Kinship United


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


Phone: 847-577-1070


Organization details

EIN: 364395095

CEO/President: Craig Muller

Chairman: Mike Patterson

Board size: 7


Year founded: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


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

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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