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Venture

The Gospel Inspires Action.

four stars

95.47

511 E. Travelers Trail Burnsville, MN 55337
tel: (952) 358-6444   Web Site
EIN: 41-1720155

Board Leadership
Tim Skoog
Founder and Chairman

CEO
Ryan Skoog
Co-Founder, President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We spend our greatest energy on the worlds greatest needs as an active response to the Gospel. So, we do tough things, we sacrifice, we go the extra mile to help – in prayer, giving, serving, running, cycling or hiking. Through this we meet dire needs, restore dignity, and provide Christ's hope. We desire to help the least resourced, least reached people in the world. Our program centers on discovering God at work in the world and in us, and we adhere to the Nicene Creed, the Bible, and teachings of Jesus Christ. We also work with multiple denominations, but are not affiliated with any particular denomination.

We spend our greatest energy on the worlds greatest needs as an active response to the Gospel. So, we do tough things, we sacrifice, we go the extra mile to help – in prayer, giving, serving, running, cycling or hiking. Through this we meet dire needs, restore dignity, and provide Christ's hope. We desire to help the least resourced, least reached people in the world. Our program centers on discovering God at work in the world and in us, and we adhere to the Nicene Creed, the Bible, and teachings of Jesus Christ. We also work with multiple denominations, but are not affiliated with any particular denomination.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Venture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Venture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Venture (MN) 95.47 four stars
FRIENDS in Action International (PA) 85.57 three stars
Joni and Friends (CA) 86.69 three stars
The Outreach Foundation (TN) 90.71 four stars
Kingdom Workers (WI) 90.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,389,744
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $141,727
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,531,471
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,531,471
   Other Revenue $-37,816
TOTAL REVENUE $4,493,655
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,555,795
   Administrative Expenses $173,253
   Fundraising Expenses $102,203
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,831,251
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $662,404
   
Net Assets $1,788,845

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Venture has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2021 95.47 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 93.91 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 92.24 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 92.24 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 41-1720155
Name in IRS Master File VENTURE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Religious 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 May, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Ryan Skoog President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$135,676 3.54% Aaron Smith Brand and Technology Director
$76,672 2.00% Paul Hurckman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Venture (MN) 95.47 four stars
Four Corners Ministries (AL) 89.04 three stars
Heaven's Family (PA) 93.59 four stars
Act Beyond (TX) 87.21 three stars
WordPartners (IL) 85.41 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Venture
511 E. Travelers Trail
Burnsville, MN 55337
tel: (952) 358-6444
fax: (952) 886-7680
EIN: 41-1720155

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Board Leadership

Tim Skoog
Founder and Chairman

CEO

Ryan Skoog
Co-Founder, President

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