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The Trinity Forum

Contributing to the transformation and renewal of society through the transformation and renewal of leaders

four stars

90.21

1000 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 944-9881   Web Site
EIN: 54-1612640

Board Leadership
Byron Smith
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Cherie Harder
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.21 four stars
  Financial 86.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Trinity Forum is a nonprofit organization that provides the space and resources to engage life's deepest questions in the context of faith. It works to cultivate networks of leaders whose integrity and vision will renew culture and promote human freedom and flourishing. We provide access to a broad but focused body of classic and thoughtful writings designed to facilitate conversation and reflection around some of society's most intriguing questions and themes. Additionally, through unique programs, it offers contexts for leaders to consider together the great ideas that have shaped civilization and the faith that has animated its highest achievements. The Trinity Forum affirms the ancient, historical, and orthodox understanding of Christian faith as articulated in the Apostles' Creed.

The Trinity Forum is a nonprofit organization that provides the space and resources to engage life's deepest questions in the context of faith. It works to cultivate networks of leaders whose integrity and vision will renew culture and promote human freedom and flourishing. We provide access to a broad but focused body of classic and thoughtful writings designed to facilitate conversation and reflection around some of society's most intriguing questions and themes. Additionally, through unique programs, it offers contexts for leaders to consider together the great ideas that have shaped civilization and the faith that has animated its highest achievements. The Trinity Forum affirms the ancient, historical, and orthodox understanding of Christian faith as articulated in the Apostles' Creed.

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Financial

three stars

86.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Trinity Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Trinity Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Trinity Forum (DC) 90.21 four stars
Public Education Foundation (TN) 87.43 three stars
The Chicago Public Education Fund (IL) 95.37 four stars
School for Advanced Research (NM) 85.61 three stars
Summit Academy OIC (MN) 93.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $919,510
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $919,510
   Program Service Revenue $385,607
Total Primary Revenue $1,305,117
   Other Revenue $20,995
TOTAL REVENUE $1,326,112
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,014,423
   Administrative Expenses $173,575
   Fundraising Expenses $14,700
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,202,698
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $123,414
   
Net Assets $491,369

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 90.21 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2020 88.50 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.40 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 85.38 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 73.80 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 65.85 one star
2014-12 02/01/2017 65.19 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 65.19 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 62.60 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 62.85 one star
2012-12 05/01/2014 72.27 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 54-1612640
Name in IRS Master File THE TRINITY FORUM INC
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1992
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
$240,313 19.98% Cherie Harder President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Trinity Forum (DC) 90.21 four stars
On the Move (CA) 88.81 three stars
Teaching Matters (NY) 91.06 four stars
Summit Academy OIC (MN) 93.31 four stars
Robert Toigo Foundation (CA) 94.81 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Trinity Forum
1000 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 944-9881
fax: (202) 944-9885
EIN: 54-1612640

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Board Leadership

Byron Smith
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Cherie Harder
President

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