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Children International
2000 East Red Bridge Road
P.O. Box 219055
Kansas City, MO 64121
tel: (800) 888-3089
fax: (816) 942-3714
EIN: 44-6005794

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Board Leadership

Gordon Bailey
Board Chair


Susana Eshleman
President & CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services

Children International

Helping overcome poverty through child sponsorship

(out of 100)
Overall 88.09 3 stars
  Financial 83.16 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 12/22/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Primary Revenue Growth 6.9%
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children International on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $190,429,287
   Federated Campaigns $74,720
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $106,248
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $190,610,255
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $190,610,255
   Other Revenue $1,852,860
TOTAL REVENUE $192,463,115
   Program Expenses $157,513,869
   Administrative Expenses $11,163,300
   Fundraising Expenses $23,125,296
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $660,650
Net Assets $56,175,958


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$502,463 0.26% James R. Cook President, Chief Executive Officer


Founded in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities. We achieve our goals primarily through child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and health. Our sponsorship program currently benefits more than 335,000 impoverished children and their families in 11 countries throughout the world.

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