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Christian Union

Developing Christian Leaders to Transform Culture

three stars

80.81

19 Vandeventer Avenue Princeton, NJ 08542
tel: (609) 688-1700   Web Site
EIN: 22-3834440

Board Leadership
Matt Bennett
CEO and Founder

CEO
Matt Bennett
CEO and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.81 three stars
  Financial 80.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Christian Union's mission is to transform our nation and world by developing and connecting bold Christian leaders. Christian Union's two main emphases on select universities and professionals in key cities reflect our concern to reach people groups that exert disproportionate cultural influence in the United States. Imagine our society and world transformed by the leadership and values of Christians of wholehearted devotion to the Lord. At present, these eight very influential universities export spiritual darkness into our culture through secularized leadership. It will take prayer, effort and financial resources to reach these future leaders for Christ.

Christian Union's mission is to transform our nation and world by developing and connecting bold Christian leaders. Christian Union's two main emphases on select universities and professionals in key cities reflect our concern to reach people groups that exert disproportionate cultural influence in the United States. Imagine our society and world transformed by the leadership and values of Christians of wholehearted devotion to the Lord. At present, these eight very influential universities export spiritual darkness into our culture through secularized leadership. It will take prayer, effort and financial resources to reach these future leaders for Christ.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of students enrolled in Christian Union Bible courses
1,314
Day & Night social media presence
113,281
Participants in Christian Union Cities Conference
75
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 68.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Union on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Union on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Union (NJ) 80.81 three stars
FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.) (CT) 96.65 four stars
Young Life (CO) 95.09 four stars
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 85.66 three stars
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (MO) 95.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,081,884
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,081,884
   Program Service Revenue $66,915
Total Primary Revenue $6,148,799
   Other Revenue $989,458
TOTAL REVENUE $7,138,257
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,274,081
   Administrative Expenses $769,667
   Fundraising Expenses $1,617,119
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,660,867
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,522,610
   
Net Assets $3,467,346

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
Princeton Program $1,149,011 12.4%
Columbia Program $939,213 10.1%
Harvard Program $796,180 8.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 80.81 three stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 89.74 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 77.11 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 76.30 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.67 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 82.91 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 85.53 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 22-3834440
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN UNION INC
NTEE Code X12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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 July, 2003
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
$137,994 1.18% Matt Bennett Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$153,480 1.31% David Magnuson Associate VP, Development
$143,120 1.22% Daniel Elwell VP, Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Union (NJ) 80.81 three stars
DiscipleMakers (PA) 94.16 four stars
Interface Ministries (GA) 91.47 four stars
Coalition for Christian Outreach (PA) 93.42 four stars
FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.) (CT) 96.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christian Union
19 Vandeventer Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08542
tel: (609) 688-1700
fax: (609) 688-1795
EIN: 22-3834440

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Board Leadership

Matt Bennett
CEO and Founder

CEO

Matt Bennett
CEO and Founder

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