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Crown Financial Ministries

Empowering People Worldwide to Become Faithful Stewards

two stars

73.88

8351 E. Walker Springs Lane Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37923
tel: (800) 722-1976   Web Site
EIN: 58-1260812

Board Leadership
Phillip Clemens
Board Chairman

CEO
Chuck Bentley
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.88 two stars
  Financial 63.07 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

one star

63.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
60.5%
  Administrative Expenses 27.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.0%
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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Crown Financial Ministries (TN) 73.88 two stars
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Good News (TX) 90.42 four stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 86.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,366,949
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,366,949
   Program Service Revenue $412,641
Total Primary Revenue $3,779,590
   Other Revenue $581,075
TOTAL REVENUE $4,360,665
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,594,085
   Administrative Expenses $1,304,351
   Fundraising Expenses $523,708
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,422,144
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-61,479
   
Net Assets $2,165,583

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 $1,415,458 54.6%
National Ministries $973,467 37.5%
Broadcasting $205,160 7.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 05/01/2021 73.88 two stars
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

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
$157,734 3.56% Chuck Bentley CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Crown Financial Ministries
8351 E. Walker Springs Lane
Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37923
tel: (800) 722-1976
fax: (865) 247-5561
EIN: 58-1260812

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Board Leadership

Phillip Clemens
Board Chairman

CEO

Chuck Bentley
Chief Executive Officer

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