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Religion : Religious Activities

Awana

Partnering with churches and families worldwide to raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ.

84.33

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

Board Leadership
David Branton
Chair Of The Board

CEO
Valerie Bell
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.33
  Financial 77.85
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/18/2020 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. Since 1950, 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. 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 200 field staff take part in Awana in over 63,000 churches in the U.S. and around the globe.
In 2020, leaders of Awana co-authored Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church a book that looks beyond the tactics of everyday ministry and focuses energy on the few key factors that truly contribute to effective, long-term discipleship. Awana also released a digital weekend curriculum packed with biblically sound and Gospel-centered lessons, called Brite.

The mission of Awana is to equip leaders to reach kids with the gospel and engage them in lifelong discipleship. Since 1950, 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. 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 200 field staff take part in Awana in over 63,000 churches in the U.S. and around the globe.
In 2020, leaders of Awana co-authored Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church a book that looks beyond the tactics of everyday ministry and focuses energy on the few key factors that truly contribute to effective, long-term discipleship. Awana also released a digital weekend curriculum packed with biblically sound and Gospel-centered lessons, called Brite.

Financial

77.85

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/18/2020 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
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Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (DC) 95.04
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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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Discipleship Programs $19,133,826 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 08/18/2020 84.33
2018-06 07/01/2019 82.93
2017-06 07/01/2018 81.37
2016-06 10/01/2017 82.93
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.17
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.16
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.54
2013-06 09/01/2014 83.04
2012-06 08/01/2013 85.52
2011-06 06/01/2012 84.22
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.86
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 81.41
2009-06 11/24/2010 82.41
2008-06 08/01/2009 72.83
2007-06 08/01/2008 76.20
2006-06 06/01/2007 81.99
2005-06 06/01/2006 75.02
2004-06 06/01/2005 72.53
2003-06 05/01/2004 85.23
2002-06 04/15/2003 86.29

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)
(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
$184,632 0.71% Valerie Bell CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Awana (IL) 84.33
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) (NY) 95.54
Project MedSend (SC) 92.04
Advancing Native Missions (VA) 87.44
Orphan Helpers (VA) 90.00

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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

David Branton
Chair Of The Board

CEO

Valerie Bell
CEO

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