EIN 36-4469008

Josiah Venture

IRS 501(c) type
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Josiah Venture's mission and calling is to equip young leaders to fulfill Christ's commission by reaching and making disciples. Josiah Venture team has grown from three couples in 1993 to over 300 staff members today.
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Program areas at Josiah Venture

Developing national youth leaders, engaging in work with youth training and teaching the Bible particularly in countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Josiah Venture is currently doing ministry in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. In the school year ending in June 2022, Josiah Venture had over 24,000 touchpoints with unbelievers, worked with nearly 2,200 students through local youth groups, and facilitated approximately 3,800 training touchpoints with leaders.
During the year ended December 31, 2022, Josiah Venture received $6.656 million in donations designated toward Ukraine-related relief efforts. A majority of these funds were distributed in 2022 and were granted to affiliate organizations, Josiah Venture staff, and directly to vendors and other organizations supporting relief efforts.
Operating grants to assist partnering overseas organizations. Josiah Venture currently partners with eleven national partner organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. These organizations are in Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

Grants made by Josiah Venture

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
GuidelightMinistry Work$37,328

Who funds Josiah Venture

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN IncEvangelism$1,593,365
International Generosity Foundation TrustGrowth$665,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$387,477
...and 32 more grants received totalling $3,884,337

Personnel at Josiah Venture

Paul WilliamsChief Financial Officer / Director of Operations$64,415
Frank FernandesTreasurer and Secretary / Director and Treasurer$0
David BordnerMissionary$124,651
Dave PattyPresident$100,512
Mel EllenwoodExecutive Vice President$81,051
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Josiah Venture

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$21,263,746
Program services$-122,954
Investment income and dividends$25,937
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,958
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$21,164,771

Form 990s for Josiah Venture

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-14990View PDF
2021-122023-01-12990View PDF
2020-122021-11-10990View PDF
2019-122022-04-11990View PDF
2018-122020-01-28990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 24, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 24, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
January 1, 2024
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $1,593,365 from National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN Inc
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $86,000 from American Endowment Foundation
Nonprofit Types
ReligionPublic policy
ReligiousChristianOperates internationallyNational levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 4317
Wheaton, IL 60187
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
DuPage County, IL
Website URL
(630) 221-9332
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X20: Christian
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
Parent/child status
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