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G.O. Ministries

Great opportunities in global outreach

four stars

92.69

11501 Plantside Drive Suite 14
Louisville, KY 40299
tel: (502) 493-9846   Web Site
EIN: 36-4092893

Board Leadership
Brook Brotzman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.69 four stars
  Financial 92.40 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1996, G.O. Ministries is a Christian organization dedicated to the ministry of short-term missions and the development of partnerships of ministry. Our goal is to recruit, equip and coordinate people for short-term mission adventures that will mutually challenge each participant and support the inspiring efforts of National Christian leaders abroad. G.O. Ministries was established after its founder, Brook Brotzman, traveled to the Dominican Republic and Haiti and witnessed the extreme poverty and spiritual oppression there. In 2006, G.O. Ministries expanded into Mongolia, Colombia, Belize, and beyond.

Incorporated in 1996, G.O. Ministries is a Christian organization dedicated to the ministry of short-term missions and the development of partnerships of ministry. Our goal is to recruit, equip and coordinate people for short-term mission adventures that will mutually challenge each participant and support the inspiring efforts of National Christian leaders abroad. G.O. Ministries was established after its founder, Brook Brotzman, traveled to the Dominican Republic and Haiti and witnessed the extreme poverty and spiritual oppression there. In 2006, G.O. Ministries expanded into Mongolia, Colombia, Belize, and beyond.

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Financial

four stars

92.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 15.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by G.O. Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by G.O. Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
G.O. Ministries (KY) 92.69 four stars
Project MedSend (CT) 88.53 three stars
New Mission Systems International (FL) 91.36 four stars
Serge (PA) 96.81 four stars
Advancing Native Missions (VA) 85.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,994,985
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $175,895
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,170,880
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,170,880
   Other Revenue $87,898
TOTAL REVENUE $6,258,778
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,072,788
   Administrative Expenses $994,589
   Fundraising Expenses $568,433
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,635,810
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-377,032
   
Net Assets $3,050,794

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
Special Projects $1,383,332 27.3%
Trip Program $819,757 16.2%
National Support $432,760 8.5%

Ratings History
G.O. Ministries has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.69 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.39 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 95.21 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 94.20 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.88 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.59 four stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 85.85 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.10 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.51 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 93.43 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 93.28 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 93.49 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 93.63 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 36-4092893
Name in IRS Master File G O MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(6) Missionary 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 March, 1997
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

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,215 2.50% Brook Brotzman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
G.O. Ministries (KY) 92.69 four stars
Christian Medical & Dental Associations (TN) 89.73 three stars
International Leadership Institute (GA) 91.15 four stars
AMG International (TN) 89.17 three stars
India Gospel League, North America (OH) 93.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

G.O. Ministries
11501 Plantside Drive
Suite 14
Louisville, KY 40299
tel: (502) 493-9846
fax: (502) 493-9252
EIN: 36-4092893

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Board Leadership

Brook Brotzman
President

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