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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

VSS Catholic Communications

Spirit Catholic Radio Network

two stars

77.18

13326 A Street Omaha, NE 68144
tel: (855) 571-0200   Web Site
EIN: 91-1857425

Board Leadership
Tom Carney
President

CEO
Jim Carroll
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.18 two stars
  Financial 88.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

VSS Catholic Communications is dedicated to answering the call of the late Holy Father, Blessed John Paul II, for a New Evangelization. Our charism in the mission of evangelization is to broadly employ broadcast media to transmit the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the fullness of the living Tradition as preserved, revered and proclaimed by the Catholic Church for more than 2,000 years. Everyone involved recognizes this apostolate as an extraordinary gift, which we receive anew each day.

VSS Catholic Communications is dedicated to answering the call of the late Holy Father, Blessed John Paul II, for a New Evangelization. Our charism in the mission of evangelization is to broadly employ broadcast media to transmit the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the fullness of the living Tradition as preserved, revered and proclaimed by the Catholic Church for more than 2,000 years. Everyone involved recognizes this apostolate as an extraordinary gift, which we receive anew each day.

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Financial

three stars

88.12

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
69.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.17
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VSS Catholic Communications on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VSS Catholic Communications on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VSS Catholic Communications (NE) 77.18 two stars
The Family Radio Network, Inc. (WI) 91.00 four stars
In Touch Ministries (GA) 86.14 three stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 93.40 four stars
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,989,395
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,989,395
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,989,395
   Other Revenue $8,450
TOTAL REVENUE $1,997,845
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,376,361
   Administrative Expenses $229,703
   Fundraising Expenses $365,514
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,971,578
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,267
   
Net Assets $6,001,383

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 Broadcasting $1,376,361 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 77.18 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 76.80 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 70.41 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 71.86 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.51 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 73.33 two stars
2013-12 12/01/2015 73.18 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 70.61 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 72.03 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 91-1857425
Name in IRS Master File VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS INC
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 December, 1997
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
$109,596 5.55% Jim Carroll Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VSS Catholic Communications (NE) 77.18 two stars
Unity Productions Foundation (VA) 89.12 three stars
D. James Kennedy Ministries (FL) 86.61 three stars
Great Plains Christian Radio (KS) 85.66 three stars
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

VSS Catholic Communications
13326 A Street
Omaha, NE 68144
tel: (855) 571-0200
fax: (402) 571-0833
EIN: 91-1857425

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Board Leadership

Tom Carney
President

CEO

Jim Carroll
Executive Director

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