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International : Development and Relief Services

Children's HopeChest

Transforming Lives and Communities Through Partnership

three stars

89.75

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

Board Leadership
Karen Wistrom
Chairperson

CEO
Ken Sparks
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.75 three stars
  Financial 85.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

85.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
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) 89.75 three stars
Save the Children (CT) 88.14 three stars
Back2Back Ministries (OH) 92.02 four stars
Children International (MO) 89.78 three stars
Children's Shelter of Cebu (MN) 92.49 four stars

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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. At Children's HopeChest, we empower orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities through relationships that cultivate holistic transformation and sustainability. We connect communities in the U.S. and Canada 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. We believe holistic transformation happens when one community partners with another.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,856,748
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,856,748
   Program Service Revenue $3,585
Total Primary Revenue $6,860,333
   Other Revenue $60,764
TOTAL REVENUE $6,921,097
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,822,517
   Administrative Expenses $616,040
   Fundraising Expenses $690,687
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,129,244
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-208,147
   
Net Assets $2,006,172

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 $3,817,586 65.6%
Development Projects $1,237,952 21.3%
HopeChest Mission Trips $621,288 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$135,714 1.90% Kenneth Sparks CEO

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. At Children's HopeChest, we empower orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities through relationships that cultivate holistic transformation and sustainability. We connect communities in the U.S. and Canada 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. We believe holistic transformation happens when one community partners with another.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's HopeChest (CO) 89.75 three stars
Community Partners International (CA) 95.95 four stars
Children of the Nations (WA) 93.09 four stars
OneSky (Half the Sky Foundation) (CA) 87.62 three stars
Children's Cup (TX) 90.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's HopeChest
P.O. BOX 1190
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
tel: (719) 487-7800
fax: (719) 487-7799
EIN: 33-0430285

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Board Leadership

Karen Wistrom
Chairperson

CEO

Ken Sparks
President, CEO

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