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WORLDS CHILDREN

Every Child is Our Child

aka World's Children   |   Sisters, OR   |  www.worldschildren.org

Mission

World's Children seeks to provide humanitarian aid and assistance to people and communities living in poverty around the world, and especially to those living in the most under-developed areas. Recognizing that children are often helpless victims of poverty and disaster and yet it is they who will shape the future, this organization provides support, shelter, maintenance and education to children either directly or through institutions established to provide for the basic needs of orphaned, disabled, impoverished, AIDS afflicted or otherwise disadvantaged children.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

David Purviance

Main address

PO Box 2345

Sisters, OR 97759 USA

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Formerly known as

World's Children International

EIN

20-5276353

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

World's Children supports the most vulnerable children in the world— orphans, homeless, abandoned or abused children, and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Many are girls from poor families where they are not loved or wanted simply because they are girls.

The children in the orphanages and children's homes that we support come from difficult backgrounds and they benefit from encouragement as well as financial support. We also offer impoverished young adults the chance to receive scholarships for college and vocational training.

We believe that by putting a strong emphasis on education and successful outcomes, we can uplift not only the desperate children and young adults we serve, but society as a whole.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Child Sponsorship

World's Children provides child sponsorship to 1000 destitute children in India, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Women and girls

World's Children performs projects that help orphans and vulnerable children. For example, we install wells and toilets.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

World's Children provides scholarships to impoverished young men and women in India who qualify for higher education but need help with funding.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Women and girls

World’s Children is funding a six-year Prevention of Child Trafficking Project in India. Through Feb 2022, this project has provided 131,000 people in villages in India with the knowledge about how traffickers dupe women or simply snatch unwatched girls.

With a blanket of watchful eyes and awareness training, we believe child trafficking can be stopped in this targeted area, which has a total population of about 393,629 people. We plan to expand this project to more villages for another three-year expansion into more villages in India.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2016

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our email subscribers sign up to receive regular e-news to update them about our work.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

World's Children provides scholarships to impoverished youth in India for higher education. This includes the total number of students in college seeking a degree or in vocational training.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric is derived from all the donors and sponsors who have contributed to World's Children programs.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of World's Children is to ease the suffering of children who are orphaned or vulnerable. Helping orphans is our top priority. We also aim to help girls who are unwanted or at risk and to support children affected by HIV/AIDS. We strive to give these children, nutritious food, education, health, safety, and a life surrounded by love. Our goal is successful outcomes for our children--to see them graduate from high school, college or a vocational program so they can become productive and happy members of society.
We also have the goal of not only providing a quality experience for the orphans and children we support but also for our sponsors and donors.

World's Children works with orphanages in three countries. We partner with organizations that support our goals and provide quality care to the children living in the orphanages and hostels through our child sponsorship program. We also solicit donations for projects that help children such as providing water and sanitation to orphanages and schools in emerging countries such as India.

We have a loyal funding base that shares our goals and gives support to our organization by sponsoring children and donating to projects. We hire dedicated staff and use the help of volunteers and interns to provide quality communication to our sponsors and donors and to attract new sponsors and donors through our unique personal approach. Many people like the one on one approach to helping children.

We have accomplished helping thousands of children and thousands of college students to have a decent life with a future. We have also successfully completed many special projects to better the lives of the children we support. We provide a quality experience for our donors by providing them with outstanding communication. Our biggest challenge is to get the word out and attract new sponsors and donors. With more funds we can better the lives of more orphans and vulnerable children and we will have the funds to hire additional staff.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WORLDS CHILDREN

Board of directors
as of 07/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rudolf Goette

Jean Purviance

World's Children

Bruce Moore

Roslyn Moore

Meghan Fitzgerald

Cassady Thomas

Rudolf (Butch) Goette

Laasya Yenduri

Trista Slowick

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/5/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/05/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.