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Global Vision Citadelle Ministries

Bringing the hope and light of Christ into the darkness.

aka GVCM   |   Port Saint Lucie, FL   |  www.gvcm.org
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Global Vision Citadelle Ministries

EIN: 01-0717802


Mission

GVCM is a nonprofit Christian ministry whose focus is to bring the Hope and Light of Christ into the darkest places of Haiti. We do this by building the local church, impacting the surrounding communities, and supporting children.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Yves Prophete

Main address

P.O. Box 880817

Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984 USA

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EIN

01-0717802

Subject area info

Elementary and secondary education

Vocational education

Early childhood education

Rural development

Christianity

Population served info

Children and youth

Christians

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

International Health Development (Q39)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere - about 11 times poorer than Mexico. The illiteracy rate is around 40% and many people don't have a 1st or 2nd grade education. Clean water is not common and health outcomes are discouraging. In this context, there is very little economic activity and correspondingly high crime. Most importantly, while many Haitians are religious, they have little understanding of what the Bible teaches about who Christ is and how we should live. Voodoo is often mixed with other religions and drives people to waste their savings on snake oil cures and bad advice.

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?

Local Church Support

The core of GVCM’s ministry is a network of 70 local Haitian churches with over 10,000 weekly attendees. We intentionally build our ministry around the local church because we believe it is the institution God ordained to do the work of Christian ministry. We support pastors with Biblical teaching in 2-3 annual pastors conferences as well as construction projects for new churches and operational support. We primarily work in the most rural parts of central Haiti, an area that is under-reached by other non-profits. Our partner radio station also reaches 100,000 listeners with the gospel every day.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Christians

We have a 3-doctor clinic that treats as many as 100 patients a day and no fewer than 15,000 patients each year. Patients who can afford it contribute a nominal fee (around $1.25) to help them take ownership of the services they are receiving and so we can treat more people. We also treat another 8,000 patients at no cost with mobile medical missions from the US that set up one-day clinics in local churches through the countryside.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

We have drilled over 20 community wells on church property. These wells are open to everyone in the communities and they provide clean water in a safe public space.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

GVCM provides a Christian education to 7,000 children in our 24 schools (all operated by a local church). These schools provide a Pre-K through high school education at a fraction of the cost of comparable schools.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

We provide a home and an education for around 130 children who have been orphaned or abandoned. We prioritize their holistic development and ensure careful compliance with the Haitian Health and Human Services standards for proper care. We want to give these kids a loving home and a bright future.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

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 schools established in rural communities

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Primary and Secondary Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of water projects built

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Clean Water

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of partner churches

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Christians

Related Program

Local Church Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 primary goal is to bring the hope and light of Christ into the darkest places of Haiti. We want to make Haitians into followers of Christ. We want to see them transform away from destructive lifestyles like substance abuse, domestic abuse, and neglect of children. We want to see strong families investing in healthy children with bright futures. We want to empower good choices, economic opportunity, heath, education, and spiritual growth. We also want to care for the disabled, elderly, and abandoned children, to make sure they are loved and not left behind.

Our primary tool is the local Haitian church. Local pastors and their families are able to invest in their own communities on a personal level that no foreign aid worker could ever achieve. We educate, inspire, and enable these pastors to love their communities, provide for physical needs, and introduce people to the gospel of Jesus Christ as a way to transform their lives. These churches also provide valuable demand signals which help us ensure we are providing the right projects to each community. \n\nWe also value education - by providing a Christian education to thousands of children, we can teach them both the vocational skills and the character skills that they will need to make a better life for themselves in a very difficult place.\n\nOne of our administrative strategies is to hire Haitians whenever possible, with our current paid staff composition at about 97% Haitian. This allows us to economically empower more Haitians as well as do more ministry for the same cost.

We have a network of 70 local Haitian churches with over 10,000 weekly attendees,24 schools with over 7,000 students, a health clinic and mobile teams that treat around 25,000 patients a year, and an orphanage with 130+ children. We have a dedicated staff of around 200 Haitians that allow our ministry dollars to go further in serving the people of Haiti.

Since its founding in 2000, GVCM has exploded in size and scope. Our churches report hundreds of baptisms each year, our schools have routinely doubled in size year over year, and our medical capacity has expanded by nearly 10,000 patients in the last year alone. By all growth metrics, we are doing a great job accomplishing our goals. \n\nSuccessful orphanage transitions are a pressing concern of ours at the moment, as many of our children have just arrived at transition age for the first time. We want to expand our vocational education program to allow them the maximum opportunity to succeed. We recently built a vocational school to train our older students in sewing and carpentry. Equipped with these skills, they are more likely to finds jobs and have a successful future.\n\nOur next task is to find ways to increase our administrative capacity to ensure we can sustain our current growth rates while expanding the quality of our programs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

Global Vision Citadelle Ministries
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.30

Average of 23.78 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.2

Average of 1.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

23%

Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Global Vision Citadelle Ministries

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Global Vision Citadelle Ministries’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$30,322 $56,208 $20,499 $67,251 -$147,435
As % of expenses -2.6% 5.4% 2.0% 5.6% -12.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$30,322 $56,208 $20,499 $67,251 -$147,435
As % of expenses -2.6% 5.4% 2.0% 5.6% -12.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,117,499 $1,088,168 $1,034,569 $1,272,444 $1,017,383
Total revenue, % change over prior year 39.3% -2.6% -4.9% 23.0% -20.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,147,386 $1,035,626 $1,009,677 $1,209,727 $1,167,501
Total expenses, % change over prior year 47.8% -9.7% -2.5% 19.8% -3.5%
Personnel 11.6% 18.1% 21.2% 17.5% 20.7%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 82.4% 74.2% 72.7% 78.4% 74.5%
All other expenses 6.0% 7.6% 6.1% 4.1% 4.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,147,386 $1,035,626 $1,009,677 $1,209,727 $1,167,501
One month of savings $95,616 $86,302 $84,140 $100,811 $97,292
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,243,002 $1,121,928 $1,093,817 $1,310,538 $1,264,793

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.0 1.8 2.1 2.5 1.2
Months of cash and investments 1.0 1.8 2.1 2.5 1.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.2 2.0 2.2 2.5 1.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $97,072 $153,280 $173,779 $256,546 $113,627
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.0% 14.2%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $112,588 $168,796 $189,295 $256,546 $109,111

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Yves Prophete

Yves Prophete was born in Thomassique, in Central Haiti. He is the son of a pastor and grew up to be a pastor himself. He navigated the difficult process to be educated in the US, met and married a Haitian expat in Canada, and even earned his US citizenship. Throughout the 1990's, Pastor Yves served as the field director for a Haitian ministry that, at the time, focused largely on the capital city of Port-au-Prince. While urban ministry is critical, Pastor Yves also knew first-hand that the rural areas of Haiti are the ones that are the most underserved. He co-founded GVCM in the year 2000 and launched ministry with five rural churches and a plan to "plant new churches, partner to strengthen existing churches, and equip church leaders for service." GVCM now supports 60 churches, 24 schools, an orphanage, a health clinic, and numerous other projects to bring the hope and light of Christ to the darkest parts of Haiti. All this due to the faithfulness of Pastor Yves Prophete.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Global Vision Citadelle Ministries

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Global Vision Citadelle Ministries

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Nathan Mayo

Chris Winn

Community Life Church

Steve Jensen

Paul Resil

David Reed

John Plumbo

Steven Sterlin

Joe Callejo

Berlie Placide

Patty Gorter

Kathy Hite

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data