Kids Alive International, Inc.

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Kids Alive International strives to rescue and care for at-risk children by meeting their spiritual, physical, emotional and educational needs. Kids alive International missinoaries and national staff provide life-giving hope to children worldwide through three programs: (1) Children's Homes, (2) Care Centers, and (3) Schools. In cooperation with its affiliate offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Kids Alive USA serves more than 6,200 children and youth in seventeen countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Kids Alive is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
2507 Cumberland Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383-6383


Phone: (219) 464-9035


Organization details

EIN: 311140515

CEO/President: Corbey Dukes

Chairman: Sheri McCurley

Board size: 10

Founder: Rev. and Mrs. Leslie Anglin

Year founded: 1916

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1984


Kids Alive International strives to rescue and care for at-risk children by meeting their spiritual, physical, emotional and educational needs. Kids alive International missinoaries and national staff provide life-giving hope to children worldwide through three programs:

  1. Children's Homes
  2. Care Centers
  3. Schools
In cooperation with its affiliate offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Kids Alive USA serves more than 6,200 children and youth in seventeen countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and the Pacific Rim.

Kids Alive is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

Kids Alive uses the following to communicate its mission statement:

Kids Alive International reflects the love of Christ by rescuing suffering children at risk; nurturing them with quality holistic care; and introducing them to the transforming power of Jesus Christ so they are enabled to instill hope in others.

Statement of faith

Kids Alive International uses the following to communicate its values:

I. We believe in the one infinite God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

II. We believe in Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, and that, as the Son of God, He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit, being born of the Virgin Mary; that He truly rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is now there engaged in intercession for us at the right hand of the Father.

III. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, and that He is ever present and active in and with every true born child of God, and that He is present to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.

IV. We believe that the Scripture of the Old and the New Testaments are given by Divine inspiration; that they are the infallible, supreme, and final authority in faith and life.

V. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death or separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.

VI. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures; that He, as the representative and substitutionary sacrifice for sin, obtained redemption by the shedding of His blood for all who believe in Him.

VII. We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

VIII. We believe that all who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are freely justified by the Father, born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God.

IX. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating903 of 940104 of 106
Fund acquisition rating852 of 94297 of 106
Resource allocation rating726 of 94285 of 106
Asset utilization rating826 of 94097 of 106

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$140,201$109,115$125,687$106,484$63,857
Short-term investments$317,721$285,242$308,472$371,287$229,429
Other current assets$119,996$100,643$110,356$96,210$87,535
Total current assets$2,784,973$3,786,737$3,627,514$3,205,794$2,432,343
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$11,036,659$10,973,109$10,849,608$10,442,745$9,766,295
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$11,036,659$10,973,109$10,849,608$10,442,745$9,766,295
Total assets$13,821,632$14,759,846$14,477,122$13,648,539$12,198,638
Payables and accrued expenses$280,558$272,015$348,604$220,923$117,311
Other current liabilities$68,636$70,322$79,498$84,238$41,207
Total current liabilities$349,194$342,337$428,102$305,161$158,518
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$130,348$169,299$209,879$249,164$284,889
Total liabilities$479,542$511,636$637,981$554,325$443,407
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$11,381,141$11,845,771$11,252,808$10,737,606$9,536,028
With donor restrictions$2,960,949$2,402,439$2,586,333$2,356,608$2,219,203
Net assets$13,342,090$14,248,210$13,839,141$13,094,214$11,755,231
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Total contributions$13,578,191$13,521,228$13,206,253$12,772,117$11,432,183
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$61,400($17,637)$52,448$34,698($9,524)
Other revenue$106,761$206,208$155,405$113,675$79,041
Total other revenue$168,161$188,571$207,853$148,373$69,517
Total revenue$13,746,352$13,709,799$13,414,106$12,920,490$11,501,700
Program services$11,289,217$11,430,418$10,726,153$9,785,964$8,757,794
Management and general$1,611,793$966,991$882,760$891,043$808,888
Total expenses$14,652,472$13,300,730$12,494,179$11,481,507$10,348,501
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($906,120)$409,069$919,927$1,438,983$1,153,199
Other changes in net assets$0$0($175,000)($100,000)$0
Total change in net assets($906,120)$409,069$744,927$1,338,983$1,153,199


Parker MatthewPresident$166,889
Murphy LyricVice President of Fund Develop$123,588

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

President George W. Bush awarded Mr. Chuck Hinken the Presidential Volunteer Service Award this past April 2007.

Chuck and his wife, Mary, volunteered this year for a couple of months at our Kids Alive Peru Children's Home in Lima. Besides being "Grandpa and Grandma" to the kids, they assumed total maintenance of the Home making lots of much-needed repairs.

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard measured by the number of volunteer hours served over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

For three consecutive years, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation have awarded a grand to Kids Alive International for their work in Kenya and most recently Sudan. Funds have helped build children's homes, care centers, and an infirmary, bore wells, provide high school tuition in Kenya and expand our new ministry to refugee children in Sudan.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/18/2021. To update the information below, please email:


This global ministry began through the vision and kindness of evangelistic missionaries from the United States, Rev. Leslie and Mrs. Ava Anglin. Called by God to start churches in China, the Anglins were overwhelmed by the thousands of hungry, homeless children they encountered as they traveled from village to village. Grieving the loss of their infant daughter and only child, they were moved to care for these children and opened the doors of their home, the first Home of Onesiphorus, to care for widows and orphans.

Thus began the worldwide ministry known today as Kids Alive International. The home prospered and expanded to two other locations in nearby cities. Following the changes in China's government in 1949, Kids Alive responded to the need in Hong Kong with a food and clothing distribution center for refugees. Subsequent Kids Alive facilities opened in other countries in an attempt to meet the enormous need of caring for at-risk children. In 1983, the home office of Kids Alive International relocated from Chicago to its present location in Valparaiso, Indiana. Kids Alive has affiliate offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Since 1916, Kids Alive has continued to expand its ministry worldwide:

  • Lebanon (1948)
  • Hong Kong (1949)
  • Taiwan (1972)
  • Dominican Republic (1989)
  • Guatemala (1992)
  • Peru (1992)
  • Papua New Guinea (1993)
  • Myanmar (1998)
  • Romania (1999)
  • Honduras (2000-2002)
  • Kenya (2000)
  • Zambia (2001)
  • Haiti (2002)
  • Colombia (2005)
  • China (2006)
  • Ethiopia (2006)
  • Sudan (2006
  • India (2006)

Program accomplishments

In 2003, Kids Alive International board and staff worked together with consultants to create and approve a Strategic Plan to help Kids Alive map out steps to take to make the most desirable future a possibility as follows:

  • Increase the number of children in our care
  • Raise the percent of nationals who serve as field directors, ministry directors and employees who serve under a national board
  • Raise the percent of missionaries and national staff in annual training programs
  • Raise the percent of children in our care
  • Create organizational resource capacity to sustain growth
2006 in Review - caring for at-risk children
  • 80 Missionaries and Interns serving on our fields
  • 75 Volunteer Service Teams facilitated
  • 20+ expansions and/or new Homes/Care Centers/Schools
  • 6,200+ children and youth receive care (540% increase over 5 years)


Kids Alive International realizes and relies on the faithful prayers of Christians to accomplish God's purposes and build His Kingdom. "Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me." - John 15:4-5

Kids Alive has ongoing opportunities and needs (listed below) where they operate overseas to help care for the children at risk in our care.

Long-Term Missionaries with Kids Alive International are individuals who have felt the call of God to work full-time at one of our overseas ministry locations. Our Long-Term Missionary applicants have normally completed college and then gained some experience in their profession. We are especially looking for people with leadership and training skills who have a passion for equipping our national staff members. The time commitment is a minimum of 2 1/2 years.

The needs are numerous. We particularly need the following skills:

  • Youth workers
  • Directors of Programs
  • Support Staff
  • Social workers
  • Trained counselors
  • Construction Trade Skills
  • ESL Teachers (English as a Second Language)
  • Teachers (pre-school, elementary or secondary)
  • Computer Teachers
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Entrepreneurs
Short-Term Missionaries are individuals who are age 19 or older or have had one year of college, or the opportunity to work as one of our Kids Alive Missionaries in a community of service to children-at-risk. It is our hope that as a Kids Alive Short-term Missionary you will discover your place of greatest impact in God's Kingdom.

A strong candidate will exhibit a commitment to Jesus Christ, a natural love for children, team attitude, experience working with children and knowledge of the language of the field or a willingness to learn the language of the field of service. (Language training is required of all Short-term Missionaries).

Short-Term Missionaries Opportunities:
  • Summer Intern: 6-10 weeks between May and August
  • Intern: 1 month to 6 months
  • Short-Term Missionary: 7 months to 2 years
Volunteer Service Teams are small groups of individuals who work directly with a Kids Alive ministry to primarily accomplish a specific project or program. The majority of our teams work on a construction project, however, there are other opportunities (listed below) for service:
  • Construction trade skills
  • Tutoring
  • Activity Leaders
  • Childcare
  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Medical
These Service Teams, numbering between 6 and 15 participants, are usually formed by a local church or organization, and serve on one of our fields for a one or two week period. Teams welcome the time set aside to interact with the children in our care.

Sponsorship (Child, Home, Care Center, Classroom) - Individuals, churches, groups and organizations make it possible for orphaned and abandoned children to receive the care (education, medical care, meals, clothing, etc.) that they need to thrive through our Kids Alive sponsorship program. Kids Alive offers a variety of sponsorship options from developing a one-on-one relationship through child sponsorship ($35/month), to less personal group communication with a home, care center or classroom sponsorship ($100/month).

Additional Ministry Giving Opportunities:
  • I JUST WANT TO HELP KIDS! - allows Kids Alive to provide ongoing care for the children we rescue who are not full sponsored
  • SUPPORT A MISSIONARY - your giving makes it possible for missionaries to remain on the field and serve without concerning themselves with necessary financial support
  • SUPPORT A MINISTRY - perhaps you want to support a specific Kids Alive ministry location; you can do this at any give amount for any field
  • EVERLASTING LEGACY - make an ongoing impact and investment in this 90+ year ministry of rescuing suffering children worldwide; include Kids Alive in your planned giving.
  • MEDICAL EMERGENCIES - some children we rescue have major medical needs requiring both emergency and numerous surgeries
  • WHERE THE NEED IS GREATEST - ongoing construction of new homes, care centers, schools, adding new staff, training staff, and rising inflation/US dollar devaluation overseas, are a few of the continuous needs Kids Alive missionaries face daily
For more information, contact:

Kids Alive International
2507 Cumberland Drive
Valparaiso IN 46383