Youth for Christ USA, Inc.

The information on this page was last updated 2/5/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Youth For Christ USA is a chartered nation of Youth for Christ International.

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 4478
Englewood, CO 80155


Phone: 303-843-9000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 362193619

CEO/President: Jacob D. Bland

Chairman: Barry Heubner

Board size: 15

Founder: Torrey Johnson

Ruling year: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


YFC is a Christian movement, with over 140 chapters across the country.

YFC pursues young people who often feel overlooked, to build relationships at pivotal moments.

YFC partners with local church and like-minded organizations to reach young people.

We believe the Gospel comes to life in the overlap of God's story, our story, and a young person's story.

We believe that meaningful relationships are where God can work to uncover His story of Hope in the life of a young person. We work humbly as followers of Jesus inviting others to walk with us towards Christ.

Mission statement

YFC is a movement that builds relationships with young people to introduce them to Christ and uncover God's story of hope in their lives.

Statement of faith

All YFC USA staff, volunteers and board members must affirm our Statement of Faith and exclusive claims of allegiance that Jesus Christ makes upon everyone who would follow Him as Christians. With that understanding, they agree with and adhere to the Statement of Faith as one of Youth For Christ's leaders, entrusted to advance the YFC mission.

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
6. 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 damnation.
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating668 of 110221 of 31
Fund acquisition rating505 of 110315 of 31
Resource allocation rating658 of 110319 of 31
Asset utilization rating682 of 110221 of 31

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,666,370$1,861,670$1,652,247$941,105$2,140,143
Short-term investments$562,427$626,797$573,988$556,853$800,005
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$12,800,327$12,378,583$9,991,115$6,540,919$9,328,776
Long-term investments$2,967,818$2,530,952$2,898,316$3,017,179$2,737,011
Fixed assets$1,101,140$1,157,208$1,169,696$1,239,664$1,239,480
Other long-term assets$659,728$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,728,686$3,688,160$4,068,012$4,256,843$3,976,491
Total assets$17,529,013$16,066,743$14,059,127$10,797,762$13,305,267
Payables and accrued expenses$581,507$487,442$364,384$545,480$477,323
Other current liabilities$1,797,635$1,468,019$1,183,983$1,654,627$1,538,083
Total current liabilities$2,379,142$1,955,461$1,548,367$2,200,107$2,015,406
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$12,741$12,890$13,089$13,999$0
Total long-term liabilities$12,741$12,890$380,757$13,999$0
Total liabilities$2,391,883$1,968,351$1,929,124$2,214,106$2,015,406
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$12,661,808$11,078,456$9,336,465$6,886,267$6,892,021
With donor restrictions$2,475,322$3,019,936$2,793,538$1,697,389$4,397,840
Net assets$15,137,130$14,098,392$12,130,003$8,583,656$11,289,861
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$10,289,726$9,310,475$11,877,683$9,402,736$13,617,103
Program service revenue$4,255,567$3,738,036$5,211,910$4,835,937$5,146,656
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$93,335$24,601$20,380$21,368$12,425
Other revenue$46,770$23,456$9,550($75,704)($168,275)
Total other revenue$4,395,672$3,786,093$5,241,840$4,781,601$4,990,806
Total revenue$14,685,398$13,096,568$17,119,523$14,184,337$18,607,909
Program services$10,937,878$8,446,768$11,141,836$14,465,721$13,800,106
Management and general$1,992,136$1,886,138$1,661,008$1,962,510$2,504,726
Total expenses$13,646,203$11,108,825$13,704,313$17,420,711$17,674,719
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,039,195$1,987,743$3,415,210($3,236,374)$933,190
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,039,195$1,987,743$3,415,210($3,236,374)$933,190


Jacob D BlandPresident/CEO$183,103
Daniel S WolgemuthPresident Emeritus$155,405
Nathan JonesPresident, YFC Foundation$119,319
Sean WallingerTreasurer and Secretary$118,298
Seth BakerChief Ministry Strategist$115,215
Ryan AllenNat'l Director, Mission Growth$112,704

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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 2/5/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The Youth for Christ movement was born in America in the mid-1940s through an impulse from the heart of God that simultaneously touched dozens of leaders in different places with a concern to reach out to the young people normal church channels were missing. By the early 1940s dynamic young evangelists using "revolutionary methods" were conducting lively mass rallies in more than a dozen cities, often under a common name, "Youth for Christ". By November 1944 it was clear that some organization should be formed to handle the growing flood of requests to start new rallies. A Chicago pastor, Torrey Johnson, was elected chairman of a temporary committee. He opened an office in Chicago and asked Billy Graham to become the first full-time Youth for Christ worker. Less than a year later, Youth for Christ International, Inc. was formally incorporated with Torrey Johnson as the first president.

For a full timeline, visit:

Program accomplishments