Garden Gate Ranch

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Garden Gate Ranch is a faith-based Christian organization providing safe housing and restorative and transitional services for sexually-exploited women and their children.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Garden Gate Ranch
PO Box 8351
Des Moines, IA 50301


Phone: 515-393-8400

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 814408744

CEO/President: Brenda Long

Chairman: Chuck M.

Board size: 6

Founder: Brenda Long

Ruling year: 2017

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2020


Garden Gate Ranch's ministry is infused with Christ's transforming love and built upon a personal, strength-based, trauma-informed approach. Through a blend of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care, mothers in this one year program are discovering a freedom that alters the trajectory of their lives, their children's lives, and the lives of generations to come.

Mission statement

Garden Gate Ranch seeks to rally our communities to ensure that all women are free from exploitation and abuse.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating421 of 102462 of 154
Fund acquisition rating566 of 102789 of 154
Resource allocation rating602 of 102780 of 154
Asset utilization rating241 of 102437 of 154

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$7,490$2,257$1,340$3,352
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$171,502$60,092$125,130$116,369
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$551,828$444,555$422,708$777
Other long-term assets$1,060$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$552,888$444,555$422,708$777
Total assets$724,390$504,647$547,838$117,146
Payables and accrued expenses$0$6,748$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$6,748$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$23,988$22,870$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$189,084$205,312$199,023$0
Total liabilities$189,084$212,060$199,023$0
Net assets2021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$535,306$292,587$0$117,146
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0
Net assets$535,306$292,587$348,815$117,146
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$527,133$214,621$118,934$0
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,500$0$0$4
Other revenue$224,714$110,877$344,836$168,482
Total other revenue$226,214$110,877$344,836$168,486
Total revenue$753,347$325,498$463,770$168,486
Program services$402,690$250,708$133,319$26,806
Management and general$51,669$71,998$51,293$13,963
Total expenses$510,628$381,726$232,101$58,920
Change in net assets2021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$242,719($56,228)$231,669$109,566
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$242,719($56,228)$231,669$109,566


Brenda LongDirector$45,815
Lauren GildersleeveDevelopment Director$39,600

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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"The belief that everyone is born on purpose for a purpose was the driving force behind my prayerful pursuit of the purpose of my own life. In late January 2015, I found my answer and started the journey of walking in my God-given, God-ordained destiny. Garden Gate Ranch was birthed out of that pursuit, combining an endless passion for God with a deep compassion for His people." - Brenda Long

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