OneChild /formerly One Child Matters and Mission of Mercy

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We help children in poverty reach their full potential and discover hope. We meet basic needs, help children recognize their strengths and encourage them to overcome the challenges they face. We help them build resilience in the face of hardship and develop life skills so that they will become the teachers, policemen, doctors, and leaders who will transform their communities. We do this locally by creating a global community of Child Champions. While our vision for thriving children is global, we know we can only achieve this vision by thinking locally, connecting churches and communities around the world to each other - local to local.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 62600
Colorado Springs, CO 80962


Phone: (800) 864-0200


Organization details

EIN: 841087689

CEO/President: Dr. Scott C. Todd

Chairman: Dana Rasic

Board size: 8

Founder: Mark and Huldah Buntain

Year founded: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


OneChild is an international child development organization helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children living in poverty.

We empower children to reach their God-given potential by creating opportunities for transformational development: spirit, mind and body.

Through the work of local partners around the world, children receive food, education, medical aid, and hope in God.

Mission statement

OneChild exists to bring hope, truth, life, love and mercy to children in poverty.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating571 of 94143 of 75
Fund acquisition rating811 of 94366 of 75
Resource allocation rating625 of 94347 of 75
Asset utilization rating136 of 94115 of 75

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$384,095$480,034$474,143$460,151$387,424
Short-term investments$1,195,997$1,754,564$1,848,052$1,832,858$1,043,899
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,773,472$3,017,541$3,521,179$3,533,033$3,714,497
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$255,477$286,541$361,510$456,257$711,493
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$255,477$286,541$361,510$456,257$711,493
Total assets$4,028,949$3,304,082$3,882,689$3,989,290$4,425,990
Payables and accrued expenses$393,449$747,594$467,463$561,701$495,819
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$393,449$747,594$467,463$561,701$495,819
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$683,950$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,077,399$747,594$467,463$561,701$495,819
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,233,874$952,655$1,535,049$1,542,415$1,765,132
With donor restrictions$1,717,676$1,603,833$1,880,177$1,885,174$2,165,039
Net assets$2,951,550$2,556,488$3,415,226$3,427,589$3,930,171
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$17,750,065$17,607,433$16,297,101$15,270,306$15,563,974
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$40,109$89,812$61,794$55,561$45,084
Other revenue$13,635($8,369)($224)($167,081)($622)
Total other revenue$53,744$81,443$61,570($111,520)$44,462
Total revenue$17,803,809$17,688,876$16,358,671$15,158,786$15,608,436
Program services$14,454,329$14,033,879$12,479,439$11,913,876$12,812,283
Management and general$675,973$1,597,537$1,348,053$1,481,595$337,385
Total expenses$17,408,747$18,547,614$16,371,034$15,661,368$15,200,351
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$395,062($858,738)($12,363)($502,582)$408,085
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$395,062($858,738)($12,363)($502,582)$408,085


Dana RasicFmr Officer, Not Compensated by OC$352,145
Nathan MerrillFmr Officer, Not Compensated by OC$273,022
Mark PluimerPresident and Chairman of the Board$204,294
Scott ToddVP of Engagement$157,659
Chris JorgensenVP of Operations and Finance$145,109
Jenny KennedyAssistant Secretary$138,984
Jeffrey MawhirterIT Manager and System Admin$138,537
Rick MitchellVP of Marketing$130,305
Candice WigingtonMinistry Representative$118,230
Don MorganDirector, Not Compensated by OC$63,078
Dale TurnerDirector, Not Compensated by OC$58,089
Daniel VagleVice Chair, Not Compensated by OC$55,276
Steven BrewerDirector, VP, Secretary, Treasurer$1,864
Mitch HilderbrantDirector$1,816
Berta GarciaDirector$1,195

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

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1954 - Our founders, Mark and Huldah Buntain, launched Compassionate Ministries in Calcutta after witnessing the desperate needs of the poor living there.

1985 - The Child Sponsorship Program started with the aim of helping children in poverty who could not afford to go to school. It launched with 3,000 children receiving services. Since then, thousands of children have graduated from the program, many becoming leaders in their communities and giving back.

1990 - Mission of Mercy Merged with Bethesda Ministries.

1992 - Expansion into Cambodia: After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Mission of Mercy partnered with missionaries to go into this devastated country.

1998 - Expansion into Ethiopia: The very first Hope Center in Ethiopia is in the heart of Addis Ababa, with an incredible outreach to children in poverty in the community.

1998 - Expansion into Kenya: Hapi Wanje's vision to give hope to hurting children in Kenya extends all the way to Turkana, one of the most remote, impoverished parts of his native land. Today Hapi serves OneChild as Regional Program Support Manager: Africa.

2000: Expansion into Honduras: Jose Antonio Duron had the opportunity to live in the US but felt God call him to return to Honduras to help vulnerable children in poverty where he grew up. Today, as OneChild's Honduras Country Director, he is helping transform lives through child sponsorship.

2002 - OneChild developed partnerships with local organizations in the Middle East to help children in poverty thrive in this complex region. Through child sponsorship, children in the Middle East are finding new beginnings.

2004 - Expansion into the Philippines: Under the leadership of Rosalina Manette Cosico, Philippines Country Director, our ministry in the Philippines has flourished. Her heart and passion is for the children in hard-to-reach places, from the isolated mountainous terrain to the poor fishing villages along the islands' coasts.

2006 - Expansion into the Dominican Republic: Yolie Lalama Garrido's love for the children in the Dominican Republic led the way for our expansion into this beautiful but impoverished country. She was instrumental in selecting and training our country and Hope Center staff.

2011 - Expansion into Zimbabwe: Still under the leadership of Pastors Dixon and Chipo Changara, the children in our community's care in Zimbabwe are thriving.

2012 - Mission of Mercy becomes One Child Matters.

2013 - Expansion into Nicaragua: Under the leadership of Dr. Osmany Altamirano, we expanded into Nicaragua, a country that has experienced tremendous political unrest in recent years. Dr. Altamirano and his team, at great personal risk, delivered critical supplies to the children and their families in our program even during the height of this unrest.

2017 - Establishing the Voice of Youth: This program innovation gave children over 11 years of age a regular opportunity to give feedback on the care and programming they receive in the Hope Centers.

2017 - Five signs of the Generational Church: We created this model to help our church partners understand the impact the church can have on future generations with a focus on children in poverty.

2019 - One Child Matters becomes OneChild: This evolution in our brand is intended to represent something that has already begun and will continue for years to come: The growth of a global community of Child Champions, men and women who serve and make sacrifices to give children in poverty true hope and a better life.

Program accomplishments

OneChild works in 14 poverty-stricken countries in the world, bringing hope, truth, life, love, and mercy to over 40,000 children through child sponsorship. To God be the glory!


OneChild sponsors do more than encourage a child in need. They provide education, healthcare, spiritual guidance, and community for a child who could have a big, bright beautiful future - if surrounded by supporters. OneChild sponsors empower that community. They sacrifice for the good of those children and become champions in their eyes.