VisionTrust International

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We are a growing group of people with a passion to love the neediest children around the world. Many of these children have been abandoned, orphaned and neglected because of poverty, evil and injustice. It's our desire to change that.

Contact information

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


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: 06/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


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 rating371 of 102150 of 128
Fund acquisition rating258 of 102437 of 128
Resource allocation rating891 of 1024113 of 128
Asset utilization rating155 of 102124 of 128

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$40,359$30,000$72,978$54,127$146,160
Short-term investments$88,467$69,502$60,138$125,061$129,627
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$843,280$631,972$634,825$494,639$1,061,728
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$943,186$1,053,669$1,330,430$1,534,253$1,649,194
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$943,186$1,053,669$1,330,430$1,534,253$1,649,194
Total assets$1,786,466$1,685,641$1,965,255$2,028,892$2,710,922
Payables and accrued expenses$83,522$17,943$21,766$16,326$56,568
Other current liabilities$0$1,084$0$0$2,110
Total current liabilities$83,522$19,027$21,766$16,326$58,678
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$2,147$5,522$7,676$9,656
Total long-term liabilities$985,985$1,025,017$893,532$934,562$983,959
Total liabilities$1,069,507$1,044,044$915,298$950,888$1,042,637
Net assets20212020201820172016
Without donor restrictions$353,219$344,377$328,841$409,179$889,145
With donor restrictions$363,740$297,220$721,116$668,825$779,140
Net assets$716,959$641,597$1,049,957$1,078,004$1,668,285
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,357,707$3,697,425$4,888,143$6,348,809$7,233,487
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,063$3,990($9,204)$2,978$11,737
Other revenue$6,012$11,265$7,433($707)$8,639
Total other revenue$17,075$15,255($1,771)$2,271$20,376
Total revenue$3,374,782$3,712,680$4,886,372$6,351,080$7,253,863
Program services$2,445,140$2,852,635$3,607,125$5,891,258$6,118,097
Management and general$786,330$753,601$957,967$739,761$737,909
Total expenses$3,316,346$3,716,274$4,904,335$6,948,919$7,141,634
Change in net assets20212020201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$58,436($3,594)($17,963)($597,839)$112,229
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$58,436($3,594)($17,963)($597,839)$112,229


Devlin DonaldsonPresident &$143,652

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/8/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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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