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Children's HopeChest

Transforming Lives and Communities Through Partnership

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three stars

89.22

P.O. BOX 1190 Palmer Lake, CO 80133
tel: (719) 487-7800   Web Site
EIN: 33-0430285

Board Leadership
Sally Townsend
Chairperson

CEO
Ken Sparks
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.22 three stars
  Financial 84.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Children's HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities. We do this through partnerships that cultivate sustainable two-way transformation.
We connect communities in North America with communities of orphaned and vulnerable children overseas. Our unique Community-to-Community model leverages the power of relationships to see long-term, sustainable transformation occur in the lives of children and their surrounding communities.
We seek to bring lasting, positive transformation to those we serve, and in turn, our communities in North America are impacted as well.

Children's HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities. We do this through partnerships that cultivate sustainable two-way transformation.
We connect communities in North America with communities of orphaned and vulnerable children overseas. Our unique Community-to-Community model leverages the power of relationships to see long-term, sustainable transformation occur in the lives of children and their surrounding communities.
We seek to bring lasting, positive transformation to those we serve, and in turn, our communities in North America are impacted as well.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of children sponsored
10,756
Number of children served by our programs
34,000
Number of trips
101
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's HopeChest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's HopeChest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's HopeChest (CO) 89.22 three stars
Children of Armenia Fund (NY) 92.35 four stars
Plan International USA (RI) 89.49 three stars
Nepal Youth Foundation (CA) 96.32 four stars
World Orphans (CO) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,564,585
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,564,585
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,564,585
   Other Revenue $-39,789
TOTAL REVENUE $7,524,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,896,325
   Administrative Expenses $1,043,316
   Fundraising Expenses $470,731
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,410,372
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $114,424
   
Net Assets $2,265,093

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
North America $4,433,102 75.2%
HopeChest Mission Trips $785,309 13.3%
Development Projects $647,402 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 08/01/2019 89.22 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.85 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 89.75 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 89.37 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.88 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 94.61 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.88 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.09 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 74.47 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 78.54 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 85.10 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 87.88 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 92.93 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 80.61 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 78.30 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 33-0430285
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS HOPECHEST 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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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 March, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,984 1.87% Kenneth Sparks CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's HopeChest (CO) 89.22 three stars
Kinship United (IL) 96.46 four stars
All God's Children International (WA) 89.39 three stars
India Development and Relief Fund, Inc. (IDRF) (MD) 98.23 four stars
Children Incorporated (VA) 92.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's HopeChest
P.O. BOX 1190
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
tel: (719) 487-7800
EIN: 33-0430285

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Board Leadership

Sally Townsend
Chairperson

CEO

Ken Sparks
President, CEO

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