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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Family Association

Communicating an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America.

90.71

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

Board Leadership
Terry Pierce
Chairman

CEO
Tim Wildmon
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71
  Financial 87.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth -3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
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) 90.71
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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 89.08

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,418,814
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,418,814
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,418,814
   Other Revenue $940,373
TOTAL REVENUE $19,359,187
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,369,577
   Administrative Expenses $943,526
   Fundraising Expenses $944,539
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,257,642
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,101,545
   
Net Assets $29,784,736

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 $6,875,894 42.0%
Advocacy on Anti-Christian Bigotry $5,316,456 32.5%
AFA Internet Operations $3,232,331 19.7%

Ratings History
American Family Association has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.71
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.91
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.16
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.66
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 95.02
2013-06 09/01/2014 92.54
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.51
2011-06 06/01/2012 89.73
2010-06 10/01/2011 93.46
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.73
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 90.08
2009-06 09/01/2010 99.18
2008-06 04/01/2010 96.72
2007-06 06/01/2008 96.64
2006-06 05/01/2007 94.78
2005-06 06/01/2006 87.29
2004-06 06/01/2005 84.28
2003-06 08/01/2004 78.04
2002-06 04/15/2003 84.53

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$183,936 1.00% Timothy B. Wildmon President

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American Family Association (MS) 90.71
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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

Terry Pierce
Chairman

CEO

Tim Wildmon
President

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