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Bibles for America

We love the Bible and we love to spread it across America.

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49.08

355 Goddard Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
tel: (888) 551-0102   Web Site
EIN: 33-0912609

Board Leadership
Minoru Chen
President

CEO
Anthony Barba
Vice President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 49.08 zero star
  Financial 76.34 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 32.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2000, Bibles for America's heart is to help you know God and understand the Bible in a deeper way, so we give away free copies of the New Testament Recovery Version and Christian books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. This study Bible and the works of these Christian authors have revolutionized our Christian lives, and we want to share them with everyone we meet. We're always looking for new ways to get Bibles and books into the hands of the people in this country.

Founded in 2000, Bibles for America's heart is to help you know God and understand the Bible in a deeper way, so we give away free copies of the New Testament Recovery Version and Christian books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. This study Bible and the works of these Christian authors have revolutionized our Christian lives, and we want to share them with everyone we meet. We're always looking for new ways to get Bibles and books into the hands of the people in this country.

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Financial

two stars

76.34

Accountability & Transparency

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32.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 26.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth -9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bibles for America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bibles for America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bibles for America (CA) 49.08 zero star
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35 four stars
Answers in Genesis (KY) 87.15 three stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,290,736
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,290,736
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,290,736
   Other Revenue $16,668
TOTAL REVENUE $2,307,404
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,372,813
   Administrative Expenses $503,217
   Fundraising Expenses $23,041
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,899,071
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $408,333
   
Net Assets $1,551,336

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
Distribution Program $1,071,645 78.1%
Bible Recipient Care Program $196,326 14.3%
Education Program $104,842 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 49.08 zero star
2017-12 07/01/2019 51.78 zero star
2016-12 05/01/2018 46.87 zero star
2015-12 12/01/2016 47.88 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 50.66 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 50.81 zero star
2013-12 05/01/2015 50.09 zero star
2012-12 12/01/2013 48.98 zero 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 33-0912609
Name in IRS Master File BIBLES FOR AMERICA INCORPORATED
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
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 March, 2001
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bibles for America (CA) 49.08 zero star
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 94.05 four stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars
Answers in Genesis (KY) 87.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bibles for America
355 Goddard
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
tel: (888) 551-0102
fax: (949) 727-0009
EIN: 33-0912609

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 17537
Irvine, CA 92623

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Board Leadership

Minoru Chen
President

CEO

Anthony Barba
Vice President

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