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Living Waters

Inspiring and equipping Christians in fulfilling the Great Commission

one star

68.12

9818 Arkansas Street Bellflower, CA 90706
tel: (562) 207-9300   Web Site
EIN: 27-0094016

CEO
Ray Comfort
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.12 one star
  Financial 65.48 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 71.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

It is the mission of Living Waters to serve the local church by assisting in globally educating God's people in the principles of biblical evangelism; exhorting them to fulfill the Great Commission; and equipping them with every necessary resource along the way. We do this primarily through the teaching and preaching of God's Word, strategic conferences, academic and practical training opportunities, networking platforms, and the production and dissemination of various printed and audio/visual media. Our vision is to inspire in every Christian a God-glorifying passion to fulfill the Great Commission.

It is the mission of Living Waters to serve the local church by assisting in globally educating God's people in the principles of biblical evangelism; exhorting them to fulfill the Great Commission; and equipping them with every necessary resource along the way. We do this primarily through the teaching and preaching of God's Word, strategic conferences, academic and practical training opportunities, networking platforms, and the production and dissemination of various printed and audio/visual media. Our vision is to inspire in every Christian a God-glorifying passion to fulfill the Great Commission.

Financial

one star

65.48

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

71.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
41.0%
  Administrative Expenses 45.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Waters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Waters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Waters (CA) 68.12 one star
Christian Motorcyclists Association (AR) 90.60 four stars
Leadership Roundtable (DC) 88.83 three stars
Youth for Christ, Miami (FL) 89.23 three stars
The Presidential Prayer Team (AZ) 90.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,634,427
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,634,427
   Program Service Revenue $49,019
Total Primary Revenue $2,683,446
   Other Revenue $888,665
TOTAL REVENUE $3,572,111
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,319,585
   Administrative Expenses $1,312,580
   Fundraising Expenses $465,693
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,097,858
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $474,253
   
Net Assets $3,255,516

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
Outreach $297,879 22.6%
Spanish Language Outreach $208,744 15.8%
The Way of the Master Television Series $198,677 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 68.12 one star
2018-12 03/01/2020 66.47 one star
2017-12 03/01/2019 65.71 one star
2016-12 03/01/2018 66.31 one star
2015-12 11/01/2017 68.91 one star

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

EIN 27-0094016
Name in IRS Master File LIVING WATERS PUBLICATIONS
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 June, 2005
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,000 4.45% Ray Comfort CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$131,633 4.24% Emeal Zwayne President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Waters (CA) 68.12 one star
Leadership Roundtable (DC) 88.83 three stars
YouthFront (KS) 88.67 three stars
Youth for Christ, Miami (FL) 89.23 three stars
Entrust (CO) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Living Waters
9818 Arkansas Street
Bellflower, CA 90706
tel: (562) 207-9300
fax: (562) 207-9313
EIN: 27-0094016

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CEO

Ray Comfort
CEO

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