Venture International

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Venture International is a non-profit Christian Relief and Development Agency that partners with missionaries and churches in providing compassionate assistance to desperately poor third world families and individuals. The Gospel of Christ is demonstrated in word and deed as the cycle of poverty and disease is broken and individuals are able to develop skills and resources needed to achieve self sufficiency.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Venture International
P.O. Box 1582
Mesa, AZ 85211


Phone: (480) 730-2702


Organization details

EIN: 954105955

CEO/President: Mrs. Cherrie Dickerson

Chairman: Mr. Richard Hatfield

Board size: 11

Founder: Mr. Leonard Rodgers

Ruling year: 1988

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Venture Middle East ("VME") is a Christian, non-profit, relief-and-development organization. Founder and president, Leonard Rodgers' Christian vision is at the heart of VME. Its mission is to share the love of Jesus by responding to the practical realities and needs of people in the Arab World. To raise awareness and support for those in the Middle East who need help, are under-represented, and are suffering from poverty and discrimination, VME is building bridges around the world between individuals, families, churches, non-governmental agencies, and governments. With field offices in Cyprus and project offices in other Middle East countries, Venture Middle East assists over 50 Middle Eastern partners design and implement their own projects and with emergency relief, small business creation, and people development. VME provides low profile, effective services in an area of the world that requires a discernment and compassion to meet the genuine needs of people. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mission statement

Venture International is an international Christian relief and development agency that serves as a bridge between those in need and those who want to help God's people through:

Strategic Partnerships
Special Projects
Emergency Relief
People Development

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Sector: Foreign Missions

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$590$590$590$590$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$41,826$39,815$64,812$110,486$202,002
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$558$1,339$2,552$4,857$5,943
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$558$1,339$2,552$4,857$5,943
Total assets$42,384$41,154$67,364$115,343$207,945
Payables and accrued expenses$679$1,032$1,834$795$4,687
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$679$1,032$1,834$795$4,687
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$679$1,032$1,834$795$4,687
Net assets20132012201120102009
Without donor restrictions$31,062$29,479$54,887$104,104$174,971
With donor restrictions$10,643$10,643$10,643$10,444$28,287
Net assets$41,705$40,122$65,530$114,548$203,258
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$158,752$170,256$182,427$349,025$410,965
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$1$1
Other revenue$0$700$7,416$7,349$111,718
Total other revenue$0$700$7,416$7,350$111,719
Total revenue$158,752$170,956$189,843$356,375$522,684
Program services$133,661$166,559$207,325$378,711$399,470
Management and general$12,167$15,449$16,597$36,137$33,927
Total expenses$157,169$196,364$238,861$445,085$462,727
Change in net assets20132012201120102009
Surplus (deficit)$1,583($25,408)($49,018)($88,710)$59,957
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,583($25,408)($49,018)($88,710)$59,957


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Venture International was founded in 1986 by Leonard and Pauline Rodgers, then known as Venture Middle East. Their goal was to establish a small, yet effective, Christian agency to provide humanitarian relief and development to the poorest of the poor.

Cherrie Dickerson began her tenure with Venture International in 2003, having served bi-vocationally in business management and her local church as a youth and family director. Cherrie has a genuine passion for continuing the great work that Leonard and Pauline began nearly 30 years ago.

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