Timber Bay / Youth Investment Foundation

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We help youth create deep, healthy connections with peers and mentors through community programs, camp & adventure trips.

Timber Bay is a collection of community groups focused on youth in the upper Midwest. We believe in the inherent value of each and every person and are motivated by faith in Christ to instill hope, build identity, and create belonging.

Community groups meet regularly within their community and serve middle school and high school students. Students or community volunteers (depending on who you're talking about) can join a group at any time.

Timber Bay Camp & Retreat Center is the "home away from home" for our teens. Several times a year, community groups will journey to Camp together for a time of personal growth. These shared experiences plant memories that will last a lifetime. Our campgrounds are also a rentable retreat option for outside groups.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Youth Investment Foundation
1364 Hamel Rd
Medina, MN 55340

Website: timberbay.org

Phone: 763-478-0500

Email: info@timberbay.org

Organization details

EIN: 237058853

CEO/President: Jon Ring

Chairman: John Prichard

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Timber Bay, a ministry of Youth Investment Foundation, is an organization of dedicated youth workers committed to personal, ongoing mentorship with young people.

Since 1970, Timber Bay has accomplished this through a combination of camping retreats and community group gatherings throughout the upper Midwest.

From the beginning, our unified focus has been to help teens discover the emotional and spiritual healing that Christ can bring to their lives.

For youth, real impact that takes time and nurturing happens when a well-developed support system is in place. One-time events may be beneficial, but they are not nearly as effective as the teens having a safe, healthy community, where long-term mentors walk with them through their everyday lives.

Without strong support-systems like Timber Bay, teens are more likely to make poor choices that can lead to destructive behaviors and perpetual negative cycles. The mentors of Timber Bay are present to help them overcome these obstacles and grow toward positive choices and behaviors.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating210 of 99912 of 73
Fund acquisition rating372 of 100122 of 73
Resource allocation rating532 of 100139 of 73
Asset utilization rating106 of 9996 of 73

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$23,400$14,732$11,329$27,834$20,082
Short-term investments$42,198$0$1,053$0$2,928
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$420,135$415,220$560,799$447,930$390,118
Long-term investments$4,514$3,734$7,706$0$0
Fixed assets$1,792,374$1,846,006$1,903,708$1,971,377$1,986,848
Other long-term assets$0$0$4,208$5,041$5,875
Total long-term assets$1,796,888$1,849,740$1,915,622$1,976,418$1,992,723
Total assets$2,217,023$2,264,960$2,476,421$2,424,348$2,382,841
Payables and accrued expenses$25,465$30,071$22,058$22,325$19,308
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$25,465$30,071$22,058$22,325$19,308
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$229,929$253,172
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$206,729$229,929$253,172
Total liabilities$25,465$30,071$228,787$252,254$272,480
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,181,558$2,221,620$2,232,892$2,156,752$2,077,566
With donor restrictions$10,000$13,269$14,742$15,342$32,795
Net assets$2,191,558$2,234,889$2,247,634$2,172,094$2,110,361
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,624,447$2,631,444$2,691,928$2,632,429$2,613,390
Program service revenue$267,322$240,389$289,640$295,837$304,048
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,582($4,158)$5,589$6,812($836)
Other revenue$61,638$55,357$60,547$49,344$58,270
Total other revenue$341,542$291,588$355,776$351,993$361,482
Total revenue$2,965,989$2,923,032$3,047,704$2,984,422$2,974,872
Program services$2,431,367$2,427,632$2,503,012$2,481,543$2,494,891
Management and general$450,213$374,700$363,922$342,387$286,648
Total expenses$3,051,880$2,931,805$2,969,865$2,922,689$2,862,614
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($85,891)($8,773)$77,839$61,733$112,258
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($85,891)($8,773)$77,839$61,733$112,258


Wayne ThyrenBoard Member$133,984
Jon RingPresident$75,652
Mark RitchieCOO$70,688
Laura TolifsonCorp Secreta$51,355

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/16/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Program accomplishments


Timber Bay relies on people who believe (like us) that the best way to make a positive impact in the lives of youth is through stable, long-term mentoring relationships. Each staff member lives off the support they raise so they can invest their time into the lives of young people.