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Christian Research Institute

Because truth matters

one star

69.04

6295 Blakeney Park Drive Charlotte, NC 28277
tel: (888) 700-0274   Web Site
EIN: 22-6063412

CEO
Hendrik Hanegraaff
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.04 one star
  Financial 71.24 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Christian Research Institute (CRI) is to equip and encourage Christians worldwide to fruitfully represent the Christian faith to a spiritually hungry yet skeptical world. To this end, carefully researched and well-reasoned materials that respond to ideas and teachings assaulting or undermining orthodox, biblical Christianity will be effectively and practically presented through a robust and strategic media mix. This mix will be designed to equip and resource Christians globally to be fruitful agents of change for God's kingdom. Preference will be given to radio, Internet, conferences, and other communications channels capable of national and global reach. We strive to serve Christian believers from all walks of life, with special emphasis on leaders and leadership networks capable of leveraging CRI's resources and accelerating the realization of CRI's vision.

The mission of Christian Research Institute (CRI) is to equip and encourage Christians worldwide to fruitfully represent the Christian faith to a spiritually hungry yet skeptical world. To this end, carefully researched and well-reasoned materials that respond to ideas and teachings assaulting or undermining orthodox, biblical Christianity will be effectively and practically presented through a robust and strategic media mix. This mix will be designed to equip and resource Christians globally to be fruitful agents of change for God's kingdom. Preference will be given to radio, Internet, conferences, and other communications channels capable of national and global reach. We strive to serve Christian believers from all walks of life, with special emphasis on leaders and leadership networks capable of leveraging CRI's resources and accelerating the realization of CRI's vision.

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Financial

two stars

71.24

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.09
  Program Expenses Growth -12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 83.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Research Institute (NC) 69.04 one star
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars
Truth For Life (OH) 97.17 four stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,827,355
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,827,355
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,827,355
   Other Revenue $960
TOTAL REVENUE $2,828,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,316,579
   Administrative Expenses $301,696
   Fundraising Expenses $277,223
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,895,498
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-67,183
   
Net Assets $317,843

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
Bible Answer Man Broadcast $2,017,628 87.1%
Production of Books and Materials $170,011 7.3%
Christian Research Journal Magazine $128,940 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 69.04 one star
2018-06 08/01/2019 68.98 one star
2017-06 12/01/2018 71.88 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 70.95 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 71.18 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 69.39 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 70.69 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 64.90 one star
2012-06 07/01/2013 66.59 one star
2011-06 06/01/2012 67.63 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 68.26 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 66.93 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 64.67 one star
2007-06 08/01/2008 59.74 one star
2006-06 07/01/2007 70.44 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 67.30 one star
2004-06 12/01/2005 71.19 two stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 70.85 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 71.97 two stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 72.32 two 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 22-6063412
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code X84
NTEE Classification Religious Radio
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (8) Religious publishing activities
(29) Other religious 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 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 July, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2019
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,128 5.91% Hendrik Hanegraaff President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$163,918 5.66% Kathy Hanegraaff Director of Planning

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Research Institute (NC) 69.04 one star
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Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christian Research Institute
6295 Blakeney Park Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
tel: (888) 700-0274
EIN: 22-6063412

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 8500
Charlotte, NC 28271

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CEO

Hendrik Hanegraaff
President, CEO

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