The Global Orphan Project, Inc.
3161 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City MO 64111
GO Project - Children in Haiti
Mission Statement
The Global Orphan Project (“GO Project" or “GO") is a global orphan prevention and orphan care organization dedicated to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce, and the love of Jesus.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Joseph Knittig
Board Chair Mr. Michael Fox
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2004
Former Names
C3 Missions International, Inc.
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
We appreciate your interest in The Global Orphan Project - thank you for considering us!  There are various ways to support us, including through online contributions or by mail.  You are welcome to come by and tour our facility in Kansas City, including our Fair Trade Certified GOEX Apparel print shop.  You can volunteer with GO Project at our annual GO Feed event to help prepare meals for needy children in other countries.  You can also join us on a Vision Trip to see our work in person around the world.  Groups can purchase t-shirts from GOEX which benefit children and families in crisis around the world.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement The Global Orphan Project (“GO Project" or “GO") is a global orphan prevention and orphan care organization dedicated to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce, and the love of Jesus.
Impact Statement In 2019, we surpassed 50,000 children served in the U.S. since the launch of CarePortal in 2015.
Service Categories
Foster Care
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Lawrence
MO - Buchanan
MO - Cass County
MO - Clay County
MO - Jackson County
MO - Lafayette
MO - Platte County
Geographic Area Served Narrative
GO Project serves vulnerable children and families in multiple countries, including the United States, Haiti, India, Lebanon and Uganda.  In the U.S., we implement our CarePortal technology platform in partnership with child welfare agencies and local churches in 20 different states, including throughout the greater Kansas City metro area on both sides of the state line.
Description Community = Kids Powered by CarePortal, GO Project's proprietary platform for expanding the capacity of local churches to care for orphaned and vulnerable children, from prevention through permanency.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Success Monitored By careportal platform
Examples of Program Success CarePortal metrics - # of children served
Description Commerce = Jobs Powered by GOEX, GO Project's marketplace initiative focused on orphan prevention through job creation where makers and buyers connect to generate profits that care for children.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Examples of Program Success
Life SA
Description The Transition Academy is a two-year residential vocational training and life-skills program for youth ages 18-20 who are aging out of orphan and foster care in Haiti.  The programs provides youth with the technical training and life skills that are critical for their success as they enter the workforce as independent adults.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Joseph Knittig
Senior Staff
Title Executive Director - CarePortal
Title President and COO
Paid Full-Time Staff 46
Paid Part-Time Staff 6
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
CAFO (Christian Alliance for Orphans)
Fair Labor Association (GOEX)
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member2007
External Assessment and Accreditations
Charity Navigator2018
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)2018
AccreditationFair Trade Federation2018
Certified TransparentExcellence In Giving2019
Platinum RatingGuidestar2018
4 Star RatingCharity Navigator2018
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Michael Fox
Board Members
Mr. Ed Barber
Bishop Aaron Blake
Mr. Alan Dietrich
Mr. Michael Fox
Mrs. Beth Fox
Mr. Bruce Kusmin
Mr. John Larimer
Mr. Chris Levy
Mr. Jeff Murphy
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Form 990s
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$719$1,452$1,485
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events($21,904)$28,842$31,410
Revenue In-Kind$108,294$146,860$451,362
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$5,082,578$5,259,343$4,453,475
Administration Expense$818,375$790,539$686,144
Fundraising Expense$109,724$64,674$40,394
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.810.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%86%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,596,863$2,656,847$3,814,873
Current Assets$2,037,909$2,213,124$3,147,264
Long-Term Liabilities$297,411$0$0
Current Liabilities$121,517$135,998$133,969
Total Net Assets$2,177,935$2,520,849$3,680,904
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities16.7716.2723.49
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets11%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Other Documents
The Global Orphan Project 2018 Annual Report2018View
GO Project_CarePortal Day in KC2018View
The Global Orphan Project 2017 Annual Report2017View
The Global Orphan Project 2016 Annual Report2016View
Organization Name The Global Orphan Project, Inc.
Address 3161 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Primary Phone (816) 536-8333
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Joseph Knittig
Board Chair Mr. Michael Fox
Year of Incorporation 2004
Former Names
C3 Missions International, Inc.