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Help the Children

Helping alleviate the suffering of children and their families

87.62

5600 Rickenbacker Road Building 1B
Bell, CA 90201
tel: (888) 818-4483   Web Site
EIN: 95-4669871

Board Leadership
Andy Lay
Chairman

CEO
Roxana Presgrove
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.

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

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)
99.4%
  Administrative Expenses 0.4%
  Fundraising Expenses < 0.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Help the Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Help the Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Help the Children (CA) 87.62
Feeding America (IL) 92.61
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 86.70
New York Cares (NY) 85.49
City Year (MA) 93.17

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Help the Children is a Christian humanitarian relief organization dedicated to help alleviate the suffering of children and their families throughout the United States and around the world. Help the Children's mission is to increase self sufficiency by providing food, clothing, personal care items and medical supplies without regard to political affiliation, religious belief, or ethnic identity. Internationally, Help the Children is committed to serving people with diverse cultural and economic conditions beyond their control. We strive to meet their emotional, spiritual and physical needs with Christ based principles with love and compassion.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,020,656
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $54,764
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $48,075,420
   Program Service Revenue $129,320
Total Primary Revenue $48,204,740
   Other Revenue $11,462
TOTAL REVENUE $48,216,202
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,374,661
   Administrative Expenses $283,048
   Fundraising Expenses $44,460
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,702,169
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $514,033
   
Net Assets $1,360,285

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
Sending Food to Needy Families $42,163,448 89.0%
Rescue Impoverished Boys and Girls $5,211,213 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.62
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 80.50
2014-12 11/01/2015 80.38
2013-12 11/01/2014 82.72
2012-12 08/01/2014 94.26
2011-12 10/01/2013 84.93
2011-12 02/01/2013 84.66
2010-12 03/01/2012 80.51
2009-12 10/01/2011 81.41
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.19
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 72.43
2008-12 05/01/2010 92.47
2007-12 11/01/2008 89.92
2006-12 12/15/2007 89.88
2005-12 12/01/2006 92.35
2004-12 02/01/2006 92.38
2003-12 10/01/2004 92.43
2002-12 08/01/2004 92.47
2001-12 02/05/2003 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 95-4669871
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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 May, 1998
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
$91,464 0.19% Roxana Presgrove President

Help the Children is a Christian humanitarian relief organization dedicated to help alleviate the suffering of children and their families throughout the United States and around the world. Help the Children's mission is to increase self sufficiency by providing food, clothing, personal care items and medical supplies without regard to political affiliation, religious belief, or ethnic identity. Internationally, Help the Children is committed to serving people with diverse cultural and economic conditions beyond their control. We strive to meet their emotional, spiritual and physical needs with Christ based principles with love and compassion.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Help the Children (CA) 87.62
Convoy of Hope (MO) 94.69
City Year (MA) 93.17
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 94.02
New York Cares (NY) 85.49

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Charity Contact Info

Help the Children
5600 Rickenbacker Road
Building 1B
Bell, CA 90201
tel: (888) 818-4483
fax: (323) 980-9878
EIN: 95-4669871

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 911607
Los Angeles, CA 90091

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Board Leadership

Andy Lay
Chairman

CEO

Roxana Presgrove
President

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