VisionTrust International


We are a growing group of people with a passion to love the neediest children around the world. Many of these children have been abandoned, orphaned and neglected because of poverty, evil and injustice. It's our desire to change that.

Contact information

Mailing address:
VisionTrust International
3710 Sinton Road #100
Colorado Springs, CO 80907


Phone: (719) 268-2943


Organization details

EIN: 841397081

CEO/President: Devlin Donaldson

Chairman: Jeff Behan

Board size: 9

Founder: Jeff Behan and Gary Ganz

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


We want to see children around the world grow up to live for God and love others.

Mission statement

Our Mission is to develop orphaned and vulnerable children into mature Christians equipped to live in their own culture. We do this by enabling local Christians to meet the physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual needs of these children.

Statement of faith

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible and authoritative Word of God. We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful men is by the grace of God through faith in Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal separation from God. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating302 of 62446 of 94
Fund acquisition rating325 of 62549 of 94
Resource allocation rating542 of 62581 of 94
Asset utilization rating76 of 62412 of 94

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$72,978$54,127$146,160$65,559$68,032
Short-term investments$60,138$125,061$129,627$138,794$205,168
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$634,825$494,639$1,061,728$825,812$1,077,437
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,330,430$1,534,253$1,649,194$1,708,907$1,487,946
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$110,114$11,380
Total long-term assets$1,330,430$1,534,253$1,649,194$1,819,021$1,499,326
Total assets$1,965,255$2,028,892$2,710,922$2,644,833$2,576,763
Payables and accrued expenses$21,766$16,326$56,568$62,210$65,165
Other current liabilities$0$0$2,110$0$0
Total current liabilities$21,766$16,326$58,678$62,210$65,165
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$5,522$7,676$9,656$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$893,532$934,562$983,959$1,029,868$1,074,227
Total liabilities$915,298$950,888$1,042,637$1,092,078$1,139,392
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$721,116$668,825$779,140$694,828$862,724
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,049,957$1,078,004$1,668,285$1,552,755$1,437,371
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,888,143$6,348,809$7,233,487$7,044,136$6,986,689
Program service revenue$0$0$0$10,913$6,102
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($9,204)$2,978$11,737($592)$7,853
Other revenue$7,433($707)$8,639($335,654)($366,219)
Total other revenue($1,771)$2,271$20,376($325,333)($352,264)
Total revenue$4,886,372$6,351,080$7,253,863$6,718,803$6,634,425
Program services$3,607,125$5,891,258$6,118,097$5,603,282$5,402,394
Management and general$957,967$739,761$737,909$611,223$610,624
Total expenses$4,904,335$6,948,919$7,141,634$6,589,828$6,223,391
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($17,963)($597,839)$112,229$128,975$411,034
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($17,963)($597,839)$112,229$128,975$411,034

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VisionTrust International (VTI) was founded in 1997 as a Christian child development organization with the goal to work with vulnerable children in extreme poverty situations. But, the roots of VisionTrust are found not internationally, but in the vision of two Christian businessmen. VisionTrust began with two Colorado Springs businessmen, Jeff Behan and Gary Ganz. These business partners had a desire for their for-profit company, VisionTrust Communications, to measure success not only based on bottom-line performance, but dedicate its resources to a ministry that would change the world and increase the Kingdom of God. At the same time, Ernie Taylor, a lifelong missionary was looking to start a new organization that would come alongside children at a young age and continue to serve them through high school graduation. In 1997, the three formed VisionTrust International, Inc., developed the mission of the organization, and established its original Board of Directors.

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