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Christian Research Institute

Because truth matters

two stars

70.95

P.O. Box 8500 Charlotte, NC 28271
tel: (888) 700-0274   Web Site
EIN: 22-6063412

Board Leadership
Hendrik Hanegraaf
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.95 two stars
  Financial 75.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Christian Research Institute (CRI) was founded in 1960 by the late Dr. Walter Martin, the first evangelical Christian clergy to recognize the threat and opportunity presented to the Christian church by cults and alternative religious systems. CRI exists to provide Christians worldwide with carefully researched information and well-reasoned answers that encourage them in their faith and equip them to intelligently represent it to people influenced by ideas and teachings that assault or undermine orthodox, biblical Christianity. CRI is the largest, most effective apologetics ministry in the world.

The Christian Research Institute (CRI) was founded in 1960 by the late Dr. Walter Martin, the first evangelical Christian clergy to recognize the threat and opportunity presented to the Christian church by cults and alternative religious systems. CRI exists to provide Christians worldwide with carefully researched information and well-reasoned answers that encourage them in their faith and equip them to intelligently represent it to people influenced by ideas and teachings that assault or undermine orthodox, biblical Christianity. CRI is the largest, most effective apologetics ministry in the world.

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Financial

two stars

75.55

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 75.5%
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) 70.95 two stars
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Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 89.41 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,390,667
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,390,667
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,390,667
   Other Revenue $91,648
TOTAL REVENUE $4,482,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,394,441
   Administrative Expenses $436,877
   Fundraising Expenses $474,851
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,306,169
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $176,146
   
Net Assets $573,816

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 $3,121,856 92.0%
Christian Research Journal Magazine $257,940 7.6%
Production of books and materials $14,645 0.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,613 3.24% Hendrik Hanegraaff President/CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$165,656 3.84% Kathy Hanegraaff Director Of Planning

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Research Institute (NC) 70.95 two stars
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Christian Research Institute
P.O. Box 8500
Charlotte, NC 28271
tel: (888) 700-0274
fax: (704) 887-8299
EIN: 22-6063412

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Board Leadership

Hendrik Hanegraaf
President

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