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CN Advisory: High Concern

Teen Mania International

Working to provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ.

PO Box 619010 Dallas, TX 75261
tel: (800) 229-8336
EIN: 73-1284606

Board Leadership
Ron Luce
Interim Chairman of the Board

Ron Luce
President and Founder


On October 5, 2015, the Christian Post reported on the operations of Teen Mania International, a former charity that has recently dissolved, in an article titled, "Arrest Warrant Issued for Teen Mania Founder Ron Luce in Compassion International's Lawsuit." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the Christian Post article.

The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-08 06/06/2016 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Monday, June 6, 2016

On June 6, 2016, Charity Navigator issued a Donor Advisory on Teen Mania International because the organization continues to solicit donations via its website, despite its plans to cease operations.

Charity Navigator had previously added Teen Mania International to its Watchlist in regards to the following:

On October 5, 2015, Christian Post published an article titled, "Arrest Warrant Issued for Teen Mania Founder Ron Luce in Compassion International's Lawsuit."

Teen Mania has published a statement on their website informing donors that they will be closing their doors and liquidating all assets. For more information: Teen Mania's website.

2014-08 06/01/2016 57.55 one star
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 53.53 zero star
2013-08 08/01/2015 74.99 two stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 66.39 one star
2013-08 06/01/2015 62.41 one star
2012-08 06/01/2014 78.05 two stars
2012-08 05/01/2014 77.50 two stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 71.37 two stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 76.16 two stars
2010-08 08/01/2012 77.10 two stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 75.99 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 83.36 three stars
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/01/2010 75.13 two stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 78.49 two stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 93.22 four stars
2006-08 10/01/2008 88.77 three stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 84.37 three stars
2003-08 11/01/2004 80.68 three stars
2002-08 11/01/2003 80.82 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 73-1284606
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 January, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014

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Charity Contact Info

Teen Mania International
PO Box 619010
Dallas, TX 75261
tel: (800) 229-8336
fax: (817) 510-1731
EIN: 73-1284606

Board Leadership

Ron Luce
Interim Chairman of the Board


Ron Luce
President and Founder

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