Kinship United

Summary

We're dedicated to the rescue and care of orphans and widows in war zones, refugee camps, and disaster areas around the world. Kinship United currently ministers to thousands of children in hundreds of Kinship Projects across 10 countries.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Kinship United
5105 Tollview Drive
Suite 155
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Website: kinshipunited.org

Phone: 847-577-1070

Email: info@kinshipunited.org


Organization details

EIN: 364395095

CEO/President: Craig Muller

Chairman: Mike Patterson

Board size: 7

Founder:

Year founded: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Purpose

We build safe Church Homes for orphans and engage the whole village as their Kinship family.


Mission statement

Our mission as a Christian charity is to unite people separated by war and tragedy, rebuild loving families for orphans and widows, and create networks of local churches and rescue centers.


Statement of faith

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 3. We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and His personal return in power and glory. 4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. 6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. 7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender and class differences. At Kinship United, our leaders take guidance from the Lausanne Covenant.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating170 of 62426 of 68
Fund acquisition rating405 of 62545 of 68
Resource allocation rating190 of 62523 of 68
Asset utilization rating120 of 62422 of 68

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%8%7%6%6%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%7%6%6%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%6%6%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%88%90%90%89%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
100%108%109%96%98%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
85%95%98%86%87%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
0%-8%-9%4%2%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
0%-28%-32%12%6%6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%4%3%4%5%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.773.923.872.622.762.54
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.011.011.011.021.03
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.773.953.912.642.812.61
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.40187.2633.9972.1358.1037.82
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.140.010.030.010.020.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.003.022.984.474.204.47
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%1%3%1%2%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
41%25%25%38%36%38%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$980,377$1,077,131$1,570,508$1,448,292$1,377,227
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$54,209$73,912$67,584$53,211$57,036
Short-term investments$0$205,688$129,009$39,903$10,200
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,034,586$1,356,731$1,767,101$1,541,406$1,444,463
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,930$13,833$16,894$27,989$43,141
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,930$13,833$16,894$27,989$43,141
Total assets$1,043,516$1,370,564$1,783,995$1,569,395$1,487,604
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$5,525$39,917$24,498$26,528$38,195
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$5,525$39,917$24,498$26,528$38,195
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$5,525$39,917$24,498$26,528$38,195
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$930,862$1,110,679$1,321,259$665,048$588,550
Temporarily restricted$107,129$219,968$438,238$877,819$860,859
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,037,991$1,330,647$1,759,497$1,542,867$1,449,409
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$3,788,890$4,884,211$4,879,111$4,411,743$3,865,008
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,366$4,005$2,314$1,413$873
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$5,366$4,005$2,314$1,413$873
Total revenue$3,794,256$4,888,216$4,881,425$4,413,156$3,865,881
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$3,602,564$4,781,452$4,203,554$3,851,157$3,327,863
Management and general$169,794$185,627$198,906$228,498$223,822
Fundraising$314,554$342,897$271,150$247,311$225,272
Total expenses$4,086,912$5,309,976$4,673,610$4,326,966$3,776,957
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($292,656)($421,760)$207,815$86,190$88,924
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($292,656)($421,760)$207,815$86,190$88,924

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History

Kinship United was founded in 1999, back when it was known as Warm Blankets Orphan Care. What started as one family's desire to care for orphans in India and Central America turned into an ever-growing community dedicated to changing the lives of suffering people. At the heart of Kinship United is the desire to draw people together through the love of Christ and to create a place where people can belong. Our team is a diverse group of people who have been brought together by the desire to spread Kinship worldwide.


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