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FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.)

Exploring a life of faith with independent school students

four stars

92.87

140 Elm Street New Canaan, CT 06840
tel: (203) 972-3408   Web Site
EIN: 06-0870830

Board Leadership
Howard Shafferman
Chairman Of The Board

CEO
Daniel Carter Walker
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.87 four stars
  Financial 89.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

FOCUS is the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc. It is a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, faculty, clergy, and professionals from a variety of Christian denominations drawn together by a common faith and purpose. Our purpose is to explore with independent school students a life of faith that is real, adventurous, intellectually sound, and eminently practical.

FOCUS is the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc. It is a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, faculty, clergy, and professionals from a variety of Christian denominations drawn together by a common faith and purpose. Our purpose is to explore with independent school students a life of faith that is real, adventurous, intellectually sound, and eminently practical.

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Financial

three stars

89.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.18
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.) (CT) 92.87 four stars
Interface Ministries (GA) 86.79 three stars
Interfaith Youth Core (IL) 89.35 three stars
Coalition for Christian Outreach (PA) 95.67 four stars
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (DC) 86.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,328,797
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $133,380
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,462,177
   Program Service Revenue $506,387
Total Primary Revenue $3,968,564
   Other Revenue $123,988
TOTAL REVENUE $4,092,552
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,783,729
   Administrative Expenses $405,048
   Fundraising Expenses $350,045
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,538,822
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $553,730
   
Net Assets $7,926,027

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
Programs and Conferences $2,783,729 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 08/01/2018 92.87 four stars
2017-05 07/01/2018 91.32 four stars
2016-05 09/01/2017 88.54 three stars
2016-05 08/01/2017 87.84 three stars
2015-05 05/01/2017 88.13 three stars
2015-05 08/01/2016 87.45 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 84.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 10/01/2015 83.35 three stars
2013-05 09/01/2014 82.66 three stars
2013-05 08/01/2014 81.65 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 06-0870830
Name in IRS Master File FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS IN UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOLS INC
NTEE Code B80
NTEE Classification Student Services, Organizations of Students
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(29) Other religious 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, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,651 3.63% Daniel Walker Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.) (CT) 92.87 four stars
Word of Life Fellowship (NY) 92.99 four stars
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 86.67 three stars
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (DC) 86.43 three stars
International Friendships, Inc. (OH) 87.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.)
140 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
tel: (203) 972-3408
EIN: 06-0870830

Mail donations to:
P.O. BOX 1027
New Canaan, CT 06840

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Board Leadership

Howard Shafferman
Chairman Of The Board

CEO

Daniel Carter Walker
Executive Director

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