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Ligonier Ministries

Helping people grow in their knowledge of God and His holiness.

three stars

89.27

421 Ligonier Court Sanford, FL 32771
tel: (800) 435-4343   Web Site
EIN: 25-1298611

Board Leadership
Robert C. Sproul
Chairman

CEO
Chris Larson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.27 three stars
  Financial 84.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

84.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
69.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ligonier Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ligonier Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.27 three stars
Basic Gospel (TX) 89.33 three stars
Educational Media Foundation (CA) 96.56 four stars
Luis Palau Association (OR) 90.86 four stars
Grace to You (CA) 90.99 four stars

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Ligonier Ministries is an international Christian discipleship organization founded by theologian Dr. R.C. Sproul in 1971 to equip Christians to articulate what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it. Proclaiming God's holiness is central to Ligonier's purpose. Ligonier produces Renewing Your Mind radio broadcasts, the Reformation Study Bible, Tabletalk magazine, books through the Reformation Trust Publishing division, and various teaching series. It also offers academic degrees through Reformation Bible College. In addition, Ligonier hosts national and regional conferences, offers an online learning community through Ligonier Connect, streams twenty-four-hour Christian internet radio through RefNet, and makes available more than 8,000 unique resources online at Ligonier.org.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,975,485
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $180,765
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,156,250
   Program Service Revenue $1,249,741
Total Primary Revenue $20,405,991
   Other Revenue $3,541,864
TOTAL REVENUE $23,947,855
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,446,584
   Administrative Expenses $2,372,863
   Fundraising Expenses $3,527,711
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,347,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,600,697
   
Net Assets $19,828,453

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
Promotion of Christian Theological Education and Scholarship $14,446,584 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.27 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.91 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.14 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.99 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 90.88 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 90.37 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 87.81 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.33 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 72.50 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 71.36 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 78.84 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 65.02 one star
2005-12 04/01/2007 77.32 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 64.66 one star
2003-12 10/01/2004 74.49 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 81.04 three stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 81.62 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 25-1298611
Name in IRS Master File LIGONIER MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(59) Other school related activities
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 March, 1976
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,235 1.18% Christopher Larson President
Other Salaries of Note
$240,896 1.18% Robert C. Sproul Chairman, Founder

Ligonier Ministries is an international Christian discipleship organization founded by theologian Dr. R.C. Sproul in 1971 to equip Christians to articulate what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it. Proclaiming God's holiness is central to Ligonier's purpose. Ligonier produces Renewing Your Mind radio broadcasts, the Reformation Study Bible, Tabletalk magazine, books through the Reformation Trust Publishing division, and various teaching series. It also offers academic degrees through Reformation Bible College. In addition, Ligonier hosts national and regional conferences, offers an online learning community through Ligonier Connect, streams twenty-four-hour Christian internet radio through RefNet, and makes available more than 8,000 unique resources online at Ligonier.org.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.27 three stars
Luis Palau Association (OR) 90.86 four stars
Thru the Bible Radio Network (CA) 85.65 three stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 91.79 four stars
Truth For Life (OH) 97.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ligonier Ministries
421 Ligonier Court
Sanford, FL 32771
tel: (800) 435-4343
fax: (407) 333-4233
EIN: 25-1298611

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 863595
Orlando, FL 32886

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Board Leadership

Robert C. Sproul
Chairman

CEO

Chris Larson
President

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