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CRISTA Ministries

Loving God by serving people

four stars

90.29

19303 Fremont Avenue North Seattle, WA 98133
tel: (206) 546-7200   Web Site
EIN: 91-6012289

Board Leadership
Tim Jenkins
Chair

CEO
Bob Lonac
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.29 four stars
  Financial 86.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/02/2016 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

86.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/02/2016 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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CRISTA Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CRISTA Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CRISTA Ministries (WA) 90.29 four stars
Frontier Fellowship (MN) 89.73 three stars
Alpha USA (IL) 86.41 three stars
Crossroad Bible Institute (MI) 86.94 three stars
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex (TX) 96.16 four stars

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CRISTA is a family of seven unique ministries united by a common mission: to love God by serving people. Originally founded just north of Seattle in 1948, we now serve millions of people and communities throughout the world each year in the form of disaster response, global relief/development, education, broadcast media, youth camps, senior living communities and veterinary missions. The incredible diversity of these ministries makes CRISTA one of the most distinctive non-profit organizations in the world today.

The seven ministries that comprise the CRISTA family include CRISTA Senior Living (part of CRISTA since 1949), King's Schools (1950), CRISTA Media (1954), CRISTA Camps (1962), World Concern (1970), Christian Veterinary Mission (1978) and Seattle Urban Academy (1993).

As CRISTA, we love God by serving people - meeting practical and spiritual needs - so that those we serve may be built up in love, united in faith, and maturing in Christ.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,413,114
   Federated Campaigns $914,444
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $208,412
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $36,535,970
   Program Service Revenue $67,671,997
Total Primary Revenue $104,207,967
   Other Revenue $3,721,875
TOTAL REVENUE $107,929,842
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $92,097,781
   Administrative Expenses $4,756,846
   Fundraising Expenses $5,402,636
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $102,257,263
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,672,579
   
Net Assets $97,338,090

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
Senior Living $33,044,693 35.9%
World Concern $23,547,412 25.6%
Schools $17,417,313 18.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/02/2016 90.29 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 85.57 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.76 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.09 three stars
2013-06 10/17/2014 88.70 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 85.54 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 95.38 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.60 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 96.13 four stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 96.13 four stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 94.48 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 96.94 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 94.58 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 94.69 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 88.30 three stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 77.59 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 75.81 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 89.03 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 91-6012289
Name in IRS Master File CRISTA MINISTRIES
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(918) Book, gift or supply store
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
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 June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$196,232 0.19% Robert Lonac President, CEO

CRISTA is a family of seven unique ministries united by a common mission: to love God by serving people. Originally founded just north of Seattle in 1948, we now serve millions of people and communities throughout the world each year in the form of disaster response, global relief/development, education, broadcast media, youth camps, senior living communities and veterinary missions. The incredible diversity of these ministries makes CRISTA one of the most distinctive non-profit organizations in the world today.

The seven ministries that comprise the CRISTA family include CRISTA Senior Living (part of CRISTA since 1949), King's Schools (1950), CRISTA Media (1954), CRISTA Camps (1962), World Concern (1970), Christian Veterinary Mission (1978) and Seattle Urban Academy (1993).

As CRISTA, we love God by serving people - meeting practical and spiritual needs - so that those we serve may be built up in love, united in faith, and maturing in Christ.

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CRISTA Ministries (WA) 90.29 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

CRISTA Ministries
19303 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
tel: (206) 546-7200
EIN: 91-6012289

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Board Leadership

Tim Jenkins
Chair

CEO

Bob Lonac
President

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