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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

The Christian Broadcasting Network

Reaching the world with a message of hope from the Bible

three stars

89.89

977 Centerville Turnpike 977 Centerville Tpk
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
tel: (800) 700-7000   Web Site
EIN: 54-0678752

CEO
Gordon Robertson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.89 three stars
  Financial 87.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Christian Broadcasting Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Christian Broadcasting Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 89.89 three stars
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 98.23 four stars
The Christophers (NY) 86.54 three stars
Luis Palau Association (OR) 88.46 three stars
Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation (NC) 89.08 three stars

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The mission of CBN and its affiliated organizations is to prepare the United States of America and the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. Our ultimate goal is to achieve a time in history when "the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea."

In achieving CBN's mission its chief method is the strategic use of all forms of mass communication and the conduct of education that will train the young and old to understand how the principles of the Kingdom of God relate to those spheres of human endeavor that play a dominant role in our world.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $172,827,429
   Federated Campaigns $60,664
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $172,888,093
   Program Service Revenue $367,686
Total Primary Revenue $173,255,779
   Other Revenue $120,544,183
TOTAL REVENUE $293,799,962
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $259,824,913
   Administrative Expenses $15,380,879
   Fundraising Expenses $27,457,800
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $302,663,592
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,863,630
   
Net Assets $147,819,065

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
Domestic Production and Airing $123,640,797 47.6%
International Outreach $106,896,385 41.1%
Operation of a Prayer Center $14,148,003 5.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 12/01/2016 89.89 three stars
2015-03 08/01/2016 84.52 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 87.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 85.39 three stars
2013-03 12/01/2014 84.28 three stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 88.91 three stars
2011-03 08/10/2012 90.79 four stars
2010-03 10/01/2011 89.91 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 85.73 three stars
2009-03 08/01/2010 86.10 three stars
2008-03 10/01/2009 84.09 three stars
2007-03 02/01/2009 87.97 three stars
2006-03 04/01/2008 88.08 three stars
2005-03 07/01/2006 87.96 three stars
2004-03 07/01/2005 80.53 three stars
2003-03 08/01/2004 77.30 two stars
2002-03 08/01/2003 75.78 two stars
2001-03 10/15/2002 73.66 two 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 54-0678752
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK INC
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 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
$380,290 0.12% Gordon Robertson Director, Vice Chair, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$25,795 0.00% M. G. Robertson Chairman of the Board
$9,000 0.00% William L Mcconkey Board Director

The mission of CBN and its affiliated organizations is to prepare the United States of America and the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. Our ultimate goal is to achieve a time in history when "the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea."

In achieving CBN's mission its chief method is the strategic use of all forms of mass communication and the conduct of education that will train the young and old to understand how the principles of the Kingdom of God relate to those spheres of human endeavor that play a dominant role in our world.

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The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 89.89 three stars
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Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation (NC) 89.08 three stars
The Urban Alternative (TX) 89.47 three stars

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The Christian Broadcasting Network
977 Centerville Turnpike
977 Centerville Tpk
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
tel: (800) 700-7000
EIN: 54-0678752

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CEO

Gordon Robertson
Chief Executive Officer

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