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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Orphan Grain Train

Relief for human need worldwide

four stars

97.08

601 West Phillip Avenue P.O. Box 1466
Norfolk, NE 68702
tel: (402) 371-7393   Web Site
EIN: 31-1614650

Board Leadership
Larry Dinkel
Chairman

CEO
Grant Schmidt
Vice President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.08 four stars
  Financial 95.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

95.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
97.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orphan Grain Train on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orphan Grain Train on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orphan Grain Train (NE) 97.08 four stars
Children's Hunger Fund (CA) 89.39 three stars
Gleanings For The Hungry (CA) 92.34 four stars
Hope for Haiti (FL) 95.43 four stars
Feed My Hungry Children (AZ) 89.02 three stars

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Orphan Grain Train (OGT) is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. Since 1992, Orphan Grain Train's 23 regional divisions have delivered nearly 35 million pounds of humanitarian aid to needy people in 64 countries and in 25 states for victims of natural disasters. Grain Train's regional divisions collect, pack and ship more than 125 semi-loads of donated clothing, relief supplies and humanitarian aid each year. Many shipments have been in cooperation with Lutheran Hour Ministries, LCMS World Mission, LCMS World Relief, and other Christian ministries.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,569,851
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $45,232
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $28,615,083
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $28,615,083
   Other Revenue $189,032
TOTAL REVENUE $28,804,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,102,175
   Administrative Expenses $340,669
   Fundraising Expenses $268,610
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,711,454
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,092,661
   
Net Assets $15,718,099

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
Distribution of Donated Goods for Humanitarian Relief $25,102,175 100.0%

Ratings History
Orphan Grain Train has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-05 06/01/2017 97.08 four stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 95.90 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-05 02/01/2016 91.55 four stars
2014-05 12/01/2015 99.80 four stars
2014-05 07/01/2015 97.86 four stars
2013-05 06/01/2014 95.04 four stars
2012-05 06/01/2013 99.80 four stars
2011-05 03/01/2012 99.70 four stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 85.74 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 05/01/2011 81.83 three stars
2009-05 06/01/2010 87.83 three stars
2008-05 03/01/2009 86.38 three stars
2007-05 10/01/2008 91.90 four stars
2006-05 02/01/2007 83.96 three stars
2005-05 03/01/2006 79.66 two stars
2004-05 12/01/2005 74.68 two 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 31-1614650
Name in IRS Master File ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN INC
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 (998) Unspecified
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 July, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
  • May, 2012

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
Not compensated -- Clayton Andrews Vice President, CEO

Orphan Grain Train (OGT) is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. Since 1992, Orphan Grain Train's 23 regional divisions have delivered nearly 35 million pounds of humanitarian aid to needy people in 64 countries and in 25 states for victims of natural disasters. Grain Train's regional divisions collect, pack and ship more than 125 semi-loads of donated clothing, relief supplies and humanitarian aid each year. Many shipments have been in cooperation with Lutheran Hour Ministries, LCMS World Mission, LCMS World Relief, and other Christian ministries.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orphan Grain Train (NE) 97.08 four stars
Hope for Haiti (FL) 95.43 four stars
Feed My Hungry Children (AZ) 89.02 three stars
Soles4Souls (TN) 90.27 four stars
Heart to Heart International (KS) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Orphan Grain Train
601 West Phillip Avenue
P.O. Box 1466
Norfolk, NE 68702
tel: (402) 371-7393
fax: (402) 371-7350
EIN: 31-1614650

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Board Leadership

Larry Dinkel
Chairman

CEO

Grant Schmidt
Vice President

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