aka Hope for the Blind   |   Sacramento, CA   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 20-8125876


Connect International is a living network of connection. Some people seek meaning in life, or dream about spiritual or professional growth. Others are living in hostile surroundings; some are enduring a season of suffering. We connect these individuals with people who have the ability and courage to step in, be of help, and even share their lives with those in need. We facilitate these connections in order to bring solutions to the seeker and joy and fulfillment to the giver.

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Oleksii Melnychuk

Main address

4366 Auburn Blvd Ste 3

Sacramento, CA 95841 USA

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Subject area info



Human services

Population served info

Children and youth




NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Christian (X20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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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?

One Hundred Happy Kids

To help one hundred kids become part of a new family where they will be loved, cared for, respected, appreciated, and brought to God.How we can reach this goal:
Provide multifaceted support to Christian families who decide to adopt and/or become foster parents for children ranging from 3-16 years of age.
Four key stages for implementation of the project:
Find parents
Help find children
Provide a living space

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Empowering Leadership Program is designed for leaders of Christian organizations, beginning ministers, heads of departments of Christian ministry, as well as active members of the church who wish to devote themselves to church or missionary service. The program’s goal is to form a vision for the local church and ways of its effective service, as well as the development of the gift of leadership in Christian ministry and public verbal communication.

Population(s) Served

“Family for Every Child” we help orphans find loving homes to grow up in. We teach parents how to raise adopted kids in a way that respects their trauma history and we support families in crisis so that they can overcome difficult life circumstances. More specifically we:
Consult on adoption (legislation, procedures, exposing myths and correcting false beliefs).
Provide help with the process of adoption (including financial support and educational information).
Organize training sessions on parenting children who have suffered psychological trauma, neglect, and violence. Training is offered by specialists who are also raising their own adopted children.
Help existing adoptive families in a variety of ways (medical treatment, living conditions, relief aid, and summer camps).
Help families in crisis with physical, emotional, and social support.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provide living necessities and spiritual and psychological support for Ukrainian refugees in Ukraine as well as in other European countries and North America.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 30.83 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CONNECT INTERNATIONAL’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$283,697 $11,495 $115,588 $539,060 $310,734
As % of expenses -28.5% 1.0% 11.3% 31.0% 12.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$286,901 $10,130 $114,905 $505,863 $285,614
As % of expenses -28.7% 0.9% 11.2% 28.5% 11.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,115,226 $1,015,498 $1,216,147 $2,580,933 $3,394,599
Total revenue, % change over prior year 57.8% -8.9% 19.8% 112.2% 31.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 1.2%
All other grants and contributions 100.3% 99.9% 100.0% 98.5% 98.6%
Other revenue -0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $995,143 $1,124,116 $1,021,172 $1,741,574 $2,417,050
Total expenses, % change over prior year 64.3% 13.0% -9.2% 70.5% 38.8%
Personnel 14.6% 15.5% 20.3% 13.3% 10.6%
Professional fees 0.4% 1.1% 2.5% 1.9% 1.7%
Occupancy 4.6% 1.9% 2.6% 6.0% 2.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 65.1% 65.7% 60.4% 64.2% 75.3%
All other expenses 15.3% 15.7% 14.1% 14.7% 10.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $998,347 $1,125,481 $1,021,855 $1,774,771 $2,442,170
One month of savings $82,929 $93,676 $85,098 $145,131 $201,421
Debt principal payment $0 $13,685 $0 $9,989 $286,763
Fixed asset additions $358,000 $0 $0 $0 $242,694
Total full costs (estimated) $1,439,276 $1,232,842 $1,106,953 $1,929,891 $3,173,048

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.6 1.9 5.9 8.7 7.3
Months of cash and investments 4.8 3.0 6.0 9.1 7.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.1 -0.1 1.1 4.2 2.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $298,330 $175,806 $498,273 $1,259,127 $1,475,850
Investments $97,505 $104,014 $13,605 $65,906 $63,342
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $243,256
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $375,468 $375,378 $373,013 $382,746 $625,440
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 2.0% 2.3% 2.5% 11.2% 10.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 38.1% 43.3% 35.7% 17.8% 0.8%
Unrestricted net assets $73,784 $83,914 $198,819 $704,682 $990,296
Temporarily restricted net assets $403,780 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 $403,780 $288,137 $367,525 $667,824 $1,334,638
Total net assets $477,564 $372,051 $566,344 $1,372,506 $2,324,934

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Oleksii Melnychuk

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Oleksii Melnychuk

Connect International

Andrew Romanov

Peter Starodub

Viktor Avdeyev

Sergei Borushko

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 2/24/2023

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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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/24/2023

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.