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Changed Lives

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three stars

87.81

P.O. Box 100 Chattanooga, TN 37401
tel: (423) 875-0911   Web Site
EIN: 62-6081698

Board Leadership
John W. Queen, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Dallas H. Gibbons
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.81 three stars
  Financial 82.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Changed Lives provides Christian internet broadcasting to U.S. and world listeners; individual counseling; and distributes Bibles and Christian materials at no charge to recipients. For more than a generation Ben Haden was a speaker on a weekly worldwide TV and radio program under the name of Changed Lives. Now, Ben is concentrating on the internet seven days a week, 24 hours a day, using state-of-the-art internet streaming with video and audio on demand.

Changed Lives provides Christian internet broadcasting to U.S. and world listeners; individual counseling; and distributes Bibles and Christian materials at no charge to recipients. For more than a generation Ben Haden was a speaker on a weekly worldwide TV and radio program under the name of Changed Lives. Now, Ben is concentrating on the internet seven days a week, 24 hours a day, using state-of-the-art internet streaming with video and audio on demand.

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Financial

three stars

82.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
77.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.58
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.20
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Changed Lives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Changed Lives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Changed Lives (TN) 87.81 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.81 three stars
The Christophers (NY) 85.58 three stars
KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 90.60 four stars
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $197,246
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $197,246
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $197,246
   Other Revenue $57,471
TOTAL REVENUE $254,717
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $806,625
   Administrative Expenses $183,201
   Fundraising Expenses $109,227
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,099,053
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-844,336
   
Net Assets $6,451,499

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
Christian Internet & Radio Broadcasting $655,802 81.3%
Assistance to Organizations and Individuals $150,823 18.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 87.81 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 94.37 four stars
2016-09 04/01/2018 96.95 four stars
2016-09 07/01/2017 76.46 two stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 76.08 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 80.83 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 82.69 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 77.92 two stars
2011-09 05/01/2012 79.77 two stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 79.85 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 86.02 three stars
2009-09 07/01/2010 74.98 two stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 76.84 two stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 67.47 one star
2006-09 05/01/2007 63.32 one star
2005-09 06/01/2006 68.05 one star
2004-09 06/01/2005 65.01 one star
2003-09 08/01/2004 68.17 one star
2002-09 08/01/2003 65.43 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 62-6081698
Name in IRS Master File CHANGEDLIVES ORG
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(150) Hospital
(120) Publishing 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 October, 1968
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,213 11.21% Dallas H. Gibbons President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Changed Lives (TN) 87.81 three stars
Great Plains Christian Radio (KS) 86.70 three stars
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 89.41 three stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Changed Lives
P.O. Box 100
Chattanooga, TN 37401
tel: (423) 875-0911
EIN: 62-6081698

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Board Leadership

John W. Queen, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Dallas H. Gibbons
President, CEO

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