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Fort Wilderness Ministries

A refuge where God's word influences lives through building relationships with Jesus and each other

three stars

83.30

P.O. Box 715 McNaughton, WI 54543
tel: (800) 338-3678   Web Site
EIN: 36-2781629

Board Leadership
Nick Budmats
President

CEO
Todd Leyden
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.30 three stars
  Financial 85.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Located in Northern Wisconsin and surrounded by thousands of acres of state forest, Fort Wilderness Ministries is a year-round Christian camp ("family") serving over 8,000 people each year. For over 50 years, Fort Wilderness has been a refuge for youth, adults and families to build stronger relationships with each other and with God while having a great time. Fort is a big family, a place where many of our staff have committed more than 20 years of our lives doing what we love: sharing our lives and faith with everyone who comes our way.

Located in Northern Wisconsin and surrounded by thousands of acres of state forest, Fort Wilderness Ministries is a year-round Christian camp ("family") serving over 8,000 people each year. For over 50 years, Fort Wilderness has been a refuge for youth, adults and families to build stronger relationships with each other and with God while having a great time. Fort is a big family, a place where many of our staff have committed more than 20 years of our lives doing what we love: sharing our lives and faith with everyone who comes our way.

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Financial

three stars

85.99

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Wilderness Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Wilderness Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Wilderness Ministries (WI) 83.30 three stars
CBMC (TN) 87.85 three stars
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.72 three stars
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.60 four stars
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 90.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,631,506
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,631,506
   Program Service Revenue $1,608,074
Total Primary Revenue $3,239,580
   Other Revenue $85,167
TOTAL REVENUE $3,324,747
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,441,455
   Administrative Expenses $589,264
   Fundraising Expenses $225,400
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,256,119
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $68,628
   
Net Assets $6,109,627

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
Religious Camp Operations $2,441,455 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-11 09/03/2019 83.30 three stars
2017-11 10/01/2018 85.50 three stars
2016-11 03/01/2018 84.87 three stars
2015-11 02/01/2017 86.58 three stars
2014-11 06/01/2016 85.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-11 12/22/2015 84.43 three stars
2013-11 04/01/2015 87.53 three stars
2012-11 02/01/2014 87.64 three 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 36-2781629
Name in IRS Master File FORT WILDERNESS MINISTRIES INCORPORATED
NTEE Code N20
NTEE Classification Recreational and Sporting Camps
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End November
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • November, 2018
  • November, 2017
  • November, 2016
  • November, 2015
  • November, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,672 2.60% Todd Leyden Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Wilderness Ministries (WI) 83.30 three stars
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NE) 91.78 four stars
Bill Glass Behind the Walls (TX) 93.91 four stars
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.60 four stars
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (GA) 91.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fort Wilderness Ministries
P.O. Box 715
McNaughton, WI 54543
tel: (800) 338-3678
fax: (715) 277-3928
EIN: 36-2781629

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Board Leadership

Nick Budmats
President

CEO

Todd Leyden
Executive Director

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