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Ave Maria Radio

Build the Church. Bless the Nation.

three stars

89.02

P.O. Box 504 Ann Arbor, MI 48106
tel: (734) 930-5200   Web Site
EIN: 38-3263675

Board Leadership
Al Kresta
President

CEO
Al Kresta
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.02 three stars
  Financial 86.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ave Maria Radio is a listener supported organization that employs broadcast radio, mobile technology and internet streaming to offer news, analysis, teaching, devotions and music to demonstrate the Good News that Jesus is Lord over all areas of life. We show that the teaching of Christ, through His Church, offers a rational view of the world, a deep sense of spirituality, a firm family life, enhanced human relationships, and the creation of a culture of life and love.

Ave Maria Radio is a listener supported organization that employs broadcast radio, mobile technology and internet streaming to offer news, analysis, teaching, devotions and music to demonstrate the Good News that Jesus is Lord over all areas of life. We show that the teaching of Christ, through His Church, offers a rational view of the world, a deep sense of spirituality, a firm family life, enhanced human relationships, and the creation of a culture of life and love.

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Financial

three stars

86.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ave Maria Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ave Maria Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.81 three stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 93.40 four stars
Changed Lives (TN) 87.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,174,716
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,174,716
   Program Service Revenue $911,589
Total Primary Revenue $2,086,305
   Other Revenue $827
TOTAL REVENUE $2,087,132
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,925,309
   Administrative Expenses $143,477
   Fundraising Expenses $159,657
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,228,443
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-141,311
   
Net Assets $534,930

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
Radio Programming $1,925,309 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 89.02 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.98 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 78.62 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.41 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 78.78 two stars
2013-12 09/01/2015 79.82 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 77.21 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 71.54 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2013 78.46 two 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 38-3263675
Name in IRS Master File AVE MARIA COMMUNICATIONS
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (8) Religious publishing 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, 2006
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
$123,668 5.54% Al Kresta President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 89.41 three stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
Our Daily Bread Ministries (MI) 90.51 four stars
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 96.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ave Maria Radio
P.O. Box 504
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
tel: (734) 930-5200
EIN: 38-3263675

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Board Leadership

Al Kresta
President

CEO

Al Kresta
President and CEO

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