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How do WE use your generous gifts?

As a Catholic Lay Apostolate, CARITAS For Children recognizes the importance of your gift.

2016 Revenues and Expenses for Programs and Ministry Services


FAQs About CARITAS Programs

How much of my donation goes to Program Expenses?
Per the 2016 audited financial statement, the actual amount that represents is 74.94% of the total Program/Ministry Services. The 25.06% not covered by your sponsorship donations are raised by CARITAS.
How is that possible?
Per the 2016 audited financial statement, the total Cost for Programs and Services was $537,163. The combined Income from Sponsor Families was $402,548. The needed Revenue needed to pay for the under-sponsored Income, $134,615 was provided by General Fundraising Income.
What services does my child receive from my support?
For Day School Students: Click here
For Boarding School Students: Click here
How do I know my child is receiving all the services I expect them to receive?
The program of sponsorship via CARITAS is a very special one from most other programs.

“Love—caritas—will always prove necessary, even in the most just society. This love does not simply offer people material help, but refreshment and care for their souls, something which often is even more necessary than material support.” (Pope Benedict XVI)

To help make this possible, CARITAS begins with this kind of relationship development by individually connecting each Caritas-Child with their Caritas-Family through child letters and school reports at least two times per year, and updated photos as often as possible. Even Skype opportunities are made possible. These exchanges are being made electronically via the Internet, where available, and in other locations by traditionally mailed forms—providing a means to confirm that your Caritas-Child is receiving all of the promised services.

What are Assistive/Supporting Programs?
In 2016, CARITAS provided a total $48,190 of its Total Program Services toward these benefits, from funds generously donated by individuals, corporations and special support for community-based child support. The total amount of money received from donations to help cover those services in 2016 was: $15,700.
How does CARITAS provide services?
CARITAS For Children’s programs are carried out under the direction of the Department of Catholic Education within each diocese where they exist. As a Catholic lay apostolate, CARITAS works with its ministry supporters on the ground in each of its locations, to establish and develop its programs throughout the world. This relationship enables each program to operate under the direction with its ministry supporters, who understand the local languages, cultures, and needs specific to each location.
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View the 2015 Financials here.

It’s not just an exchange of money.
It’s about building sacred relationships of God’s love around the planet.

Our Mission Goals

We engage servant leadership in our principal mission and vital ministry to achieve focused outcomes. We recruit, form and engage young adult volunteers. We establish strategic partnerships with local Catholic Church ministries, including: parishes, schools, hospitals, special care centers for handicapped of all kinds of disabilities, and all distinctly Catholic; to deliver needed resources to the children we serve. In trust with our local ministry partners and Caritas-Personnel, we form the minds and hearts of these children in Catholic education, doctrine, and the truth of Christ. We evangelize faith communities to inspire greater commitment, service and discipleship.

What Distinguishes Us

Our character and culture is distinct from other organizations with related missions. We are intrinsically Catholic in our identity, brand, doctrine, values and policies across the culture of our internal and external mission. We center our efforts on The New Evangelization as a tool of formation for those who engage in our work and ministry. We build continuing relationships that form community for those who partner in our mission. We employ ongoing messaging to our supporters to grow their spirituality and capacity for prayer and formation as disciples in Christ.

The Structure of our Ecclesial Governance

Under the Cannon Laws of the Roman Catholic Church, CARITAS For Children, Inc. is recognized as having a Private Juridic Personality. This status was granted by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago [Illinois] in October of 2008. CARITAS has been recognized as a religious society engaged in missionary work and is also listed in the Official Catholic Directory of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, since 2002. Its direct ecclesial connection in the Archdiocese of Chicago. In addition, CARITAS For Children is listed in the Pastoral Handbook of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Our financial statements are audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (U.S.) (Coleman & Williams, LTD)
/s/ William B. Coleman, C.P.A.

View the 2016 Audited Financial Statement here.
2016 990 Tax Return can be viewed here.

CARITAS For Children is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID # 39-1975608

For more information on CARITAS For Children financials or accreditations, please contact us.

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