Group Cares

It's about transformation

aka Group Mission Trips   |   FORT COLLINS, CO   |  http://groupcares.org/

Mission

Group Cares serves people worldwide through donations of money, time and effort. Our meaningful ministries include domestic and international Group Mission Trips and the Red Shirt Fund which make a difference in thousands of lives each year.

Ruling year info

1991

Principal Officer

Tim Gilmour

Main address

760 WHALERS WAY BLDG C SUITE 200

FORT COLLINS, CO 80525 USA

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EIN

84-1157651

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people in the United States are unable to perform basic home repairs that keep their property safe. One of our programs provides volunteers and materials to do home repair projects for elderly, veterans, and disabled people free of charge. Another program we have works in conjunction with 100 community based non-profits and provides volunteers to help them carry out their mission. Lastly we serve in 10 countries around the world. We partner with local agencies and provide volunteers, materials, and support to carry out a variety of services including home repair, home construction, spiritual support, and friendship to those in need.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Group Mission Trips

Group Mission Trips creates mission trip experiences where people encounter Jesus and has been working with and helping communities across the United States and the world for nearly 30 years. As the 501(c)(3) non-profit mission ministry of Group Cares, we work hard to support youth leaders and their groups that so graciously bring meaningful service to the communities we serve. We strongly believe in providing opportunities for teenagers to encounter Jesus through serving others either in their own backyard or halfway across the globe.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Group Mission Trips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our 2020 season was cancelled as a result of Covid-19. This number was the plan

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Group Mission Trips

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Religious groups

Related Program

Group Mission Trips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of camps offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Religious groups

Related Program

Group Mission Trips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to provide the volunteers and resources needed to meet the needs described above. We rely on fees for the service we provide to our volunteers and then perform the work free of charge to those we serve. The outcome of our work is that people in need our helped, the volunteers learn they can make a difference, and everyone grows spiritually in the process. Our typical volunteer is a member of a christian youth group who come together to serve in a community that is not where they live. Our service opportunities are open to individuals but those under 21 need to be accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

We have large database of Christian churches that we use for marketing. We have a robust website that explains all of the opportunities we have for service. We use direct mail, social, google ad-words, and e-mail marketing to inform potential customers of the benefits of working with us. We have recently begun solicitation for donations. While this is a new endeavor we see it as another source to gain the funds we need to increase the number of people we serve. Our portfolio of mission trips are divers and try and provide different price points, duration, and types of service available.

We have 20 full-time staff. We hire 150 seasonal employees and have 500 volunteers that support our more than 13,000 participants. Our full-time staff are specialists in the areas of marketing, sales, finance, project management, and recruiting which are the key areas for success. We have been in business since 1990 and have refined our processes to manage the logistics of running our mission trips.

We have had over 450,000 people serve with us since 1990. They have provided 13,500,000 of service hours helping people in need. We have improved the lives of over 100,000 people who received help free of charge. Our future is to continue to find ways to help those in need while providing opportunities for our volunteers to serve and grow spiritually.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Group Cares

Board of directors
as of 2/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andy Brazelton

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability