Extreme Response International

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Extreme Response is committed to investing in the lives of vulnerable people to help them break free from generational poverty.

Extreme Response exists to change the lives of people living in extreme situations. We are committed to investing in the lives of vulnerable people and to helping them break free from generational poverty. Our impact is strengthened through strategic partnerships with community-based organizations. This tactic is grounded in one of our core beliefs that while money changes circumstances, it's through relationships that genuine life change takes place. ER strives to build and maintain meaningful relationships at every level, from those we serve to strategic partners to donors to volunteers. ER is a registered not-for-profit organization in the United States, Canada, Ecuador, the Philippines and South Africa.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Extreme Response International
P.O. Box 345
Snellville, GA 30078-0345

Website: extremeresponse.org

Phone: 678-344-1950

Email: info@extremeresponse.org

Organization details

EIN: 582610409

CEO/President: Brad McKenna

Chairman: Jon Beckman

Board size: 8

Founder: Jerry and Dawn Carnill

Ruling year: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Our programs and projects provide pathways of hope by focusing on these three pillars:

Education Reinforcement
Life Skills & Livelihood Training
Leadership Development

Our Motivation: We believe in life change and seek to break generational cycles of poverty, abuse and neglect. Because we believe that true and lasting life change happens in relationship with Jesus Christ, we are committed to providing "pathways of hope," both physical and spiritual, for those living in extreme situations.

Mission statement

At Extreme Response our mission is to offer "pathways of hope" to the hopeless and helpless through education reinforcement, livelihood training, nutrition and leadership development.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating258 of 99925 of 82
Fund acquisition rating342 of 100132 of 82
Resource allocation rating525 of 100140 of 82
Asset utilization rating243 of 99922 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$85,486$104,277$88,152$93,004$33,803
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$817,168$1,007,330$1,192,210$938,615$1,050,475
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$474,744$433,996$422,388$436,507$450,626
Other long-term assets$47,270$24,543$59,451$51,908$35,432
Total long-term assets$522,014$458,539$481,839$488,415$486,058
Total assets$1,339,182$1,465,869$1,674,049$1,427,030$1,536,533
Payables and accrued expenses$45,581$21,982$44,963$23,323$21,019
Other current liabilities$0$4,050$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$45,581$26,032$44,963$23,323$21,019
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$141,355$166,030$188,484$209,946$230,682
Total liabilities$186,936$192,062$233,447$233,269$251,701
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$379,977$352,138$478,752$488,162$371,752
With donor restrictions$772,269$921,669$961,850$705,599$913,080
Net assets$1,152,246$1,273,807$1,440,602$1,193,761$1,284,832
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Total contributions$3,365,195$3,066,414$3,222,339$2,910,674$2,569,750
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$679,517
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$391$2,149($1,184)$547($18)
Other revenue$11,834$3,779$5,500$0$0
Total other revenue$12,225$5,928$4,316$547$679,499
Total revenue$3,377,420$3,072,342$3,226,655$2,911,221$3,249,249
Program services$3,003,452$2,372,990$2,339,012$2,487,167$2,641,311
Management and general$340,453$731,308$426,089$346,417$338,860
Total expenses$3,498,981$3,239,137$2,979,814$3,002,292$3,152,662
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($121,561)($166,795)$246,841($91,071)$96,587
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($121,561)($166,795)$246,841($91,071)$96,587


Douglas DarrCOO$156,864
Russell A ClineDirector, Director of Leadership Development$91,666
Ronald GilbertCFO$72,000
Gerald CarnillDirector, President, CEO$70,482

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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 11/21/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


In the summer of 1997, an American family living in Quito, Ecuador felt the desire to help the children of parents living and working in the city's garbage dump. They knew if those kids were given an opportunity and the right tools, they would have a brighter future. Our mission was simple: change the lives of those living in extreme, often life-threatening, situations through love, nutrition, shelter, health and hygiene.

ER has experienced significant growth. Since our founding in 2001 as an official 501(c)(3) international humanitarian organization serving only in Quito, Ecuador, we have grown to serve vulnerable people on four continents through the teamwork of 50+ staff, multiple national partners and hundreds of volunteers. Today, ER is focusing heavily on Investing In Human Futures by helping people escape generational poverty. Specifically, we are committed to creating opportunities for life change through education reinforcement, life skills training and leadership development.

2013: Launched the Quito Family Resource Center.
2014: Launched the Manila Children's Home.
2015: Opened a regional office in South Africa.
2016: Opened the South Africa Dream Center to provide after-school help to at-risk kids.
2017: Purchased the three-story house where we operate the Manila Children's Home.
2018: Launched Pathway For Hope, a community development program serving in Manila.
2019: Opened second Dream Center campus in South Africa.
2020: Provided emergency food, supplies and technology support during COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines.
2021: Focus on launching new Dream Centers and expanding Life Skills Training.

Program accomplishments


We offer multiple ways to make donations, all of which go toward helping change the lives of those living in extreme situations.