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Family Life Communications

A biblically Christ-centered communications ministry

four stars

93.18

P.O. Box 35300 Tucson, AZ 85740
tel: (800) 776-1070   Web Site
EIN: 74-2462675

Board Leadership
Randy Carlson
Chairman

CEO
Randy Carlson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.18 four stars
  Financial 90.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Family Life Communications, a Biblical Christ-centered communications ministry dedicated to igniting transformation by affirming faith, inspiring hope and equipping each person into healthy relationships and growth in Christ. Family Life operates non-commercial radio stations in Michigan, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Wisconsin, Kansas, Georgia and Florida that broadcast Christian programming consisting of teaching, music, marriage, parenting and children's programs. In addition, stations serve their local communities by airing live remote broadcasts, new, public affairs programs and public service announcements as well as extensive involvement in community service work.

Family Life Communications, a Biblical Christ-centered communications ministry dedicated to igniting transformation by affirming faith, inspiring hope and equipping each person into healthy relationships and growth in Christ. Family Life operates non-commercial radio stations in Michigan, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Wisconsin, Kansas, Georgia and Florida that broadcast Christian programming consisting of teaching, music, marriage, parenting and children's programs. In addition, stations serve their local communities by airing live remote broadcasts, new, public affairs programs and public service announcements as well as extensive involvement in community service work.

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Financial

four stars

90.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Family Life Communications on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Family Life Communications on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries (AR) 87.02 three stars
In Touch Ministries (GA) 86.14 three stars
KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 93.94 four stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,632,025
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,632,025
   Program Service Revenue $650,241
Total Primary Revenue $9,282,266
   Other Revenue $396,665
TOTAL REVENUE $9,678,931
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,725,386
   Administrative Expenses $442,627
   Fundraising Expenses $825,153
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,993,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $685,795
   
Net Assets $14,499,971

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
Family Life Radio $4,328,671 56.0%
Intentional Living $823,144 10.7%

Ratings History
Family Life Communications has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 93.18 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 90.97 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.91 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 85.93 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.67 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.27 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 93.79 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 87.82 three stars
2009-12 12/23/2011 90.47 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.88 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.59 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 82.67 three stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 80.02 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 74-2462675
Name in IRS Master File FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM
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 (29) Other religious activities
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM
Ruling Date August, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 - Group return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Randy L. Carlson President $212,975

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars
EWTN (AL) 86.61 three stars
In Touch Ministries (GA) 86.14 three stars
The Christophers (NY) 85.58 three stars
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 88.94 three stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Family Life Communications
  • Parent Talk, Inc. (86-0672542)
  • Family Life Broadcasting System (38-1812892)

Charity Contact Info

Family Life Communications
P.O. Box 35300
Tucson, AZ 85740
tel: (800) 776-1070
EIN: 74-2462675

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Board Leadership

Randy Carlson
Chairman

CEO

Randy Carlson
President

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