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|According to the Children, Incorporated (CI) audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 1, Nature of Operations):|
"...[CI's] program services consist of arranging and providing funding for supplies and services to meet the basic and educational needs of approximately 20,000 impoverished children in 300 locations, approximately half in the United States and half in other countries."
"Program services are provided entirely by volunteers at each location. Funding for supplies and services for impoverished children is transferred from the Richmond office to various organizations that distribute the supplies and services to the children. The volunteers of the organizations decide on the supplies and services needed, arrange for them to be provided, and administer disbursements of the funds. The volunteer staff members are required to retain documentation of the disbursements and provide periodic reports to the paid staff members. Volunteer staff members are periodically visited at their locations by paid staff members."
According to Note 1, "Program services provided" to children outside of the U.S. totaled $1,394,026 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016. Approximately 59% of this funding was in the regions of South America (36%) and Central America & the Caribbean (23%). "Program services provided" to children in the U.S. totaled $973,475 for fiscal 2016.
|According to the Children, Incorporated audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 10, Major Contribution):|
"During the year ended June 30, 2016, the Organization received a contribution from a donor that accounted for approximately 32% of total contributions for the year ended June 30, 2016. For the year ended June 30, 2015 there were no individual donor contributions representing a significant percentage of total contributions."