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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 W 11th St
Kearney, NE 68848-0996


Phone: 308-237-4085


Organization details

EIN: 208736269

CEO/President: Ryan Stanton


Board size: 0


Ruling year: 2008

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


Mission statement

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating158 of 10227 of 34
Fund acquisition rating481 of 102415 of 34
Resource allocation rating302 of 102412 of 34
Asset utilization rating99 of 10226 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$41,953$40,852$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$714,249$510,314$493,444$342,369$261,156
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$145,132$135,084$147,219$169,433$180,531
Other long-term assets$1,890$1,890$4,663$4,663$3,940
Total long-term assets$147,022$136,974$151,882$174,096$184,471
Total assets$861,271$647,288$645,326$516,465$445,627
Payables and accrued expenses$8,782$486$6,174$28,825$8,146
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$8,782$486$6,174$28,825$8,146
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$8,782$486$6,174$28,825$8,146
Net assets20202019201820172015
Without donor restrictions$852,489$646,802$639,152$487,640$437,481
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$852,489$646,802$639,152$487,640$437,481
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$328,605$61,066$79,815$48,097$60,435
Program service revenue$2,574,235$2,425,807$2,549,507$2,711,450$1,784,590
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,562$1,108$3,711$903$4
Other revenue$253,755$4,310$81$0$8
Total other revenue$2,831,552$2,431,225$2,553,299$2,712,353$1,784,602
Total revenue$3,160,157$2,492,291$2,633,114$2,760,450$1,845,037
Program services$2,545,239$2,095,302$2,088,292$2,601,788$1,619,952
Management and general$391,089$365,674$360,900$185,522$145,701
Total expenses$2,954,470$2,484,641$2,481,602$2,787,310$1,765,653
Change in net assets20202019201820172015
Surplus (deficit)$205,687$7,650$151,512($26,860)$79,384
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$205,687$7,650$151,512($26,860)$79,384


Ryan StantonExecutive Director$127,494

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/24/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Compass was founded in 2007 with the purpose of challenging the church to meet the needs of children and youth in the foster care system. As followers of Christ, we are motivated by compassion and a heart to serve the least of these. Compass first supported host families who came alongside teenagers as they traveled the path to adulthood. We then began to support foster families as they cared for children of all ages. In 2010, we started providing services to hurting families from hard places. These families may be fractured by poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, chemical dependency, homelessness, or a myriad of other challenges. Providing supervised visitation and family support services to biological families enables them to confront the issues impacting the stability and health of their families.

Today, Compass has over 40 dedicated staff serving nearly 150 children and families each and every day. We partner with individuals, families and churches throughout Central and Western Nebraska to help families experience growth and success. Compass is committed to children, centered on families and connected to the community. We are grateful for God's provision over the last 10 years and look forward to serving Nebraska's kids in the decades to come.

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.