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Children's Hunger Fund

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

four stars

95.47

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 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of churches served
1,055
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
96.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 19.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.6%
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) 95.47 four stars
Food For The Poor (FL) 86.17 three stars
Feed the Children (OK) 89.18 three stars
Hope for Haiti (FL) 94.32 four stars
American Nicaraguan Foundation (FL) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $55,142,861
   Federated Campaigns $78,733
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $472,733
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $412,648
Total Contributions $56,106,975
   Program Service Revenue $60,369
Total Primary Revenue $56,167,344
   Other Revenue $-240,792
TOTAL REVENUE $55,926,552
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $56,217,612
   Administrative Expenses $1,743,233
   Fundraising Expenses $735,891
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $58,696,736
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,770,184
   
Net Assets $19,089,208

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
Food, Clothing, and Other Relief Supplies to Children $56,217,612 100.0%

Ratings History
Children's Hunger Fund has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 95.47 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 95.47 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.69 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 85.41 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 91.71 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 96.36 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.53 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.90 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.35 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 79.67 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.91 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 90.78 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 94.92 four stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 92.45 four stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 92.46 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 88.88 three stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 92.47 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 92.47 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 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 March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,770 0.29% David Phillips President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Hunger Fund (CA) 95.47 four stars
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Soles4Souls (TN) 96.66 four stars
Youth With A Mission, Gleanings For The Hungry (CA) 95.05 four stars

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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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