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International : Development and Relief Services

Children International

Helping overcome poverty through child sponsorship

three stars

89.27

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

Board Leadership
David Cacioppo
Board Chair

CEO
Susana Eshleman
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.27 three stars
  Financial 84.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

84.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.6%
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) 89.27 three stars
Compassion International (CO) 88.80 three stars
Child Aid (OR) 96.81 four stars
Back2Back Ministries (OH) 92.02 four stars
Help the Helpless (MN) 88.01 three stars

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Founded in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities. We achieve our goals primarily through child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and health. Our sponsorship program currently benefits more than 335,000 impoverished children and their families in 11 countries throughout the world.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $187,634,630
   Federated Campaigns $44,677
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $187,679,307
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $187,679,307
   Other Revenue $414,652
TOTAL REVENUE $188,093,959
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $156,022,928
   Administrative Expenses $10,516,015
   Fundraising Expenses $20,172,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $186,711,751
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,382,208
   
Net Assets $55,433,389

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
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
2001-09 10/15/2002 76.19 two stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 84.79 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 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)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$452,930 0.24% James R. Cook President
Other Salaries of Note
$146,845 0.07% Susana Eshleman CEO

Founded in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities. We achieve our goals primarily through child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and health. Our sponsorship program currently benefits more than 335,000 impoverished children and their families in 11 countries throughout the world.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children International (MO) 89.27 three stars
Children's Cup (TX) 90.39 four stars
Children of the Nations (WA) 93.09 four stars
Community Partners International (CA) 96.66 four stars
India Development and Relief Fund, Inc. (IDRF) (MD) 98.23 four 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

David Cacioppo
Board Chair

CEO

Susana Eshleman
President & CEO

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