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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage

Building hope for boys without families and families without homes

three stars

81.02

4511 Riviera Shores Street Suite 3
Chula Vista, CA 92154
tel: (619) 426-4610   Web Site
EIN: 33-0521448

Board Leadership
Dennis Awad
Chairman

CEO
Demetrios JP Andrews
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.02 three stars
  Financial 84.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1988, Project Mexico has been involving young people in the alleviation of suffering by building homes for Mexico's poor. In 1996 our outreach expanded through the opening of St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage in Tijuana which provides a home for teenaged boys who live on the streets or who have been put out of other orphanages and would otherwise be left to fend for themselves. St. Innocent Orphanage is the only facility dedicated to teenaged boys in Tijuana and one of only four in the entire country of Mexico. We now stand at well over one hundred homes built and blessed. Over 6,900 volunteers from forty-three of fifty states and eleven foreign countries have come to give of themselves and have been blessed in return.

Since 1988, Project Mexico has been involving young people in the alleviation of suffering by building homes for Mexico's poor. In 1996 our outreach expanded through the opening of St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage in Tijuana which provides a home for teenaged boys who live on the streets or who have been put out of other orphanages and would otherwise be left to fend for themselves. St. Innocent Orphanage is the only facility dedicated to teenaged boys in Tijuana and one of only four in the entire country of Mexico. We now stand at well over one hundred homes built and blessed. Over 6,900 volunteers from forty-three of fifty states and eleven foreign countries have come to give of themselves and have been blessed in return.

Financial

three stars

84.64

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage (CA) 81.02 three stars
Boys & Girls Ranches of Alabama (AL) 91.11 four stars
Boys Hope Girls Hope International (MO) 88.46 three stars
Wears Valley Ranch (TN) 95.87 four stars
Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families (NC) 93.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,705,706
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,705,706
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,705,706
   Other Revenue $39,609
TOTAL REVENUE $1,745,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,329,893
   Administrative Expenses $212,691
   Fundraising Expenses $385,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,928,358
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-183,043
   
Net Assets $1,414,804

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
St. Innocent Orphanage $937,785 70.5%
Home Construction $344,465 25.9%
St. Innocent Service Works Program $47,643 3.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 81.02 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 81.47 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 81.99 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 77.79 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 80.62 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/22/2015 80.74 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 70.42 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 71.99 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 70.39 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.37 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 98.57 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 98.57 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 91.16 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 90.95 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 83.66 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 89.77 three stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 74.84 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 82.50 three 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 33-0521448
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT MEXICO OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (1) Church, synagogue, 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 October, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,500 5.83% James P. Andrews Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage (CA) 81.02 three stars
Wichita Children's Home (KS) 92.22 four stars
Alive & Free (CA) 89.39 three stars
Christ's Haven for Children (TX) 88.18 three stars
Kids In Crisis (CT) 86.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage
4511 Riviera Shores Street
Suite 3
Chula Vista, CA 92154
tel: (619) 426-4610
fax: (619) 426-4619
EIN: 33-0521448

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 8210
Pasadena, CA 91109

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Board Leadership

Dennis Awad
Chairman

CEO

Demetrios JP Andrews
Executive Director

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