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Stand to Reason

Equipping Christian Ambassadors with knowledge, wisdom and character

three stars

80.89

1438 East 33rd Street Signal Hill, CA 90755
tel: (562) 595-7333   Web Site
EIN: 33-0604522

Board Leadership
William Bradford
Chairman

CEO
Gregory Koukl
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.89 three stars
  Financial 80.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, Stand to Reason (STR) equips Christian ambassadors with knowledge, wisdom, and character. STR trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square. We focus on the basics, the fundamentals of theology and ethics, and the fundamental tools of thought. STR teaches the value of using our minds to love God and share the Gospel. We encourage Christians to develop coherent answers to questions that challenge Christianity so that their faith is deepened and thereby are emboldened to share the Gospel. STR develops religious educational materials such as audio tapes and written commentaries for Christians.

Founded in 1993, Stand to Reason (STR) equips Christian ambassadors with knowledge, wisdom, and character. STR trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square. We focus on the basics, the fundamentals of theology and ethics, and the fundamental tools of thought. STR teaches the value of using our minds to love God and share the Gospel. We encourage Christians to develop coherent answers to questions that challenge Christianity so that their faith is deepened and thereby are emboldened to share the Gospel. STR develops religious educational materials such as audio tapes and written commentaries for Christians.

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Financial

three stars

80.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Stand to Reason on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Stand to Reason on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Stand to Reason (CA) 80.89 three stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 85.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,989,934
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,989,934
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,989,934
   Other Revenue $91,030
TOTAL REVENUE $2,080,964
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,384,032
   Administrative Expenses $327,843
   Fundraising Expenses $209,879
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,921,754
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $159,210
   
Net Assets $929,155

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 80.89 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 82.13 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 83.25 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 83.77 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 79.48 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.46 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 83.84 three stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 76.96 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 76.17 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 76.93 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 81.98 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 84.71 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.45 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 84.90 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.04 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.46 four 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 33-0604522
Name in IRS Master File STAND TO REASON
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
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, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$9,426 0.49% Gregory P. Koukl President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$27,059 1.40% Melinda L. Penner Secretary, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Stand to Reason (CA) 80.89 three stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 94.05 four stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Stand to Reason
1438 East 33rd Street
Signal Hill, CA 90755
tel: (562) 595-7333
fax: (562) 595-7332
EIN: 33-0604522

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Board Leadership

William Bradford
Chairman

CEO

Gregory Koukl
President & CEO

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