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The Pocket Testament League

Mobilizing and equipping Christians to read, carry, and share the word since 1893

three stars

86.79

P.O. Box 800 Lititz, PA 17543
tel: (844) 376-2538   Web Site
EIN: 22-1616250

Board Leadership
Robert Kauffman
Chairman

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.79 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pocket Testament League has, since 1893, motivated Christians to read, carry and share the Word of God. Started as the vision of a teenage girl named Helen Cadbury, The Pocket Testament League provides resources to help believers develop a lifestyle of biblical discipline and personal evangelism. The ministry also encourages people to support others who are sharing their faith, through a unique sponsorship program in which sponsors actually receive feedback from those they sponsor showing how lives are being changed.

The Pocket Testament League has, since 1893, motivated Christians to read, carry and share the Word of God. Started as the vision of a teenage girl named Helen Cadbury, The Pocket Testament League provides resources to help believers develop a lifestyle of biblical discipline and personal evangelism. The ministry also encourages people to support others who are sharing their faith, through a unique sponsorship program in which sponsors actually receive feedback from those they sponsor showing how lives are being changed.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Pocket Testament League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Pocket Testament League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 86.79 three stars
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NE) 93.37 four stars
FORGE (CO) 86.51 three stars
Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown (PA) 96.69 four stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,978,020
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,978,020
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,978,020
   Other Revenue $43,850
TOTAL REVENUE $3,021,870
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,082,546
   Administrative Expenses $297,889
   Fundraising Expenses $190,313
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,570,748
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-548,878
   
Net Assets $2,038,403

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
Mobilize & Equip Christians $3,082,546 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 86.79 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 86.75 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 77.87 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 78.37 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 78.14 two stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 80.86 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 80.46 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 22-1616250
Name in IRS Master File POCKET TESTAMENT LEAGUE INC
NTEE Code X83
NTEE Classification Religious Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (5) Mission
(4) Church auxiliary
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 September, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 2.80% David J Collum Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$157,440 4.40% Michael Brickley President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 86.79 three stars
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 92.57 four stars
America's Keswick (NJ) 87.62 three stars
YouthFront (KS) 87.62 three stars
Man in the Mirror (FL) 91.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Pocket Testament League
P.O. Box 800
Lititz, PA 17543
tel: (844) 376-2538
EIN: 22-1616250

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Board Leadership

Robert Kauffman
Chairman

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