JH Ranch

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Summary

Every summer, hundreds of parents, sons, daughters, students, and couples drive over the bridge and arrive at the JH Ranch. Here, they will experience an adventure of a lifetime and forge a deeper relationship with God and one another.

With the support of an incredible, international team, the Johnston family operates JH Ranch, Scott River Lodge, JH Outback and JH Israel.


Contact information

Mailing address:
JH Ranch
402 Office Park Drive
Suite 310
Birmingham, AL 35223

Website: jhranch.com

Phone: 1-800-242-1224

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 680174970

CEO/President: Bruce Johnston / Steve Hodsdon

Chairman: Fred Caldwell

Board size: 5

Founder: Bruce Johnston

Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2010


Purpose

JH Ranch was born in the wilderness of Northern California. As a young man in his twenties, Gene Johnston, our founder's father, promised God, "If you will provide the resources, I will invest them in a manner that will have eternal value." Years into his successful real estate career, a God-ordained detour landed Gene in a little known corner of California where he discovered a 300-acre hunting lodge that was for sale. Acting on a giant leap of faith, he purchased the property, fulfilling his promise and founding JH Ranch alongside his oldest son Bruce Johnston. With Bruce leading the charge, JH Ranch opened as a summer guest ranch for junior high and high school students before blossoming into a much larger and diverse operation.

JH Ranch has expanded into JH Outback weekend events across the US and around the world. Parents and their sons or daughters and spouses spend an undistracted weekend to grow closer to their loved ones and God.

Scott River Lodge was purchased in 2006 to expand the Husband and Wife program that was held at the Ranch at the time. The Lodge is a premier, all-inclusive retreat for married couples to escape the hectic pace of life and enjoy rest, relaxation, romance, and renewal.


Mission statement

To help individuals develop a practical understanding of life purposes, personal values, and leadership skills.


Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating224 of 11127 of 36
Fund acquisition rating36 of 11135 of 37
Resource allocation rating963 of 111334 of 37
Asset utilization rating95 of 11125 of 36

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%1%1%3%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%1%1%3%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
36%55%45%94%47%54%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%1%1%2%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
64%45%55%6%53%46%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%73%75%74%73%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%104%86%152%92%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
72%76%65%113%67%77%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%-4%14%-52%8%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%-29%82%-1100%26%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%26%24%24%26%22%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.351.691.931.771.401.52
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.591.741.181.251.251.14
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.482.942.272.211.751.73
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.519.8733.3727.2431.6125.25
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.150.100.030.040.030.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.903.675.125.246.656.65
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%76%61%94%52%57%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%23%0%15%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
221%14%20%3%34%28%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$3,341,343$3,788,688$3,487,386$5,016,439$4,985,024
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$751,121$943,708$143,283$128,320$70,996
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,092,464$4,732,396$3,630,669$5,144,759$5,056,020
Long-term investments$10,722$9,010$30,190$5,036$4,066
Fixed assets$1,208,841$906,757$856,502$1,287,827$700,200
Other long-term assets$1,789,237($63,161)$19,963$5,709$0
Total long-term assets$3,008,800$852,606$906,655$1,298,572$704,266
Total assets$7,101,264$5,585,002$4,537,324$6,443,331$5,760,286
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$414,454$141,807$133,280$162,736$200,249
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$414,454$141,807$133,280$162,736$200,249
Debt$1,619,421$0$690,789$25,000$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,374,086$3,251,008$3,463,520$3,191,213$3,089,655
Total long-term liabilities$4,993,507$3,251,008$4,154,309$3,216,213$3,089,655
Total liabilities$5,407,961$3,392,815$4,287,589$3,378,949$3,289,904
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,396,996$2,013,370($224,321)$2,629,365$1,583,033
With donor restrictions$296,307$178,817$474,056$435,017$887,349
Net assets$1,693,303$2,192,187$249,735$3,064,382$2,470,382
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$6,324,226$5,692,646$4,958,832$4,615,202$4,804,078
Program service revenue$4,802,119$4,720,117$259,747$4,541,635$3,764,170
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,718$35,893$23,838$53,799$17,236
Other revenue$393,876$2,111,849$23,933$590,204$277,966
Total other revenue$5,213,713$6,867,859$307,518$5,185,638$4,059,372
Total revenue$11,537,939$12,560,505$5,266,350$9,800,840$8,863,450
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$8,776,443$8,114,653$5,928,524$6,597,311$6,824,338
Management and general$3,168,575$2,562,162$1,950,778$2,357,472$1,900,143
Fundraising$77,673$83,854$133,880$42,080$37,869
Total expenses$12,022,691$10,760,669$8,013,182$8,996,863$8,762,350
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($484,752)$1,799,836($2,746,832)$803,977$101,100
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($484,752)$1,799,836($2,746,832)$803,977$101,100

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Bruce JohnsonPresident and Founder$154,113
Mack OgrenExecutive Director, JH Outback$129,002
Jonathan LeDucExecutive Director, JH Ranch$128,428
Rob Hayes-St ClairGenerosity Director$119,459
Sean CannonExecutive Director, JH Outback$109,615
Steve HodsdonCEO$71,192

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

JH Ranch was born in the wilderness of Northern California. As a young man in his twenties, Gene Johnston, our founder's father, promised God, "If you will provide the resources, I will invest them in a manner that will have eternal value." Years into his successful real estate career, a God-ordained detour landed Gene in a little known corner of California where he discovered a 300-acre hunting lodge that was for sale. Acting on a giant leap of faith, he purchased the property, fulfilling his promise and founding JH Ranch alongside his oldest son Bruce Johnston. With Bruce leading the charge, JH Ranch opened as a summer guest ranch for junior high and high school students before blossoming into a much larger and diverse operation. Today, JH Ranch continues to grow and bear fruit across the US and around the world.

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