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Reasons to Believe

Integrating Science and Faith

three stars

87.24

818 S. Oak Park Rd. Covina, CA 91724
tel: (855) 732-7667   Web Site
EIN: 33-0168048

Board Leadership
Edie Hugo-Kirman
Chairman

CEO
Hugh Ross
President and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.24 three stars
  Financial 83.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1986, Reasons To Believe (RTB), is devoted to discovering and disseminating the latest evidences from cutting-edge science research - that faith in the God of the Bible is rooted in testable truth. RTB takes this life-changing message to skeptics around the world while encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians. The mission of RTB is to show that science and faith are, and always will be, allies, not enemies. Our goal is to bring that life-changing truth to everybody who needs to know, both believers and nonbelievers. RTB exists to impact current and future leaders and influencers with new reasons from science for faith in the God of the Bible.

Founded in 1986, Reasons To Believe (RTB), is devoted to discovering and disseminating the latest evidences from cutting-edge science research - that faith in the God of the Bible is rooted in testable truth. RTB takes this life-changing message to skeptics around the world while encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians. The mission of RTB is to show that science and faith are, and always will be, allies, not enemies. Our goal is to bring that life-changing truth to everybody who needs to know, both believers and nonbelievers. RTB exists to impact current and future leaders and influencers with new reasons from science for faith in the God of the Bible.

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Financial

three stars

83.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
72.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reasons to Believe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reasons to Believe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 97.38 four stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 94.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,955,719
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,955,719
   Program Service Revenue $177,928
Total Primary Revenue $7,133,647
   Other Revenue $238,603
TOTAL REVENUE $7,372,250
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,145,620
   Administrative Expenses $630,126
   Fundraising Expenses $587,255
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,363,001
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,009,249
   
Net Assets $8,856,262

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
RTB Products $1,143,223 36.3%
Event Activities $762,149 24.2%
Website and Digital Content $571,612 18.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 87.24 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 90.16 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.33 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.84 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 87.05 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.23 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 90.50 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 84.31 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.33 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.34 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 71.17 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 73.39 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 82.95 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 86.61 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 82.72 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 77.69 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 78.38 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 78.44 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 84.09 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 33-0168048
Name in IRS Master File REASONS TO BELIEVE
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,505 1.95% Hugh Ross President
Other Salaries of Note
$118,799 2.72% Fazale Rana Vice President of Research & Apologetics
$90,517 2.07% Kathleen Ross Senior Vice President, Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Reasons to Believe
818 S. Oak Park Rd.
Covina, CA 91724
tel: (855) 732-7667
fax: (626) 852-0178
EIN: 33-0168048

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Board Leadership

Edie Hugo-Kirman
Chairman

CEO

Hugh Ross
President and Founder

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