Children Incorporated
11513 Allecingie Parkway
North Chesterfield VA 23235
Mission Statement

Children Incorporated provides resources to children in need in the United States and abroad because we passionately believe that children everywhere deserve education, hope, and opportunity.

CEO/Executive Director Mr. Ronald H. Carter
Board Chair Ms. Elizabeth Collins
Board Chair Company Affiliation Capital One
Contact Information
Address 11513 Allecingie Parkway
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
Telephone 804 359-4562
Fax 804 353-7541
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1964
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $6,598,112.00
Projected Expenses $6,487,866.00

Children Incorporated provides resources to children in need in the United States and abroad because we passionately believe that children everywhere deserve education, hope, and opportunity.

  • 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.
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.

Founded in 1964, Children Incorporated is an international nonprofit organization that assists impoverished children in the United States and abroad. Partnering with already-established schools, orphanages, and childcare centers, we facilitate child sponsorships, manage special programs, and maintain special funds for emergency needs that arise for the children we serve.

After personally witnessing the deprivation of children in Guatemala, our founder, Jeanne Clarke Wood, established Children Incorporated out of her home in Richmond, Virginia. Mrs. Wood began writing letters and seeking assistance for the 95 children she met on her travels. 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 have experienced the support and encouragement our programs provide.

We have stayed true to Mrs. Wood’s vision for over 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
Richmond, City
Children Incorporated serves underprivileged children in the United States and in 22 other countries.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Elizabeth Collins
Company Affiliation Capital One
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. John Cerreto St. Joseph's Villa
Lynn L. Clayton Retired from Secretary of the Commonwealth
Ms. Elizabeth Collins Capitpal One
Ms. Kesia Gwaltney Eastern State Hospital
Ms. Shantell J. Malachi Dress For Success of Central Virginia
Mr. Victor Rogers CEO, Success Without Limitations
Ms. Kindall A. Stevenson People, Places, Inc.
Ms. Allyson Petty Wiggins Cusman and Wakefield / Thalhimer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
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. Ronald H. Carter

Senior Staff
Mr. Ronald H. Carter President and Chief Executive Officer
Full Time Staff 12
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 315
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
Description Our life-changing work is made possible through the generosity of Children Incorporated sponsors. For $28 a month, a sponsor can assist a child with their basic necessities. Shortly after a child sponsorship request is received at our headquarters in North Chesterfield, the sponsor is sent a photograph of and information about the child. For a child, this assistance can mean the difference between hunger and adequate food, and between being illiterate and getting a decent education. For a 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 are translated for both the sponsor and the child.
Long Term Success Children Incorporated will continue to fulfill educational, nutritional, health, and medical needs of 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 Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,415,670$3,303,691$3,630,082
Administration Expense$454,321$337,248$328,197
Fundraising Expense$299,897$171,902$238,268
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.280.930.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%87%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%5%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$5,925,335$4,759,881$5,048,373
Current Assets$2,595,228$1,115,394$1,461,305
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$32,762$24,124$36,300
Total Net Assets$5,892,573$4,735,757$5,012,073
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities79.2146.2440.26
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
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