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Insight for Living

The Bible-teaching ministry of Charles R. Swindoll

three stars

84.27

P.O. Box 5000 Frisco, TX 75034
tel: (800) 772-8888   Web Site
EIN: 95-3392299

Board Leadership
Chuck Swindoll
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Cynthia Swindoll
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.27 three stars
  Financial 80.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Insight for Living, the Bible-teaching radio ministry of Chuck Swindoll, is committed to excellence in communicating the truths of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ in an accurate, clear, and practical manner. Our desire is for people to grow in their understanding of God's plan for their lives and also to mature as authentic Christians. In the 21st century, technology has opened up media channels such as the Internet and brought about broader AM and FM availability for many countries. Insight for Living is currently broadcasting, podcasting, and Web streaming in seven of the world's top ten languages. Along with our 30 minute daily broadcast, Insight for Living also supports listeners in their personal and spiritual growth through Christian resources.

Insight for Living, the Bible-teaching radio ministry of Chuck Swindoll, is committed to excellence in communicating the truths of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ in an accurate, clear, and practical manner. Our desire is for people to grow in their understanding of God's plan for their lives and also to mature as authentic Christians. In the 21st century, technology has opened up media channels such as the Internet and brought about broader AM and FM availability for many countries. Insight for Living is currently broadcasting, podcasting, and Web streaming in seven of the world's top ten languages. Along with our 30 minute daily broadcast, Insight for Living also supports listeners in their personal and spiritual growth through Christian resources.

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Financial

three stars

80.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 73.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Insight for Living on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Insight for Living on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Insight for Living (TX) 84.27 three stars
Turning Point (CA) 87.21 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.03 three stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 92.08 four stars
Truth For Life (OH) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,004,056
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,004,056
   Program Service Revenue $825,510
Total Primary Revenue $18,829,566
   Other Revenue $43,262
TOTAL REVENUE $18,872,828
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,868,116
   Administrative Expenses $1,735,809
   Fundraising Expenses $1,246,085
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,850,010
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,818
   
Net Assets $5,990,473

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
30 Minute Broadcast and Christian Resources $15,154,024 95.5%
Cruise for Donors $714,092 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 84.27 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 82.54 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 85.96 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 82.29 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.56 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 78.74 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 84.34 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 85.32 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 90.06 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 74.42 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 72.58 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 71.32 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 68.39 one star
2004-06 06/01/2005 71.21 two stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 74.22 two stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 81.56 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.25 three stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 86.38 three 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 95-3392299
Name in IRS Master File INSIGHT FOR LIVING
NTEE Code X84
NTEE Classification Religious Radio
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious 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
(7) Evangelism
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 January, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$191,570 1.01% Cynthia A. Swindoll President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Insight for Living (TX) 84.27 three stars
Educational Media Foundation (CA) 96.51 four stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
Great Plains Christian Radio (KS) 85.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Insight for Living
P.O. Box 5000
Frisco, TX 75034
tel: (800) 772-8888
EIN: 95-3392299

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Board Leadership

Chuck Swindoll
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Cynthia Swindoll
President and CEO

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