Hope in Hard Places

Colorado Springs, CO   |
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EIN: 84-1087689


As a global community of Child Champions, we advocate for children in hard places and provide holistic care so they have hope and thrive.​ ​

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Scott C. Todd

Main address

P.O. Box 62600

Colorado Springs, CO 80962 USA

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Formerly known as

One Child Matters

Bethesda Ministries dba OneChild

Mission of Mercy



Subject area info

Early childhood education

Health care access

Disaster relief


Human services

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Population served info

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

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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?

Child Development Program

OneChild’s program is designed to reduce vulnerability for children and break the cycle of generational poverty. We equip local leaders with the skills and resources necessary to develop communities where children can grow into their full potential. OneChild delivers its program in spaces called Hope Centers, which are attached to a local partner church or school. Hope Centers promote healthy development for children in the areas of: discipleship, education, nutrition, socio-emotional development, family engagement, and health. OneChild currently serves over 46,000 children across 15 countries in collaboration with local community partners.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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 customers reporting satisfaction with program

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Totals By Year
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Child Development Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

OneChild asks youth in the program ages 10+ "How happy are you with the Hope Center?" In 2022, 21,854 youth registered in program responded to this question and 82.6% said that they were "Very H

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children in low-income communities

  • 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audited financial statement 2020 2020 Audited Financial statement
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.77 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of OneChild’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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$9,937 $201,359 -$388,753 $376,568 $547,453
As % of expenses -0.1% 1.2% -2.0% 2.1% 2.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$222,717 -$7,366 -$582,394 $281,219 $451,782
As % of expenses -1.3% 0.0% -3.0% 1.6% 2.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $16,149,177 $17,254,137 $18,443,944 $18,542,489 $19,748,922
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.8% 6.8% 6.9% 0.5% 6.5%
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 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.5%
All other grants and contributions 100.8% 99.7% 99.6% 99.7% 96.3%
Other revenue -1.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $16,457,788 $17,066,719 $19,123,102 $18,046,690 $18,562,166
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.3% 3.7% 12.0% -5.6% 2.9%
Personnel 22.6% 21.9% 22.0% 29.5% 23.3%
Professional fees 9.7% 10.1% 11.5% 4.1% 10.5%
Occupancy 1.5% 1.4% 1.3% 1.5% 1.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 52.0% 51.1% 50.3% 53.9% 52.3%
All other expenses 14.3% 15.4% 14.8% 11.0% 12.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $16,670,568 $17,275,444 $19,316,743 $18,142,039 $18,657,837
One month of savings $1,371,482 $1,422,227 $1,593,592 $1,503,891 $1,546,847
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $683,950
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $18,042,050 $18,697,671 $20,910,335 $19,645,930 $20,888,634

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.9 0.8 0.5 1.5 1.3
Months of cash and investments 2.2 2.1 1.6 2.3 2.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.9
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $1,240,024 $1,198,984 $782,943 $2,193,380 $2,058,853
Investments $1,832,858 $1,848,052 $1,754,564 $1,195,997 $1,946,588
Receivables $148,813 $176,510 $247,102 $273,305 $187,909
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,295,077 $3,367,035 $3,200,114 $3,206,464 $2,039,393
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 86.2% 89.3% 91.0% 92.0% 88.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.1% 12.0% 22.6% 26.7% 14.3%
Unrestricted net assets $1,542,415 $1,535,049 $952,655 $1,233,874 $1,685,656
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,869,499 $1,864,502 $1,588,158 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $15,675 $15,675 $15,675 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,885,174 $1,880,177 $1,603,833 $1,717,676 $2,384,653
Total net assets $3,427,589 $3,415,226 $2,556,488 $2,951,550 $4,070,309

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Scott C. Todd

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 02/01/2023
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Board co-chair

Dana Rasic

CEO, Bethesda Ministries

Board co-chair

Dan Vagle

Dana Rasic

CEO - Bethesda Ministries

Dan Vagle

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Scott Todd


Berta Garcia

No Affiliation

Laura Fisher


Nathan Merrill

Bethesda Ministries

Board leadership practices

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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 performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/8/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/03/2022

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  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.


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