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Desiring God Ministries

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him

two stars

72.78

2112 BROADWAY ST NE STE 150 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413
tel: (888) 346-4700   Web Site
EIN: 01-0797083

CEO
Scott Anderson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.78 two stars
  Financial 89.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 63.00 one star
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2004, Desiring God Ministries started with sharing the sermons of John Piper through tapes and books. Today Desiring God has blossomed into an international web ministry with 12,000+ free resources and 3.5+million monthly users with John serving as lead teacher for the ministry. We aim to help people everywhere embrace a profound truth that changes everything about life and eternity: You were created for something greater than yourself and were formed for something awesome and magnificent. You were made to know glory — God's glory. We call this truth Christian Hedonism. And declaring it to the world is why we exist. Everything we create and distribute here at Desiring God exists to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ.

Founded in 2004, Desiring God Ministries started with sharing the sermons of John Piper through tapes and books. Today Desiring God has blossomed into an international web ministry with 12,000+ free resources and 3.5+million monthly users with John serving as lead teacher for the ministry. We aim to help people everywhere embrace a profound truth that changes everything about life and eternity: You were created for something greater than yourself and were formed for something awesome and magnificent. You were made to know glory — God's glory. We call this truth Christian Hedonism. And declaring it to the world is why we exist. Everything we create and distribute here at Desiring God exists to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ.

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Financial

three stars

89.38

Accountability & Transparency

one star

63.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 16.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Desiring God Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Desiring God Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Our staff, Our board
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Desiring God Ministries (MN) 72.78 two stars
Messenger International (CO) 94.13 four stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,009,610
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,009,610
   Program Service Revenue $23,950
Total Primary Revenue $7,033,560
   Other Revenue $148,417
TOTAL REVENUE $7,181,977
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,517,517
   Administrative Expenses $650,311
   Fundraising Expenses $857,582
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,025,410
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,156,567
   
Net Assets $4,304,195

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
Website Platform for Sermons and Other Media $2,853,735 63.2%
Resource Development $1,265,175 28.0%
Events $398,607 8.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/01/2020 72.78 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 01-0797083
Name in IRS Master File DESIRING GOD MINISTRIES
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
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 February, 2005
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,297 2.46% Scott Anderson President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Desiring God Ministries (MN) 72.78 two stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35 four stars
Good News (TX) 87.13 three stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars

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Desiring God Ministries
2112 BROADWAY ST NE STE 150
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413
tel: (888) 346-4700
EIN: 01-0797083

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CEO

Scott Anderson
President & CEO

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