Giving Children Hope


Giving Children Hope is a community driven nonprofit that equips front line partners with resources to serve vulnerable children and families.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Giving Children Hope
8332 Commonwealth Ave
Buena Park, CA 90621


Phone: 714-523-4454


Organization details

EIN: 953464287

CEO/President: Mr. Joe Schoeningh

Chairman: Robert Burns

Board size: 12

Founder: John Ditty and Juliana Reasor

Year founded: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Vision: Wellness for Vulnerable Children and Families.

Mission statement

Giving Children Hope is a faith-based partner providing sustainable hope through wellness programs and disaster response in collaboration with local and global communities.

Statement of faith

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating10 of 6641 of 33
Fund acquisition rating35 of 6661 of 33
Resource allocation rating37 of 6661 of 33
Asset utilization rating84 of 6646 of 33

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,810,093$4,284,076$17,110,597$14,190,042$13,038,946
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,139,756$4,641,327$17,665,944$14,637,062$13,412,628
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,978,326$2,035,068$3,881,081$2,157,572$2,202,095
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,978,326$2,035,068$3,881,081$2,157,572$2,202,095
Total assets$6,118,082$6,676,395$21,547,025$16,794,634$15,614,723
Payables and accrued expenses$90,367$55,523$45,089$30,310$89,153
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$90,367$55,523$45,089$30,310$89,153
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$5,000$5,000$124,276$41,144$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,226,410$2,276,279$2,436,703$2,364,968$2,391,364
Total liabilities$2,316,777$2,331,802$2,481,792$2,395,278$2,480,517
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$235,142$183,875
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,801,305$4,344,593$19,065,233$14,399,356$13,134,206
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$25,190,655$26,364,414$33,896,771$33,194,642$62,097,708
Program service revenue$561,536$442,497$423,349$578,321$880,193
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,718$1,460$1,426$90,279$8,747
Other revenue$33,367$152,094$98,033$184,505$188,856
Total other revenue$596,621$596,051$522,808$853,105$1,077,796
Total revenue$25,787,276$26,960,465$34,419,579$34,047,747$63,175,504
Program services$25,520,157$33,117,529$30,986,935$31,996,305$62,569,760
Management and general$760,422$590,723$307,625$565,818$412,749
Total expenses$26,330,564$33,753,405$31,534,281$32,782,597$63,124,026
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($543,288)($6,792,940)$2,885,298$1,265,150$51,478
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($543,288)($6,792,940)$2,885,298$1,265,150$51,478

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Giving Children Hope was founded in 1993 by John Ditty and Juliana Reasor, who committed their lives to helping the world's most disadvantaged children after being exposed to extreme poverty while adopting their son in Russia. At that time Russia was experiencing a devastating famine and many people were struggling to survive. In addition to the famine, these people were lacking basic medical necessities to treat minor injuries or illnesses that might only need a simple medicine to cure. John and Juliana were touched by the great needs of these children and began helping by delivering donated medicines, medical supplies and equipment to some of the most economically impacted parts of the world. Today, 26 years later, thanks to our family of donors, Giving Children Hope is still sending supplies to some of the worlds most poverty-stricken nations and will continue to do so. However, with a closer look at children living in low-income communities in the United States, it became obvious that serving families was a necessary part of serving children. Giving Children Hope's vision grew to include local families and now provides them with immediate assistance in basic needs and health care.

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