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Children Incorporated

CharityWatch report issued
April 2020

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Children Incorporated
PO Box 72848
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To arrange and provide funding for supplies and services to meet the basic and educational needs of impoverished children.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2019

Program Percentage: 86%

The percentage of Children Incorporated's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $7

How many dollars Children Incorporated spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Children, Incorporated Audited Financial Statements 54-0761510
Children, Incorporated IRS Form 990 54-0761510
Entity: Children, Incorporated
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 54-0761510
Entity: Children, Incorporated
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 54-0761510

Governance & Transparency

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Children Incorporated
meets governance benchmarks.
Children Incorporated
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
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Unable to Provide Salaries

CharityWatch is unable to provide a range of Top Three Salaries for this charity for the above fiscal reporting year because we lack complete salary data for the organization. Except for officers, directors, and trustees, the IRS does not require breakouts of salaries totaling less than $100,000.

For example, XYZ charity would be required to provide a breakout in its tax form of compensation to its president of $55,000, but would not be required to provide a breakout of $99,000 in compensation to its top medical researcher if that person is not also an officer, director, or trustee of the organization.

This charity reports that compensation to its officers, directors, and trustees is under $100,000 per individual. Donors who would like to view limited salary data for this organization should refer to its tax form, which may be available on the charity's web site or from a number of third-party sources. See CharityWatch's Links page for information on obtaining copies of charity tax forms.

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Children, Incorporated (CI) audit of June 30, 2019 (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."

Also according to Note 1, "Program services provided" to children outside of the U.S. totaled $1,170,647 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. Approximately 60% of this funding was in the regions of South America (32%) and Central America & the Caribbean (28%). "Program services provided" to children in the U.S. totaled $994,755 for fiscal 2019.