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Far East Broadcasting Company

Christ to the world by radio

four stars

92.08

15700 Imperial Highway La Mirada, CA 90638
tel: (800) 523-3480   Web Site
EIN: 95-1461574

Board Leadership
Fred Gladney
Chairman

CEO
Edward Cannon
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.08 four stars
  Financial 88.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1945, Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) is a non-denominational, international Christian radio network that broadcasts the Good News in more than 150 languages from 32 transmitters located throughout the world. FEBC's mission is to develop radio programming and deliver it to listeners in Asia in such a way that they move toward Jesus Christ and into His Kingdom, that they know Him as Savior, Lord, and King, follow His teaching, and live in obedience to Him as His servants, and as members of a local body of believers. FEBC overcomes the barriers of poverty, geography, and persecution to share Christ's love through radio and internet broadcasts.

Founded in 1945, Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) is a non-denominational, international Christian radio network that broadcasts the Good News in more than 150 languages from 32 transmitters located throughout the world. FEBC's mission is to develop radio programming and deliver it to listeners in Asia in such a way that they move toward Jesus Christ and into His Kingdom, that they know Him as Savior, Lord, and King, follow His teaching, and live in obedience to Him as His servants, and as members of a local body of believers. FEBC overcomes the barriers of poverty, geography, and persecution to share Christ's love through radio and internet broadcasts.

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Financial

three stars

88.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Far East Broadcasting Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Far East Broadcasting Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 92.08 four stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 87.20 three stars
Truth For Life (OH) 97.17 four stars
Unity Productions Foundation (VA) 89.12 three stars
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,613,034
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,613,034
   Program Service Revenue $1,142,435
Total Primary Revenue $11,755,469
   Other Revenue $382,065
TOTAL REVENUE $12,137,534
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,600,969
   Administrative Expenses $798,190
   Fundraising Expenses $1,124,664
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,523,823
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $613,711
   
Net Assets $12,996,283

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
Grants to Affiliates $4,907,153 51.1%
Producing Christian Radio Programs $2,790,674 29.1%
Leadership, Consulting Services and Training $1,357,038 14.1%

Ratings History
Far East Broadcasting Company has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 92.08 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 93.40 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.08 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 87.90 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 87.58 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 88.41 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 90.65 four stars
2014-06 12/22/2015 89.42 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.83 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 88.00 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 85.53 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 86.42 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.06 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 74.09 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 87.28 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 79.53 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 73.71 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 73.91 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 76.02 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 95-1461574
Name in IRS Master File FAR EAST BROADCASTING COMPANY INC
NTEE Code X84
NTEE Classification Religious Radio
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1946
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,042 2.03% Edward Cannon President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 92.08 four stars
Basic Gospel (TX) 85.74 three stars
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 89.48 three stars
Time of Grace Ministry (WI) 88.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Far East Broadcasting Company
15700 Imperial Highway
La Mirada, CA 90638
tel: (800) 523-3480
EIN: 95-1461574

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1
La Mirada, CA 90637

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Board Leadership

Fred Gladney
Chairman

CEO

Edward Cannon
President

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