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We provide programs and services that emphasize personal growth, foster healthy relationships and promote connections to the community. We have an expanding array of services to address the difficult issues facing Nebraska's children and families. We have a growing Foster Care Program and provide needed Family Services through Central and Western Nebraska. We also offer Community Assistance and Intensive Family Preservation to meet the needs of families.

Contact information

Mailing address:
514 West 11th St
Kearney, NE 68845


Phone: 308-237-4085

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 208736269

CEO/President: Ryan Stanton


Board size: 6


Ruling year: 2008

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


There are kids all around us who see the world a lot differently than we do. They feel isolated and confused as the world moves on without them. Compass provides support, training, and financial assistance to help foster families make a difference in the lives of these kids. We give families the skills, tools and financial resources that are needed to bring the mission field into their homes.

Foster families provide love, guidance and hope to kids in need. Compass is committed to finding foster families who are able to provide a stable home environment with supervision, structure and support to ensure youth have every opportunity for success.

Mission statement

Everyone wants to wake up each morning believing the future will be great. Nebraska children have this same hopeful awakening. They deserve a happy and fulfilled childhood beyond their wildest dreams.

Yet happiness is out of reach for hundreds of local children. It's impossible to imagine a bright future when your family struggles with complex issues such as housing insecurity, mental health struggles, unemployment, addiction, domestic violence and more.

Compass is determined to guide children and families beyond the theatre of living room wars into the possibilities of supernatural peace based in safety, security and belonging. We build launch pads for Nebraskan children by investing in the lives of foster parents and families in crisis. We restore the relationships of parents with their children and families in crisis with their community, including the local church.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating201 of 10769 of 34
Fund acquisition rating567 of 107717 of 34
Resource allocation rating345 of 107714 of 34
Asset utilization rating59 of 10762 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$41,953$40,852$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$714,267$714,249$510,314$493,444$342,369
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$136,311$145,132$135,084$147,219$169,433
Other long-term assets$1,890$1,890$1,890$4,663$4,663
Total long-term assets$138,201$147,022$136,974$151,882$174,096
Total assets$852,468$861,271$647,288$645,326$516,465
Payables and accrued expenses$21,415$8,782$486$6,174$28,825
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$21,415$8,782$486$6,174$28,825
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$21,415$8,782$486$6,174$28,825
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$831,053$852,489$646,802$639,152$487,640
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$831,053$852,489$646,802$639,152$487,640
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$231,618$328,605$61,066$79,815$48,097
Program service revenue$2,448,507$2,574,235$2,425,807$2,549,507$2,711,450
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,237$3,562$1,108$3,711$903
Other revenue$0$253,755$4,310$81$0
Total other revenue$2,449,744$2,831,552$2,431,225$2,553,299$2,712,353
Total revenue$2,681,362$3,160,157$2,492,291$2,633,114$2,760,450
Program services$2,276,306$2,545,239$2,095,302$2,088,292$2,601,788
Management and general$394,744$391,089$365,674$360,900$185,522
Total expenses$2,702,798$2,954,470$2,484,641$2,481,602$2,787,310
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($21,436)$205,687$7,650$151,512($26,860)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($21,436)$205,687$7,650$151,512($26,860)


Ryan StantonExecutive Director$127,494

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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Since 2007 Compass has been committed to challenging the community to invest in the lives of children. At its inception, Compass invited churches and families to host youth aging out of foster care in the Kearney area. However the need for foster homes for children of all ages quickly arose, expanding Compass' service array.

In 2010, Compass began providing services to families in crisis. Today Compass' 35+ member team connects the communities in central and southwestern Nebraska with foster care, parenting supervision and training, intensive family preservation, counseling services and CarePortal to the community.

Program accomplishments


Everyone has a part to play in combating the long term effects of children being abused and neglected. The devastation for their lives and the community as a whole is long lasting. There are many ways to get involved in this effort.

Providing a faithful contribution helps support our on going work with children and families in Nebraska. General donations help provide for many of our unfunded programs, including operations and expansion of CarePortal, Community Assistance to families, employee training activities, and adoption assistance.