Childcare Worldwide

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Childcare Worldwide is committed to removing the barriers that prevent children from succeeding and from being open to the Gospel. Our programs provide for children's basic needs, including food, clothing, water, and medical care.

Since 1981, Childcare Worldwide has been dedicated to sharing the Gospel, providing hope, and developing the unlimited potential of poor children around the world. Through our child sponsorship and other programs we empower impoverished children with the means and tools to transform their lives now and into the future.

By providing food, water and medical care, we ensure they have the means to sustain themselves for today.

By providing education-all the way through trade school or college-we empower them to succeed in the future. And by bringing them the Gospel of Jesus and strong Christian training through our Life Centers and Christian Character Building ministries, we offer them hope for all eternity.

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: Jeff McSorley

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. G.M. Lange

Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating894 of 103369 of 85
Fund acquisition rating713 of 103561 of 85
Resource allocation rating669 of 103555 of 85
Asset utilization rating865 of 103370 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$50,776$46,404$6,768$36,139$45,422
Short-term investments$0$134,939$134,977$192,446$177,735
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,443,892$1,526,122$1,198,601$1,596,391$1,690,657
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,293,773$2,392,553$2,541,895$651,537$509,813
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,293,773$2,392,553$2,541,895$651,537$509,813
Total assets$3,737,665$3,918,675$3,740,496$2,247,928$2,200,470
Payables and accrued expenses$296,771$402,326$173,657$192,918$117,961
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$296,771$402,326$173,657$192,918$117,961
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,003,460$1,027,786$1,050,793$0$0
Total liabilities$1,300,231$1,430,112$1,224,450$192,918$117,961
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,991,591$1,869,765$1,993,131$1,411,940$1,271,895
With donor restrictions$445,843$618,798$522,915$643,070$810,614
Net assets$2,437,434$2,488,563$2,516,046$2,055,010$2,082,509
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Total contributions$4,125,948$4,553,325$4,962,772$4,253,191$4,185,035
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$5,783$20,313$20,334$8,971
Other revenue$25,136($126,495)($4,565)($16,414)$145,800
Total other revenue$25,136($120,712)$15,748$3,920$154,771
Total revenue$4,151,084$4,432,613$4,978,520$4,257,111$4,339,806
Program services$3,449,746$3,712,924$3,950,800$3,800,315$3,456,947
Management and general$394,617$272,798$157,693$137,640$95,390
Total expenses$4,217,262$4,307,717$4,493,722$4,332,566$3,898,306
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($66,178)$124,896$484,798($75,455)$441,500
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($66,178)$124,896$484,798($75,455)$441,500


William A NienhuisCEO/President$129,890

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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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

    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.