Youth for Christ USA, Inc.

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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: 16

Founder: Mr. Torrey Johnson

Ruling year: 1945

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

Youth for Christ USA, Inc.'s Mission Statement is:

Is to participate in the body of Christ in responsible evangelism of youth, presenting them with the person, work and teachings of Christ and discipling them into the local church.

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating436 of 102218 of 32
Fund acquisition rating477 of 102517 of 32
Resource allocation rating397 of 102515 of 32
Asset utilization rating547 of 102220 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$545,947$626,955$527,884$596,763$1,907,036
Short-term investments$573,988$556,853$800,005$790,010$777,129
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,886,774$6,226,769$7,735,329$5,872,373$7,316,438
Long-term investments$2,898,089$3,024,460$2,743,425$3,025,295$2,134,800
Fixed assets$1,169,696$1,239,664$1,239,480$1,368,856$1,448,627
Other long-term assets$1,106,300$314,150$1,597,283$2,130,765$0
Total long-term assets$5,174,085$4,578,274$5,580,188$6,524,916$3,583,427
Total assets$14,060,859$10,805,043$13,315,517$12,397,289$10,899,865
Payables and accrued expenses$377,588$563,607$484,582$361,012$419,289
Other current liabilities$1,185,600$1,657,780$1,541,074$1,392,840$1,346,031
Total current liabilities$1,563,188$2,221,387$2,025,656$1,753,852$1,765,320
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$367,668$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,930,856$2,221,387$2,025,656$1,753,852$1,765,320
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$12,199,844$7,909,288$0$0$5,588,843
With donor restrictions$5,125,943$7,019,321$0$0$3,545,702
Net assets$12,130,003$8,583,656$11,289,861$10,643,437$9,134,545
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$14,968,464$12,425,073$18,567,874$17,990,786$17,252,757
Program service revenue$486,448$421,241$308,311$645,553$554,407
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$123,629$531,035($281,870)$890,495$276,530
Other revenue$1,747,246$1,551,260$0$0$525,815
Total other revenue$2,357,323$2,503,536$26,441$1,536,048$1,356,752
Total revenue$17,325,787$14,928,609$18,594,315$19,526,834$18,609,509
Program services$11,197,370$14,507,544$13,845,787$13,664,883$14,565,466
Management and general$1,680,601$1,973,141$2,567,043$2,649,462$2,655,527
Total expenses$13,779,440$17,634,814$17,947,891$18,017,942$18,726,675
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$3,546,347($2,706,205)$646,424$1,508,892($117,166)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,546,347($2,706,205)$646,424$1,508,892($117,166)


Daniel S WolgemuthPresident/CEO$203,135
Tim SkrivanExecutive Vice President$151,975
Brian MuchmoreVP Cities / Secretary$127,221
Seth BakerVP of Ministry Leaadership$122,643
Nathan JonesAVP of Development$119,595
Sean WallingerTreasurer$112,732

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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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.

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Program accomplishments

YFC has communicated its accomplishments as follows:

Since 1985 YFC's DCLA programs has reached 120,000 kids for Christ. Over 90,000 students and youth leaders have been taught how to live and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

YFC has developed training programs for field and staff internships for professional staff involved in programs for ministry to high school aged students.

YFC provides field services and development for local chapters of YFC which includes materials for their use and consultation in various areas.

Trained and sent missionaries on short and long termed basis.