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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Giving Children Hope

Across the Street and Around the World

three stars

88.20

8332 Commonwealth Ave. Buena Park, CA 90621
tel: (714) 523-4454   Web Site
EIN: 95-3464287

Board Leadership
Rob Burns
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Joe Schoeningh
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.20 three stars
  Financial 85.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Giving Children Hope is a faith-based partner providing sustainable hope through wellness programs and disaster response in collaboration with local and global communities. We do this through the gathering and giving of Basic Needs, Nutritional Foods & Medical Resources.

Giving Children Hope is a faith-based partner providing sustainable hope through wellness programs and disaster response in collaboration with local and global communities. We do this through the gathering and giving of Basic Needs, Nutritional Foods & Medical Resources.

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Financial

three stars

85.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
97.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Giving Children Hope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Giving Children Hope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Giving Children Hope (CA) 88.20 three stars
American Foundation For Children With AIDS (PA) 89.39 three stars
Brother's Brother Foundation (PA) 92.38 four stars
World Medical Relief (MI) 95.47 four stars
Vitamin Angels (CA) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,234,320
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $130,094
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,364,414
   Program Service Revenue $442,497
Total Primary Revenue $26,806,911
   Other Revenue $153,554
TOTAL REVENUE $26,960,465
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $33,117,529
   Administrative Expenses $590,723
   Fundraising Expenses $45,153
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,753,405
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,792,940
   
Net Assets $4,344,593

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
Disaster Relief $22,257,054 67.2%
Giving for Living $7,108,850 21.5%
We've Got Your Back (WGYB) Program $3,751,625 11.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 04/01/2020 88.20 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.71 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.71 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.57 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.33 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 90.78 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.09 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 83.82 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 92.09 four stars
2010-06 08/01/2012 97.17 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.51 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 99.97 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 99.96 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 92.34 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 86.41 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 95-3464287
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT- GIVING CHILDREN HOPE
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 (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(7) Evangelism
(29) Other religious 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 July, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,805 0.20% Sean Lawrence Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Giving Children Hope (CA) 88.20 three stars
Global Links (PA) 89.63 three stars
Brother's Brother Foundation (PA) 92.38 four stars
Global Health Ministries (MN) 94.25 four stars
Globus Relief (UT) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Giving Children Hope
8332 Commonwealth Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621
tel: (714) 523-4454
fax: (714) 523-4474
EIN: 95-3464287

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Board Leadership

Rob Burns
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Joe Schoeningh
Chief Executive Officer

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