Giving Children Hope

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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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating24 of 9112 of 38
Fund acquisition rating61 of 9131 of 38
Resource allocation rating5 of 9131 of 38
Asset utilization rating207 of 9116 of 38

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,288,654$3,810,093$4,284,076$17,110,597$14,190,042
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,390,703$4,139,756$4,641,327$17,665,944$14,637,062
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,920,474$1,978,326$2,035,068$3,881,081$2,157,572
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,920,474$1,978,326$2,035,068$3,881,081$2,157,572
Total assets$8,311,177$6,118,082$6,676,395$21,547,025$16,794,634
Payables and accrued expenses$130,317$90,367$55,523$45,089$30,310
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$130,317$90,367$55,523$45,089$30,310
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$5,000$5,000$124,276$41,144
Total long-term liabilities$2,162,217$2,226,410$2,276,279$2,436,703$2,364,968
Total liabilities$2,292,534$2,316,777$2,331,802$2,481,792$2,395,278
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$6,018,643$3,801,305$4,344,593$19,065,233$14,164,214
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$235,142
Net assets$6,018,643$3,801,305$4,344,593$19,065,233$14,399,356
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Total contributions$19,238,307$25,190,655$26,364,414$33,896,771$33,194,642
Program service revenue$0$561,536$442,497$423,349$578,321
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,081$1,718$1,460$1,426$90,279
Other revenue$52,482$33,367$152,094$98,033$184,505
Total other revenue$54,563$596,621$596,051$522,808$853,105
Total revenue$19,292,870$25,787,276$26,960,465$34,419,579$34,047,747
Program services$24,505,845$25,520,157$33,117,529$30,986,935$31,996,305
Management and general$663,891$760,422$590,723$307,625$565,818
Total expenses$25,235,572$26,330,564$33,753,405$31,534,281$32,782,597
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($5,942,702)($543,288)($6,792,940)$2,885,298$1,265,150
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($5,942,702)($543,288)($6,792,940)$2,885,298$1,265,150


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/14/2020. To update the information below, please email:


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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