Kinship United

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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.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating38 of 8178 of 69
Fund acquisition rating166 of 81718 of 69
Resource allocation rating99 of 8179 of 69
Asset utilization rating76 of 81710 of 69

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%3%4%8%7%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%4%8%7%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%3%4%8%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%95%93%88%90%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%103%98%108%109%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
84%98%91%95%98%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-3%2%-8%-9%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%-21%13%-28%-32%12%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
6%2%3%4%3%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.866.905.243.923.872.62
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.371.011.001.011.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.926.965.273.953.912.64
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1364.1353.64187.2633.9972.13
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.020.020.010.030.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.151.702.243.022.984.47
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%2%2%1%3%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
42%14%19%25%25%38%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$942,782$1,148,925$980,377$1,077,131$1,570,508
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$48,275$54,451$54,209$73,912$67,584
Short-term investments$0$0$0$205,688$129,009
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$991,057$1,203,376$1,034,586$1,356,731$1,767,101
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,752$5,521$8,930$13,833$16,894
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,752$5,521$8,930$13,833$16,894
Total assets$999,809$1,208,897$1,043,516$1,370,564$1,783,995
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$15,453$22,435$5,525$39,917$24,498
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$15,453$22,435$5,525$39,917$24,498
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$15,453$22,435$5,525$39,917$24,498
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$850,307$1,002,805$930,862$1,110,679$1,321,259
Temporarily restricted$134,049$183,657$107,129$219,968$438,238
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$984,356$1,186,462$1,037,991$1,330,647$1,759,497
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$6,681,334$6,477,434$3,788,890$4,884,211$4,879,111
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$18,749$9,850$5,366$4,005$2,314
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$18,749$9,850$5,366$4,005$2,314
Total revenue$6,700,083$6,487,284$3,794,256$4,888,216$4,881,425
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$6,536,715$5,910,295$3,602,564$4,781,452$4,203,554
Management and general$163,961$177,536$169,794$185,627$198,906
Fundraising$201,513$250,982$314,554$342,897$271,150
Total expenses$6,902,189$6,338,813$4,086,912$5,309,976$4,673,610
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($202,106)$148,471($292,656)($421,760)$207,815
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($202,106)$148,471($292,656)($421,760)$207,815

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Craig MullerExecutive Dir.$124,875

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019


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 12/16/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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