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Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass

Providing compassionate spiritual care for Catholics unable to participate in holy Mass at a parish.

three stars

86.79

1126 South 70th Street Suite N601
Milwaukee, WI 53214
tel: (855) 855-6277   Web Site
EIN: 39-1420941

Board Leadership
William Thorn
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 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Heart of the Nation produces and televises weekly Sunday Mass nationwide, providing compassionate spiritual care for Catholics unable to participate in holy Mass at a parish. For the faithful who can't get to church because of the frailties of age, illness or injury, lack of transportation, or other struggles, Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass on TV and online offers a connection with the Lord Jesus and the community of faith. Since Holy Saturday, 1984, Heart of the Nation has televised Sunday TV Mass. Today, more than 78 million TV households nationwide can tune in the Mass on the ION Network and additional channels. The online Mass makes Catholic Sunday liturgy available to travelers, troops, and others around the globe.

Heart of the Nation produces and televises weekly Sunday Mass nationwide, providing compassionate spiritual care for Catholics unable to participate in holy Mass at a parish. For the faithful who can't get to church because of the frailties of age, illness or injury, lack of transportation, or other struggles, Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass on TV and online offers a connection with the Lord Jesus and the community of faith. Since Holy Saturday, 1984, Heart of the Nation has televised Sunday TV Mass. Today, more than 78 million TV households nationwide can tune in the Mass on the ION Network and additional channels. The online Mass makes Catholic Sunday liturgy available to travelers, troops, and others around the globe.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 18.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass (WI) 86.79 three stars
KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 93.94 four stars
Faith Radio (AL) 85.15 three stars
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 87.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,079,555
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,079,555
   Program Service Revenue $10,445
Total Primary Revenue $3,090,000
   Other Revenue $5,243
TOTAL REVENUE $3,095,243
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,526,868
   Administrative Expenses $138,406
   Fundraising Expenses $285,889
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,951,163
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $144,080
   
Net Assets $989,430

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
The Sunday TV Mass $1,874,385 74.2%
Publishing and Website $334,303 13.2%
Mass Production $317,466 12.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.79 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 84.70 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 82.80 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 82.81 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 39-1420941
Name in IRS Master File SANTA FE COMMUNICATIONS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(150) Hospital
(120) 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 October, 2009
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 4.06% Bruno John Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass (WI) 86.79 three stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 87.63 three stars
Our Daily Bread Ministries (MI) 90.51 four stars
Zola Levitt Ministries (TX) 88.84 three stars
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass
1126 South 70th Street
Suite N601
Milwaukee, WI 53214
tel: (855) 855-6277
fax: (414) 475-3621
EIN: 39-1420941

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Board Leadership

William Thorn
Chairman

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