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Thru the Bible Radio Network

The whole Word for the whole world

three stars

86.17

P.O. Box 7100 Pasadena, CA 91109
tel: (800) 652-4253   Web Site
EIN: 95-6145276

Board Leadership
Leo Karlyn
Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.17 three stars
  Financial 92.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Thru The Bible Radio Network (TTB) is a 30-minute radio program that takes the listener through the entire Bible in just five years, going back and forth between the Old and New Testaments. This Bible study program has been aired on radio stations in the U.S. since 1967, and is now being aired in over 200 countries around the globe. Using the powerful tools of radio and Internet, TTB is produced and aired around the world in over 100 languages and dialects.

Thru The Bible Radio Network (TTB) is a 30-minute radio program that takes the listener through the entire Bible in just five years, going back and forth between the Old and New Testaments. This Bible study program has been aired on radio stations in the U.S. since 1967, and is now being aired in over 200 countries around the globe. Using the powerful tools of radio and Internet, TTB is produced and aired around the world in over 100 languages and dialects.

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Financial

four stars

92.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
94.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.56
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thru the Bible Radio Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thru the Bible Radio Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thru the Bible Radio Network (CA) 86.17 three stars
Changed Lives (TN) 87.81 three stars
The Christophers (NY) 85.58 three stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 92.56 four stars
Lamb & Lion Ministries (TX) 95.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,423,171
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,423,171
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,423,171
   Other Revenue $2,922,661
TOTAL REVENUE $24,345,832
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,968,516
   Administrative Expenses $1,072,365
   Fundraising Expenses $106,066
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,146,947
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,198,885
   
Net Assets $53,595,002

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
Teaching the Bible in its entirety $18,968,516 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.17 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.33 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 85.31 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 85.65 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 83.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/22/2014 82.59 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 84.68 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 83.63 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 83.35 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.09 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 83.65 three stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 87.76 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 88.14 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 88.75 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 85.27 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 86.43 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 87.03 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 87.73 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 85.13 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 95.19 four 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 95-6145276
Name in IRS Master File THRU THE BIBLE RADIO NETWORK
NTEE Code X84
NTEE Classification Religious Radio
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(29) Other religious 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 January, 1967
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, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,880 0.80% Gregg Harris President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thru the Bible Radio Network (CA) 86.17 three stars
Christ for all Nations (FL) 86.68 three stars
Educational Media Foundation (CA) 96.51 four stars
Truth For Life (OH) 97.17 four stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 87.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Thru the Bible Radio Network
P.O. Box 7100
Pasadena, CA 91109
tel: (800) 652-4253
fax: (626) 449-4430
EIN: 95-6145276

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Board Leadership

Leo Karlyn
Chair

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