Wave Children's Foundation

We support underprivileged children with basic needs!

Laguna Niguel, CA   |
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Wave Children's Foundation

EIN: 85-2738630


The mission of WAVE Children’s Foundation is to globally support under privileged children with the basic needs to grow up and provide the platform for each Orphanage and Rescue Center to be a fully self-sustainable business.

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Principal & Founder

Mr Jens Von Gierke

Main address

29526 Novacella

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 USA

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Human services

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NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With full dedication and on-site support at our projects. We analyze, review, and most diligent explore the situation on the ground, before getting involved. This is the criteria which never is compromised and we are only taking as many projects we can personally oversee, lead, direct and be accountable for.

Our programs

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

Children's Garden Home & School, Nairobi - Kenya

Children Garden Home is a community based, non-governmental, non-profit charitable organization for orphans, abandoned, abused, desperate and neglected street children regardless of religion, sex, color or tribe. Through parental love, spiritual care, rehabilitation and on-formal education, we nurture them to unleash their full potential towards living a good life based on self-reliance.

A home to over 300 kids and there was a need for a sustainable food program as they were heavily reliant on donations which have been affected by the ongoing pandemic. WAVE initiated and lead the land purchase for farming , which is essential for;

1. Long term self sufficiency
2. Providing vocational programs for the teenage kids
3. Additional source of income for the home
4. A better diet and food program for the kids.

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Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Create the support to kids to grown up and be self sustainable in every aspect. This starts as a toddler, giving underprivileged kids the opportunity to grow up safe, healthy, with educational support and under the supervision of trained staff and teachers. We give them the tools to be successful on their own.

Hands on approach and lead by example. Working with leaders in projects, and giving the support with diligent, responsible and very dedicated approach with our staff on site and location.

Hire the right staff, train the staff and oversee the staff with the tools and experience they expect and we offer.
Each project is only as successful as the onsite staff is trained to oversee the day to day operations, without micro managing, and getting results. These results are driving the projects to be funded, and donors are having the confidence to support with monthly and annual donations.

Within 3 years of existence we have changed the lives of over 2,000 kids in Kenya. We have created several programs in a rescue center, including an IT lab, Greenhouse, new classroom, farmland with borehole and a support system for teachers to be successful in their class rooms at the rescue center.
We funded for another Primary School and community and dorm another bore hole, which was never possible, due to its location. We accomplished this with again, hands on approach and due diligence and flow through on the ground and in the wild.


Wave Children's Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 0.00 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.7 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Wave Children's Foundation

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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Wave Children's Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Wave Children's 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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$2,744 $10,976
As % of expenses -2.0% 8.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$2,744 $10,976
As % of expenses -2.0% 8.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $132,062 $140,623
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 6.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $135,700 $129,647
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -4.5%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 10.9% 25.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 79.2% 57.3%
All other expenses 9.9% 16.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $135,700 $129,647
One month of savings $11,308 $10,804
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $147,008 $140,451

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.5 1.6
Months of cash and investments 0.5 1.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.5 1.6
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $6,034 $17,010
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $6,034 $17,010

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal & Founder

Mr Jens Von Gierke

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Wave Children's Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Wave Children's Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
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Board chair

Jens von Gierke

Dag Wilkinson

Nicole von Gierke

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/29/2022

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