Religion : Religious Activities

Young Life

Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith

four stars

95.09

P.O. Box 520 Colorado Springs, CO 80901
tel: (877) 438-9572   Web Site
EIN: 84-0385934

Board Leadership
Bill Haslam
Chair

CEO
Newton F. Crenshaw
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.09 four stars
  Financial 94.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Young Life (YL), which began in 1941, brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. YL is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids. Our approach is relational. We go where kids are in order to build friendships with them and earn the right to make a positive impact on their lives. We want them to know that they are loved and valued. YL is working with teens in more than 8,000 locations across the United States and in more than 100 countries.

Young Life (YL), which began in 1941, brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. YL is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids. Our approach is relational. We go where kids are in order to build friendships with them and earn the right to make a positive impact on their lives. We want them to know that they are loved and valued. YL is working with teens in more than 8,000 locations across the United States and in more than 100 countries.

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Financial

four stars

94.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Young Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Young Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $257,908,795
   Federated Campaigns $433,769
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,269,660
   Related Organizations $44,332,202
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $332,944,426
   Program Service Revenue $68,791,079
Total Primary Revenue $401,735,505
   Other Revenue $-2,104,437
TOTAL REVENUE $399,631,068
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $308,543,980
   Administrative Expenses $29,623,905
   Fundraising Expenses $19,879,970
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $358,047,855
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,583,213
   
Net Assets $345,692,938

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$385,485 0.10% Newton Crenshaw President, CEO

Mission

Young Life (YL), which began in 1941, brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. YL is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids. Our approach is relational. We go where kids are in order to build friendships with them and earn the right to make a positive impact on their lives. We want them to know that they are loved and valued. YL is working with teens in more than 8,000 locations across the United States and in more than 100 countries.

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Young Life (CO) 95.09 four stars
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FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.) (CT) 96.65 four stars
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 85.66 three stars
Interfaith Youth Core (IL) 92.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Young Life
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
tel: (877) 438-9572
fax: (719) 381-1755
EIN: 84-0385934

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Board Leadership

Bill Haslam
Chair

CEO

Newton F. Crenshaw
President