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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

EWTN

Global Catholic network

three stars

86.99

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

Board Leadership
Micahel P. Warsaw
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.99 three stars
  Financial 96.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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

96.19

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
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) 86.99 three stars
Lamb & Lion Ministries (TX) 96.46 four stars
Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation (NC) 89.08 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.27 three stars
SAT-7 (MD) 87.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $51,993,592
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $323,308
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $52,316,900
   Program Service Revenue $370,843
Total Primary Revenue $52,687,743
   Other Revenue $-46,965
TOTAL REVENUE $52,640,778
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,350,205
   Administrative Expenses $3,157,907
   Fundraising Expenses $4,869,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $51,377,124
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,263,654
   
Net Assets $46,755,039

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 $43,350,205 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$226,110 0.44% Michael P. Warsaw President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EWTN (AL) 86.99 three stars
Thru the Bible Radio Network (CA) 85.65 three stars
SAT-7 (MD) 87.43 three stars
KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 93.30 four stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 86.74 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

Micahel P. Warsaw
Chairman

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