Unto, Inc

Relieve Suffering, Restore Dignity, Reveal Hope

aka Unto   |   Plano, TX   |  www.unto.com

Mission

Unto, formerly GAiN in the United States, helps you express the kindness of Jesus to people living in the toughest places on earth by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope.

Ruling year info

2015

CEO and President

Al Goff

Main address

2001 West Plano Parkway Suite 2200

Plano, TX 75075 USA

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Formerly known as

GAiN International

EIN

95-4578963

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Millions of people who live in the toughest places don't know Jesus. They suffer from hunger and malnutrition. The lack of clean water and poor sanitation spread disease. Impoverished or displaced people lack basic necessities such as shelter and clothing. Disaster, war, and famine magnify their problems.

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?

Clean Water

We help you provide clean water for people experiencing shortages of safe, clean water and lack of sanitation and hygiene programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

Our mission is to express the kindness of Jesus in the toughest places on earth by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope.

We accomplish our mission, in partnership with international Cru ministries, through Food and Agriculture, Clean Water, and Critical Aid Programs. Our partners at Cru work in more than 190 countries around the world.

To help enhance Cru's mission, our five-year vision goals (ending in August 2023) are to serve people simultaneously in 50 countries in the toughest places and to be the preferred humanitarian partner for Cru ministries in the United states while being able to respond to select crises as they arise.

Four strategic focus areas have been identified within the five-year strategic plan. Each area has key performance indicators.

The areas are: building a high-performing organization, strengthening field relationships, increasing financial capacity, and improving brand recognition. This detailed plan is available for review if the foundation is interested in doing so.

A SWOT analysis in April 2020 shows the following strengths:

- A strategic plan and risk management and financial controls are in place.
- We have the complete support of Cru, the largest parachurch organization in the world; serving in 191+ countries.
- 85% of staff, including the CEO, are missionary staff and secure their own sponsors for salary which reduces overhead and program cost.
- Solid branding and strong messaging that inspires people to become engaged with the ministry.
- Growing donor base across all value streams.
- Field teams are nationals in countries where we serve who are vetted and trusted indigenous Cru staff and like-minded partners.
- Well established volunteer network that engages approximately 20,000 volunteers across the United States annually.
- Strong institutional bent toward partnership with other organizations.

In February 2020 the ministry changed its name from Global Aid Network (GAiN) to Unto. This name change was supported by a year and a half of market study and implementation. The transition was successful and staff and donors are adopting and adapting well.

The most recent version of the ministry's annual report is available on the website at unto.com/about/financial-accountability/

Financials

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Operations

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

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Unto, Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Gauthier

Cru

Term: 2019 -

Al Goff

Unto

Doug Briley

Warren Douglas Advertising

Charles Chappell

The Hershey Company

Dr. Jennifer Culver

MD

Darryl Smith

Cru

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? No
  • 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 05/06/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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