Orphan Helpers, Inc.

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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


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


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

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Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating348 of 85742 of 103
Fund acquisition rating630 of 85776 of 103
Resource allocation rating397 of 85746 of 103
Asset utilization rating124 of 85717 of 103

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)


Gregory HarrisExecutive Di$90,002

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 7/2/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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