Orphan Helpers, Inc.

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Summary

Honduras and El Salvador both struggle with high rates of poverty, family breakdown, crime, and violence. As a result, scores of children and youth end up abandoned, abused, or incarcerated. They are in desperate need of hope and a future. They are the ones Orphan Helpers serves.

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:
Orphan Helpers, Inc.
727 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite D
Newport News, VA 23601

Website: orphanhelpers.org

Phone: 757-722-6940

Email: yourfriends@orphanhelpers.org


Organization details

EIN: 541995429

CEO/President: Mr. Greg Harris

Chairman: David Dunlevy

Board size: 7

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 rating603 of 91169 of 105
Fund acquisition rating766 of 91388 of 105
Resource allocation rating630 of 91373 of 105
Asset utilization rating210 of 91127 of 105

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%11%9%13%23%22%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%11%9%13%20%18%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%101%97%90%82%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%12%9%16%20%18%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%-1%3%10%18%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%79%84%76%77%74%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%94%106%80%100%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%74%89%61%77%72%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%6%-6%20%0%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%19%-22%61%0%15%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%7%9%3%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.332.313.842.225.534.66
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.271.151.041.041.091.16
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.022.654.002.306.025.39
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.6211.5614.978.3146.993.85
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.090.070.120.020.26
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.194.132.804.581.951.65
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%20%6%12%2%22%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%12%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
65%35%24%40%18%17%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$278,307$195,537$219,571$98,765$67,451
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$9,000$22,500$62,845$1,830$52,046
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$287,307$218,037$282,416$100,595$119,497
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$41,399$8,306$9,814$8,788$18,786
Other long-term assets$750$750$750$0$0
Total long-term assets$42,149$9,056$10,564$8,788$18,786
Total assets$329,456$227,093$292,980$109,383$138,283
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$24,861$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$24,861$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014
Debt$41,000$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$41,000$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$65,861$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$184,344$212,532$122,050$81,860$90,968
With donor restrictions$79,251$0$136,955$25,382$16,301
Net assets$263,595$212,532$259,005$107,242$107,269
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$815,695$830,051$783,905$544,025$541,561
Program service revenue$0$0$0$45,134$20,199
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$435$60$47$0$19
Other revenue($2,469)($5,296)$23,994$15,954$98,108
Total other revenue($2,034)($5,236)$24,041$61,088$118,326
Total revenue$813,661$824,815$807,946$605,113$659,887
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$605,778$733,350$492,084$463,170$476,901
Management and general$66,383$61,240$56,464$19,058$49,055
Fundraising$90,437$76,698$101,782$122,912$118,141
Total expenses$762,598$871,288$650,330$605,140$644,097
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$51,063($46,473)$157,616($27)$15,790
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$51,063($46,473)$157,616($27)$15,790

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Gregory HarrisExecutive Di$95,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


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 6/30/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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

10 Success Academies in 2 countries
170 released youth in re-entry program
753 graduates from Academies since 2016
251 baptisms since 2016


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