Childcare Worldwide

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Summary

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

Website: www.childcareworldwide.org

Phone: 360-647-2283

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 953619910

CEO/President: Bill Nienhuis

Chairman: Jeff McSorley

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


Purpose

Poverty and hardship are ever-present in the world and impact children the hardest, creating great physical and spiritual need. But we know that Jesus is the hope the world needs, and meeting physical needs is a tangible, helpful way to help people in need and share the Gospel with them.


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 for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in 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 damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender and class differences.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating955 of 102179 of 84
Fund acquisition rating967 of 102481 of 85
Resource allocation rating978 of 102482 of 85
Asset utilization rating555 of 102148 of 84

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%15%12%9%7%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%17%12%9%7%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%119%99%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%14%15%9%8%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%-19%1%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%71%70%82%86%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%122%79%102%93%85%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%86%55%84%80%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%-22%21%-2%7%15%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
19%-26%27%-5%14%38%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%15%15%9%7%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.521.320.761.301.221.34
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.231.031.812.622.503.27
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.091.361.383.423.054.38
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.7911.5311.435.274.328.75
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.090.090.190.230.11
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.688.077.962.853.022.43
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%8%28%38%39%37%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%23%31%30%34%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
61%69%95%48%50%47%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$2,532,224$2,355,516$1,232,328$1,348,253$925,234
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$15,753$0$3,015$10,005$1,198
Short-term investments$78,507$6,872$5,731$28,847$29,132
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,626,484$2,362,388$1,241,074$1,387,105$955,564
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$105,845
Fixed assets$26,507$1,889,568$1,977,834$2,055,888$2,062,086
Other long-term assets$41,368$25,303$36,236$18,787$0
Total long-term assets$67,875$1,914,871$2,014,070$2,074,675$2,167,931
Total assets$2,694,359$4,277,259$3,255,144$3,461,780$3,123,495
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$53,727$35,704$47,546$92,012$109,241
Other current liabilities$174,000$171,000$188,000$229,000$0
Total current liabilities$227,727$206,704$235,546$321,012$109,241
Debt$0$971,420$1,003,460$1,027,786$1,050,793
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$971,420$1,003,460$1,027,786$1,050,793
Total liabilities$227,727$1,178,124$1,239,006$1,348,798$1,160,034
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,597,695$1,787,450$1,570,295$1,494,184$1,440,546
With donor restrictions$868,937$1,311,685$445,843$618,798$522,915
Net assets$2,466,632$3,099,135$2,016,138$2,112,982$1,963,461
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$3,491,611$4,066,617$4,125,948$4,537,704$4,922,548
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($564,718)$33,385$18,211$814($386)
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue($564,718)$33,385$18,211$814($386)
Total revenue$2,926,893$4,100,002$4,144,159$4,538,518$4,922,162
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$2,528,083$2,262,663$3,471,218$3,624,242$3,647,514
Management and general$527,935$502,318$394,618$279,162$161,750
Fundraising$509,176$485,622$374,424$333,574$373,653
Total expenses$3,565,194$3,250,603$4,240,260$4,236,978$4,182,917
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($638,301)$849,399($96,101)$301,540$739,245
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($638,301)$849,399($96,101)$301,540$739,245

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
William A NienhuisCEO/President$129,890

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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History

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.

    1982:
  • Start of a food delivery program from a warehouse in San Diego, California to the border towns of Mexico

    1983:
  • Start of an affiliate in Haiti. First ministry included a welding school in Port-au-Prince.

    1983:
  • Start of an affiliate in Langley, B.C. Canada.

    1984:
  • Start of an affiliate in Kenya. Production of a one-hour TV special on the "Drought of the Century."

    1985:
  • 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.

    1985:
  • Change of name to Siloam International.

    1986:
  • Start of an affiliate in Uganda. The Uganda government assigns the Ssese Islands to Childcare International, Uganda.

    1990:
  • Start of partnership in Sri Lanka with an outreach to families of fishing villages outside Colombo.

    1992:
  • Start of partnership in Belarus to help victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

    1996:
  • Start of partnership in Thailand with the Khon Kaen Christian School.

    1996:
  • Start of Partnership with Faith Tabernacle in Cebu, Philippines.

    1988:
  • Move of office to Bellingham, Washington.

    1988:
  • Change of name to Childcare International.

    2006:
  • Change of name to Childcare Worldwide

  • Program accomplishments

    The core of Childcare Worldwide's impact are our Life Centers, located in the center of communities and hosted by a local church. Life Centers provide children with an opportunity to hear the Gospel, learn about Christ's redemptive love, and trust Him as their Savior. They also receive nutritious food, clean drinking water, medicine, and school supplies. As we remove barriers of their physical need and provide support for their education, children can grow spiritually and physically into thriving young adults.


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