Disable all preview features

International : Development and Relief Services

The Global Orphan Project

Care For Every Child

four stars

93.24

3161 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, MO 64111
tel: (816) 536-8333   Web Site
EIN: 81-6079539

Board Leadership
Mike Fox
Co-Founder and Chairman

CEO
Joe Knittig
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.24 four stars
  Financial 91.33 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Global Orphan Project ("GO Project" or "GO") is a global orphan care and orphan prevention ministry dedicated to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce, and the love of Jesus.

The Global Orphan Project ("GO Project" or "GO") is a global orphan care and orphan prevention ministry dedicated to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce, and the love of Jesus.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Platinum Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly sharing information about how they measure their progress and results.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of churches active in the CarePortal network
2,067
Number of jobs created and maintained
133
Number of children served
28,885
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Global Orphan Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Global Orphan Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

Charity Navigator believes collecting feedback from the people an organization serves can make it more effective. That is why we're partnering with GuideStar by Candid to share Constituent Voice information with you. Here's how this organization is listening and learning from its constituents:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Internationally, there were a shortage of options for teenagers who age out of care We researched existing avenues and came to the same conclusion So, we helped develop, launch, and operate a transition academy, which provides a two-year, life skills discipleship program for those 18 and up Other non-profits are even sending their children there as they turn 18 The program was then replicated, on a smaller scale, with our field partners in India Domestically, we ask agencies and church partners to rate CarePortal after each use This has resulted in more than 20,000 ratings which our development team watches closely One recent change, based on feedback is the development of an App so that users can benefit from the system when they are in the field and not tied to their desk
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Global Orphan Project (MO) 93.24 four stars
Community Partners International (CA) 94.69 four stars
Share & Care Foundation (NJ) 91.18 four stars
Christian Relief Fund (TX) 96.91 four stars
United Palestinian Appeal (DC) 94.69 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,531,683
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $166,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,698,483
   Program Service Revenue $4,009
Total Primary Revenue $8,702,492
   Other Revenue $305,839
TOTAL REVENUE $9,008,331
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,384,292
   Administrative Expenses $1,268,514
   Fundraising Expenses $131,232
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,784,038
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,224,293
   
Net Assets $5,024,889

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
Orphan Care Grants $4,063,770 63.7%
The Go Exchange $932,815 14.6%
Vision Trips Travel $766,074 12.0%

Ratings History
The Global Orphan Project has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.24 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.53 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.48 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.28 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 94.66 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.04 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 97.03 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 80.37 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 81-6079539
Name in IRS Master File THE GLOBAL ORPHAN PROJECT INC
NTEE Code T90
NTEE Classification Named Trusts/Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 October, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$116,150 1.49% Joe Knittig CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Global Orphan Project (MO) 93.24 four stars
OneSky (CA) 85.57 three stars
Mission Without Borders (CA) 85.46 three stars
United Palestinian Appeal (DC) 94.69 four stars
Nepal Youth Foundation (CA) 89.82 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Constituent Voice

This organization is sharing information on how they communicate with stakeholders to better inform your giving.

Charity Contact Info

The Global Orphan Project
3161 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
tel: (816) 536-8333
fax: (816) 268-2569
EIN: 81-6079539

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Mike Fox
Co-Founder and Chairman

CEO

Joe Knittig
Chief Executive Officer

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.