Finances

At Child Hope International, good stewardship is central to our planning and decision making. We know from personal experience that every resource entrusted to us can transform real children’s lives.

As part of our stewardship, we optimize resources and carefully monitor and review programs and costs, use donations and grants for their intended purposes, and look for ways to leverage funds for maximum impact. Our goal is to maintain the lowest possible overhead, maximizing the benefits to children in Haiti. For 2012, our state-side overhead was less than 20% (EFCA guideline is below 30%).

Our current financial statement is available upon request.

Because we believe in Biblical standards of accountability we follow these principles:

  • We subscribe to a written statement of faith clearly affirming our commitment to the evangelical Christian doctrine.
  • We are governed by a responsible Board of Directors, the majority of whom are not staff members or their relatives. Our Board meets to establish policies, approve budgets, and review operational results and ministry accomplishments.
  • Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Our fund-raising appeals clearly identify the purpose and programs to which donations will be applied, and we ensure that donations are used for the purposes for which they were raised.