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ORPHANetwork rescues abandoned, abused, and orphaned children, and prevents vulnerable children from becoming abandoned through the local Nicaraguan church.

Contact information

Mailing address:
2624 Southern Blvd
Suite 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Website: orphanetwork.org

Phone: 757-333-7200

Email: info@orphanetwork.org

Organization details

EIN: 541983817

CEO/President: Dick Anderson

Chairman: Ted Willie

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2004


Vision: Each vulnerable and orphaned child would be raised to their God-given potential.

Mission statement

Our mission is to: Rescue abandoned, abused and orphaned children. Prevent vulnerable children from being abandoned. Create opportunities for new life. Share Christ with everyone.

Statement of faith

As a Christian organization, ORPHANetwork believes: The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17). There is one living sovereign God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Rev. 1:8; Isaiah 43:10-11; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19) God created people in his image and everyone matters to God. (Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 5:1-2). Jesus was sent by the Father to live on earth; he was fully God and fully human yet had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life and after three days rose from the grave. In doing this Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world's debt of sin. (Luke 1:31,35; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21). All people are sinners and need God's forgiveness. (Romans 3:23). Those who confess and turn from their sin, trusting in Jesus Christ, will be saved by grace and become children of God with the promise of eternal life. (John 3:16-17; Gal. 3:26). Jesus Christ is the head of the church and all believing people are members. (Eph. 4:15-16) The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and is a constant teacher, helper and guide. (John 14:16-17) Jesus Christ will return and there will be a final judgment. (Matt. 24:3,37)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating644 of 99917 of 30
Fund acquisition rating638 of 100116 of 30
Resource allocation rating800 of 100127 of 30
Asset utilization rating281 of 9999 of 30

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$85,963$69,712$401,112$158,190$225,805
Short-term investments$237,742$470,993$692,678$992,320$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,977,907$2,483,721$2,465,710$2,139,429$2,676,518
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$28,892$48,373$52,922$67,477$97,169
Other long-term assets$80,090$105,704$87,708$1,118$1,118
Total long-term assets$108,982$154,077$140,630$68,595$98,287
Total assets$3,086,889$2,637,798$2,606,340$2,208,024$2,774,805
Payables and accrued expenses$110,065$90,927$100,891$76,778$88,314
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$110,065$90,927$100,891$76,778$88,314
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$110,065$90,927$100,891$76,778$88,314
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,130,275$2,351,641$590,554$2,112,246$2,686,491
With donor restrictions$846,549$195,230$1,914,895$19,000$0
Net assets$2,976,824$2,546,871$2,505,449$2,131,246$2,686,491
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,989,074$6,377,627$5,920,544$5,294,438$6,582,937
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$14,099$15,080$16,985$4,024$33,386
Other revenue$75,174($26,180)($29,747)($28,466)($291,309)
Total other revenue$89,273($11,100)($12,762)($24,442)($257,923)
Total revenue$6,078,347$6,366,527$5,907,782$5,269,996$6,325,014
Program services$4,292,665$5,152,435$4,769,273$5,102,971$4,888,558
Management and general$971,262$851,861$549,136$454,793$333,416
Total expenses$5,650,142$6,338,421$5,530,254$5,817,562$5,523,617
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$428,205$28,106$377,528($547,566)$801,397
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$428,205$28,106$377,528($547,566)$801,397


Richard AndersonChief Executive Officer$198,620
Thomas DraperChief Operations Officer$167,159

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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 9/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


We were started by a high school youth group who was wrecked by their visit to an orphanage in Nicaragua in the mid-90's. They went home and their lives were never the same. Led by God, they started to make a difference for the children through prayer and financial support. Thus began ORPHANetwork - a network of like-minded churches and individuals who have God's heart for social orphans. Today we have grown to reach 20,000 vulnerable and orphaned children across the country.

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