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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Global Fund for Children

Advancing the dignity of children and youth worldwide

three stars

87.19

1411 K Street, NW Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 331-9003   Web Site
EIN: 56-1834887

Board Leadership
Shweta Siraj Mehta
Chair

CEO
John Hecklinger
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.19 three stars
  Financial 81.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Global Fund for Children's (GFC) mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world's most vulnerable children and youth, complemented by a dynamic media program that, through books, documentary photography, and film, highlights the issues affecting children and celebrates the global society in which we all live. Since 1997, Global Fund for Children has invested in 646 grassroots organizations, strengthening thousands of communities and improving the lives of more than 10 million children and youth worldwide.
In addition to providing opportunities for vulnerable children, our grantmaking model contributes to the growth of civil society, encourages the development of homegrown philanthropy, and supports social entrepreneurship.

Global Fund for Children's (GFC) mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world's most vulnerable children and youth, complemented by a dynamic media program that, through books, documentary photography, and film, highlights the issues affecting children and celebrates the global society in which we all live. Since 1997, Global Fund for Children has invested in 646 grassroots organizations, strengthening thousands of communities and improving the lives of more than 10 million children and youth worldwide.
In addition to providing opportunities for vulnerable children, our grantmaking model contributes to the growth of civil society, encourages the development of homegrown philanthropy, and supports social entrepreneurship.

Financial

three stars

81.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Fund for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Fund for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Fund for Children (DC) 87.19 three stars
Lifewater International (CA) 91.91 four stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.12 four stars
ECHO (FL) 93.57 four stars
The Water Project (NH) 97.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,463,593
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $112,153
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,575,746
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,575,746
   Other Revenue $357,920
TOTAL REVENUE $5,933,666
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,832,698
   Administrative Expenses $437,493
   Fundraising Expenses $707,359
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,977,550
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-43,884
   
Net Assets $10,045,000

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
Grant Distribution for Vulnerable Children $4,481,327 92.7%
Communications $351,371 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 87.19 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.51 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.68 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 84.42 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 86.73 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 79.73 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.53 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.61 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.08 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 95.24 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.76 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 96.07 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 98.58 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 96.30 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 95.52 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 90.91 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 95.80 four 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 56-1834887
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(92) Literary 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 February, 1994
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,740 3.74% John Hecklinger President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Fund for Children (DC) 87.19 three stars
Worldserve International (MO) 87.25 three stars
Synergos (NY) 89.28 three stars
The Resource Foundation (NY) 95.47 four stars
Safe Water Network (NY) 93.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Global Fund for Children
1411 K Street, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 331-9003
fax: (202) 331-9004
EIN: 56-1834887

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Board Leadership

Shweta Siraj Mehta
Chair

CEO

John Hecklinger
President and Chief Executive Officer

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