Care Net

Summary

Care Net reaches women and men considering abortion with the life-saving, life-changing, and future-securing Gospel of Jesus Christ. Care Net puts its Pro Abundant Life mission and vision into practice by:

- Supporting one of the largest networks of pregnancy centers in North America. With more than 1,100 affiliates and 30,000 volunteers, Care Net provides immediate support to women and men considering abortion so they can choose life. Each year, Care Net's pregnancy centers provide clients with more than $50 million in free services.

- Operating the Pregnancy Decision Line, America's only real-time call center providing pregnancy decision coaching to parents considering abortion.

- Bringing more churches into vibrant Pro Abundant Life ministry. Care Net trains churches to provide the long-term discipleship and support that pregnancy center clients need, building effective bridges between local pregnancy centers and churches so that women and men don't face another crisis pregnancy in the future.

- Equipping pro-life people to save babies from abortion. With more than a dozen free resources including three free online courses, a 40-day devotional, eBooks, and cutting-edge research, Care Net has equipped more than 50,000 pro-life people to better intercede for babies at risk.


Contact information

Mailing address:
44180 Riverside Parkway, Suite 200
Lansdowne, VA 20176-0176

Website: www.care-net.org

Phone: (703) 554-8734

Email: info@care-net.org


Organization details

EIN: 541382723

CEO/President: Mr. Roland Warren

Chairman: Mr. Tom Mason

Board size: 9

Founder: Dr. Harold O.J. Brown

Year founded: 1975

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Purpose

Care Net envisions a culture where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families.


Mission statement

Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through our life-affirming network of pregnancy centers, churches, organizations, and individuals.


Statement of faith

Care Net uses the following to express its Statement of Faith (adopted from the National Association of Evangelicals):

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the 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 of our Lord Jesus 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, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.
  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.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating279 of 58617 of 32
Fund acquisition rating467 of 58624 of 32
Resource allocation rating187 of 58610 of 32
Asset utilization rating231 of 58616 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%13%12%9%9%15%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%10%10%7%8%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%80%82%79%83%80%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%10%10%8%8%12%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%20%18%21%17%20%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%85%85%86%82%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%100%100%98%98%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%85%85%84%80%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%0%0%2%2%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%0%0%4%2%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%4%5%7%10%8%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.071.471.441.331.331.28
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.691.001.011.011.011.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.181.471.451.341.341.30
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.794.305.055.985.975.50
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.230.200.170.170.18
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.716.256.627.467.447.54
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%23%20%17%17%18%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%52%56%63%63%64%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$2,977,269$2,646,835$2,264,540$2,620,134$3,022,646
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$683,285$833,065$1,088,485$599,134$148,410
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,660,554$3,479,900$3,353,025$3,219,268$3,171,056
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets($40,073)($26,517)($28,928)($16,568)($46,404)
Other long-term assets$53,460$53,460$49,710$45,960$94,410
Total long-term assets$13,387$26,943$20,782$29,392$48,006
Total assets$3,673,941$3,506,843$3,373,807$3,248,660$3,219,062
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$483,302$340,484$200,964$244,419$367,020
Other current liabilities$367,708$348,366$359,899$295,259$209,844
Total current liabilities$851,010$688,850$560,863$539,678$576,864
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$851,010$688,850$560,863$539,678$576,864
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$2,587,931$2,679,699$2,664,124$2,598,458$2,586,679
Temporarily restricted$235,000$138,294$148,820$110,524$55,519
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,822,931$2,817,993$2,812,944$2,708,982$2,642,198
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$4,339,131$4,130,268$3,632,565$3,645,299$3,356,339
Program service revenue$949,493$840,798$872,312$692,711$714,040
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$113,653$92,597$89,629$52,020$123,606
Total other revenue$1,063,146$933,395$961,941$744,731$837,646
Total revenue$5,402,277$5,063,663$4,594,506$4,390,030$4,193,985
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$4,614,430$4,280,287$3,857,738$3,526,058$3,305,326
Management and general$219,144$265,489$293,002$452,973$321,032
Fundraising$563,765$512,838$339,804$344,215$504,520
Total expenses$5,397,339$5,058,614$4,490,544$4,323,246$4,130,878
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$4,938$5,049$103,962$66,784$63,107
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,938$5,049$103,962$66,784$63,107

Response from ministry

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History

Care Net was influenced by the evangelical leadership of the late Christian apologist Dr. Francis Schaeffer and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop. The Christian Action Council was founded in 1975 by Dr. Harold O.J. Brown and in 1995 changed its name to Care Net. In 1983 Care Net instituted National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Three U.S. Presidents have issued National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday proclamations. Today Care Net represents nearly 850 crisis pregnancy centers serving over 100,000 women each year.


Program accomplishments

As the largest network of pregnancy centers in North America, Care Net is committed to expanding access to the life-saving services and support provided by our local centers and to reaching the hurting and broken with the hope of Jesus Christ.

PREPARING

Using cutting-edge research, on-site trainings, professional guidance, specialized resources, and many other forms of support, Care Net equips affiliated centers to serve clients in accordance with the highest standards and practices. Care Net provides on-site board and staff trainings using an experienced team of 15 national consultants. Our volunteer training manual, Serving with Care and Integrity, is used each year to equip thousands of new pregnancy center volunteers.

Additionally, Care Net conducts legal audits and produces the Legal Care newsletter every other month. Care Net's "crown jewel" is our National Pregnancy Center Conference, an annual event which features in-depth workshops and nationally renowned keynote speakers.

PLANTING

Abortions in our inner cities are at epidemic proportions. In many cities, abortions outnumber live births. Sadly, Hispanic and black women make up only 27% of the total female population, but account for 59% of abortions. Recognizing that over 94% of the nation's abortion providers are located in metropolitan areas, many of which are predominantly minority populated, Care Net is strategically planting new pregnancy centers in these urban communities in order to provide needed abortion alternatives and pregnancy support services.

Care Net also recognizes the need to offer pregnancy center services to women on college campuses. Therefore, Care Net is developing a college campus initiative that aims to reach these underserved areas. Efforts to collaborate with other nationally recognized ministries, as well as with local ministries, are underway.


Needs

There are many ways that you can partner with the mission and vision of Care Net. We ask you to take the time to explore our work and discover the many opportunities that exist for you to support our efforts.

PRAY

Care Net firmly believes that prayer is the life-blood of our ministry. Please lift our work and the work of our local centers up in prayer. Learn more about our prayer needs by visiting our website.

DONATE

As a non-profit organization, Care Net relies on the generosity of individual supporters and private foundations to carry out our mission. If you are interested in partnering with us by becoming a Care Net donor, visit Donate Today on our website.

VOLUNTEER

Care Net centers are reliant on volunteers to carry out their important work and provide needed services to their local communities. Learn more about becoming a volunteer in your community by visiting our website.