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Venture Expeditions

The Gospel Inspires Action.

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four stars

92.24

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 92.24 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 32.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Venture Expeditions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Venture Expeditions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Venture Expeditions (MN) 92.24 four stars
YUGO Ministries (CA) 85.26 three stars
International Cooperating Ministries (VA) 96.46 four stars
Heaven's Family (PA) 91.30 four stars
Solid Rock International (IN) 96.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,401,073
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $110,275
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,511,348
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,511,348
   Other Revenue $-14,500
TOTAL REVENUE $3,496,848
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,180,732
   Administrative Expenses $165,695
   Fundraising Expenses $69,790
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,416,217
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $80,631
   
Net Assets $1,126,441

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 Expeditions has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 EXPEDITIONS
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Ryan Skoog President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$84,700 2.47% Aaron Smith Member
$72,172 2.11% Paul Hurckman Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Venture Expeditions (MN) 92.24 four stars
Bright Hope International (IL) 85.69 three stars
International Messengers (IA) 93.28 four stars
Maranatha Volunteers International (CA) 88.14 three stars
Bridge Builders International (OR) 93.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Venture Expeditions
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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