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The Christian Broadcasting Network

Reaching the world with a message of hope from the Bible

three stars

88.20

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

Board Leadership
M. G. Robertson
Chairman of the Board

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.20 three stars
  Financial 84.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

84.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.3%
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) 88.20 three stars
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 88.94 three stars
In Touch Foundation (GA) 85.55 three stars
Zola Levitt Ministries (TX) 91.43 four stars
Christ for all Nations (FL) 91.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $208,245,870
   Federated Campaigns $39,678
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,118,275
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $209,403,823
   Program Service Revenue $502,667
Total Primary Revenue $209,906,490
   Other Revenue $114,767,903
TOTAL REVENUE $324,674,393
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $274,627,840
   Administrative Expenses $16,732,188
   Fundraising Expenses $28,348,032
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $319,708,060
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,966,333
   
Net Assets $144,317,996

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 $119,956,069 43.7%
International Outreach $116,911,522 42.6%
Grants to Operation Blessing International $17,001,794 6.2%
Operation of a Prayer Center $15,612,215 5.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 05/01/2019 88.20 three stars
2017-03 05/01/2018 84.82 three stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 85.61 three stars
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

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]
Ruling Date December, 1961
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, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$550,290 0.17% Gordon P. Robertson Director, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$44,268 0.01% M.G. Robertson Chairman Of The Board
$9,000 0.00% William L. Mcconkey Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars
Christ for all Nations (FL) 91.28 four stars
The Christophers (NY) 85.58 three stars
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 96.32 four stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 87.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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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Board Leadership

M. G. Robertson
Chairman of the Board

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