Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation

aka KInship United   |   Rolling Meadows, IL   |
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Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation

EIN: 36-4395095


To unite people separated by war and tragedy, rebuild loving families for orphans and widows, and create networks of local churches and rescue centers.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Craig Muller

Main address

5105 Tollview Drive Suite 155

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 USA

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Formerly known as

Warm Blankets Orphan Care International



Subject area info

Disaster relief


Basic and emergency aid

International development

Population served info

Children and youth

Women and girls




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NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

International Relief (Q33)

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Our programs

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

Kinship Sponsorship

It all starts with the church. Indigenous pastor-led churches are the foundation of each Kinship Project. These native leaders understand the troubles and needs of their communities better than anyone.

Kinship Projects include home environments for orphans and widows to live. Widows act as caregivers for the children in a loving, family setting.

100% of your donation enables Kinship Projects to offer long-term care and serve the community as relief centers, water sources, feeding programs, schools, medical clinics, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Building awareness of the despair faced by children around the world and the ways in which their needs can be addressed. Providing resources that meet sustained spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs of children under our care. Sharing the message of the transforming power of Christ's love through words and action to each child. Implementing the Biblical principle of caring for widows through involving them in our orphan care homes, when it is possible. Partnering with other organizations to maximize efficiency through specialization. Fostering development efforts that bring about self-sufficiency of individual homes and the children raised in them. Maximizing the giving power of donors and sponsors through partnerships, matching grants and auditing programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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


Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 53.64 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$148,929 -$28,381 $385,253 $440,880 -$306,595
As % of expenses -2.2% -0.4% 4.9% 5.7% -3.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$152,498 -$32,045 $381,298 $439,469 -$342,308
As % of expenses -2.2% -0.4% 4.9% 5.6% -3.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,700,083 $7,419,513 $8,192,962 $8,239,243 $8,262,958
Total revenue, % change over prior year 3.3% 10.7% 10.4% 0.6% 0.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.2% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.7% 99.6% 99.4% 100.0% 99.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $6,898,620 $7,403,618 $7,839,273 $7,777,875 $8,664,300
Total expenses, % change over prior year 8.9% 7.3% 5.9% -0.8% 11.4%
Personnel 5.8% 4.9% 4.9% 5.5% 5.5%
Professional fees 1.2% 1.2% 1.0% 0.9% 1.1%
Occupancy 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 89.9% 90.9% 92.0% 89.9% 89.8%
All other expenses 2.5% 2.6% 1.6% 3.3% 3.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $6,902,189 $7,407,282 $7,843,228 $7,779,286 $8,700,013
One month of savings $574,885 $616,968 $653,273 $648,156 $722,025
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $49,822 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $6,800 $0 $0 $3,924 $36,581
Total full costs (estimated) $7,483,874 $8,024,250 $8,546,323 $8,431,366 $9,458,619

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.8 1.9
Months of cash and investments 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.8 1.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.5 1.3 1.8 2.5 1.8
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $942,782 $1,020,099 $1,313,188 $1,804,670 $1,362,439
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $35,250 $34,031 $48,769 $42,941 $27,422
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $255,675 $255,675 $17,224 $21,147 $23,033
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 96.6% 98.0% 93.4% 82.8% 80.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.5% 8.0% 3.1% 3.0% 7.0%
Unrestricted net assets $850,307 $818,262 $1,199,560 $1,639,029 $1,296,721
Temporarily restricted net assets $134,049 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $134,049 $178,325 $146,761 $167,249 $72,502
Total net assets $984,356 $996,587 $1,346,321 $1,806,278 $1,369,223

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Principal Officer

Mr. Craig Muller

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
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Board chair

Todd Eiss

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Craig Muller

Kinship United

Mike Patterson

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Ben Evangelista

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Rich Perez

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Jon Hanrahan

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Todd Eiss

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Oscar Biondolillo

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/15/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/26/2023

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

  • 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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.