Forbes lists Children International a top charity

Kansas City, MO (November 18, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — Forbes magazine recognizes Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization, as a top charity.

In a year when many large national charities are reporting declines in donations, Children International’s income was up over 5% in 2010. The organization attributes the increase to the generosity of American consumers during a difficult economy and their commitment to supporting children living in poverty.

Forbes rated Children International as one of the 200 largest charities based upon three financial efficiency ratios and the trend from 2009. Their survey rated Children International in the following manner:

  • 88% fundraising efficiency
  • 81% charitable commitment
  • 98% donor dependency

During 2010, Children International received more than $146 million in direct public support from 300,000 generous contributors, making it possible for the organization to spend over 82% to effectively change the lives of hundreds of thousands of poor children and their families around the world.

President and CEO of Children International Jim Cook said, “Children International is fortunate to have such dedicated supporters, even in this trying economy. Our donors are committed child advocates and have made it possible for us to be acknowledged by Forbes magazine as a leading charity.”

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About Children International:

Established in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Children International’s programs help more than 335,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, India, the Philippines and the United States. For more information about Children International or to sponsor a child, visit


Dolores Quinn Kitchin
Public Relations
Children International
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