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Danita's Children

We rescue, love and care for orphans and impoverished children.

four stars

92.22

201 5th Avenue South Franklin, TN 37064
tel: (615) 721-8433   Web Site
EIN: 59-3735653

Board Leadership
Danita Estrella Watts
President

CEO
Danita Estrella Watts
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded by Danita Estrella-Watts in 1999, Danita's Children/Hope for Haiti Children's Center rescues and cares for orphaned and impoverished children in Ouanaminthe Haiti, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically, emotionally.

Located in the northeastern area of Haiti, currently Danita's Children is home to more than 100 orphans. A school provides an education to nearly 500 children and 18,000 meals are fed each month through the feeding program. A church provides spiritual hope to the community through a congregation of 500 people. The Danita's Children's Medical Center currently under construction will provide for the medical needs of children in northeastern Haiti and the surrounding region.

Founded by Danita Estrella-Watts in 1999, Danita's Children/Hope for Haiti Children's Center rescues and cares for orphaned and impoverished children in Ouanaminthe Haiti, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically, emotionally.

Located in the northeastern area of Haiti, currently Danita's Children is home to more than 100 orphans. A school provides an education to nearly 500 children and 18,000 meals are fed each month through the feeding program. A church provides spiritual hope to the community through a congregation of 500 people. The Danita's Children's Medical Center currently under construction will provide for the medical needs of children in northeastern Haiti and the surrounding region.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.07
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Danita's Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Danita's Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Danita's Children (TN) 92.22 four stars
Global Partners for Development (CA) 98.23 four stars
Partners In Health (MA) 90.22 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,817,117
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $454,682
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,271,799
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,271,799
   Other Revenue $-47,661
TOTAL REVENUE $2,224,138
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,990,896
   Administrative Expenses $238,415
   Fundraising Expenses $51,410
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,280,721
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-56,583
   
Net Assets $4,133,467

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Medical Malnutrition Center $337,177 16.9%
Education $270,254 13.6%
Children's Home for Orphans $193,569 9.7%

Ratings History
Danita's Children has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.22 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.35 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.36 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.99 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 94.96 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 94.96 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 78.77 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.70 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 95.48 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 98.45 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 93.66 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2007 91.24 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 91.03 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 88.03 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-3735653
Name in IRS Master File HOPE FOR HAITI CHILDRENS CENTER INCORPORATED
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,000 3.15% Danita Estrella Watts President, CEO

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Danita's Children (TN) 92.22 four stars
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MAIA (CO) 96.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Danita's Children
201 5th Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37064
tel: (615) 721-8433
EIN: 59-3735653

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 280750
Nashville, TN 37228

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Board Leadership

Danita Estrella Watts
President

CEO

Danita Estrella Watts
CEO

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