Children to Love International

Providing hope for suffering children in the name of Jesus

Bakersfield, CA   |  https://www.childrentolove.org/

Mission

To provide hope for suffering children in the name of Jesus.

Children to Love International is focused on meeting the needs of the suffering children of the world, providing help and assistance to empower 'the least of these' (Matthew 25:40). Our efforts are focused on education, spiritual teaching, economic support, physical assistance, and social intervention. We seek to equip all children to become independent, contributing members of their communities, and fully committed followers of Jesus.

Children to Love is committed to partnering with local Christians to assist in developing sustainable strategy to help bring change within their own cultures. Each of our ministry partners is led by committed Christians serving within their own cultures and communities.

Ruling year info

1994

President

John F Penrose

Main address

PO Box 9575

Bakersfield, CA 93389 USA

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EIN

77-0362117

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Christian (X20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are currently millions of orphans and abandoned children around the world. This remains a prevalent issue facing our world today and Children to Love exists to help address this problem. We recognize that we cannot resolve the problem but seek to engage in children's lives in meaningful and sustainable ways. We currently work in Romania, India, Uganda, Ukraine and Thailand with partner ministries focused on meeting the needs of these children.

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?

Romania (Children to Love/Inimi Deschise)

Our dedicated Romanian staff works with orphaned and abandoned children and families at risk of abandoning their children. Among other activities, we provide full-time care for 6 young girls and 6 young boys in the two Home of Hope residences, and we provide programs for many more children throughout Bucharest who live in government care facilities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

The home provides care in a loving, Christ-centered environment to nearly 200 children who have been orphaned or abandoned. The ministry also provides skills training to widows through its sewing program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Mercy Childcare Ministry provides both residential and non-residential care and assistance to children in the Kampala area. Among many other programs, Mercy also works to reunite abandoned children with their families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Future for Children Foundation is focused on preventing child abandonment by providing parental training and helping meet basic needs for impoverished families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Grace Boarding House is residential care for orphaned, abandoned, neglected or at-risk children in Mae Sot, Thailand.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2016

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 donors retained

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

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020: 655 donors retained of the 1377 who gave in 2019 - 47.6% 2019: 585 retained of the 1007 who gave in 2018 - 58% 2018: 555 retained of 1133 who gave in 2017 - 49.0%

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

Number of donations made by board members

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020: 100% board participation - Total given: $34,381.63 2019: 100% board participation - Total given: $43,503.61 2018: 100% board participation - Total given: $44,359

Number of Facebook followers

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

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Children and youth, Indigenous peoples, People with learning disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In addition to the just over 1,000 kids that our partners serve, there are also over 21,000 people involved in churches and outreaches, over 5,000 served through a Medical Center.

Number of affiliates speaking to government leaders about relevant policy issues

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Partners are authorized and licensed by the local govts. and in positions of leadership in their communities. They have connections with govt. agencies and are involved in child welfare matters.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Through education, spiritual teaching, economic support, physical assistance and social intervention, Children to Love seeks to equip all orphaned, abandoned and suffering children to become independent, contributing members of their communities and fully committed followers of Jesus Christ.

Children to Love partners with organizations that are active and making a difference within the context of their own cultures. We are recognized by the childcare authorities in every country we work in and seek to bring quality care to those in need. We support our partner programs additionally by sending teams and interns to come alongside them to assist in the work to build long-term relationships. The foundations of our organization are built on Christian principles, and that guide everything about how we operate.

Children to Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In all countries where we partner our staff is trained and professional. We seek to provide economic transparency and accountability.

Children to Love started in Romania in 1993, expanded into India in 2007, Uganda in 2011, Ukraine in 2017 and most recently Thailand in 2020. We currently serve nearly 1,000 children in residential care, institutional care and within their families. We are looking to enhance the quality and depth of work that we do in the lives of kids and others, to help them become independent, educated, contributing members of their communities.

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.

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Financials

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Operations

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

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Children to Love International

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jordan Lewis

GREG GIBBONS

BOB GREEN

JOHN PENROSE

HEATHER SPROUL

CAROL WILCOX

JORDAN LEWIS

BENJAMIN HAYMOND

CHERYL LEVEY

RICH ABEL

KEN HARLANDER

SCOTT ROSSI

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 04/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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