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Children Incorporated

Education. Hope. Opportunity.

North Chesterfield, VA   |  www.childrenincorporated.org

Mission

Children Incorporated provides resources to children in need in the United States and abroad because we passionately believe that children everywhere deserve education, hope, and opportunity.

Notes from the nonprofit

Children Incorporated operates with a very small staff of 16 paid employees, yet we have well over 250 volunteer coordinators who manage and oversee our programs and the services provided to children and families. We work hard to meet all of the demands and expectations of all of the major charitable monitoring groups and have been awarded with exceptional ratings as a result. Now, in our 58th year, we continue to serve many children around the world.

Ruling year info

1966

Principal Officer

Mr. Ronald H. Carter

Main address

PO Box 72848 11513 Allecingie Parkway

North Chesterfield, VA 23235 USA

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EIN

54-0761510

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children living in poverty are at risk of not receiving an education, because they suffer from hunger, lack access to healthcare, or don’t have proper clothes. Find out more about the adversity that impoverished children face, and what Children Incorporated is doing to help.

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?

Sponsorship

Our life-changing work is made possible through the generosity of Children Incorporated sponsors. For $30 a month, a sponsor can assist a child with their basic necessities. Shortly after a child sponsorship request is received at our headquarters in North Chesterfield, a sponsor is sent a photograph of and information about a child. For a child, this assistance can mean the difference between hunger and adequate food, and between being illiterate and obtaining a good education. For a sponsor, it can mean a heartwarming relationship with a boy or girl in need, the satisfaction of relieving hunger and despair, and the opportunity to see the direct impact of giving. Sponsors are encouraged to write to their children; if a child lives in a country where the primary language is one other than English, letters are translated for both the sponsor and the child.

Population(s) Served
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 children who receive new clothing

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Sponsorship

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who received school supplies

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Sponsorship

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

To expand our donor reach both with new sponsorships, taking into consideration the changing demographic of younger sponsors while catering to the expectation of existing sponsors, to create new marketing material for Children Incorporated in conjunction with the new Children Incorporated website and database, to add corporate sponsors and foundations as Children Incorporated partners,
to develop and implement special projects platforms for new donors to have option to support outside of child sponsorship to increase community engagement through special events, volunteering, community outreach and promotion, new board member recruitment

Create new marketing material for Children Incorporated in conjunction with the new Children Incorporated website and database to improve the accessibility of new donors and returning donors, Adding corporate sponsors and foundations as Children Incorporated partners to increase our impact in the community and the communities understanding of Children Incorporated, Expand our donor reach both with new sponsorship, taking into consideration the changing demographic of younger sponsors while catering to the expectation of existing sponsors, develop and implement special projects platforms for new donors to have option to support outside of child sponsorship, Increase Community Engagement through special events, volunteering, community outreach and promotion, new board member recruitment

We believe that we are goals and strategies directly correlates with Children Incorporated mission, vision, and values, and we believe that with the support of our donors and community partners, we can reach our goals and better the lives of children around the world for a long time to come.

We have accomplished a great deal. In 50 years, Children Incorporated has helped over 250,000 children by providing resources so each child has the opportunity to succeed. Children Incorporated has not accomplished the reach we would love to achieve. The more children we can serve in the future, the more impact we can have on the world.

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 identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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

  • 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Children Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Elizabeth Collins

Capital One

Term: 2017 - 2021

Gabrielle Pearman

Social Worker, Datz Foundation

Allyson Wiggins

Cusman and Wakefield / Thalhimer

Kesia Gwaltney

Eastern State Hospital

Shantell Malachi

Dress For Success of Central Virginia

Victor Rogers

CEO, Success Without Limitations

Elizabeth Collins

Capital One

Charlotte Dean

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Emily McDuffie

Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge

Martina Allen

Community Volunteer

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/27/2022

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/27/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.