VisionTrust International

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Summary

Since 1997, VisionTrust International (VTI) has worked to provide care and ministry to vulnerable children in extreme poverty situations.


Contact information

Mailing address:
VisionTrust International
3710 Sinton Road #100
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Website: www.visiontrust.org

Phone: (719) 268-2943

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 841397081

CEO/President: Devlin Donaldson

Chairman: Jeff Behan

Board size: 7

Founder: Jeff Behan and Gary Ganz

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Purpose

We want to see children around the world grow up to live for God and love others. All of our programs seek to holistically care for children in their unique situation through health interventions, educational support, spiritual development, and community development.


Mission statement

We invest in the development of vulnerable children, equipping them to grow into mature Christians. We do this by empowering local Christian leaders to meet the health, education, and spiritual development needs of these children so they can thrive in and positively impact their communities.


Statement of faith

VisionTrust was founded as an extension of faith - to go forth and serve, particularly the most vulnerable among us. This means:

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful men is by the grace of God through faith in Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

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 eternal separation from God.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating817 of 1104107 of 143
Fund acquisition rating966 of 1105120 of 143
Resource allocation rating1000 of 1105133 of 143
Asset utilization rating153 of 110420 of 143

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%13%3%3%7%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%12%3%3%7%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%90%99%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%11%3%3%7%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%10%1%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%73%74%77%74%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%106%98%100%100%109%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%78%72%77%74%93%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-6%2%0%0%-9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-42%8%-1%-2%-55%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
8%16%24%20%20%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.322.361.862.202.503.42
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.212.362.122.673.104.10
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.965.573.935.887.7314.05
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.815.2310.1033.2129.1730.30
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.190.100.030.030.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.671.742.751.981.500.83
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%67%60%62%47%47%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%59%55%61%45%46%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
68%14%22%17%21%16%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020182017
Cash$183,950$714,454$532,470$501,709$315,451
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$366,447$40,359$30,000$72,978$54,127
Short-term investments$82,317$88,467$69,502$60,138$125,061
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$632,714$843,280$631,972$634,825$494,639
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$840,598$943,186$1,053,669$1,330,430$1,534,253
Other long-term assets$18,370$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$858,968$943,186$1,053,669$1,330,430$1,534,253
Total assets$1,491,682$1,786,466$1,685,641$1,965,255$2,028,892
 
Liabilities20222021202020182017
Payables and accrued expenses$118,298$83,522$17,943$21,766$16,326
Other current liabilities$2,606$0$1,084$0$0
Total current liabilities$120,904$83,522$19,027$21,766$16,326
Debt$878,472$985,985$1,022,870$888,010$926,886
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$2,147$5,522$7,676
Total long-term liabilities$878,472$985,985$1,025,017$893,532$934,562
Total liabilities$999,376$1,069,507$1,044,044$915,298$950,888
 
Net assets20222021202020182017
Without donor restrictions$187,976$353,219$344,377$328,841$409,179
With donor restrictions$304,330$363,740$297,220$721,116$668,825
Net assets$492,306$716,959$641,597$1,049,957$1,078,004
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020182017
Total contributions$2,990,378$3,357,707$3,697,425$4,888,143$6,348,809
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,612$11,063$3,990($9,204)$2,978
Other revenue$323,474$6,012$11,265$7,433($707)
Total other revenue$329,086$17,075$15,255($1,771)$2,271
Total revenue$3,319,464$3,374,782$3,712,680$4,886,372$6,351,080
 
Expenses20222021202020182017
Program services$2,577,194$2,445,140$2,852,635$3,607,125$5,891,258
Management and general$565,695$786,330$753,601$957,967$739,761
Fundraising$383,106$84,876$110,038$339,243$317,900
Total expenses$3,525,995$3,316,346$3,716,274$4,904,335$6,948,919
 
Change in net assets20222021202020182017
Surplus (deficit)($206,531)$58,436($3,594)($17,963)($597,839)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($206,531)$58,436($3,594)($17,963)($597,839)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Devlin DonaldsonPresident &$162,335

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022


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History

VisionTrust International (VTI) was founded in 1997 as a Christian child development organization with the goal to work with vulnerable children in extreme poverty situations. But, the roots of VisionTrust are found not internationally, but in the vision of two Christian businessmen.

VisionTrust began with two Colorado Springs businessmen, Jeff Behan and Gary Ganz. These business partners had a desire for their for-profit company, VisionTrust Communications, to measure success not only based on bottom-line performance, but dedicate its resources to a ministry that would change the world and increase the Kingdom of God.

At the same time, Ernie Taylor, a lifelong missionary was looking to start a new organization that would come alongside children at a young age and continue to serve them through high school graduation. In 1997, the three formed VisionTrust International, Inc., developed the mission of the organization, and established its original Board of Directors.


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