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International : Development and Relief Services

Helping Children Worldwide

Transforming the lives of vulnerable children and families

four stars

91.79

14101 Parke Long Court Suite T
Chantilly, VA 20151
tel: (703) 793-9521   Web Site
EIN: 76-0729857

Board Leadership
Rob Duston
Chairman

CEO
Melody Curtiss
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.79 four stars
  Financial 88.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Helping Children Worldwide transforms communities by serving vulnerable children and families by providing them with opportunities for education, health care, and spiritual mentoring.

Helping Children Worldwide transforms communities by serving vulnerable children and families by providing them with opportunities for education, health care, and spiritual mentoring.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community
590
Number of families graduated microfinance program
32
Number of villages served by medical outreach
55
Number of pregnant women receiving early and adequate prenatal care
857
Number of people treated for malaria in 2017
3,298
This impact information is current as of January 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

three stars

88.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helping Children Worldwide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helping Children Worldwide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls
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 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Note: This organization did not answer this question
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
Helping Children Worldwide (VA) 91.79 four stars
Christian World Outreach (CO) 92.41 four stars
Armenian General Benevolent Union (NY) 91.04 four stars
Anera (DC) 92.56 four stars
The Armenian EyeCare Project (CA) 91.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $690,088
   Federated Campaigns $5,425
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $126,056
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $821,569
   Program Service Revenue $66,960
Total Primary Revenue $888,529
   Other Revenue $10,112
TOTAL REVENUE $898,641
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $831,866
   Administrative Expenses $100,339
   Fundraising Expenses $98,804
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,031,009
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-132,368
   
Net Assets $354,925

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
Mercy Hospital $430,296 51.7%
Child Rescue Center $309,628 37.2%
Volunteer Mission Teams $91,942 11.1%

Ratings History
Helping Children Worldwide has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 91.79 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.61 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.86 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 86.40 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 82.76 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 82.35 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.10 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 97.68 four stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 96.31 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 91.87 four 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 76-0729857
Name in IRS Master File HELPING CHILDREN WORLDWIDE INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
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 July, 2003
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 9.69% Melody Curtiss Cathey Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helping Children Worldwide (VA) 91.79 four stars
InterAction (DC) 91.01 four stars
A Child's Hope International (OH) 95.40 four stars
CURE International (MI) 94.69 four stars
Living Goods (CA) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Helping Children Worldwide
14101 Parke Long Court
Suite T
Chantilly, VA 20151
tel: (703) 793-9521
fax: (703) 956-6866
EIN: 76-0729857

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Board Leadership

Rob Duston
Chairman

CEO

Melody Curtiss
Executive Director

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