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Living on the Edge

Helping Christians live like Christians

three stars

87.63

3080 Premiere Parkway Suite 150
Duluth, GA 30097
tel: (888) 333-6003   Web Site
EIN: 46-0484695

Board Leadership
Gearl Spicer
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Chip Ingram
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.63 three stars
  Financial 82.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Living on the Edge exists to help Christians live like Christians. The ministry was established in 1995 as a radio ministry of pastor and author Chip Ingram, and has since grown into an international discipleship ministry. The ministry creates Biblical teaching and tools that challenge and equip spiritually healthy Christians to become mature disciples of Jesus.

Living on the Edge exists to help Christians live like Christians. The ministry was established in 1995 as a radio ministry of pastor and author Chip Ingram, and has since grown into an international discipleship ministry. The ministry creates Biblical teaching and tools that challenge and equip spiritually healthy Christians to become mature disciples of Jesus.

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Financial

three stars

82.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living on the Edge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living on the Edge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living on the Edge (GA) 87.63 three stars
KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 90.60 four stars
Changed Lives (TN) 87.81 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.81 three stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,987,357
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,987,357
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,987,357
   Other Revenue $430,396
TOTAL REVENUE $7,417,753
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,224,429
   Administrative Expenses $498,551
   Fundraising Expenses $988,786
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,711,766
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $705,987
   
Net Assets $5,058,816

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
Production & Distribution of Christian-Based Media $5,224,429 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 87.63 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.59 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 83.40 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 81.89 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.14 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 72.58 two stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 69.70 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 46-0484695
Name in IRS Master File LIVING ON THE EDGE WITH CHIP INGRAM
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 June, 2003
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,703 2.43% Chip Ingram Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$213,307 3.17% Andrew Accardy President & COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living on the Edge (GA) 87.63 three stars
Jewish Voice Ministries International (AZ) 91.31 four stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 89.16 three stars
Haven Ministries (CA) 85.43 three stars
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 88.94 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Living on the Edge
3080 Premiere Parkway
Suite 150
Duluth, GA 30097
tel: (888) 333-6003
EIN: 46-0484695

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3007
Suwanee, GA 30024

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Board Leadership

Gearl Spicer
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Chip Ingram
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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