The Global Orphan Project

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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.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating157 of 9406 of 25
Fund acquisition rating67 of 9423 of 25
Resource allocation rating409 of 94211 of 25
Asset utilization rating375 of 94011 of 25

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%2%2%1%1%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%1%1%1%1%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
71%93%97%97%97%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%2%2%1%1%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
29%7%3%3%3%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%84%82%85%88%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%93%86%94%82%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%78%71%80%72%89%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%7%14%6%18%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%15%24%13%39%-13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%14%16%13%11%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.201.331.081.211.162.31
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.491.452.042.111.981.36
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.961.932.202.552.303.15
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
4.8417.2711.367.487.2315.71
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.200.060.090.130.140.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.735.874.984.084.493.57
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
23%27%30%35%32%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%23%26%29%25%11%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
53%55%65%54%58%36%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$4,062,875$2,601,498$1,916,829$2,090,269$1,183,125
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,323,867$939,562$905,096$649,391$714,899
Short-term investments$38,920$0$41,805$12,840$11,100
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,425,662$3,541,060$2,863,730$2,752,500$1,909,124
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,422,047$2,044,575$1,800,750$1,632,839$103,229
Other long-term assets$7,083$1,630,788$1,387,339$1,053,876$584,510
Total long-term assets$2,429,130$3,675,363$3,188,089$2,686,715$687,739
Total assets$7,854,792$7,216,423$6,051,819$5,439,215$2,596,863
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$268,738$276,348$319,795$298,484$121,517
Other current liabilities$45,505$35,475$63,126$82,401$0
Total current liabilities$314,243$311,823$382,921$380,885$121,517
Debt$1,833,615$1,879,711$1,731,988$1,381,424$285,411
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$2,400$12,000
Total long-term liabilities$1,833,615$1,879,711$1,731,988$1,383,824$297,411
Total liabilities$2,147,858$2,191,534$2,114,909$1,764,709$418,928
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$4,584,245$4,088,265$3,385,173$1,745,826$929,185
With donor restrictions$1,122,689$936,624$551,737$1,928,680$1,248,750
Net assets$5,706,934$5,024,889$3,936,910$3,674,506$2,177,935
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$10,470,870$8,698,483$7,574,014$7,529,521$5,706,935
Program service revenue$318,622$4,009$5,890$5,710$8,130
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$121,844$102,145$68,712$22,544$719
Other revenue$369,744$203,694$147,897$194,960$15,351
Total other revenue$810,210$309,848$222,499$223,214$24,200
Total revenue$11,281,080$9,008,331$7,796,513$7,752,735$5,731,135
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$8,813,984$6,384,292$6,223,610$5,556,024$5,082,578
Management and general$1,473,246$1,268,514$982,033$695,957$818,375
Fundraising$157,276$131,232$93,208$82,771$109,724
Total expenses$10,444,506$7,784,038$7,298,851$6,334,752$6,010,677
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$836,574$1,224,293$497,662$1,417,983($279,542)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$836,574$1,224,293$497,662$1,417,983($279,542)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Joe KnittigCEO$128,893
Adrien LewisChief Innovation Officer$119,406
Trace ThurlbyPresident and COO$117,870
Jonathan CassatChief Marketing Officer$110,388
Jessica RayExecutive Director, Marketplace$88,202

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 9/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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