Project PATCH

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We know the power of restored hope and work to bring hope and renewed futures to teens, families, and communities.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Project PATCH
PO Box 820209
Vancouver, WA 98682


Phone: (360) 690-8495

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 930929618

CEO/President: Chuck Hagele, MBA

Chairman: Rick Claridge

Board size: 7

Founder: Tom Sanford

Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


It is our vision to be the recognized leader in providing specialized services to adolescents in crisis and families facing challenges, with excellence in teamwork, relationships, and performance.

Mission statement

Organizational Mission: Project Patch is passionately committed to restoring hope to teens, building thriving families, and empowering supportive communities.

Youth Program Mission: Project Patch Youth Program is passionately committed to reaching out to at-risk young people to help them realize their self-worth and potential and the significance of God's love for them.

Family Program Mission: Project Patch Family Program is passionately committed to equipping families to thrive in the midst of life's challenges.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating684 of 111066 of 121
Fund acquisition rating730 of 111168 of 121
Resource allocation rating418 of 111160 of 121
Asset utilization rating720 of 111075 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$298,838$262,397$427,904$402,947$342,990
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,283,373$3,859,208$2,204,484$2,079,841$511,618
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,014,435$1,957,311$1,587,189$3,572,635$3,529,763
Other long-term assets$12,759$0$1,919,624$33,417$141,545
Total long-term assets$2,027,194$1,957,311$3,506,813$3,606,052$3,671,308
Total assets$5,310,567$5,816,519$5,711,297$5,685,893$4,182,926
Payables and accrued expenses$120,134$67,287$108,576$74,358$74,241
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$19,196$5,336
Total current liabilities$120,134$67,287$108,576$93,554$79,577
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$542,551$909,892$824,377$434,236$403,856
Total long-term liabilities$542,551$909,892$824,377$434,236$982,856
Total liabilities$662,685$977,179$932,953$527,790$1,062,433
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$4,500,764$4,696,158$4,701,824$5,080,780$2,982,176
With donor restrictions$147,118$143,182$76,520$77,323$138,317
Net assets$4,647,882$4,839,340$4,778,344$5,158,103$3,120,493
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Total contributions$1,369,566$1,295,439$673,726$2,521,778$896,354
Program service revenue$1,805,262$1,273,490$1,934,219$2,322,850$962,661
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,540$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$65,948$328,318$79,808$81,385$111,376
Total other revenue$1,888,750$1,601,808$2,014,027$2,404,235$1,074,037
Total revenue$3,258,316$2,897,247$2,687,753$4,926,013$1,970,391
Program services$2,832,768$2,264,902$2,522,784$1,942,068$1,795,756
Management and general$481,867$427,821$476,067$656,116$362,175
Total expenses$3,449,774$2,836,251$3,067,512$2,694,015$2,225,905
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Surplus (deficit)($191,458)$60,996($379,759)$2,231,998($255,514)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($191,458)$60,996($379,759)$2,231,998($255,514)


Chuck HageleExecutive Director$127,210

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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Tom and Bonnie Sanford started Project Patch with the dream of helping lost youth. They knew that troubled teens are hurting teens and they longed to give them safety and a new chance at life. The changed lives of hundreds of young people served by Project Patch continues to be an inspiration to the many people that consistently support this cause.

Project Patch began in 1984 as a referral and foster placement program. From 1984 to 1993, Project Patch made nearly 1,800 foster care referrals and placed just under 400 young people in loving, Christian foster care homes. As the need to place youth escalated and it became increasingly difficult to find enough foster homes, the Patch Board of Trustees began to pray for a place to house young people.

In 1989, a gift of 116 acres in southern Idaho, including riverfront acreage, along with the purchase of an adjacent 53 acres, provided the possibility of fulfilling this dream of a place for hurting teens.

In 1990, Project Patch placed a trailer on the property and began praying for more miracles. Many miracles, many volunteers, and many generous donors later, construction was completed on residence halls and the main lodge with beautiful views of the river.

Maranatha Volunteers International and various youth groups across the Northwest helped to develop the Project Patch youth ranch into an impressive and modern campus. Eventually, a school, gymnasium, workshop, and chapel were added to the campus.

Since 1993, over 1,000 teenagers have been physically, emotionally, and spiritually renewed at the Project Patch Youth Programs. The teens spend an average of 14 months working their way up through a four-level program to the point of completion.

Just a few minutes outside of Goldendale, Wash., the Project Patch Family Life and Conference Center sits on almost 500 acres of beautiful land. With views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood, canyons, rivers, and a couple of waterfalls, the completed facility has something for everyone. But it didn't just happen overnight.

The Tupper family came to the valley in 1963 and began farming. Through the years they helped many young people attain Christian education. Their heart for young people and families led them to give just under 500 acres to Project Patch.

They were able to be present at the dedication ceremony of the family and conference center in 2010, and were given the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon. In late 2010 we bade goodbye to Dr. Elsie Tupper when she passed away. Pictured below are Elsie and Clarence Tupper and Marjorie (Tupper) Wentland at the dedication ceremony in May 2010. Clarence Tupper passed away in October 31, 2016.

During 2004 and 2005, Patch thinned over 50 acres of the pine forest around the areas where buildings were planned. This was done to promote forest health and to provide protection from fire.

Fencing was constructed along almost two miles of driveway and along the border with neighbors. Many volunteers came and helped complete this task. Among the volunteers were some of the teens from the youth ranch in Idaho.

From standard framing to foam and concrete, from small to large, from complex to simple, all of the buildings that now stand are the product of dedication and effort by a lot of people who deeply care about helping young people and their families.

Every building was planned, erected, and finished by talented and generous people. Most of them were volunteers from various churches and service organizations who worked with a core group of paid staff to construct the buildings that now make up our Family Life and Conference Center.

After overcoming many challenges by steady efforts, fervent prayers, and continuous faith in God's ability to provide miracles, Project Patch is now able to offer the Family Experience to parents and their teens (12-17 years old) who want to find the best possible ways to get through the challenges that have come their way. Patch believes that God provided so many miracles for Patch so that He could provide many more miracles for families.

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