ChildFund International

Mission Statement

HELP deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. PROMOTE societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. ENRICH supporters’ lives through their support of our cause.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2019, ChildFund reached 18 million people (including 7 million children) through coordinated, community-based programming with a strategic focus on child protection. ChildFund published its third Impact Report in 2018 (www. and will publish its fourth Impact Report in 2021. The fourth Impact Report shares contributions ChildFund has made in strengthening child protection systems, implementing programs that have yielded positive change for children on core outcomes (safety, health, education, skills), and delivering COVID-19 response activities in 20 countries. Impact highlights for 2019 include: a) identifying, through community-based child protection (CBCP) mapping, child protection harms, risks, and needs in 250 communities that were then used to generate community child protection action plans; b) in Guatemala, a randomized control (RCT) of the Our Kids Health and Smart project showed that educational group sessions and home visits with caregivers significantly enhanced cognitive, language, and fine motor development for children ages 0 to 5; c) in Uganda, after participating in an early childhood learning and development project with a child protection focus, caregiver awareness of child rights significantly increased from 62.9% to 85.8% and caregiver knowledge of mandated child abuse reporting mechanisms significantly increased from 28.7% to 84.6%; and d) a global outcome evaluation of our COVID-19 cash and voucher assistance showed that over 95% of the sampled beneficiaries were satisfied with the food security assistance and that, in Sri Lanka, moderate household hunger, decreased from 20.87% to 9.18% and, in Zambia, severe hunger decreased from 2.72% to .57%.
Current Goals In FY21 we continue to pursue our three broad programmatic core outcomes: Healthy and secure infants, Educated and confident children, and Skilled and involved youth. During the current strategy period, ending this year, we pursue these outcomes under the strategic direction of deepening our well-being and protection programs for children. For this FY, the programmatic objectives within our global Balanced Score Card (BSC) continue to be: 1) deepening our child protection work to achieve core outcomes for children with a target of increasing by 10% over 2019 values, the % of children or caregivers expressing knowledge of, and intention to use, locally available protection mechanisms; 2) Strengthening our partner portfolio using pre-defined standards and a yearly assessment, with a target of 80% of our partners meeting those standards, and 3) Deepening advocacy for child protection issues with targets of a) 50% of our country offices conducting policy advocacy on child protection issues as part of their Strong Core Program activities, and b) 75% of our country offices conducting COVID19 related advocacy activities in line with our Global Advocacy initiative.
Community or Constituency Served ChildFund works with children, families, and their neighbors, in 24 countries, to transform struggling communities in places where children can thrive.
Geographic Area Served ChildFund serves communities in the following areas: Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, USA, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 06/18/2021

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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2821 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 8047562700

General Information

Alternative Name: Name changed, in 2009, from Christian Children's Fund (CCF) to ChildFund International, USA.
EIN: 54-0536100
Principal Staff: Anne Lynam Goddard
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 977
Volunteer Opportunities: No
Number of Clients: 13M
Ruling Year: 1951


Board Chair: Lyn McDermid
Number of Board Members: 21
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 15

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