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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Potter's Field Ranch, Inc

Transforming Lives Forever.

one star

62.55

914 Second Street East Whitefish, MT 59937
tel: (877) 337-2624   Web Site
EIN: 68-0569892

Board Leadership
Michael Rozell
Founder

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On August 7, 2019, Montana Public Radio reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Potter's Field Ranch, Inc in an article titled, "Audit Underway After Potter's Field Ministries Closure." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the Montana Public Radio article.

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  • On January 29, 2020, Montana Public Radio published an article titled, "Potter's Field Donations Drop After Abuse Allegations." For more information, please see the Montana Public Radio article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 62.55 one star
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 48.00 zero star
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The focus of Potter's Field Ranch is to reach the next generation for Christ. It accomplishes this mission through two avenues - the Ignite Mission Training School and Potter's Field Kids. The Ignite Program is a one-year leadership training program designed to develop the next generation to serve with missionary mind sets regardless of their ultimate location or vocation. The Ignite interns serve for six months of their year term in one of the Potter's Field Kids locations which are designed specifically to work in conjunction with local Bible-teaching churches on the foreign field. In addition to meeting the needs of the children through food, clothing, and in some cases shelter, the PFK programs also provide Biblical discipleship and education. Potter's Field Ranch works in tandem with its sister ministry, Potter's Field Ministries, which creates awareness of the needs in the foreign field.

The focus of Potter's Field Ranch is to reach the next generation for Christ. It accomplishes this mission through two avenues - the Ignite Mission Training School and Potter's Field Kids. The Ignite Program is a one-year leadership training program designed to develop the next generation to serve with missionary mind sets regardless of their ultimate location or vocation. The Ignite interns serve for six months of their year term in one of the Potter's Field Kids locations which are designed specifically to work in conjunction with local Bible-teaching churches on the foreign field. In addition to meeting the needs of the children through food, clothing, and in some cases shelter, the PFK programs also provide Biblical discipleship and education. Potter's Field Ranch works in tandem with its sister ministry, Potter's Field Ministries, which creates awareness of the needs in the foreign field.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

48.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 17.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Potter's Field Ranch, Inc on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Potter's Field Ranch, Inc on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Potter's Field Ranch, Inc (MT) 62.55 one star
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 91.91 four stars
Christian Legal Society (VA) 94.39 four stars
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.60 four stars
Urban Youth Impact (FL) 90.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,152,200
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,152,200
   Program Service Revenue $202,365
Total Primary Revenue $2,354,565
   Other Revenue $757,351
TOTAL REVENUE $3,111,916
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,678,876
   Administrative Expenses $225,784
   Fundraising Expenses $23,241
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,927,901
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $184,015
   
Net Assets $704,192

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
School Operations $2,002,186 74.7%
Ignite Mission $676,690 25.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
-- 05/01/2020 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On August 7, 2019, Montana Public Radio reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Potter's Field Ranch, Inc in an article titled, "Audit Underway After Potter's Field Ministries Closure." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the Montana Public Radio article.

CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 62.55 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 62.47 one star
2015-12 03/01/2017 53.15 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 54.06 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 54.51 zero star
2013-12 05/01/2015 54.59 zero star
2012-12 12/01/2013 54.59 zero star

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

EIN 68-0569892
Name in IRS Master File POTTERS FIELD RANCH INC
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 June, 2006
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
None reported -- Michael Rozell President
Other Salaries of Note
$32,400 1.10% Steven Venable Treasurer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Potter's Field Ranch, Inc (MT) 62.55 one star
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.60 four stars
Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 86.36 three stars
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 91.91 four stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 89.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Potter's Field Ranch, Inc
914 Second Street East
Whitefish, MT 59937
tel: (877) 337-2624
EIN: 68-0569892

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Board Leadership

Michael Rozell
Founder

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