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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Orphan Grain Train

Relief for human need worldwide

100.00

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

Board Leadership
Rev. Ray Wilke
Chairman

CEO
Rev. Ray Wilke
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 05/05/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 29 regional locations have delivered more than 3,973 loads of humanitarian aid and food to needy people in 69 countries and more than 36 states for victims of natural disasters and those living in poverty. Orphan Grain Train's 29 regional divisions collect, pack and ship more than 240 semi-loads of donated clothing, relief supplies and humanitarian aid each year. Many shipments have been in cooperation with Lutheran Hour Ministries 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 29 regional locations have delivered more than 3,973 loads of humanitarian aid and food to needy people in 69 countries and more than 36 states for victims of natural disasters and those living in poverty. Orphan Grain Train's 29 regional divisions collect, pack and ship more than 240 semi-loads of donated clothing, relief supplies and humanitarian aid each year. Many shipments have been in cooperation with Lutheran Hour Ministries and other Christian ministries.

Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 05/05/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
98.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
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) 100.00
Books For Africa (MN) 99.97
Amigos for Christ (GA) 100.00
Feed My Hungry Children (AZ) 88.22
Heart to Heart International (KS) 98.23

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,289,507
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $97,850
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $48,387,357
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $48,387,357
   Other Revenue $154,854
TOTAL REVENUE $48,542,211
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,085,654
   Administrative Expenses $505,483
   Fundraising Expenses $415,316
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $48,006,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $535,758
   
Net Assets $25,615,483

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 $47,085,654 100.0%

Ratings History
Orphan Grain Train has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-05 05/05/2021 100.00
2019-05 04/01/2020 100.00
2019-05 03/01/2020 95.05
2018-05 05/01/2019 97.17
2017-05 04/01/2018 97.87
2016-05 06/01/2017 97.08
2015-05 06/01/2016 95.90
 
CN 2.0
2015-05 02/01/2016 91.55
2014-05 12/01/2015 99.80
2014-05 07/01/2015 97.86
2013-05 06/01/2014 95.04
2012-05 06/01/2013 99.80
2011-05 03/01/2012 99.70
2010-05 09/20/2011 85.74
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 05/01/2011 81.83
2009-05 06/01/2010 87.83
2008-05 03/01/2009 86.38
2007-05 10/01/2008 91.90
2006-05 02/01/2007 83.96
2005-05 03/01/2006 79.66

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • May, 2019
  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Pastor Ray Wilke President
Other Salaries of Note
$47,164 0.09% Grant Schmidt Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orphan Grain Train (NE) 100.00
Books For Africa (MN) 99.97
Amigos for Christ (GA) 100.00
MATTER (MN) 100.00
Feed My Hungry Children (AZ) 88.22

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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

Rev. Ray Wilke
Chairman

CEO

Rev. Ray Wilke
President

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