Willow Springs Boys Ranch Inc.
PO Box 308
Chandler OK 74834
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Willow Springs Boys Ranch
Mission Statement Willow Springs Boys Ranch provides long-term care in a family-style setting for boys whose families are in crisis. Proverbs 22:6 is the mission of WSBR. It states that when you "train up the child in the way that he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it."
Contact Information
Contact Name Bill Waller
Contact email info@wsbr.ws
Address PO Box 308
Chandler, OK 74834
Phone (918) 607-0768
Fax 405-258-5176
County Lincoln County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.wsbr.ws/donatenew.html
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Gifts to Willow Springs Boys Ranch can also be received by mail:
Willow Springs Boys Ranch  
P.O. Box 308 Chandler, OK 74834
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $360,000.00
Projected Expenses $360,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1998
IRS Ruling Year 1997
State Registration Expiration Dec 2022
Mission Willow Springs Boys Ranch provides long-term care in a family-style setting for boys whose families are in crisis. Proverbs 22:6 is the mission of WSBR. It states that when you "train up the child in the way that he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it."
PROGRAM: WSBR provides a safe, secure, structured and nurturing family environment for boys whose families are in crisis and in need of long-term care. Activities are organized to give young men the tools needed to become productive adults, husbands, fathers, and people in the community.
WSBR is a Christian-based program in a family setting. Each home attends a local church, and boys are involved in a variety of church-related activities. Houseparents help boys develop character and age appropriate life skills to help them become healthy productive young men in our communities. Chandler Public Schools provide the educational needs to WSBR in a public school setting. While at WSBR, boys have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of sports and recreations programs, raising livestock, along with many opportunities for character development and developing marketable job skills.
CRITERIA FOR SERVICE: Boys come to live at WSBR between the ages of 7 and 12 and may continue to live here until at least high school graduation. Boys are asked to make a minimum of a one-year commitment.Upon high school graduation, young men have the opportunity to live in the Nichols Graduate House and participate in an independent-living program.
The Goal of Willow Springs Boys Ranch is to give young men a hope and a future. WSBR currently has four young men in college. Each are in the first in their families to do so.
Willow Springs Boys Ranch provides opportunities for young men to gain an education and develop the skills needed to be successful in life.
Needs Willow Springs Boys Ranch operates solely on private donations. Boys in need are served at the ranch at no charge. Donors help in a number of ways. This includes providing scholarships, clothing, school supplies, tutoring, mentoring, helping provide gifts for birthdays and Christmas along with numerous volunteer work projects.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Willow Springs Boys Ranch was founded and funded by people who see the value of family. There are times in life that each of us find ourselves in a crisis that we did not sign up for or ever imagined that we would find ourselves in.
The heart's desire of Willow Springs Boys Ranch is to help boys whose family is in need or in crisis. Our goal is to not only help them through the crisis, but also give them the tools and support to be stronger and healthy on other side.
J. Todd Vinson
Founder/Executive Director
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Willow Springs Boys Ranch predominately serves boys from across the state of Oklahoma. However, families and boys have been served from across the country.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/
Description The program components at Willow Springs Boys Ranch include:
  • Ranch projects to develop job skills, responsibility, work ethic, leadership and character.
  • For those who are interested, boys can take on an animal to raise and show at local, state and national shows.
  • Agriculture
  • Ranch house chores
  • Sports and recreation
  • Weekly, individual and group counseling
  • Regularly scheduled outings and activities
  • Weekly Ranch Life group which includes songs, skits, question-and-answer time and Bible study for all Ranch residents.
  • Regular involvement in weekly church services and daily cottage devotionals.
Underlying the entire program at WSBR is a strong moral, ethical and spiritual foundation. Though the Ranch is inter-denominational, it is overtly Christian. Willow Springs believes that an "outward change of behavior" comes from and "inner change" of the person. Lasting change is only possible through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Population Served At-Risk Populations Males Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. The Goal of Willow Springs Boys Ranch is to give young men a hope and a future. WSBR currently has four young men in college.  Each are in the first in their families to do so.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Willow Springs Boys Ranch's challenge is to reach boys before they enter that state foster care, juvenile system, and have greater behavioral and emotional problems. By taking a preventative approach to families in crisis, WSBR believes that we can have greater impact with long term success.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Derin Carr
Start Date Aug 2004
Email dcarr@wsbr.ws
Experience Derin has worked with youth and families in a number of capacities since 1989. He has served as a youth pastor and counselor before joining Willow Springs Boys Ranch in 2004. Derin is also a license therapist.
Number of Full-time Staff 5
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Dr. T.R. Lewis
Company Affiliation OU Medical
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of Sept 23, 2019
Board of Directors List
John CaseyFirst Baptist Church ChandlerVoting
Joel HallHall & Ludlam P.L.L.C.Voting
Joseph HernandezNole/McCollough PropertiesVoting
Dr. Thomas R LewisOklahoma University Health Science CenterVoting
Rich LoveConner &Winters LLPExofficio
Vacant VacantVoting
Board Term Lengths 2 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019-Dec 31, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $360,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $360,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$68$322$274
Unrealized Gain/Loss----$2,464
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$479,656$443,965$501,114
Administration Expense$92,545$117,886$71,501
Fundraising Expense$45,411$16,730$17,854
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.851.030.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%77%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%3%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,515,928$1,590,775$1,580,871
Current Assets$187,465$253,102$279,092
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$38,598$26,962$34,101
Total Net Assets$1,477,330$1,563,813$1,546,770
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.869.398.18
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $454,506Contributions $519,588Contributions $494,073
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $72,586Earned Revenue $64,444Earned Revenue $57,096
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $68Other $11,270Realized & Unrealized Gain/(Loss) $2,464
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address PO Box 308
Chandler, OK 74834
Primary Phone 918 607-0768
Contact Email info@wsbr.ws
Give with Credit Card http://www.wsbr.ws/donatenew.html
CEO/Executive Director Derin Carr
Board Chair Dr. T.R. Lewis
Board Chair Company Affiliation OU Medical