Childcare Worldwide

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Childcare Worldwide is committed to removing the barriers that prevent children from succeeding and from being open to the Gospel. Our programs provide for children's basic needs, including food, clothing, water, and medical care.

Since 1981, Childcare Worldwide has been dedicated to sharing the Gospel, providing hope, and developing the unlimited potential of poor children around the world. Through our child sponsorship and other programs we empower impoverished children with the means and tools to transform their lives now and into the future.

By providing food, water and medical care, we ensure they have the means to sustain themselves for today.

By providing education-all the way through trade school or college-we empower them to succeed in the future. And by bringing them the Gospel of Jesus and strong Christian training through our Life Centers and Christian Character Building ministries, we offer them hope for all eternity.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Childcare Worldwide
PO Box 28550
Bellingham, WA 98228


Phone: (360) 647-2283


Organization details

EIN: 953619910

CEO/President: Bill Nienhuis

Chairman: Jeff McSorley

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. G.M. Lange

Year founded: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Childcare Worldwide connects sponsors with children through Christ-based Life Centers. With sponsors and Life Centers removing barriers, children grow spiritually and physically into thriving productive adults.

Mission statement

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 rating803 of 91363 of 75
Fund acquisition rating633 of 91554 of 75
Resource allocation rating639 of 91553 of 75
Asset utilization rating777 of 91360 of 75

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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
Without donor restrictions$1,991,591$1,869,765$1,993,131$1,411,940$1,271,895
With donor restrictions$445,843$618,798$522,915$643,070$810,614
Net assets$2,437,434$2,488,563$2,516,046$2,055,010$2,082,509
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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


William A NienhuisCEO/President$129,890

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/25/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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


    Help Childcare Worldwide effectively and efficiently get food and care to children who need it most. With a donation of $50 or even $100, you can have a valuable impact on the lives of children in need.