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The Christophers

It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness

three stars

89.13

Five Hanover Square Eleventh Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (888) 298-4050   Web Site
EIN: 13-1809274

Board Leadership
John F. Flaherty
Chairman

CEO
Mary Ellen Robinson
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.13 three stars
  Financial 96.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1945, The Christophers encourages people of all ages, and from all walks of life, to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference in the world. We believe that each person has a God-given mission to fulfill, a particular job to do that has been given to no one else. Love and truth come to us through God, but these gifts are not ours to keep. By sharing them with others each of us becomes a Christ-bearer, a Christopher in the most fundamental sense of that word. All are welcome to join us, knowing that in embracing the Christopher mission they will share one overriding commitment: the love of all people for the love of God.

Founded in 1945, The Christophers encourages people of all ages, and from all walks of life, to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference in the world. We believe that each person has a God-given mission to fulfill, a particular job to do that has been given to no one else. Love and truth come to us through God, but these gifts are not ours to keep. By sharing them with others each of us becomes a Christ-bearer, a Christopher in the most fundamental sense of that word. All are welcome to join us, knowing that in embracing the Christopher mission they will share one overriding commitment: the love of all people for the love of God.

Financial

four stars

96.68

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.57
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Christophers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Christophers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Christophers (NY) 89.13 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $705,920
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $705,920
   Program Service Revenue $54,064
Total Primary Revenue $759,984
   Other Revenue $249,046
TOTAL REVENUE $1,009,030
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,415,312
   Administrative Expenses $200,209
   Fundraising Expenses $60,047
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,675,568
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-666,538
   
Net Assets $5,742,892

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
Published Inspirational Literature $458,765 32.4%
The Christopher Awards $299,915 21.2%
Christopher Media $215,019 15.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 89.13 three stars
2018-12 08/04/2020 80.16 three stars
2018-12 07/01/2020 70.06 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 85.58 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.06 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 87.34 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.54 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 83.42 three stars
2013-12 03/06/2015 81.36 three stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 85.32 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 86.55 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.26 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 85.67 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 87.59 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 86.36 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 67.13 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 60.40 one star
2008-12 02/01/2010 63.06 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 45.94 zero star
2006-12 02/01/2008 55.99 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1809274
Name in IRS Master File THE CHRISTOPHERS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
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
$120,327 7.18% Mary Ellen Robinson President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Christophers (NY) 89.13 three stars
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KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 94.00 four stars
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Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.03 three stars

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The Christophers
Five Hanover Square
Eleventh Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (888) 298-4050
fax: (212) 838-5073
EIN: 13-1809274

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Board Leadership

John F. Flaherty
Chairman

CEO

Mary Ellen Robinson
President, CEO

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