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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

EWTN

Global Catholic network

84.30

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

Board Leadership
Michael P. Warsaw
Chairman

CEO
Michael P. Warsaw
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.30
  Financial 87.02
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

87.02

Accountability & Transparency

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
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) 84.30
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Need Him Global (TX) 92.44
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $63,267,371
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $63,267,371
   Program Service Revenue $214,215
Total Primary Revenue $63,481,586
   Other Revenue $1,465,158
TOTAL REVENUE $64,946,744
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,208,743
   Administrative Expenses $3,371,421
   Fundraising Expenses $7,113,601
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $61,693,765
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,252,979
   
Net Assets $44,979,600

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 $51,208,743 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 84.30
2018-06 02/01/2020 83.92
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.61
2015-12 03/01/2017 86.99
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.14
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.96
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.80
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.65
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.99
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.41
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.22
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 88.52
2008-12 03/01/2010 91.48
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.11
2006-12 04/01/2008 87.19
2005-12 03/01/2007 81.66
2004-12 04/01/2006 89.45
2003-12 04/01/2005 91.80
2002-12 11/01/2003 90.91
2001-12 02/05/2003 77.12

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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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$264,330 0.42% Michael P. Warsaw CEO

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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

CEO

Michael P. Warsaw
CEO

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