International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies
|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.
|Charity Name & State||Overall Score||Overall Rating|
|Children's Hunger Fund (CA)||87.62|
|CitiHope International (NY)||86.84|
|Books For Africa (MN)||97.01|
|Hope for Haiti (FL)||93.59|
This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), which further explains the variance in pharmaceutical activity from year to year.