Christian Berets, Inc.

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Summary

Christian Berets was founded to serve mentally and physically disabled persons and their families by helping to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Christian Berets has been providing retreats for the developmentally disabled since 1970. Average guest-counselor ratio is 2 to 1. Pick up points are located in Fresno, Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Bay area and Sonora (CA).

Christian Berets exist to enhance the lives of disabled persons, by offering programs to help alleviate feelings of monotony, isolation and frustration that many disabled people experience. Families receive a valuable time of respite. Christian Berets provides activities such as campfires, singing, fishing, boating, archery, gold panning, field trips, swimming and chapel in camp settings for children ages 6 and up. One of Christian Berets recent accomplishments was constructing a new Conference Center for persons with all types of disabilities in Sierra Village, California.


Contact information

Mailing address:
1317 Oakdale Road #320
Modesto, CA 95355-3358

Website: www.christianberets.org

Phone: (209) 524-7993

Email: cberets@pc-intouch.com


Organization details

EIN: 237094560

CEO/President: Brian Balsbaugh

Chairman:

Board size: 12

Founder: Mr. Don Crooker

Year founded: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Christian Berets was founded to serve mentally and physically disabled persons and their families by helping to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Christian Berets has been providing retreats for the developmentally disabled since 1970. Average guest-counselor ratio is 2 to 1. Pick up points are located in Fresno, Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Bay area and Sonora (CA).

Christian Berets exist to enhance the lives of disabled persons, by offering programs to help alleviate feelings of monotony, isolation and frustration that many disabled people experience. Families receive a valuable time of respite. Christian Berets provides activities such as campfires, singing, fishing, boating, archery, gold panning, field trips, swimming and chapel in camp settings for children ages 6 and up. One of Christian Berets recent accomplishments was constructing a new Conference Center for persons with all types of disabilities in Sierra Village, California.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating689 of 85729 of 42
Fund acquisition rating140 of 8575 of 42
Resource allocation rating845 of 85740 of 42
Asset utilization rating782 of 85736 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
83%55%61%67%71%44%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
17%45%39%33%29%56%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%59%56%72%73%75%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%132%97%105%64%113%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%77%54%75%46%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-32%3%-5%36%-13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-9%1%-1%19%-5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%41%44%28%27%25%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.830.390.350.300.330.40
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.704.393.714.133.7515.88
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.991.701.281.221.246.30
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.8433.5514.7318.4122.015.73
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.030.070.050.050.17
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.806.848.719.299.271.57
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%1%2%1%1%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
85%256%284%333%300%249%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$268,322$343,050$290,647$333,917$59,906
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$8,479$20,297$12,132$6,191
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$268,322$351,529$310,944$346,049$66,097
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$909,710$951,872$972,104$953,006$983,342
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$909,710$951,872$972,104$953,006$983,342
Total assets$1,178,032$1,303,401$1,283,048$1,299,055$1,049,439
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$7,597$20,258$14,087$6,752$1,005
Other current liabilities$400$3,600$2,800$8,970$10,525
Total current liabilities$7,997$23,858$16,887$15,722$11,530
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$7,997$23,858$16,887$15,722$11,530
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$0$1,276,802$1,263,611$1,280,783$1,028,331
Temporarily restricted$0$2,741$2,550$2,550$9,578
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,170,035$1,279,543$1,266,161$1,283,333$1,037,909
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$189,432$284,030$242,726$477,770$160,431
Program service revenue$123,250$144,891$100,916$165,165$167,032
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,045$3,889$3,802$20$0
Other revenue$28,418$31,777$15,384$30,019$39,885
Total other revenue$157,713$180,557$120,102$195,204$206,917
Total revenue$347,145$464,587$362,828$672,974$367,348
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$267,411$250,555$272,271$311,598$312,252
Management and general$189,242$200,650$107,729$115,952$104,446
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$456,653$451,205$380,000$427,550$416,698
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($109,508)$13,382($17,172)$245,424($49,350)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($109,508)$13,382($17,172)$245,424($49,350)

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/15/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments


Needs

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH CHRISTIAN BERETS:

OFFICE (Call Karen- 524-7993)

Receptionist Helpers: Welcome public, answer telephones, file, type Periodic special projects such as preparation of bulk mailings (stuffing, sealing, labeling envelopes)

Maintenance Drivers: (Call Brice Ringsby - 524-7993) Office and vehicle. We have vehicles, which periodically need drivers. Class B driver's license with clean driving record required.

PROGRAMS (Call Brice Ringsby - 524-7993) Camp Maintenance Painting, cleaning, minor repairs/rebuilding, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, etc. Kitchen During camp session help is needed with the rcooking, serving, dishwashing & cleaning (usually 5-day sessions) Counselors College students, upper High School students, adults, seniors(usually 5 day sessions)

Field Trips Chaperones

MUSIC & DRAMA (Call Brice Ringsby - 524-7993)

Kings Klub Assist with clients, refreshments

Joy Sounds Choir Assist at rehearsals, performances, retreats, and tours

CARE HOME (Call Alma Love - 572-5050)

Maintenance Grounds, house

Housekeeping Part-time housekeeper once a month, etc

SPECIAL EVENTS (Call Brice Ringsby - 524-7993) Pancake Breakfast Cooking, set up, serving, clean up Thanksgiving Banquet set up - clean up

SIERRA VILLAGE CONFERENCE CENTER (Call - 524-7993)

Skilled labor. Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters, Landscapers

General Construction workers or general laborers Equipment Operators (with or without equipment)