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Crown Financial Ministries

Empowering People Worldwide to Become Faithful Stewards

two stars

71.92

8331 East Walker Springs Lane Suite 301
Knoxville, TN 37923
tel: (800) 722-1976   Web Site
EIN: 58-1260812

Board Leadership
Charles Raymond
Board Chairman

CEO
Chuck Bentley
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.92 two stars
  Financial 60.30 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Crown Financial Ministries, founded in 1976, is an interdenominational ministry dedicated to empowering people worldwide to become faithful stewards. Crown shares biblical truth, delivers hope and equips servant leaders to live by God's design for their finances, work and life in order to advance transformation in the areas of Lordship, Stewardship and Generosity. Crown has taught or equipped more than 50 million people in over 104 nations with the life-transforming message of faithfully living by God's financial principles in every area of their lives. The ministry is located in the United States, Latin America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa, and is expanding throughout India and Australia. Crown relies on approximately 25 employees and over 10,000 passionate volunteers worldwide to help ignite True Financial Freedom.

Crown Financial Ministries, founded in 1976, is an interdenominational ministry dedicated to empowering people worldwide to become faithful stewards. Crown shares biblical truth, delivers hope and equips servant leaders to live by God's design for their finances, work and life in order to advance transformation in the areas of Lordship, Stewardship and Generosity. Crown has taught or equipped more than 50 million people in over 104 nations with the life-transforming message of faithfully living by God's financial principles in every area of their lives. The ministry is located in the United States, Latin America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa, and is expanding throughout India and Australia. Crown relies on approximately 25 employees and over 10,000 passionate volunteers worldwide to help ignite True Financial Freedom.

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Financial

one star

60.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
60.2%
  Administrative Expenses 25.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Crown Financial Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Crown Financial Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Crown Financial Ministries (TN) 71.92 two stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 85.16 three stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,512,588
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,512,588
   Program Service Revenue $369,377
Total Primary Revenue $3,881,965
   Other Revenue $596,712
TOTAL REVENUE $4,478,677
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,812,588
   Administrative Expenses $1,117,102
   Fundraising Expenses $493,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,423,075
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $55,602
   
Net Assets $2,227,062

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
International Operations $1,594,071 56.7%
National Ministries $1,014,690 36.1%
Broadcasting $203,827 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 12/20/2019 71.92 two stars
2018-03 03/01/2019 75.33 two stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 69.69 one star
2016-03 08/01/2017 69.69 one star
2016-03 05/01/2017 69.36 one star
2015-03 06/01/2016 74.49 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/01/2015 67.60 one star
2014-03 11/01/2015 68.29 one star
2014-03 11/01/2015 68.29 one star
2013-03 09/01/2014 78.15 two stars
2012-03 05/01/2014 64.58 one star
2012-03 12/20/2013 63.85 one star
2012-03 09/01/2013 63.88 one star
2011-03 06/01/2012 73.13 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 71.72 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 03/01/2011 61.55 one star
2009-03 05/01/2010 65.84 one star
2008-03 07/01/2009 82.57 three stars
2007-03 12/01/2007 81.70 three stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 78.92 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 58-1260812
Name in IRS Master File CROWN FINANCIAL MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious 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, 1976
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, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,162 3.23% Chuck Bentley CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Crown Financial Ministries (TN) 71.92 two stars
World Mission (MI) 92.41 four stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars
Answers in Genesis (KY) 87.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Crown Financial Ministries
8331 East Walker Springs Lane
Suite 301
Knoxville, TN 37923
tel: (800) 722-1976
fax: (865) 247-5561
EIN: 58-1260812

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Board Leadership

Charles Raymond
Board Chairman

CEO

Chuck Bentley
Chief Executive Officer

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