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American Family Association

Communicating an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America.

four stars

90.91

107 Parkgate Drive P.O. Drawer 2440
Tupelo, MS 38803
tel: (662) 844-5036   Web Site
EIN: 64-0607275

Board Leadership
Michael Murphree
Chairman

CEO
Tim Wildmon
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Family Association (AFA), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association in 1988.

Today, AFA is led by AFA President Tim Wildmon, and it continues as one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with hundreds of thousands of supporters.

The mission of the American Family Association is to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.

It is AFA's goal to be a champion of Christian activism. If you are alarmed by the increasing ungodliness and depravity assaulting our nation, tired of cursing the darkness, and ready to light a bonfire, please join us. Do it for your children and grandchildren.

American Family Association (AFA), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association in 1988.

Today, AFA is led by AFA President Tim Wildmon, and it continues as one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with hundreds of thousands of supporters.

The mission of the American Family Association is to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.

It is AFA's goal to be a champion of Christian activism. If you are alarmed by the increasing ungodliness and depravity assaulting our nation, tired of cursing the darkness, and ready to light a bonfire, please join us. Do it for your children and grandchildren.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.29
  Program Expenses Growth -12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Family Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Family Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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American Family Association (MS) 90.91 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,988,758
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,988,758
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,988,758
   Other Revenue $1,079,635
TOTAL REVENUE $19,068,393
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,004,520
   Administrative Expenses $921,876
   Fundraising Expenses $934,384
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,860,780
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $207,613
   
Net Assets $28,683,191

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
Radio Network $7,182,014 42.2%
Efforts to End Television's Exploitation $5,890,206 34.6%
AFA Journal $760,131 4.5%

Ratings History
American Family Association has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.91 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.16 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 95.02 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 92.54 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.51 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 89.73 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 93.46 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.73 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 90.08 four stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 99.18 four stars
2008-06 04/01/2010 96.72 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 96.64 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 94.78 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 87.29 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 84.28 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 78.04 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 84.53 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 83.51 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 64-0607275
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code X84
NTEE Classification Religious Radio
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 April, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$179,085 0.94% Timothy B. Wildmon President

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Charity Contact Info

American Family Association
107 Parkgate Drive
P.O. Drawer 2440
Tupelo, MS 38803
tel: (662) 844-5036
fax: (662) 821-2044
EIN: 64-0607275

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Board Leadership

Michael Murphree
Chairman

CEO

Tim Wildmon
President

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