Kids Alive International, Inc.

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Kids Alive International is a Christ-centered mission dedicated to rescuing orphans and vulnerable children - meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, and emotional needs.

All of the children in our care were orphaned, abandoned, or abused, living on the streets, and victims of poverty, disease, or war. Kids Alive rescues these children - one at a time - and enrolls them into one of our Children's Homes, a Care Center, or School program that is best suited to the care they need.

We are currently reaching children in 12 countries with the redeeming love of Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Kids Alive International, Inc.
2507 Cumberland Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383-2503


Phone: (219) 464-9035


Organization details

EIN: 311140515

CEO/President: Corbey Dukes

Chairman: Sheri McCurley

Board size: 10

Founder: Rev. and Mrs. Leslie Anglin

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1984


Kids Alive International is a Christ-centered organization that believes every child deserves to live free from the bondage of hunger, abuse, and exploitation.

Our commitment to this Biblical truth compels us to deliver life's essentials and with the same compassion and excellence that we would want for the children in our lives.

We rescue and provide for orphaned and forgotten children one at a time, but we accomplish so much more.

Together, we empower families and communities by developing partnerships and sharing the faith, knowledge, and infrastructure that creates self-sustaining legacies of transformation.

Mission statement

For over 100 years, our mission has not changed: to rescue and redeem orphans and at-risk children. We believe in families, so we work to strengthen them; but when a child's own home is no longer a safe option, we care for them in loving, family-style homes.

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 rating972 of 1010118 of 120
Fund acquisition rating929 of 1012110 of 120
Resource allocation rating763 of 101297 of 120
Asset utilization rating885 of 1010105 of 120

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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 10/27/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Kids Alive International began in 1916 in Shantung Province, China, when missionaries Leslie and Ava Anglin began taking in homeless Chinese children.

From those humble beginnings, Kids Alive today has expanded worldwide, helping care for thousands of children through Residential Homes, Care Centers, and Schools.

And we reach even more children through medical clinics, community outreach programs, and - in special cases - disaster relief response. Through these various ministry efforts, orphans and abandoned children are being given education, clothing, healthy food, medical care, and - most importantly - the opportunity to know and serve Christ.

To reach children globally, Kids Alive has affiliate offices in the United Kingdom and Taiwan.

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