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Josiah Venture

To equip young leaders in Central and Eastern Europe to fulfill Christ's commission through the local church

four stars

92.91

PO Box 4317 Wheaton, IL 60189
tel: (630) 221-9332   Web Site
EIN: 36-4469008

Board Leadership
H. Philip Vierling
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.91 four stars
  Financial 99.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Josiah Venture's vision is to see a movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. We have grown from three couples in 1993 to over 300 staff members today. Our staff, over half of which are nationals, are located in 14 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, along with support teams in North America and Canada. Thousands of young leaders are trained each year by our staff, and through those young leaders hundreds of new believers are entering the local church as a result of evangelistic and discipleship efforts.

Josiah Venture's vision is to see a movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. We have grown from three couples in 1993 to over 300 staff members today. Our staff, over half of which are nationals, are located in 14 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, along with support teams in North America and Canada. Thousands of young leaders are trained each year by our staff, and through those young leaders hundreds of new believers are entering the local church as a result of evangelistic and discipleship efforts.

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Financial

four stars

99.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Josiah Venture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Josiah Venture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Josiah Venture (IL) 92.91 four stars
Bridge Builders International (OR) 93.09 four stars
Haggai International (GA) 88.99 three stars
Prison Fellowship International (DC) 92.60 four stars
Solid Rock International (IN) 96.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,298,609
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,298,609
   Program Service Revenue $314,123
Total Primary Revenue $12,612,732
   Other Revenue $18,301
TOTAL REVENUE $12,631,033
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,996,232
   Administrative Expenses $1,128,099
   Fundraising Expenses $290,107
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,414,438
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,216,595
   
Net Assets $12,269,289

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Operating Grants $5,016,556 55.8%
Developing National Youth Leaders $3,979,676 44.2%

Ratings History
Josiah Venture has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 92.91 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.71 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.29 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.07 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.01 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.72 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-4469008
Name in IRS Master File JOSIAH VENTURE NFP
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,504 1.07% Dave Patty President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Josiah Venture (IL) 92.91 four stars
New Hope Uganda Ministries (SD) 85.85 three stars
International Cooperating Ministries (VA) 96.46 four stars
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Mission Eurasia (IL) 89.17 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Josiah Venture
PO Box 4317
Wheaton, IL 60189
tel: (630) 221-9332
EIN: 36-4469008

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Board Leadership

H. Philip Vierling
Chairman

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