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World Mission

Delivering the Word of God to oral learners living in unreached people groups.

three stars

88.46

4200 Alpine Avenue NW Comstock Park, MI 49519
tel: (616) 534-5689   Web Site
EIN: 38-3213457

Board Leadership
Mark Young
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.46 three stars
  Financial 91.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

World Mission is a non-profit Christian organization founded in 1994 to support projects that took the gospel into third-world countries. World Mission delivers the Word of God in audio format (The Treasure) to oral learners living in unreached people groups. A key component of our distribution is the relationship World Mission has with our national partners in the 10/40 Window. National partners work with indigenous churches and Christian organizations that share Treasures with people in the far reaches of the world, focusing on unreached people.

World Mission is a non-profit Christian organization founded in 1994 to support projects that took the gospel into third-world countries. World Mission delivers the Word of God in audio format (The Treasure) to oral learners living in unreached people groups. A key component of our distribution is the relationship World Mission has with our national partners in the 10/40 Window. National partners work with indigenous churches and Christian organizations that share Treasures with people in the far reaches of the world, focusing on unreached people.

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Financial

four stars

91.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Mission (MI) 88.46 three stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 90.16 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 88.15 three stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 88.72 three stars
Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (TX) 99.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,164,062
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $138,247
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,302,309
   Program Service Revenue $144,476
Total Primary Revenue $2,446,785
   Other Revenue $394,962
TOTAL REVENUE $2,841,747
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,266,619
   Administrative Expenses $224,382
   Fundraising Expenses $243,898
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,734,899
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $106,848
   
Net Assets $2,748,120

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 and Sale of Audio Bibles $2,266,619 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.46 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 88.52 three stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 83.66 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 38-3213457
Name in IRS Master File WORLD MISSION
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,791 2.73% Greg Kelley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Mission (MI) 88.46 three stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 96.63 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 86.43 three stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 90.16 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 88.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Mission
4200 Alpine Avenue NW
Comstock Park, MI 49519
tel: (616) 534-5689
fax: (866) 778-0868
EIN: 38-3213457

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Board Leadership

Mark Young
President

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