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Focus on the Family

Helping families thrive

three stars

89.30

8605 Explorer Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80920
tel: (800) 232-6459   Web Site
EIN: 95-3188150

Board Leadership
Greg King
Chairman

CEO
Jim Daly
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.30 three stars
  Financial 84.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Focus on the Family's mission is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide. That's been our goal since 1977, when child psychologist Dr. James Dobson started a small 15-minute radio weekly broadcast. Our broadcasts now reach 220 million listeners daily, on over 7,000 stations in 160 countries. We're on the front-lines wherever legislation threatens to harm the family. We keep the printing-presses running with brochures, newsletters, magazines and books to help make sense of marriage and parenting. We've created a web and cell phone presence for immediate advice and resources.

Focus on the Family's mission is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide. That's been our goal since 1977, when child psychologist Dr. James Dobson started a small 15-minute radio weekly broadcast. Our broadcasts now reach 220 million listeners daily, on over 7,000 stations in 160 countries. We're on the front-lines wherever legislation threatens to harm the family. We keep the printing-presses running with brochures, newsletters, magazines and books to help make sense of marriage and parenting. We've created a web and cell phone presence for immediate advice and resources.

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Financial

three stars

84.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth -2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Focus on the Family on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Focus on the Family on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Focus on the Family (CO) 89.30 three stars
Jewish Voice Ministries International (AZ) 91.19 four stars
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 98.23 four stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 89.08 three stars
Truth For Life (OH) 92.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $74,446,656
   Federated Campaigns $274,401
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $74,721,057
   Program Service Revenue $2,300,889
Total Primary Revenue $77,021,946
   Other Revenue $9,520,460
TOTAL REVENUE $86,542,406
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $73,904,926
   Administrative Expenses $6,335,049
   Fundraising Expenses $6,368,076
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $86,608,051
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-65,645
   
Net Assets $51,228,063

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
Parenting $26,356,776 35.7%
Marriage $22,117,629 29.9%
Evangelism and Discipleship $14,598,070 19.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 02/01/2018 89.30 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 88.94 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 81.56 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 80.56 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 82.30 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 82.39 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 80.76 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 85.45 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 76.72 two stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 73.90 two stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 78.22 two stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 85.83 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 81.78 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 83.59 three stars
2003-09 06/01/2004 79.03 two stars
2002-09 04/15/2003 82.76 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 77.10 two stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 86.43 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 95-3188150
Name in IRS Master File FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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 February, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$253,517 0.29% James D. Daly President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Focus on the Family (CO) 89.30 three stars
D. James Kennedy Ministries (FL) 85.12 three stars
Basic Gospel (TX) 86.16 three stars
Christ for all Nations (FL) 91.30 four stars
The Family Radio Network, Inc. (WI) 92.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Focus on the Family
8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
tel: (800) 232-6459
EIN: 95-3188150

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Board Leadership

Greg King
Chairman

CEO

Jim Daly
President and CEO

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