Back2Back Ministries

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Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization that is dedicated to being a voice for orphans.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Back2Back Ministries
PO Box 70
Mason, OH 45040


Phone: 513-754-0300

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 311468516

CEO/President: Todd and Beth Guckenberger

Chairman: Jake Samad

Board size: 15


Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


We desire for every orphan and impoverished child to have the opportunity for success through "care for today and hope for tomorrow". Our goal is that each child would experience restoration to a life of purpose in which they can become fulfilled and mature Christian adults.

All that we do is committed to helping orphaned and vulnerable children become dependent on Jesus, independent and economically sustainable, and good neighbors living interdependently with others in their community.

Mission statement

We exist to love and care for orphans and impoverished children, by meeting their physical, spiritual, educational, social and emotional needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating480 of 108516 of 34
Fund acquisition rating218 of 10888 of 34
Resource allocation rating605 of 108820 of 34
Asset utilization rating713 of 108521 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,862$283,025$27,833$64,003$62,444
Short-term investments$6,719,042$0$0$85,405$101,821
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$11,875,924$6,960,631$4,987,180$5,540,784$5,322,068
Long-term investments$0$54,394$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,390,799$4,590,322$2,470,876$2,538,193$2,609,087
Other long-term assets$75,000$510,778$285,177$285,177$285,177
Total long-term assets$4,465,799$5,155,494$2,756,053$2,823,370$2,894,264
Total assets$16,341,723$12,116,125$7,743,233$8,364,154$8,216,332
Payables and accrued expenses$297,551$272,221$179,300$143,727$184,681
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$297,551$272,221$179,300$143,727$184,681
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$848,690$885,599$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,146,241$1,157,820$179,300$143,727$184,681
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$12,339,906$8,559,405$6,361,917$6,542,439$5,754,833
With donor restrictions$2,855,576$2,398,900$1,202,016$1,677,988$2,276,818
Net assets$15,195,482$10,958,305$7,563,933$8,220,427$8,031,651
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$15,654,906$14,030,760$10,981,540$11,365,574$10,395,583
Program service revenue$90,321$88,439$105,168$134,039$116,503
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$37,709($212,131)($438)($2,711)$0
Other revenue($46,540)$21,456$4,417$4,596$4,104
Total other revenue$81,490($102,236)$109,147$135,924$120,607
Total revenue$15,736,396$13,928,524$11,090,687$11,501,498$10,516,190
Program services$9,641,458$8,634,594$10,055,799$9,659,722$8,611,659
Management and general$1,243,975$1,242,991$1,095,484$996,987$838,135
Total expenses$11,538,328$10,538,231$11,762,696$11,315,965$9,940,199
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$4,198,068$3,390,293($672,009)$185,533$575,991
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,198,068$3,390,293($672,009)$185,533$575,991


John GuckenbergerUS Operations Director$141,019
Todd GuckenbergerExecutive Director$139,763
Julie CooperSVP Training & Curriculum - TFW$106,984
Beth GuckenbergerCo - Executive Director -$102,029

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

Response from ministry

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Program accomplishments

Because of you, over 30,000 mission trip guests have traveled with Back2Back to serve orphaned and vulnerable children. More than 250 students gained access to a high school and college education. 37 children's homes are making the transition away from institutional care to family-style care. Over 500 organizations have been trained in Trauma Competent Care, helping over 250,000 children in 68 countries around the world.