Childcare Worldwide

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Childcare Worldwide was founded in 1981 by Max and Marlies Lange and has grown to sponsoring children in Africa, Asia, and South America. Our generous sponsors partner with us to connect children in need to Life Centers in their communities, led by in-country teachers and church workers, who lead Bible lessons, teach worship songs, play Scripture memory games, and share the hope of the Gospel.

With our sponsors' help, we provide care and support to impoverished children in Peru, Uganda, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and Kenya.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Childcare Worldwide
PO Box 113
Lynden, WA 98264


Phone: 360-647-2283

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 953619910

CEO/President: Bill Nienhuis

Chairman: Mark Chestnut

Board size: 7

Founder: Max and Marlies Lange

Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Connecting sponsors with children in poverty through Christ-based Life Centers, which remove barriers so kids can spiritually and physically grow into thriving adults.

Mission statement

Childcare Worldwide transforms children's lives by exposing them to the gospel of Jesus Christ, providing for their physical needs and supporting their long-term education.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God.

We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe That all men and women, regardless of age, are lost because of their sin. Salvation is offered by the grace and love of God, because of the atoning death of Christ and it is obtained through faith (apart from works), and regeneration by the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the gospel.

We believe in the n the personhood of the Holy Spirit as the third member of the Godhead, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe n the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation.

We believe In the spiritual unity of all true believers, the Church, with Jesus Christ as the Head, and its local representation under the authority of its leadership.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating970 of 110477 of 88
Fund acquisition rating1062 of 110584 of 88
Resource allocation rating1063 of 110585 of 88
Asset utilization rating352 of 110432 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$24,267$15,753$0$3,015$10,005
Short-term investments$14,926$78,507$6,872$5,731$28,847
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,954,761$2,626,484$2,362,388$1,241,074$1,387,105
Long-term investments$4,411$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,946$26,507$1,889,568$1,977,834$2,055,888
Other long-term assets$122,743$41,368$25,303$36,236$18,787
Total long-term assets$146,100$67,875$1,914,871$2,014,070$2,074,675
Total assets$2,100,861$2,694,359$4,277,259$3,255,144$3,461,780
Payables and accrued expenses$65,767$53,727$35,704$47,546$92,012
Other current liabilities$151,000$174,000$171,000$188,000$229,000
Total current liabilities$216,767$227,727$206,704$235,546$321,012
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$76,277$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$76,277$0$971,420$1,003,460$1,027,786
Total liabilities$293,044$227,727$1,178,124$1,239,006$1,348,798
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,127,337$1,597,695$1,787,450$1,570,295$1,494,184
With donor restrictions$680,480$868,937$1,311,685$445,843$618,798
Net assets$1,807,817$2,466,632$3,099,135$2,016,138$2,112,982
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Total contributions$3,310,601$3,491,611$4,066,617$4,125,948$4,537,704
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$19,760($564,718)$33,385$18,211$814
Other revenue$3,727$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$23,487($564,718)$33,385$18,211$814
Total revenue$3,334,088$2,926,893$4,100,002$4,144,159$4,538,518
Program services$2,811,011$2,528,083$2,262,663$3,471,218$3,624,242
Management and general$490,965$527,935$502,318$394,618$279,162
Total expenses$3,964,032$3,565,194$3,250,603$4,240,260$4,236,978
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($629,944)($638,301)$849,399($96,101)$301,540
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($629,944)($638,301)$849,399($96,101)$301,540


Bill NienhuisCEO/President$128,567

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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History of Childcare Worldwide

April 1981:

  • Incorporated in California as Siloam Christian Mission, Glendale, California.
  • First mission field: Tamil Nadu, India (in cooperation with Siloam Lepers and Blind Mission, Germany)

    July 1981:
  • Production of a one-hour TV special on Leprosy and eye disease in India.

  • Start of a food delivery program from a warehouse in San Diego, California to the border towns of Mexico

  • Start of an affiliate in Haiti. First ministry included a welding school in Port-au-Prince.

  • Start of an affiliate in Langley, B.C. Canada.

  • Start of an affiliate in Kenya. Production of a one-hour TV special on the "Drought of the Century."

  • Start of the breakfast feeding program in Comas, Peru. The first 500 children were selected from the extremely poor people who fled the guerilla group "Shining Path" in the highlands of Peru.

  • Change of name to Siloam International.

  • Start of an affiliate in Uganda. The Uganda government assigns the Ssese Islands to Childcare International, Uganda.

  • Start of partnership in Sri Lanka with an outreach to families of fishing villages outside Colombo.

  • Start of partnership in Belarus to help victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

  • Start of partnership in Thailand with the Khon Kaen Christian School.

  • Start of Partnership with Faith Tabernacle in Cebu, Philippines.

  • Move of office to Bellingham, Washington.

  • Change of name to Childcare International.

  • Change of name to Childcare Worldwide

  • Program accomplishments