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ChildFund International HQ

aka ChildFund   |   Richmond, VA   |  www.ChildFund.org

Mission

ChildFund International exists to HELP deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. PROMOTE societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. ENRICH supporters’ lives through their support of our cause. ChildFund International works in 24 countries and assists 18.2 million children and family members worldwide, regardless of their race, creed or gender.

Ruling year info

1951

CEO/President

Mr. Isam Ghanim

Main address

2821 Emerywood Parkway

Richmond, VA 23294 USA

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Formerly known as

Christian Children's Fund

EIN

54-0536100

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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

Children of all ages, nationalities, religions and cultures suffer from violence, exploitation and abuse. Children facing these issues are unable to exercise their other important rights — to food, shelter, adequate health services, education — which further impairs their development and perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Poor access to healthcare and low standards of health are dangerous issues facing children worldwide because they are particularly vulnerable to the effects of poor health, whether they stem from malnutrition, communicable diseases or birth defects. Investing in better healthcare in developing countries is vital to helping families break the cycle of poverty. Children become more vulnerable during emergencies. Whenever disaster strikes — whether it’s an earthquake, drought, typhoon or other crisis — ChildFund’s emergency response and rehabilitation efforts focus on child protection and emotional support, in addition to traditional relief and aid.

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?

ChildFund Programs

ChildFund connects children with the people and resources they need to grow up healthy, educated, skilled and, most importantly, safe. Our programs are comprehensive, creating conditions where children can thrive throughout three life stages -- ages 0-5, 6-14 and 15-24 – with interventions tailored to meet children's needs as they evolve from infancy through young adulthood. ChildFund’s approach places a special emphasis on protecting children from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect, because these can shatter a child’s positive development in a second.
Our hyper-localized approach supports local partner organizations to implement programs that strengthen families and communities to address the root causes of poverty and protect their children’s rights. Children’s voices and experiences are at the center of our work. When children and youth are able to claim their rights, they become agents of change in their own lives and mobilize their peers to action. We
actively engage children and youth in defining both problems and solutions.
In addition, a systems approach guides our initiatives across the multiple contexts that affect children: Our approach sees the child existing inside a series of different rings of potential support and risk, from home to school to the larger community and beyond. In our work, we are conscious of how these different layers affect a child’s life and how they interact with each other, whether strengthening a system of support or fragmenting it. This understanding helps us direct our work and engage with children, families and communities to prevent violence, strengthen institutions and advocate for broader reform and social change with high-level government actors and decision-makers.
ChildFund works in 24 countries, reaching 13.6 million children and family members.

Population(s) Served
Family relationships
Social and economic status
Young adults
Children and youth

Where we work

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 participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

ChildFund Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

ChildFund Programs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

ChildFund Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is based 2019 study measuring the comfort level of children to inform an adult of harm happening to any child. 485,710 children in program areas were surveyed, not all children were enrolled.

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.

With primary funding from sponsors, as well as support from government, corporate and individual donors, we work long-term in communities to help them transform themselves into places where children have what they need to live at their potential throughout their lives: access to health care, nutrition, learning opportunities, safety and caregivers equipped to ensure all these elements are in place. Our approach is grounded in the idea that if any of these pieces is missing, especially early in a child’s life, his or her development is at risk.

ChildFund bases its programs on evidence of what works to promote development at each stage of a child’s life:
-- For infants and young children ages 0 to 5, programs focus on ensuring improved nutrition, health, safety and early learning experiences.
-- Programs for children and young adolescents ages 6 to 14, focus on increased learning, health, positive relationships with peers and adults, and skills for active participation in family, school and community life.
-- Our programs for youth ages 15 to 24, focus on improved employment, sexual and reproductive health and civic engagement and leadership.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

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

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ChildFund International

Board of directors
as of 02/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lyn McDermid

Federal Reserve

Term: 2020 - 2022

Ed Grier

Dean

John Adams

The Martin Agency

Sally Green

Retired

Ayesha Khanna

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Lyn McDermid

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Geremie Sawadogo

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Aaron Williams

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Cassie Landers

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2023

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
Black/African American
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