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Children's Hunger Fund

Delivering hope to suffering children through gospel-centered mercy ministry.

87.62

13931 Balboa Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342
tel: (800) 708-7589   Web Site
EIN: 95-4335462

Board Leadership
Dana Scannell
Chairman of the Board

CEO
David Phillips
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62
  Financial 82.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
97.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth -8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Hunger Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Hunger Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Hunger Fund (CA) 87.62
The Outreach Program (IA) 92.24
Gleanings For The Hungry (CA) 93.38
CitiHope International (NY) 86.84
Assist International (CA) 95.47

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Children's Hunger Fund's mission is to deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry.

Children's Hunger Fund (CHF) has practiced gospel-centered mercy ministry for over twenty years. Since 1991, 99% of total contributions-over 1 billion dollars in food and other aid-has been distributed through programs serving more than 20 million children across America and around the world.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $32,275,355
   Federated Campaigns $129,138
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,026,170
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $33,430,663
   Program Service Revenue $83,261
Total Primary Revenue $33,513,924
   Other Revenue $-412,377
TOTAL REVENUE $33,101,547
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,856,372
   Administrative Expenses $1,288,260
   Fundraising Expenses $543,099
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,687,731
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,413,816
   
Net Assets $8,265,762

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.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.62
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 85.41
2013-12 05/01/2015 91.71
2012-12 12/01/2013 96.36
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.53
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.90
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.35
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 79.67
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.91
2007-12 04/01/2009 90.78
2006-12 05/01/2008 94.92
2005-12 07/01/2007 92.45
2004-12 08/01/2005 92.46
2003-12 09/01/2004 88.88
2002-12 08/01/2003 92.47
2001-12 10/15/2002 92.47

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

EIN 95-4335462
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS HUNGER FUND
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1996
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$132,551 0.44% David K. Phillips President

Children's Hunger Fund's mission is to deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry.

Children's Hunger Fund (CHF) has practiced gospel-centered mercy ministry for over twenty years. Since 1991, 99% of total contributions-over 1 billion dollars in food and other aid-has been distributed through programs serving more than 20 million children across America and around the world.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Hunger Fund (CA) 87.62
The Outreach Program (IA) 92.24
Hope for Haiti (FL) 93.59
Food For The Poor (FL) 86.36
American Nicaraguan Foundation (FL) 91.16

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Hunger Fund (CA) 87.62
Food For The Poor (FL) 86.36
Feed the Children (OK) 93.83
Heart to Heart International (KS) 92.92
Books For Africa (MN) 97.01

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This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Official Charity Response

Since its inception in 1991, CHF has placed a priority on efficiency, transparency and financial accountability, consistently ranking at the top of America's most cost-effective charities. Recently, Charity Navigator lowered CHF to a three-star rating. Here's why.

 

While the vast majority of CHF's distributions are food related, a portion of CHF's ministry activity includes distribution of donated pharmaceuticals (less than 3% annually). Last year, due to the giving cycles of its corporate donors, CHF did not receive, and therefore did not distribute, any pharmaceuticals. The absence of these donations in the past year resulted in more than a $20 million drop in donation revenue from prior years.

 

While CHF experienced significant growth in cash revenue and ministry activity, the absence of pharmaceutical distributions creates the perception on CHF's financial statement of lower program expenses than the prior year. This influenced Charity Navigator to lower CHF's rating to a 3 star based on their rating criteria. An audited financial statement is available upon request (info@childrenshungerfund.org), which further explains the variance in pharmaceutical activity from year to year.

Charity Contact Info

Children's Hunger Fund
13931 Balboa Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
tel: (800) 708-7589
fax: (818) 979-7101
EIN: 95-4335462

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Board Leadership

Dana Scannell
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David Phillips
President

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