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Awana

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

three stars

84.33

One East Bode Road Streamwood, IL 60107
tel: (800) 222-9262   Web Site
EIN: 36-2428692

Board Leadership
Gary Thomas
Chairman

CEO
Valerie Bell
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.33 three stars
  Financial 77.85 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Awana is to equip leaders to reach kids with the gospel and engage them in lifelong discipleship. For nearly 70 years Awana has been a leader in children's ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2-18 that actively engages parents, church leaders, and mentors. Each week over 4.8 million children and youth, 427,000 volunteers, and 227 field staff take part in Awana in over 63,000 churches in the U.S. and around the globe. Awana partners with churches from around 100 different denominations. In the U.S., approximately 9,000 churches run Awana with programs in all 50 states.

The mission of Awana is to equip leaders to reach kids with the gospel and engage them in lifelong discipleship. For nearly 70 years Awana has been a leader in children's ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2-18 that actively engages parents, church leaders, and mentors. Each week over 4.8 million children and youth, 427,000 volunteers, and 227 field staff take part in Awana in over 63,000 churches in the U.S. and around the globe. Awana partners with churches from around 100 different denominations. In the U.S., approximately 9,000 churches run Awana with programs in all 50 states.

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Financial

two stars

77.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth -10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.6%
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) 84.33 three stars
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Act Beyond (TX) 87.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,910,050
   Federated Campaigns $12,189
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $46,076
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,968,315
   Program Service Revenue $1,538,999
Total Primary Revenue $12,507,314
   Other Revenue $15,769,174
TOTAL REVENUE $28,276,488
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,133,826
   Administrative Expenses $3,565,204
   Fundraising Expenses $2,975,576
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,674,606
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,601,882
   
Net Assets $14,904,870

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 84.33 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 82.93 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 81.37 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 82.93 three stars
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

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
(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
$184,632 0.71% Valerie Bell CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Awana (IL) 84.33 three stars
Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (TX) 97.22 four stars
Frontiers (AZ) 88.41 three stars
Act Beyond (TX) 87.21 three stars
Serge (PA) 97.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Awana
One East Bode Road
Streamwood, IL 60107
tel: (800) 222-9262
EIN: 36-2428692

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Board Leadership

Gary Thomas
Chairman

CEO

Valerie Bell
CEO

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