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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

The Global Orphan Project

Transforming lives through orphan care.

four stars

92.48

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 92.48 four stars
  Financial 90.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Global Orphan Project, Inc. (GO Project) is a global orphan care ministry whose mission is to transform lives through orphan care. The GO Project was formed in 2003 to provide shelter and care for the basic needs and positive development of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities in some of the poorest areas of the world. The GO Project has three operating divisions: domestic and international orphan care whereby GO Project works with local churches to help provide family based care for orphans, trips into the Orphan Window, and an impact investment fund called GO Fund that supports vocational training centers, business ventures and agricultural ventures, and whose proceeds raised pay for basic orphan care costs.

The Global Orphan Project, Inc. (GO Project) is a global orphan care ministry whose mission is to transform lives through orphan care. The GO Project was formed in 2003 to provide shelter and care for the basic needs and positive development of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities in some of the poorest areas of the world. The GO Project has three operating divisions: domestic and international orphan care whereby GO Project works with local churches to help provide family based care for orphans, trips into the Orphan Window, and an impact investment fund called GO Fund that supports vocational training centers, business ventures and agricultural ventures, and whose proceeds raised pay for basic orphan care costs.

Financial

four stars

90.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Global Orphan Project (MO) 92.48 four stars
One Child Matters (CO) 85.81 three stars
World Orphans (CO) 93.91 four stars
SMVA Trust (TX) 92.22 four stars
Compassion International (CO) 85.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,462,771
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $66,750
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,529,521
   Program Service Revenue $5,710
Total Primary Revenue $7,535,231
   Other Revenue $217,504
TOTAL REVENUE $7,752,735
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,556,024
   Administrative Expenses $695,957
   Fundraising Expenses $82,771
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,334,752
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,417,983
   
Net Assets $3,674,506

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 $3,302,398 59.4%
The Go Exchange $952,173 17.1%
Vision Trips Travel $569,656 10.3%

Ratings History
The Global Orphan Project has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,192 1.81% Joe Knittig CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$101,936 1.60% Trace Thurlby President, COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Global Orphan Project (MO) 92.48 four stars
Good Neighbors USA (CA) 86.19 three stars
VisionTrust International (CO) 91.99 four stars
Virgin Unite USA (NY) 86.56 three stars
Hands and Feet Project (TN) 94.34 four stars

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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

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Board Leadership

Mike Fox
Co-Founder and Chairman

CEO

Joe Knittig
Chief Executive Officer

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