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Luis Palau Association

Proclaiming the gospel, mobilizing the church and equipping the next generation

three stars

88.76

1500 Northwest 167th Place Beaverton, OR 97006
tel: (503) 614-1500   Web Site
EIN: 93-0713827

Board Leadership
G. Scott Cahill
Chair

CEO
Kevin Palau
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.76 three stars
  Financial 85.73 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Luis Palau Association's mission is to proclaim the gospel, mobilize the church and equip the next generation. In dependence upon God, we want to: win as many people as possible to Jesus Christ throughout the world, proclaim His Good News by all available means to the millions of people who have yet to respond to the Gospel; emphasize with the Church the principles of victorious Christian living (Galatians 2:20), so as to stimulate, revive, train, and mobilize the Church to continuous, effective evangelism, follow-up, and church growth; and hold high the banner of biblical evangelism, influencing Christianity worldwide and raising up a new generation of godly leaders, so that the Church's commitment to evangelism will never die.

The Luis Palau Association's mission is to proclaim the gospel, mobilize the church and equip the next generation. In dependence upon God, we want to: win as many people as possible to Jesus Christ throughout the world, proclaim His Good News by all available means to the millions of people who have yet to respond to the Gospel; emphasize with the Church the principles of victorious Christian living (Galatians 2:20), so as to stimulate, revive, train, and mobilize the Church to continuous, effective evangelism, follow-up, and church growth; and hold high the banner of biblical evangelism, influencing Christianity worldwide and raising up a new generation of godly leaders, so that the Church's commitment to evangelism will never die.

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Financial

three stars

85.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Luis Palau Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Luis Palau Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Luis Palau Association (OR) 88.76 three stars
Our Daily Bread Ministries (MI) 89.76 three stars
Time of Grace Ministry (WI) 88.13 three stars
Changed Lives (TN) 87.81 three stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 92.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,004,806
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,551,612
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,556,418
   Program Service Revenue $123,045
Total Primary Revenue $13,679,463
   Other Revenue $-616,572
TOTAL REVENUE $13,062,891
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,017,569
   Administrative Expenses $1,569,968
   Fundraising Expenses $1,376,286
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,963,823
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $99,068
   
Net Assets $6,025,449

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
Fresno City Fest $4,096,645 40.9%
Colombia $2,932,666 29.3%
Media $1,702,056 17.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.76 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.19 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 83.26 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.86 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.46 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 86.92 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 80.48 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 81.62 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 78.23 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.99 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 75.52 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 81.30 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.14 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 96.03 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 93.57 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 88.16 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 85.94 three stars
2002-12 06/01/2004 93.18 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 88.01 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 87.98 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 93-0713827
Name in IRS Master File LUIS PALAU ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
(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 September, 1978
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,643 1.21% Kevin Palau President
Other Salaries of Note
$214,819 1.65% John Ogle Vice President
$185,079 1.42% Luis Palau Evangelist, Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Luis Palau Association (OR) 88.76 three stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
Unity Productions Foundation (VA) 89.12 three stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 92.56 four stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Luis Palau Association
1500 Northwest 167th Place
Beaverton, OR 97006
tel: (503) 614-1500
fax: (503) 614-1599
EIN: 93-0713827

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 50
Portland, OR 97207

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Board Leadership

G. Scott Cahill
Chair

CEO

Kevin Palau
President

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