devastating famine and many people were struggling to survive. In addition to the famine, these people were lacking basic medical necessities to treat minor injuries or illnesses that might only need a simple medicine to cure. John and Juliana were touched by the great needs of these children and began helping by delivering donated medicines, medical supplies and equipment to some of the most economically impacted parts of the world. Today, 26 years later, thanks to our family of donors, Giving Children Hope is still sending supplies to some of the worlds most poverty-stricken nations and will continue to do so.

However, with a closer look at children living in low-income communities in the United States, it became obvious that serving families was a necessary part of serving children. Giving Children Hope's vision grew to include local families and now provides them with immediate assistance in basic needs and health care.

Program accomplishments

45,000lbs of food distributed to 3,500 children in 1,300 families, through our We've Got Your Back program, on a weekly basis

20+ tons of household goods distributed to 70,000+ families, through our network of partners, annually

30+ parents have been provided leadership development so they can grow and achieve success through our family development pilot program