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Orphan Grain Train

Relief for human need worldwide

four stars

97.17

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
Rev. Ray Wilke
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Orphan Grain Train (OGT) is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Orphan 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 27 regional locations have delivered more than 3,300 loads of humanitarian aid and food to needy people in 68 countries and more than 30 states for victims of natural disasters and those living in poverty. Grain Train's regional divisions collect, pack and ship more than 300 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.

Orphan Grain Train (OGT) is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Orphan 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 27 regional locations have delivered more than 3,300 loads of humanitarian aid and food to needy people in 68 countries and more than 30 states for victims of natural disasters and those living in poverty. Grain Train's regional divisions collect, pack and ship more than 300 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.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
98.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 26.9%
  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) 97.17 four stars
Youth With A Mission, Gleanings For The Hungry (CA) 91.81 four stars
CitiHope Relief & Development (NY) 95.05 four stars
Gleaning for the World (VA) 88.68 three stars
Mary's Meals USA (NJ) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $51,305,451
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $72,559
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $51,378,010
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $51,378,010
   Other Revenue $77,406
TOTAL REVENUE $51,455,416
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $48,628,809
   Administrative Expenses $513,183
   Fundraising Expenses $323,770
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $49,465,762
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,989,654
   
Net Assets $22,139,782

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 $48,628,809 100.0%

Ratings History
Orphan Grain Train has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 05/01/2019 97.17 four stars
2017-05 04/01/2018 97.87 four stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Pastor Ray Wilke President
Other Salaries of Note
$45,122 0.09% Grant Schmidt Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orphan Grain Train (NE) 97.17 four stars
Globus Relief (UT) 100.00 four stars
Hope for Haiti (FL) 95.31 four stars
Youth With A Mission, Gleanings For The Hungry (CA) 91.81 four stars
American Nicaraguan Foundation (FL) 97.44 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

Rev. Ray Wilke
President

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