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Reasons To Believe

Integrating Science and Faith

three stars

89.33

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

Board Leadership
Mark Visser
Chairman

CEO
Hugh Ross
President and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.33 three stars
  Financial 86.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

three stars

86.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.1%
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) 89.33 three stars
Mike Silva International (OR) 88.55 three stars
American Bible Society (PA) 88.15 three stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 86.83 three stars
Messenger International (CO) 94.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,546,079
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,546,079
   Program Service Revenue $211,809
Total Primary Revenue $3,757,888
   Other Revenue $261,250
TOTAL REVENUE $4,019,138
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,269,382
   Administrative Expenses $540,362
   Fundraising Expenses $638,794
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,448,538
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-429,400
   
Net Assets $6,077,461

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 $1,186,473 36.3%
Event Activities $790,982 24.2%
Website and Digital Content $593,236 18.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 10/15/2002 81.67 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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$83,628 1.87% Hugh Ross President
Other Salaries of Note
$118,100 2.65% Fazale Rana Vice President of Research & Apologetics
$90,897 2.04% Kathleen Ross Senior Vice President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reasons To Believe (CA) 89.33 three stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 96.63 four stars
World Mission (MI) 88.46 three stars
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (GA) 90.31 four stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 92.03 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

Mark Visser
Chairman

CEO

Hugh Ross
President and Founder

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