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Awana

Helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ

three stars

84.17

One East Bode Road Streamwood, IL 60107
tel: (630) 213-2000   Web Site
EIN: 36-2428692

Board Leadership
David Branton
Chairman

CEO
Valerie Bell
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.17 three stars
  Financial 83.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

83.40

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Awana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Awana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Awana (IL) 84.17 three stars
The Outreach Foundation (TN) 98.23 four stars
Advancing Native Missions (VA) 91.03 four stars
EvanTell (TX) 87.06 three stars
Christian Medical & Dental Associations (TN) 93.19 four stars

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For nearly 60 years, Awana has been a leader in children's ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ. Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2-18 that actively involve parents, church leaders and mentors. Each week, more than a million children and youth, 250,000 volunteers and 300-plus field staff take part in Awana in over 18,000 churches in the U.S. and internationally. Awana works with churches from nearly 100 different denominations. Today, more than 12,000 U.S. churches run Awana with programs in all 50 states. Awana can also be found in over 6,000 churches in 109 other countries and six continents.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,373,659
   Federated Campaigns $52,789
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $10,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,436,698
   Program Service Revenue $2,360,628
Total Primary Revenue $14,797,326
   Other Revenue $17,471,944
TOTAL REVENUE $32,269,270
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,281,209
   Administrative Expenses $4,293,100
   Fundraising Expenses $2,302,626
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,876,935
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,607,665
   
Net Assets $16,478,788

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
Awana Programs in Churches Around the World $27,281,209 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.17 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.54 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 83.04 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 85.52 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 84.22 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.86 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 81.41 three stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 82.41 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 72.83 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 76.20 two stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 81.99 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 75.02 two stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 72.53 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 85.23 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 86.29 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 91.26 four 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 36-2428692
Name in IRS Master File AWANA CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or 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 May, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$182,328 0.53% Jack Eggar President, CEO

For nearly 60 years, Awana has been a leader in children's ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ. Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2-18 that actively involve parents, church leaders and mentors. Each week, more than a million children and youth, 250,000 volunteers and 300-plus field staff take part in Awana in over 18,000 churches in the U.S. and internationally. Awana works with churches from nearly 100 different denominations. Today, more than 12,000 U.S. churches run Awana with programs in all 50 states. Awana can also be found in over 6,000 churches in 109 other countries and six continents.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Awana (IL) 84.17 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Awana
One East Bode Road
Streamwood, IL 60107
tel: (630) 213-2000
EIN: 36-2428692

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Board Leadership

David Branton
Chairman

CEO

Valerie Bell
CEO

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