Orphan Helpers, Inc.

Summary

Orphan Helpers works in the places abandoned, abused, and incarcerated youth live: government-run orphanages and juvenile detention centers. Through our Success Academy program, we build relationships, teach life skills, and provide opportunities so today's orphans can become tomorrow's helpers.


Contact information

Mailing address:
727 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite D
Newport News, VA 23601

Website: orphanhelpers.org/

Phone: 757-722-6940

Email:


Organization details

EIN: 541995429

CEO/President: Mr. Greg Harris

Chairman: Mr. Tom Manthei & Mr. Mike Torrech

Board size: 10

Founder: Greg Garrett

Year founded: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Purpose

Transforming lives of abandoned, abused, and incarcerated youth across El Salvador and Honduras


Mission statement

Equipping abandoned, incarcerated, and at-risk youth for success by serving their physical, spiritual, educational and emotional needs.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating159 of 49431 of 85
Fund acquisition rating329 of 49463 of 85
Resource allocation rating190 of 49433 of 85
Asset utilization rating75 of 49415 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%9%13%23%22%18%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%9%13%20%18%13%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%101%97%90%82%75%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%16%20%18%12%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%-1%3%10%18%25%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%84%76%77%74%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%106%80%100%98%114%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%89%61%77%72%95%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-6%20%0%2%-14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-22%61%0%15%-120%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%7%9%3%8%5%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.193.842.225.534.666.58
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.521.041.041.091.161.27
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.314.002.306.025.398.35
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1214.978.3146.993.852.42
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.070.120.020.260.41
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.412.804.581.951.650.84
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%6%12%2%22%33%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
70%24%40%18%17%10%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$195,537$219,571$98,765$67,451$99,859
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$22,500$62,845$1,830$52,046$7,030
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$218,037$282,416$100,595$119,497$106,889
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,306$9,814$8,788$18,786$28,785
Other long-term assets$750$750$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$9,056$10,564$8,788$18,786$28,785
Total assets$227,093$292,980$109,383$138,283$135,674
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014$44,195
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014$44,195
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$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014$44,195
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$212,532$122,050$81,860$90,968$72,420
Temporarily restricted$0$136,955$25,382$16,301$19,059
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$212,532$259,005$107,242$107,269$91,479
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$830,051$783,905$544,025$541,561$590,447
Program service revenue$0$0$45,134$20,199$15,645
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$60$47$0$19$0
Other revenue($5,296)$23,994$15,954$98,108$176,443
Total other revenue($5,236)$24,041$61,088$118,326$192,088
Total revenue$824,815$807,946$605,113$659,887$782,535
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$733,350$492,084$463,170$476,901$739,819
Management and general$61,240$56,464$19,058$49,055$48,266
Fundraising$76,698$101,782$122,912$118,141$104,387
Total expenses$871,288$650,330$605,140$644,097$892,472
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($46,473)$157,616($27)$15,790($109,937)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($46,473)$157,616($27)$15,790($109,937)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

For 14 years, Greg Garrett had been praying and seeking God's will for his life. "It kept coming back to orphans," he said. In 2000, he was supposed to be online searching for an anniversary cruise but he kept looking at orphans and orphanages. He asked his wife, Libby, to rethink the cruise idea and instead go with him in search of orphans in Central America. They flew to El Salvador and found a nearby church, where they met a bilingual member who agreed to ride around with them. They came upon a 100-year-old deteriorating orphanage with 250 children being cared for by only six adults; not a single commode or shower worked. One of the babies had been found in the trash the previous night. And that's when it hit Greg and Libby. They came home and began to write to everyone they knew, seeking support for these needy children. Three months later, 15 friends returned to El Salvador to help the cause. Since then, thousands of people have given generously, gone on trips, and helped abandoned and incarcerated youth succeed in El Salvador and Honduras. Today, Greg continues to run a realty company in Hampton Roads, Virginia and travels frequently to Central America to spend time with the youth and further the mission of Orphan Helpers.


Program accomplishments

9 Success Academies in 2 countries
342 students enrolled in Academies in 2019
301 graduates from Academies since 2016
218 baptisms since 2016


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