Religion : Religious Activities

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 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. 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 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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$184,632 0.71% Valerie Bell CEO

Mission

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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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