VisionTrust International

Summary

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

Website: www.visiontrust.org

Phone: (719) 268-2943

Email: info@visiontrust.org


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


Purpose

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.

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating69 of 53512 of 93
Fund acquisition rating167 of 53534 of 93
Resource allocation rating190 of 53534 of 93
Asset utilization rating21 of 5354 of 93

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%5%4%5%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%4%6%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%105%105%106%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%4%6%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%-5%-5%-6%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%85%86%85%87%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%109%98%98%94%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%93%84%83%81%91%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-9%2%2%6%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-55%7%8%29%-27%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%10%9%10%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.173.422.632.492.422.76
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.574.102.553.202.392.49
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.2314.056.737.985.786.88
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.3230.3018.0913.2716.5322.98
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.030.060.080.060.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.610.831.691.391.951.67
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%47%38%41%44%52%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%46%36%39%42%50%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%16%23%24%23%17%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$315,451$785,941$621,459$804,237$686,265
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$54,127$146,160$65,559$68,032$22,616
Short-term investments$125,061$129,627$138,794$205,168$147,022
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$494,639$1,061,728$825,812$1,077,437$855,903
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,534,253$1,649,194$1,708,907$1,487,946$1,266,688
Other long-term assets$0$0$110,114$11,380$11,944
Total long-term assets$1,534,253$1,649,194$1,819,021$1,499,326$1,278,632
Total assets$2,028,892$2,710,922$2,644,833$2,576,763$2,134,535
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$16,326$56,568$62,210$65,165$37,249
Other current liabilities$0$2,110$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$16,326$58,678$62,210$65,165$37,249
Debt$926,886$974,303$1,029,868$1,074,227$1,075,913
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,676$9,656$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$934,562$983,959$1,029,868$1,074,227$1,075,913
Total liabilities$950,888$1,042,637$1,092,078$1,139,392$1,113,162
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$409,179$889,145$857,927$574,647$251,831
Temporarily restricted$668,825$779,140$694,828$862,724$769,542
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,078,004$1,668,285$1,552,755$1,437,371$1,021,373
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$6,348,809$7,233,487$7,044,136$6,986,689$5,935,829
Program service revenue$0$0$10,913$6,102$8,956
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,978$11,737($592)$7,853$3,488
Other revenue($707)$8,639($335,654)($366,219)($338,884)
Total other revenue$2,271$20,376($325,333)($352,264)($326,440)
Total revenue$6,351,080$7,253,863$6,718,803$6,634,425$5,609,389
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$5,891,258$6,118,097$5,603,282$5,402,394$5,123,900
Management and general$739,761$737,909$611,223$610,624$573,825
Fundraising$317,900$285,628$375,323$210,373$188,340
Total expenses$6,948,919$7,141,634$6,589,828$6,223,391$5,886,065
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($597,839)$112,229$128,975$411,034($276,676)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($597,839)$112,229$128,975$411,034($276,676)

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History

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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