Children Incorporated
PO Box 72848
Richmond VA 23235
Mission Statement

Children Incorporated provides resources for children in need, in both the United States and abroad. We passionately believe that children everywhere deserve education, hope, and opportunity.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Ron Carter
Board Chair Mr. Elizabeth Collins
Board Chair Company Affiliation Capital One
Contact Information
Address PO Box 72848
Richmond, VA 23235
Telephone 804 359-4562
Fax 804 353-7541
E-mail sponsorship@children-inc.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1964
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $6,598,112.00
Projected Expenses $6,487,866.00
Statements
Mission

Children Incorporated provides resources for children in need, in both the United States and abroad. We passionately believe that children everywhere deserve education, hope, and opportunity.

Impact
Accomplishments
  • Have served over 250,000 children in 23 countries over the past 49 years through delivery of basic needs assistance including access to education, water, nutrition, and economic opportunities.
  • Hired a new President & CEO and Director of Marketing & Communications in 2012.
  • Children Incorporated will strategically assess the impact of our activities to fulfill our child-focused work.
  • Children Incorporated will increase, diversify and manage its financial resources in order to address current organizational needs and to expand our programs and services to fulfill our mission and vision.
  • Children Incorporated will maintain strong organizational infrastructure and processes that will efficiently support our programs and services, and increase staff engagement.
  • Children Incorporated will regularly seek opportunities to create, strengthen and manage our partnerships, affiliations and collaborations with diverse organizations in order to address the current and future needs of children.
  • Children Incorporated will increase its visibility to our stakeholders in order to drive engagement and to strengthen our reputation.
Needs
Increase number of child sponsors by 10%.
Increase visibility and awareness about the work of Children Incorporated.
Recruit corporate partners and build relationships.
Attract new donors and supporters.
Cultivate existing community partnerships.
Background

After personally witnessing the deprivation of children in Guatemala, our founder, Jeanne Clarke Wood established Children Incorporated in 1964. Out of her home in Richmond, Virginia, Ms. Wood began writing letters and seeking assistance for the 95 children she met on her journey to Guatemala. This became the first Children Incorporated project.

Thanks to past and current supporters around the globe, we now have over 300 projects in 23 countries which serve over 20,000 children annually. To date, over 250,000 children have been provided opportunities for growth and education and experienced the support and encouragement our programs provide.

We have stayed true to Ms. Wood’s vision for almost fifty years:  Children Incorporated envisions a world in which each and every child has the education, resources, and opportunity to build a better life.

CEO Statement

Children Incorporated, which will celebrate its 50thyear serving impoverished children in 2014, fills a void left by many other child assistance organizations.  Our basic needs approach meets children’s immediate needs for clothing, food, school supplies, and other items that the youngsters rely on in their day-to-day lives.  Without adequate shoes and clothing, children are hesitant to attend school and take part in school activities. With empty stomachs, it is extremely hard for youngsters to concentrate on their classwork.   People sometimes fail to realize just how great an impact a monthly donation of $28 can have on the life of a needy child, yet we see it every day.   Less than $1 per day can lighten the load for a young person and make his or her life much more bearable.  Children Incorporated is proud to meet individualized needs in the here and now, and the 10,000 plus children we serve are the direct beneficiaries.

 

Ronald H Carter

President and CEO

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Richmond, City
International
National
Children Incorporated serves underprivileged children in the U.S. and in 23 other countries.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Elizabeth Collins
Company Affiliation Capital One
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Email liz.sauer1@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Mana Behbin Bingham McCutchen
Ms. Carolyn Brown CIS
Elizabeth Collins Capitpal One
Kesia Gwaltney Eastern State Hospital
Shantell J. Malachi Dress For Success of Central Virginia
Victor Rogers CEO, Success Without Limitations
Mr. James K. Walker Walker Consulting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Persian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Audit
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Ron Carter
Experience


Senior Staff
NameTitle
Kathy Garvin Director of Finance
Staff
Full Time Staff 16
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 315
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2010
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description All of this life-giving help is made possible through the generosity of Children Incorporated (CI) sponsors - for $28 a month a sponsor assists a child. Shortly after an application is received at CI Headquarters in Richmond, the sponsor is sent a photograph and story of the child. To the child, this assistance can mean the difference between hunger and adequate food and between being illiterate and getting a decent education. To the sponsor, it can mean a heartwarming relationship with a boy or girl in need, the satisfaction of relieving hunger and despair, and the opportunity to see the direct impact of giving. Sponsors are encouraged to write to their children - if a child lives in a foreign country the letters will be translated for both the sponsor and the child.
Long Term Success Continue to provide educational needs, food, clothing, and medicine to children in the United States and overseas.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $6,598,112.00
Projected Expenses $6,487,866.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$3,303,691$3,630,082$3,425,148
Administration Expense$337,248$328,197$337,193
Fundraising Expense$171,902$238,268$213,490
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.930.991.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%87%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%6%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$4,759,881$5,048,373$5,087,000
Current Assets$1,115,394$1,461,305$2,012,646
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$24,124$36,300$31,766
Total Net Assets$4,735,757$5,012,073$5,055,234
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities46.2440.2663.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View