The Global Orphan Project

Summary

The Global Orphan Project, Inc. (GO Project or GO) is a community. Setting traditional institutional orphan care models aside, we're connecting a global family united by a shared vision to care for vulnerable children and prevent child abandonment. Focusing on one child at a time, we provide sustainable, local, family-style care that is deeply rooted in compassion, hope, and the belief that every child deserves a chance.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Global Orphan Project
3161 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Website: goproject.org

Phone: 816-536-8333

Email: info@goproject.org


Organization details

EIN: 816079539

CEO/President: Joseph Knittig / Trace Thurlby

Chairman: Mike Fox

Board size: 9

Founder: Mike and Beth Fox

Year founded: 2004

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Purpose

Setting traditional institutional orphan care models aside, we're connecting a global family united by a shared vision to care for children and vulnerable families along the entire spectrum: Orphan Prevention, Orphan Care and Transition.


Mission statement

A global family on a mission to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce and the love of Jesus.


Statement of faith

The Lord is the leader of this ministry. GO Project is not affiliated with any particular denomination. However, we do exist and operate as an expression of Jesus Christ's radical love in a fallen world. Our leaders are all passionate followers of Christ. We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired, complete Word of God. We adopt the Scriptures as our Statement of Faith - obviously better than what we could fairly summarize ourselves. James 1:27 states: "Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." This verse captures the heart of our ministry. We strive to be doers of the Word, not mere talkers.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating269 of 62444 of 94
Fund acquisition rating80 of 62517 of 94
Resource allocation rating359 of 62553 of 94
Asset utilization rating427 of 62467 of 94

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%2%1%1%2%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%1%2%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%97%97%97%100%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%1%1%2%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%3%3%3%0%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%82%85%88%85%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%86%94%82%105%123%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%71%80%72%89%106%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%14%6%18%-5%-23%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%24%13%39%-13%-46%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%16%13%11%14%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.361.081.211.162.312.30
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.402.042.111.981.361.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.192.202.552.303.152.35
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.5011.367.487.2315.7119.14
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.090.130.140.060.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.084.984.084.493.574.84
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%30%35%32%16%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%26%29%25%11%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%65%54%58%36%41%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$2,601,498$1,916,829$2,090,269$1,183,125$1,808,242
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$939,562$905,096$649,391$714,899$769,498
Short-term investments$0$41,805$12,840$11,100$25,011
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,541,060$2,863,730$2,752,500$1,909,124$2,602,751
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,044,575$1,800,750$1,632,839$103,229$54,096
Other long-term assets$1,630,788$1,387,339$1,053,876$584,510$0
Total long-term assets$3,675,363$3,188,089$2,686,715$687,739$54,096
Total assets$7,216,423$6,051,819$5,439,215$2,596,863$2,656,847
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$276,348$319,795$298,484$121,517$135,998
Other current liabilities$35,475$63,126$82,401$0$0
Total current liabilities$311,823$382,921$380,885$121,517$135,998
Debt$1,879,711$1,731,988$1,381,424$285,411$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$2,400$12,000$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,879,711$1,731,988$1,383,824$297,411$0
Total liabilities$2,191,534$2,114,909$1,764,709$418,928$135,998
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$4,088,265$3,385,173$1,745,826$929,185$1,360,450
Temporarily restricted$936,624$551,737$1,928,680$1,248,750$1,160,399
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$5,024,889$3,936,910$3,674,506$2,177,935$2,520,849
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$8,698,483$7,574,014$7,529,521$5,706,935$4,818,046
Program service revenue$4,009$5,890$5,710$8,130$104,564
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$102,145$68,712$22,544$719$1,452
Other revenue$203,694$147,897$194,960$15,351$31,134
Total other revenue$309,848$222,499$223,214$24,200$137,150
Total revenue$9,008,331$7,796,513$7,752,735$5,731,135$4,955,196
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$6,384,292$6,223,610$5,556,024$5,082,578$5,259,343
Management and general$1,268,514$982,033$695,957$818,375$790,539
Fundraising$131,232$93,208$82,771$109,724$64,674
Total expenses$7,784,038$7,298,851$6,334,752$6,010,677$6,114,556
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$1,224,293$497,662$1,417,983($279,542)($1,159,360)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,224,293$497,662$1,417,983($279,542)($1,159,360)

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History

Our story began in a home for orphaned children in southeast Asia in 2003. Mike Fox, a businessman from Kansas City, Missouri, met a small group of children who dramatically changed the trajectory of his life and many others'. Mike and his wife, Beth Fox, founded The Global Orphan Project (formerly C3 Missions) in 2004. Supported by the 100% Commitment, the ministry became a vehicle to invite family and friends to invest in the lives of children who need family, and it grew quickly. Within a few years, GO Project was helping care for children on three continents with a growing emphasis on partnering with the local, indigenous church.


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