Holt International Children's Services

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We strengthen families at risk of separation, care for orphaned and vulnerable children, and find families for children through adoption.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Holt International Children's Services
P.O. Box 2880
Eugene, OR 97402-7402

Website: www.holtinternational.org

Phone: 1-888-355-4658

Email: info@holtinternational.org

Organization details

EIN: 237257390

CEO/President: Phillip Littleton

Chairman: Margaret Fitch-Hauser

Board size: 14

Founder: Harry and Bertha Holt

Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Around the world, more than 140 million kids have lost one or both parents. Millions more are at serious risk of losing their families. These kids have survived incredible poverty, hardship, loss, exploitation and neglect. They live in the world's toughest places. But because of you, their lives will take a dramatic turn. We use your generous donations and our expertise to help kids who no other organization can. We help families and communities in crisis tackle the causes of poverty and injustice. We partner with local experts and advocates to care for kids who are living without their families. We find and support domestic and international adoptive families for kids. Upholding the example of Jesus, we love, serve and care for all children and families no matter their religion, their race, their ethnicity, culture or gender. We believe all people are equal.

Mission statement

We are a Christian organization committed to a world where every child has a loving and secure home. We help strengthen vulnerable families, care for orphans, and find adoptive families for kids.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating756 of 91120 of 24
Fund acquisition rating896 of 91324 of 24
Resource allocation rating733 of 91321 of 24
Asset utilization rating305 of 91110 of 24

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,255,060$2,676,490$2,980,987$2,906,378$3,124,332
Short-term investments$11,748,070$11,329,754$10,819,055$10,395,233$9,700,436
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$18,263,065$17,335,601$16,644,693$15,734,502$14,196,047
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,391,989$3,091,047$3,156,716$4,465,213$5,138,901
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,391,989$3,091,047$3,156,716$4,465,213$5,138,901
Total assets$22,655,054$20,426,648$19,801,409$20,199,715$19,334,948
Payables and accrued expenses$1,786,685$1,517,260$1,397,284$1,102,505$889,985
Other current liabilities$4,645,615$3,922,704$4,252,484$4,391,127$4,375,590
Total current liabilities$6,432,300$5,439,964$5,649,768$5,493,632$5,265,575
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$385,032$404,752$433,700$459,831$373,851
Total long-term liabilities$385,032$404,752$433,700$2,659,831$3,334,568
Total liabilities$6,817,332$5,844,716$6,083,468$8,153,463$8,600,143
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$11,052,060$10,015,431$9,144,461$7,769,092$5,906,892
With donor restrictions$4,785,662$4,566,501$4,573,480$4,277,160$4,827,913
Net assets$15,837,722$14,581,932$13,717,941$12,046,252$10,734,805
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$19,674,706$19,081,454$16,910,600$16,044,758$10,816,916
Program service revenue$8,252,861$8,289,085$8,926,254$8,991,696$5,991,361
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$368,133$264,805$873,325$400,417$181,921
Other revenue($151,648)($20,619)($10,850)$19,509$8,177
Total other revenue$8,469,346$8,533,271$9,788,729$9,411,622$6,181,459
Total revenue$28,144,052$27,614,725$26,699,329$25,456,380$16,998,375
Program services$20,636,192$19,884,038$18,211,724$17,146,017$11,795,084
Management and general$2,615,404$2,242,060$3,028,195$3,079,196$2,218,321
Total expenses$28,097,085$27,138,522$25,692,316$24,561,920$17,164,036
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$46,967$476,203$1,007,013$894,460($165,661)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$46,967$476,203$1,007,013$894,460($165,661)


Phillip L LittletonPresident & CEO$210,798
Caryl GarciaSenior Vice President of Programs$157,583
Daniel SmithVP of Finance/Administration & CFO$149,356
Susan Fitz-GeraldVP of Policy & External Affairs$132,787
Eric MasonChief Development/Marketing Officer$116,741

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


In 1956, Harry and Bertha Holt revolutionized the definition of family when they adopted eight children in the wake of the Korean War. They pioneered international adoption, and founded Holt International. But long before that, they were child sponsors - driven by their compassion, generosity and desire to do what they could to make the world a better place.

Program accomplishments

In 2019, our inspired, generous donors and child sponsors:

...helped over 31,150 children to grow and thrive in the care of their families

...gave life-changing care to 7,462 orphans and children living without families

...helped 554 children join families through adoption