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International : Development and Relief Services

Children International

Working to end poverty globally

three stars

87.30

2000 East Red Bridge Road P.O. Box 219055
Kansas City, MO 64121
tel: (800) 888-3089   Web Site
EIN: 44-6005794

Board Leadership
Brad Cloverdyke
Board Chair

CEO
Susana Eshleman
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.30 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Children International is a leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. From toddler to young adulthood, we surround kids with a caring team, a safe place and a clear path out of poverty through programs focused on health, education, empowerment and employment. Our supporters are inspired as they see children radically change their lives and create a ripple effect that impacts their families and communities for generations to come. We currently serve 250,000 children in 10 countries, including the United States.

Children International is a leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. From toddler to young adulthood, we surround kids with a caring team, a safe place and a clear path out of poverty through programs focused on health, education, empowerment and employment. Our supporters are inspired as they see children radically change their lives and create a ripple effect that impacts their families and communities for generations to come. We currently serve 250,000 children in 10 countries, including the United States.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
In 2017, 91.5% of children and youth completing a tutoring program increased their profiency in math.
15,352
Number of academic scholarships awarded
9,250
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children International (MO) 87.30 three stars
Love A Child, Inc. (FL) 94.28 four stars
The Global Orphan Project (MO) 90.53 four stars
World Vision (WA) 88.42 three stars
All God's Children International (WA) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $124,249,125
   Federated Campaigns $8,664
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $124,257,789
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $124,257,789
   Other Revenue $483,388
TOTAL REVENUE $124,741,177
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $109,074,408
   Administrative Expenses $6,871,228
   Fundraising Expenses $8,209,137
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $124,154,773
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $586,404
   
Net Assets $65,295,734

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 08/01/2019 87.30 three stars
2017-09 07/01/2018 87.62 three stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 89.78 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 89.27 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 88.09 three stars
2014-09 11/01/2015 87.76 three stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 89.81 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 86.43 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 85.56 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 87.71 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 88.27 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 85.19 three stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 86.63 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 88.14 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 88.04 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 87.88 three stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 83.69 three stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 80.70 three stars
2002-09 06/09/2003 77.10 two 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 44-6005794
Name in IRS Master File CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL
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 (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(399) Other housing activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 December, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$399,016 0.32% Susana Eshleman President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children International (MO) 87.30 three stars
All God's Children International (WA) 89.39 three stars
Pearl S. Buck International (PA) 96.29 four stars
The American Committee for the Tel Aviv Foundation (NY) 89.50 three stars
One Child Matters (CO) 85.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children International
2000 East Red Bridge Road
P.O. Box 219055
Kansas City, MO 64121
tel: (800) 888-3089
fax: (816) 942-3714
EIN: 44-6005794

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Board Leadership

Brad Cloverdyke
Board Chair

CEO

Susana Eshleman
President & CEO

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