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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Christian Aid Ministries

A channel enabling the church to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world

three stars

89.19

P.O. Box 360 Berlin, OH 44610
tel: (330) 893-2428   Web Site
EIN: 34-1344364

Board Leadership
Nolan W. Byler
Chairman

CEO
David N. Troyer
President

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On June 13, 2019, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Christian Aid Ministries in an article titled, "Ohio-based mission worker accused of abuse in Haiti." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

  • On June 20, 2019, The Columbus Dispatch published an article titled, "Christian Aid Ministries managers on leave amid probe whether they knew of Haiti sex abuse allegations." For more information, please see The Columbus Dispatch article.

  • On October 7, 2019, KSBW published an article titled, "Christian charity says its managers knew for years one of their missionaries abused kids." For more information, please see the KSBW article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.19 three stars
  Financial 93.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) was founded in 1981. Our primary purpose is to provide a trustworthy, efficient channel for Amish, Mennonite, and other conservative Anabaptist groups and individuals to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world. Annually, CAM distributes approximately 15-20 million pounds of food, clothing, medicines, seeds, Bibles and other Christian literature. The main purpose of giving material aid is to encourage God's people and to help bring the Gospel to a lost and dying world. CAM has staff, bases and distribution networks in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Haiti, Nicaragua, Liberia and Israel. Through our International-Crisis program, we also help victims of war, famine, and natural disasters throughout the world.

Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) was founded in 1981. Our primary purpose is to provide a trustworthy, efficient channel for Amish, Mennonite, and other conservative Anabaptist groups and individuals to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world. Annually, CAM distributes approximately 15-20 million pounds of food, clothing, medicines, seeds, Bibles and other Christian literature. The main purpose of giving material aid is to encourage God's people and to help bring the Gospel to a lost and dying world. CAM has staff, bases and distribution networks in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Haiti, Nicaragua, Liberia and Israel. Through our International-Crisis program, we also help victims of war, famine, and natural disasters throughout the world.

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Financial

four stars

93.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
97.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Aid Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Aid Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Aid Ministries (OH) 89.19 three stars
Catholic Relief Services (MD) 90.91 four stars
Middle East Children's Alliance (CA) 91.19 four stars
Rotaplast International (CA) 89.20 three stars
American Leprosy Missions (SC) 89.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $140,903,869
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $140,903,869
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $140,903,869
   Other Revenue $556,393
TOTAL REVENUE $141,460,262
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $128,584,565
   Administrative Expenses $2,250,085
   Fundraising Expenses $1,288,640
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $132,123,290
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,336,972
   
Net Assets $76,500,730

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
Medicines-For-Multitudes $69,217,746 53.8%
Clothing Bundle Project $12,203,824 9.5%
International Crisis Aid $9,395,327 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 89.19 three stars
-- 07/01/2019 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On June 13, 2019, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Christian Aid Ministries in an article titled, "Ohio-based mission worker accused of abuse in Haiti." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

2017-12 12/21/2018 87.02 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.22 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 84.50 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.43 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 79.48 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.08 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 82.12 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.05 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 84.41 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.96 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 74.55 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 80.46 three stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 80.80 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 78.73 two stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 92.42 four stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 92.44 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2004 92.42 four stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 92.41 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 92.43 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 34-1344364
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN AID MINISTRIES
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary 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 March, 1982
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$57,659 0.04% David N. Troyer President $65,640
Other Salaries of Note
$91,439 0.06% Philip Troyer Vice President --
$84,246 0.06% Paul Weaver Vice President $8,872
$76,229 0.05% Eli Weaver Executive Committee Member --
$74,181 0.05% James Yoder Executive Committee Member --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Aid Ministries (OH) 89.19 three stars
VillageReach (WA) 91.16 four stars
WE Charity (NY) 88.76 three stars
Central American Medical Outreach (OH) 87.34 three stars
Shalom Foundation (TN) 87.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christian Aid Ministries
P.O. Box 360
Berlin, OH 44610
tel: (330) 893-2428
fax: (330) 893-2305
EIN: 34-1344364

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Board Leadership

Nolan W. Byler
Chairman

CEO

David N. Troyer
President

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