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American Bible Society

Sharing God's Word with the world

85.22

101 N Independence Mall E Fl 8 Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 309-0900   Web Site
EIN: 13-1623885

Board Leadership
Karen Mcdonald
Chair Of The Board

CEO
Robert Briggs
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.22
  Financial 79.49
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

From the American Bible Society's (ABS) founding in 1816, we have been focused on translation, publication and the distribution of Bibles to as many people as possible. Our mission today is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message. ABS carries out its mission by: affirming the power of God to speak to every generation through the Holy Scriptures; providing translations of the Holy Scriptures that are faithful to the wording of the original language biblical texts; working in partnership with all Christian churches and Christian communities; producing materials that avoid endorsing or advocating any doctrinal positions; and utilizing appropriate communication tools that allow the Word of God to come alive in individual and public life.

From the American Bible Society's (ABS) founding in 1816, we have been focused on translation, publication and the distribution of Bibles to as many people as possible. Our mission today is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message. ABS carries out its mission by: affirming the power of God to speak to every generation through the Holy Scriptures; providing translations of the Holy Scriptures that are faithful to the wording of the original language biblical texts; working in partnership with all Christian churches and Christian communities; producing materials that avoid endorsing or advocating any doctrinal positions; and utilizing appropriate communication tools that allow the Word of God to come alive in individual and public life.

Financial

79.49

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.33
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.83
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bible Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bible Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $58,583,048
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $58,583,048
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $58,583,048
   Other Revenue $38,522,391
TOTAL REVENUE $97,105,439
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $73,410,189
   Administrative Expenses $7,401,325
   Fundraising Expenses $19,786,919
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $100,598,433
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,492,994
   
Net Assets $626,078,146

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$400,067 0.39% Roy L. Peterson President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$264,069 0.26% Robert Briggs Interim President & CEO

Mission

From the American Bible Society's (ABS) founding in 1816, we have been focused on translation, publication and the distribution of Bibles to as many people as possible. Our mission today is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message. ABS carries out its mission by: affirming the power of God to speak to every generation through the Holy Scriptures; providing translations of the Holy Scriptures that are faithful to the wording of the original language biblical texts; working in partnership with all Christian churches and Christian communities; producing materials that avoid endorsing or advocating any doctrinal positions; and utilizing appropriate communication tools that allow the Word of God to come alive in individual and public life.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Bible Society (PA) 85.22
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78
Biblica - The International Bible Society (CO) 86.02
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35
Bibles For The World (CO) 88.39

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Charity Contact Info

American Bible Society
101 N Independence Mall E Fl 8
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 309-0900
fax: (215) 689-4308
EIN: 13-1623885

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Board Leadership

Karen Mcdonald
Chair Of The Board

CEO

Robert Briggs
President