Children's Medical Ministries (CMM)

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CMM serves indigent and impoverished children and their families internationally. CMM assists ministries who provide for children who are hungry, sick, disabled, and require education to learn skills that will provide work opportunities and promote self sufficiency.

CMM was founded by Bill and Erma Collins in 1988. The organization is administered by a dedicated all-volunteer group of board of directors. This group is made up of health care workers, educators and students who are committed to continuing the good work that began over thirty years ago.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Children's Medical Ministries (CMM)
PO Box 866
Quincy, IL 62306


Phone: 618-267-3282


Organization details

EIN: 541434743

CEO/President: Alvin W. Miller

Chairman: Julie Gordon

Board size: 5

Founder: Mr. Bill Collins

Year founded: 1989

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Children's Medical Ministries ("CMM") Children's Medical Ministries (CMM) is a compassionate humanitarian service organization that has over 700 volunteer health care professionals committed to serving the indigent and oppressed children and their families in the National Capital/Baltimore areas, seven states, and in more than 30 overseas countries.

CMM provides food, shelter, clothes, medicine, wheelchairs, and prosthesis and healthcare programs.

CMM was founded by Col. Bill Collins and his wife, Erma, in 1988 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, all volunteer ministry. CMM is a tax-exempt organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mission statement

Children's Medical Ministries (CMM) is a nonprofit corporation as defined by IRC 501(c)3 commissioned exclusively for charitable and religious purposes. CMM is a Christ-centered ministry whose goal is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to children and their families world-wide.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating121 of 94018 of 76
Fund acquisition rating54 of 9422 of 76
Resource allocation rating513 of 94239 of 76
Asset utilization rating172 of 94020 of 76

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Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$440$2,800$16,085$21,523
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$90,539$90,929$235,937$168,157$243,842
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$450
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$450
Total assets$90,539$90,929$235,937$168,157$244,292
Payables and accrued expenses$3,644$440$0$0$1,871
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$3,644$440$0$0$1,871
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$3,644$440$0$0$1,871
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$86,895$90,489$235,937$168,157$242,421
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$86,895$90,489$235,937$168,157$242,421
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$340,722$540,059$757,644$1,194,174$898,577
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$6$0$13$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$100,000
Total other revenue$0$6$0$13$100,000
Total revenue$340,722$540,065$757,644$1,194,187$998,577
Program services$293,855$544,531$647,972$1,249,910$920,958
Management and general$50,461$36,300$30,292$18,540$21,392
Total expenses$344,316$580,831$678,264$1,268,450$942,350
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Surplus (deficit)($3,594)($40,766)$79,380($74,263)$56,227
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($3,594)($40,766)$79,380($74,263)$56,227


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

Response from ministry

Comments from Col. Bill Collins, the Founder of Children's Medical Ministries:

Erma and I are quite often asked the question, "How does CMM do all of the projects and activities without a paid staff?" The answer is obvious ... our daily co-laborers work for the Lord! The paychecks are nil but the benefit package is "out of this world." I Timothy 6:18-19

Her are a few examples of commitment and dedication regarding our Share Partners:

Mary Tieken
She cancelled by-pass surgery to go on an Amazon mission trip. She does everything from public speaking and grant writing to wheelchair collection and distribution.

Merle Tieken
He is the owner of a bank. In his "spare" time, he collects and stores wheelchairs in Florida and Illinois, and works as a wheelchair technician on wheelchair distribution mission trips.

Chris Santo
She gives up her vacation and weekend time to work on developing and updating our newsletter and web site and to go on mission trips.

Lynn Stephens
Only God knows how many late nights and weekends he has spent reproducing orthopedic surgery videos for mission hospitals and general surgeons, in addition to many other time-consuming responsibilities for CMM.

Rachel Brunk
For 15 years, she has done the executive secretarial duties for CMM, in addition to her full-time job.

Dale Brunk
He rises in the wee hours of the morning, before work, to process CMM e-mail.

Alvin Miller
He has a willing heart and servant's hands and does any task that is asked of him.

Fred Woolard, Jerry Nelson & John Hurd
They meet at 6:30 a.m. to pray and discuss CMM resource development projects.

Randy Owens
He is the maker of large movie screens to be used to show the Jesus Film and God's Plan for Man videos in third-world countries.

Cliff Jenkins
He has done everything from computer work and truck driving to preparing financial reports for the past 15 years.

Retired pastor Ronald MacDonald & his wife, Millie
They collect new and used wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers for CMM distribution.

Theresa Schroeder
She collects medical supplies and ministers to many employed Romanian families at Heartland, The City of Refuge, for men, women, and children in Missouri.

Wanda Swisher
She is a professional seamstress who makes youth, crib, and delivery blankets for distribution in the mission field. She also encourages other women in her church to make or donate material for the blankets.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/9/2021. To update the information below, please email:


CMM was founded by Col. Bill and Erma Collins in 1988, as a nonprofit, nondenominational, all volunteer ministry predicated on the following concepts:

  • The essence of compassion is helping others become self-reliant.
  • When God opens a door, go through it.
  • Every child has a right to know they are loved.
  • It shouldn't hurt to be a child.
  • Planning and programs are in pursuit of restoring human dignity for the disabled.

Program accomplishments