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Sports Outreach Institute

Hope plays, hope teaches, hope feeds, hope trains, hope heals

three stars

87.63

2740 Fort Avenue Suite C
Lynchburg, VA 24501
tel: (434) 582-4707   Web Site
EIN: 54-1479310

Board Leadership
Cliff Lundberg
Chairman

CEO
Sal Ferlise
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.63 three stars
  Financial 82.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) is to identify and train committed Christian leadership in the effective use of sports ministry, in the spreading of the Gospel message, and in alleviating human suffering. Founded in 1988 with the goal of reaching the poorest communities around the world through the love and eternal hope of the Gospel of Jesus, God has grown SOI to now encompass over 100 staff members in ministry locations throughout the U.S., Latin America and Africa. SOI maintains five major projects: sports ministry, teaching, feeding, training and public health.

The mission of Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) is to identify and train committed Christian leadership in the effective use of sports ministry, in the spreading of the Gospel message, and in alleviating human suffering. Founded in 1988 with the goal of reaching the poorest communities around the world through the love and eternal hope of the Gospel of Jesus, God has grown SOI to now encompass over 100 staff members in ministry locations throughout the U.S., Latin America and Africa. SOI maintains five major projects: sports ministry, teaching, feeding, training and public health.

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Financial

three stars

82.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sports Outreach Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sports Outreach Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sports Outreach Institute (VA) 87.63 three stars
InterServe USA (PA) 86.09 three stars
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) (NY) 95.54 four stars
Solid Rock International (IN) 98.21 four stars
International Leadership Institute (GA) 94.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,814,201
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $21,280
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,835,481
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,835,481
   Other Revenue $118
TOTAL REVENUE $1,835,599
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,531,452
   Administrative Expenses $182,159
   Fundraising Expenses $37,161
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,750,772
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $84,827
   
Net Assets $188,430

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
Kampala, Uganda $182,264 11.9%
Gulu, Uganda $293,427 19.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 87.63 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.83 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 85.93 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 83.78 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 82.98 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.76 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.24 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 85.62 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 54-1479310
Name in IRS Master File SPORTS OUTREACH INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary 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 April, 1989
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,415 5.22% Sal Ferlise CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sports Outreach Institute (VA) 87.63 three stars
Pulse (MN) 87.25 three stars
Lifeline Christian Mission (OH) 88.74 three stars
Youth for Christ USA (CO) 87.56 three stars
Moms in Prayer International (CA) 91.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sports Outreach Institute
2740 Fort Avenue
Suite C
Lynchburg, VA 24501
tel: (434) 582-4707
EIN: 54-1479310

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 11855
Lynchburg, VA 24506

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Board Leadership

Cliff Lundberg
Chairman

CEO

Sal Ferlise
CEO

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