St. Christophers Children is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2008, and donations are tax-deductible.

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  14323 OCEAN HWY UNIT 4143
Pawleys Isl SC 29585-4818

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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator

Overall Score


out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Impact & Results, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community

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...   Finance & Accountability

This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

Finance & Accountability Score

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having one year of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data. But please note, that the IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofit's annual tax filings. That may mean that this entity has electronically filed additional Forms 990 but they have yet to be processed and made public by the IRS.

To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System's Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has one year of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for St. Christophers Children under the EIN: 26-1484198.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, St. Christophers Children will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting











Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activity data not reported from the IRS

Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.

St. Christophers Children reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

St. Christopher's Children was impacted for our Store Operations, a reduction of more than 45% in revenues, $30k which support our mission. Fundraising in person events were cancelled, affecting a decrease in revenues by 15,000. Our Resale store was closed for two months during 2020 in the beginning of the pandemic, with two employees put on pandemic unemployment. At the time of re-opening we could only bring one employee back to work. Sales continued to be affected, and the store lost $10,000 in 2020. We were forced to make a decision to relocate to a better location or close our resale operations permanently.

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

With the children not in school, those needing assistance with clothing and orthodontic care were hard to identify. Our orthodontic provider was closed for several months, so children currently in treatment were not getting follow up care. The clothing program was down 40 percent in dollars or $8,000 and requests for assistance were down by 45 percent or 60 children.

How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We developed new partnerships to reach the children directly through other nonprofits that had limited services. These other community services were able to reach the parents that required clothing assistance for their children, we delivered clothing to the other nonprofits instead of the schools system, as the children were on remote learning.

Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Implemented an operations manual with all important facets of our programs and procedures. We updated our board manual to include orientations for new board members going forward. We also developed a Human Resource Manual, and Grants manual so that everything regarding STCC is housed in one place and easy to find. While mostly everything was housed on computers and files it was not readily accessible. Additionally, we updated our application for our orthodontics program based on feed back from our orthodontist. Surveys were also updated regarding the recipients of our orthodontic program to be utilized for program enhancement and grant funding.

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...   Impact & Results

This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

Impact & Results Score


out of 100

St. Christophers Children is cost-effective, earning a passing score.


$30 provides a bundle of goods to someone in need.

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Impact & Results Report


of 100 points

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Rated Program

Rated Program


Basic Needs New Clothing


The program directly distributes goods that fulfill the basic needs of its beneficiaries.

Program Type

Goods Provision

Beneficiaries Served

Program Geography

Time Period of Data

1/1/20 to 12/31/20

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Outcomes and Cost

Outcomes: Changes in the lives of those served by a nonprofit. They can be caused by the nonprofit.

Costs: The money spent by a nonprofit and its partners and beneficiaries.

Impact: Outcome caused by a nonprofit relative to its cost.

Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was a good use of resources to cause the outcome.

Outcome Metric

Bundles of goods distributed

Outcome Data Source

Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.

The nonprofit submitted data on the composition and market value of the goods it distributed.

Method for Attributing Outcomes

We don't know if the observed changes were caused by the nonprofit's program or something else happening at the same time (e.g., a participant got a raise). To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program (i.e., counterfactual outcomes).

We assume that the distribution of goods from one nonprofit's goods distribution program does not diminish the amount of goods distributed by any other (neighboring) goods distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of goods distributed in the absence of the nonprofit’s goods distribution program implies that the benefit of goods to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in good provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.

Cost Data Source

After estimating the program's outcomes, we need to determine how much it cost to achieve those outcomes. All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.

Program cost data reported by the nonprofit. Partner and beneficiary costs reported by the nonprofit or estimated by Charity Navigator.

Cost Calculation

$39,996 program costs + $177 partner costs + $0 beneficiary costs = $40,173 total costs

Impact and Determination

We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.

Impact Calculation

$40,173 total costs / 1,398 bundles distributed = roughly $30 provides a bundle of goods to someone in need.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of goods provision programs are based on comparing the cost to distribute a bundle of goods against its value. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if the cost to distribute a bundle is less than 75% the value of that bundle and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.



Analysis Details

Analysis conducted in 2022 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs

St. Christophers Children reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


Spent in most recent FY


Percent of program expenses


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...   Leadership & Adaptability

This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.

Leadership & Adaptability Score


out of 100

The score earned by St. Christophers Children is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.

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Leadership & Adaptability Report


of 100 points


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission

St. Christopher's Children in a nonprofit organization that provides for the immediate personal needs of abandoned, abused, and disadvantaged children in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.

To improve self-esteem, academic performance, school attendance, and social participation for children living in the effects of poverty in Georgetown County

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.

Goal One: Provide basic needs new clothing to all children in Georgetown County where the need exists

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Two: Provide critical care orthodontic care to children in poverty situations

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Three: Continue to focus on the profitability of our Resale Store by building awareness and increasing sales and customers

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development

Describe an investment in leadership

Investment in Executive Director for obtaining Masters Degree in Nonprofit Administration, hired an Operations Assistant to help with programs and Resale store operations.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.

This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

St. Christopher's Children partners with other area nonprofits to ensure all children are provided with basic needs. One new relationship established late in 2021 for a group home that houses boys who attend local school but return back to the group home. New boys arrive monthly as other boys are returned to DSS. Marketing activities include speaking at City council meetings and local rotary clubs, etc.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.

During 2020, STCC made several changes that would provide financial stability to STCC programs in the future. One of those changes was the relocation of our Resale Store operations. This move to a new location is building a larger awareness of our organization, visibility at a high traffic corner and pivoting us to rebrand as a fashionable finds more boutique store. Increased traffic counts and sales dollars have already been seen with store revenue up by forty percent. The board of directors voted to add net profits from 2021 to the endowment fund to ensure program initiatives could be carried out in recession years when demand is greater. With Covid-19 continuing to linger into 2021 demand for program services increased by 200 percent from 2020. Other changes included a larger budget for advertising, to include billboards for bigger awareness of our organization and our 15 year history in the community. STCC added five new board of directors with a broad array of experience, and diversity. New committees were formed for both executive and finance areas helping to lead and guide strategy for the organization. The organization promoted an employee to Executive Director, therefore providing accountable leadership to STCC. A new position of Operations Assistant was created to help the Exec. Director deliver on STCC programs and make more time for grants, and community engagement.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community

This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.

Culture & Community Score


out of 100

St. Christophers Children has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: Not Scored

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 95/100 (100% of beacon score)

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Culture & Community Report


of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

95/100 points

100% of beacon score

This organization's score of 95 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 9 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.

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We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

Not Scored

This organization reported that it is not collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. However, it did not respond to one or more survey questions, and therefore is not eligible for a score on this metric. (View our beacon methodology.) Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.

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We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research

Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.

Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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