Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Lifesong for Orphans

Bringing joy and purpose to orphans

99.48

101 North Western Avenue Gridley, IL 61744
tel: (309) 747-4527   Web Site
EIN: 35-1902841

Board Leadership
Gary Ringger
Board Chair

CEO
Gary Ringger
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.48
  Financial 99.27
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Lifesong for Orphans seeks to mobilize the Church, His body, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care, some to give. A struggling business, a simple vow to further God's Kingdom, and many divine encounters. These would be used as catalysts to begin, what is now, Lifesong for Orphans. With a family culture and a heart for the world's fatherless, Lifesong for Orphans offers adoption financial assistance, foster care support, church and ministry partnerships, and international orphan care by serving advocates who help carry out this work of bringing joy and purpose to orphans.

Lifesong for Orphans seeks to mobilize the Church, His body, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care, some to give. A struggling business, a simple vow to further God's Kingdom, and many divine encounters. These would be used as catalysts to begin, what is now, Lifesong for Orphans. With a family culture and a heart for the world's fatherless, Lifesong for Orphans offers adoption financial assistance, foster care support, church and ministry partnerships, and international orphan care by serving advocates who help carry out this work of bringing joy and purpose to orphans.

Financial

99.27

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lifesong for Orphans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lifesong for Orphans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,468,146
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $324,987
   Related Organizations $348,681
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,141,814
   Program Service Revenue $685,091
Total Primary Revenue $21,826,905
   Other Revenue $216,684
TOTAL REVENUE $22,043,589
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,028,047
   Administrative Expenses $831,230
   Fundraising Expenses $1,025,017
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,884,294
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,159,295
   
Net Assets $26,035,532

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Gary Ringger President
Other Salaries of Note
$184,347 0.97% N. Andrew Lehman Vice-President
$165,389 0.87% Kory Kaeb Vice President of Operations
$116,406 0.61% Richard Metcalfe Program Director
$115,000 0.60% Todd Block Orphan Care

Mission

Lifesong for Orphans seeks to mobilize the Church, His body, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care, some to give. A struggling business, a simple vow to further God's Kingdom, and many divine encounters. These would be used as catalysts to begin, what is now, Lifesong for Orphans. With a family culture and a heart for the world's fatherless, Lifesong for Orphans offers adoption financial assistance, foster care support, church and ministry partnerships, and international orphan care by serving advocates who help carry out this work of bringing joy and purpose to orphans.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lifesong for Orphans (IL) 99.48
Smoky Mountain Children's Home (TN) 87.62
Christian Alliance for Orphans (VA) 96.46
Just in Time for Foster Youth (CA) 86.23
Treehouse, Washington (WA) 92.08

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Charity Contact Info

Lifesong for Orphans
101 North Western Avenue
Gridley, IL 61744
tel: (309) 747-4527
fax: (309) 747-4647
EIN: 35-1902841

Mail donations to:
P. O. Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744

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Board Leadership

Gary Ringger
Board Chair

CEO

Gary Ringger
President