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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The heart and soul in sports

four stars

96.07

8701 Leeds Road Kansas City, MO 64129
tel: (800) 289-0909   Web Site
EIN: 44-0610626

Board Leadership
Bruce Graham
Chairman

CEO
Shane Williamson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.07 four stars
  Financial 94.45 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 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

four stars

94.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fellowship of Christian Athletes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fellowship of Christian Athletes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (MO) 96.07 four stars
Young Life (CO) 96.66 four stars
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (WI) 92.02 four stars
Coalition for Christian Outreach (PA) 96.23 four stars
Interface Ministries (GA) 87.49 three stars

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Since 1954, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. The mission of FCA is to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $70,630,132
   Federated Campaigns $97,176
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,945,334
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $84,381
Total Contributions $84,757,023
   Program Service Revenue $16,413,911
Total Primary Revenue $101,170,934
   Other Revenue $674,998
TOTAL REVENUE $101,845,932
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $81,166,231
   Administrative Expenses $10,023,731
   Fundraising Expenses $6,148,343
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $97,338,305
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,507,627
   
Net Assets $55,033,659

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Fellowship of Christian Athletes has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 10/01/2016 96.07 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 96.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 97.03 four stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 96.34 four stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 95.26 four stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 91.59 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 93.00 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/24/2010 95.83 four stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 93.33 four stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 93.34 four stars
2006-08 07/01/2007 93.42 four stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 86.68 three stars
2004-08 08/01/2005 93.07 four stars
2003-08 07/01/2004 88.47 three stars
2002-08 09/01/2003 85.87 three stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 69.98 one star
2000-08 04/15/2002 81.66 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 44-0610626
Name in IRS Master File FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
NTEE Code O55
NTEE Classification Youth Development - Religious Leadership
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
Ruling Date August, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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
$187,892 0.19% Leslie T. Steckel President, CEO

Since 1954, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. The mission of FCA is to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (MO) 96.07 four stars
Military Community Youth Ministries (CO) 89.39 three stars
DiscipleMakers (PA) 92.41 four stars
Young Life (CO) 96.66 four stars
Coalition for Christian Outreach (PA) 96.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
8701 Leeds Road
Kansas City, MO 64129
tel: (800) 289-0909
fax: (816) 921-8755
EIN: 44-0610626

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Board Leadership

Bruce Graham
Chairman

CEO

Shane Williamson
President & CEO

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