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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

EWTN

Global Catholic network

three stars

86.61

5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, AL 35210
tel: (205) 271-2900   Web Site
EIN: 63-0801391

Board Leadership
Michael P. Warsaw
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.61 three stars
  Financial 94.16 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) is dedicated to teaching the truth as defined by the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. In keeping with the Holy Father's call for a New Evangelization, EWTN's mission is to communicate the teachings and the beauty of the Catholic Church and to help people grow in their love and understanding of God and His infinite mercy. EWTN Global Catholic Network airs family and religious programming from a Catholic point of view in English and Spanish. Providing more than 80% original programming, EWTN offers inspiring talk shows, entertaining children's animation, exclusive teaching series, live coverage of Church events, and thought-provoking documentaries.

Founded in 1981, EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) is dedicated to teaching the truth as defined by the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. In keeping with the Holy Father's call for a New Evangelization, EWTN's mission is to communicate the teachings and the beauty of the Catholic Church and to help people grow in their love and understanding of God and His infinite mercy. EWTN Global Catholic Network airs family and religious programming from a Catholic point of view in English and Spanish. Providing more than 80% original programming, EWTN offers inspiring talk shows, entertaining children's animation, exclusive teaching series, live coverage of Church events, and thought-provoking documentaries.

Financial

four stars

94.16

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EWTN on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EWTN on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EWTN (AL) 86.61 three stars
In Touch Foundation (GA) 85.55 three stars
Truth For Life (OH) 92.26 four stars
The Family Radio Network, Inc. (WI) 92.99 four stars
The Christophers (NY) 88.06 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $59,023,580
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $59,023,580
   Program Service Revenue $214,865
Total Primary Revenue $59,238,445
   Other Revenue $846,198
TOTAL REVENUE $60,084,643
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,940,642
   Administrative Expenses $3,103,274
   Fundraising Expenses $6,147,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $56,190,928
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,893,715
   
Net Assets $50,667,649

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
Catholic TV, Radio, and Internet $46,940,642 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.61 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 86.99 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.96 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.80 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.65 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.99 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.41 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.22 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 88.52 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 91.48 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.11 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 87.19 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 81.66 three stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 89.45 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 91.80 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 90.91 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 77.12 two stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 74.63 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 63-0801391
Name in IRS Master File ETERNAL WORD TELEVISION NETWORK INC
NTEE Code X82
NTEE Classification Religious Television
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 May, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$232,710 0.41% Michael P. Warsaw Chairman, CEO, & Governor
Other Salaries of Note
$203,749 0.36% Douglas Jkeck President, COO, & Governor

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EWTN (AL) 86.61 three stars
World Radio Network (TX) 85.65 three stars
WRVM (WI) 85.55 three stars
Focus on the Family (CO) 89.30 three stars
The Christophers (NY) 88.06 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

EWTN
5817 Old Leeds Road
Irondale, AL 35210
tel: (205) 271-2900
fax: (205) 795-5781
EIN: 63-0801391

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Board Leadership

Michael P. Warsaw
Chairman

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