Childcare Worldwide/ Childcare International


Childcare Worldwide (CW), formerly, Childcare International ("CI") is an international ministry that strives to meet the needs of the poor; with emphasis on the children, through a social, medical and spiritual ministry based upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 28550
Bellingham, WA 98228


Phone: (360) 647-2283


Organization details

EIN: 953619910

CEO/President: Dr. G. M. Lange

Chairman: Jeff McSorley

Board size: 6

Founder: Dr. G. M. Lange

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Childcare Worldwide (CCW), formerly Childcare International, is an international ministry that strives to meet the needs of the poor; with emphasis on the children, through a social, medical and spiritual ministry based upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

Childcare Worldwide's Mission Statement is:

Childcare Worldwide transforms children's lives by exposing them to the gospel of Jesus Christ, providing for their physical needs and sponsoring their education.

Statement of faith

Childcare Worldwide uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

  • We believe the Bible to be the 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 and humanity of Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, 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 the lost. They that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender and class differences.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating625 of 72555 of 68
Fund acquisition rating481 of 72646 of 68
Resource allocation rating482 of 72646 of 68
Asset utilization rating620 of 72554 of 68

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$50,776$46,404$6,768$36,139$45,422
Short-term investments$0$134,939$134,977$192,446$177,735
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,443,892$1,526,122$1,198,601$1,596,391$1,690,657
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,293,773$2,392,553$2,541,895$651,537$509,813
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,293,773$2,392,553$2,541,895$651,537$509,813
Total assets$3,737,665$3,918,675$3,740,496$2,247,928$2,200,470
Payables and accrued expenses$296,771$402,326$173,657$192,918$117,961
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$296,771$402,326$173,657$192,918$117,961
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,003,460$1,027,786$1,050,793$0$0
Total liabilities$1,300,231$1,430,112$1,224,450$192,918$117,961
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$445,843$618,798$522,915$643,070$810,614
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,437,434$2,488,563$2,516,046$2,055,010$2,082,509
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,125,948$4,553,325$4,962,772$4,253,191$4,185,035
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$5,783$20,313$20,334$8,971
Other revenue$25,136($126,495)($4,565)($16,414)$145,800
Total other revenue$25,136($120,712)$15,748$3,920$154,771
Total revenue$4,151,084$4,432,613$4,978,520$4,257,111$4,339,806
Program services$3,449,746$3,712,924$3,950,800$3,800,315$3,456,947
Management and general$394,617$272,798$157,693$137,640$95,390
Total expenses$4,217,262$4,307,717$4,493,722$4,332,566$3,898,306
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($66,178)$124,896$484,798($75,455)$441,500
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($66,178)$124,896$484,798($75,455)$441,500


Warren Bud StromTreasurer, Chief Financial$83,110
Dr Gm LangePresident, Founder$59,955
Peter HorneExecutive VP International$30,000
William A NienhuisDirector/CEO/President$18,093

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History of Childcare Worldwide

April 1981:

  • Incorporated in California as Siloam Christian Mission, Glendale, California.
  • First mission field: Tamil Nadu, India (in cooperation with Siloam Lepers and Blind Mission, Germany)

    July 1981:
  • Production of a one-hour TV special on Leprosy and eye disease in India.

  • Start of a food delivery program from a warehouse in San Diego, California to the border towns of Mexico

  • Start of an affiliate in Haiti. First ministry included a welding school in Port-au-Prince.

  • Start of an affiliate in Langley, B.C. Canada.

  • Start of an affiliate in Kenya. Production of a one-hour TV special on the "Drought of the Century."

  • Start of the breakfast feeding program in Comas, Peru. The first 500 children were selected from the extremely poor people who fled the guerilla group "Shining Path" in the highlands of Peru.

  • Change of name to Siloam International.

  • Start of an affiliate in Uganda. The Uganda government assigns the Ssese Islands to Childcare International, Uganda.

  • Start of partnership in Sri Lanka with an outreach to families of fishing villages outside Colombo.

  • Start of partnership in Belarus to help victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

  • Start of partnership in Thailand with the Khon Kaen Christian School.

  • Start of Partnership with Faith Tabernacle in Cebu, Philippines.

  • Move of office to Bellingham, Washington.

  • Change of name to Childcare International.

  • Change of name to Childcare Worldwide

  • Program accomplishments

    Childcare Worldwide communicates the following accomplishments:

    In 2002-

    • In Uganda the first Children's Village was built for AIDS orphans.
    • Ron and Marie Hudson home in Nakuru, Kenya houses 60 AIDS orphans.
    • An additional childrens' home and a tailoring school was built in Narok,Kenya.
    • Shipped a container of beans to Haiti to supplement the food program.
    • Shipped 4 containers of food,medicine and medical supplies to Malawi, Africa.
    In 2000-
    • Enlargement Clinic in Kenya and Ministries in Philippines.
    • Childcare International works in the State of Andrha Pradesh.
    • Six children's homes supported through child sponsorship.
    • Also child sponsorship in seven villages.
    • Advanced Education through colleges, vocational and trade schools
    • Child Sponsorship Program in poor areas of Tijuana.
    • Computer School
    • Survival Paks for especially needy families consisting of staple foods such as rice, beans, sugar, corn flour, legumes.
    • Food Distribution Program in Port-au-Prince (Survival Paks consisting of rice, beans and cooking oil).
    • Child Sponsorship Program in eight centers.
    • Advanced education through vocational and trade schools (CI has its own computer school).
    • Three children's homes supported through child sponsorship.
    • Child sponsorship in 11 villages.
    • Advanced education through vocational and trade schools.
    • Computer School
    • Secretary School
    • Tailoring School
    • Water projects in villages
    • Clinic in a Maasai village
    • Evangelism in all areas of ministry
    • 11,000 children in the breakfast program
    • Survival Paks for especially needy families consisting of rice, beans, sugar, and milk powder.
    • One complete children's village for AIDS orphans consisting of 12 homes.
    • Child sponsorship in these homes and 10 villages.
    • Advanced education through vocational and trade schools.
    • Survival Paks consisting of rice, beans, sugar, paraffin, and soap for children who live alone while they are waiting for a chance to go into a home.
    • Enlarged sponsorship program with advanced education through vocational and trade schools.
    • Sponsorship of needy children through the organization From the Heart
    • Child sponsorship and evangelism on small, unreached islands in the vicinity of Cebu.
    • Enlarged child sponsorship program.
    • Advanced education through vocational and trade schools.
    1996--Thailand: Started with small child sponsorship program in the slums of Khon Kaen in partnership with the Khon Kaen Christian School 1996--Philippines: Started with small child sponsorship program in partnership with Faith Tabernacle in Cebu City, Cebu. 1991--Belarus: Started with a small child sponsorship program in partnership with the Belarussian Children's Fund to help children who had been affected by the Chernobyl atomic accident. 1990--Sri Lanka: Started a child sponsorship in partnership with Community Concern Society in Colombo. 1986--Uganda: Started with a small child sponsorship program on a remote island on Lake Victoria. 1985--Peru: Started with a breakfast program in the slums of Lima for 500 children. 1984--Kenya: Started with feeding programs in areas that were hit hard by a famine. 1983--Haiti: Started with a feeding program for poor children in the Gros Morne area and a welding school in Port-au-Prince. 1982--Mexico: Started with a food distribution program from a warehouse in San Diego for needy families in Tijuana. 1981--India: Started in the State of Tamil Nadu with a ministry to the blind, as well as to victims of leprosy.

    Turkey (Earthquake); Kosovo (Serbian attacks); Hurricane Mitch victims; Afghan (Earthquake); New York (Sept 11).

    Kenya, Haiti and India; number of students entering trade school and college has risen dramatically.


    Childcare Worldwide in the words of the president Max Lange express their need as follows:

    Fifteen years ago the fighting started in Northern Uganda. This has now become one of the worst humanitarian crisis. More than 800,000 Ugandans are "internally displaced people." To date the conflict has killed over 23,000 people. The conflict is between the government of Uganda and the "Lord's Resistance Army," (LRA.) The LRA is backed by the Sudan and is a mixture of Islam, paganism and Christianity. As always, the children suffer the most. Since June 2002, an estimated 5,000 children have been abducted by the LRA. The children are subjected to brutal treatments as soldiers, laborers and sexual slaves. The LRA uses brutal tactics to demand obedience from abducted children. Children are forced to beat or trample to death other children who attempted to escape, and are repeatedly told they will be killed if they try to run away.

    Martin, age 13, who was abducted in February 2002 said: "Early on when my brothers and I were captured, the LRA explained to us that all five brothers could not serve because we would not perform well. So they tied up my two younger brothers and invited us to watch. Then they beat them with sticks until they died. My youngest brother was nine years old. There are many more gruesome testimonies from, children, both boys and girls.

    Our director in Uganda, Michael Masembe has asked for help. Every night thousands of children pour into towns of Northern Uganda from surrounding areas hoping to avoid abduction. They sleep on the streets, in bus parks or on local church grounds. These children need our help!

    Michael wants to work with the churches in the area and deliver food, blankets and clothing to the children. The supplies can be bought in Uganda and we have the means of transport.

    Childcare International has worked in Uganda since 1985. Our ministry is located on the Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria. We are helping children cope with the AIDS epidemic. On Ssese we have completed the first AIDS orphans village and two more are already funded. We have an office in Masaka on the mainland. From there it is just 250 miles to get to the center of the crisis.

    We are trying to raise $5,000 for the relief materials.