Children of the Nations

Summary

Children of the Nations® (COTN®) is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to raising children out of poverty and hopelessness so they can become leaders who transform their nations.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Children of the Nations
P.O. Box 3970
Silverdale, WA 98383

Website: cotni.org

Phone: 360-698-7227

Email: info@cotni.org


Organization details

EIN: 911702551

CEO/President: Christopher Clark

Chairman: Mike Jungkeit

Board size: 9

Founder: Christopher and Debbie Clark

Year founded: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2006


Purpose

VISION: Raising children who transform nations.


Mission statement

To provide holistic, Christ-centered care for orphaned and destitute children, enabling them to create positive and lasting change in their nations.


Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be God-inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost; they that are saved unto resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating299 of 66436 of 88
Fund acquisition rating450 of 66663 of 88
Resource allocation rating231 of 66620 of 88
Asset utilization rating259 of 66435 of 88

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%9%8%7%8%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%9%8%7%8%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%9%7%8%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%86%85%87%85%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%104%96%107%96%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%90%81%93%82%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-4%4%-7%4%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-7%7%-12%10%15%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%6%6%7%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.371.671.501.792.372.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.371.091.081.101.151.17
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.181.821.631.962.712.86
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.5833.8945.6934.8237.3725.89
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.030.020.030.030.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.106.417.195.944.304.04
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%3%2%3%2%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%58%65%54%41%40%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$2,232,473$2,271,350$2,109,509$2,564,844$2,045,005
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,450,754$2,711,128$2,502,724$720,800$871,121
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,683,227$4,982,478$4,612,233$3,285,644$2,916,126
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$404,097$423,335$449,802$477,614$499,328
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$404,097$423,335$449,802$477,614$499,328
Total assets$5,087,324$5,405,813$5,062,035$3,763,258$3,415,454
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$138,187$109,059$132,472$87,924$112,624
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$138,187$109,059$132,472$87,924$112,624
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$5,445$9,473$13,230$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$5,445$9,473$13,230$0$0
Total liabilities$143,632$118,532$145,702$87,924$112,624
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$3,166,219$3,448,171$3,078,527$2,716,737$1,956,531
Temporarily restricted$1,752,473$1,814,110$1,812,806$933,597$1,321,299
Permanently restricted$25,000$25,000$25,000$25,000$25,000
Net assets$4,943,692$5,287,281$4,916,333$3,675,334$3,302,830
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$8,161,075$8,500,742$8,476,671$9,287,537$8,823,180
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$657$579$612$267$419
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$657$579$612$267$419
Total revenue$8,161,732$8,501,321$8,477,283$9,287,804$8,823,599
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$7,327,932$6,913,753$7,911,405$7,605,995$7,250,834
Management and general$464,272$510,080$520,120$591,868$620,348
Fundraising$713,117$706,540$624,585$717,437$462,783
Total expenses$8,505,321$8,130,373$9,056,110$8,915,300$8,333,965
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($343,589)$370,948($578,827)$372,504$489,634
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($343,589)$370,948($578,827)$372,504$489,634

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History

Chris Clark, a fifth-generation missionary raised in Africa, and his wife Debbie, a teacher, felt God calling them to minister to and help children around the world. In Chris's time as the Youth for Christ regional director, he and Debbie went on a project assignment to Africa. There, they encountered orphans and refugee children in dire need of assistance. Committed to finding help, the Clarks returned to the United States and began searching for an organization that would come to the children's aid. Sadly, they found none willing to offer help, nor was there an organization who had a sole purpose of providing for the needs of orphans in these areas. Sensing God's call, in 1995, Chris and Debbie formed the child sponsorship program, Children of the Nations. Today, COTN serves in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Uganda to provide care for orphaned and destitute children. COTN, through funding primarily from child sponsorship and individual donations, operates homes, schools, farms, skills centers, clinics, and village feeding centers in an effort to provide quality care for our children. COTN is recognized among reputable Christian charities around the world. Each country office is established as an individual, mission-based, nonprofit organization. Local governing boards oversee local ministry staff in each country. COTN country directors and management committees work closely with staff to provide the best for our children. From a desire and $300 in 1995, to today--a worldwide movement of people, more than 400 staff, tens of thousands of volunteers, an annual budget of $9 million, and a family that has grown to help thousands of children annually in Africa and the Caribbean--God has done amazing work for our children.


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