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Answers in Genesis

Believing it. Defending it. Proclaiming it.

two stars

76.36

2800 Bullittsburg Church Road Petersburg, KY 41080
tel: (800) 778-3390   Web Site
EIN: 33-0596423

Board Leadership
Craig Baker
Chairman

CEO
Kenneth Ham
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.36 two stars
  Financial 85.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1994, Answers in Genesis (AiG) is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith, and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a 'millions of years old' earth (and even older universe). AiG is a catalyst to bring reformation by reclaiming the foundations of our faith which are found in the Bible, from the very first verse.

Founded in 1994, Answers in Genesis (AiG) is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith, and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a 'millions of years old' earth (and even older universe). AiG is a catalyst to bring reformation by reclaiming the foundations of our faith which are found in the Bible, from the very first verse.

Financial

three stars

85.25

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
68.4%
  Administrative Expenses 27.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.81
  Program Expenses Growth 13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Answers in Genesis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Answers in Genesis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Answers in Genesis (KY) 76.36 two stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 97.01 four stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 85.68 three stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 94.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,438,682
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,438,682
   Program Service Revenue $21,042,958
Total Primary Revenue $33,481,640
   Other Revenue $9,172,128
TOTAL REVENUE $42,653,768
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,001,250
   Administrative Expenses $13,595,992
   Fundraising Expenses $1,477,364
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,074,606
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,579,162
   
Net Assets $53,101,955

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
Creation Museum $11,147,350 48.5%
Resource Distribution - Books, CDs, DVDs $9,769,722 42.5%
Resource Distribution - Answers Magazine $2,084,178 9.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 76.36 two stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.15 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 76.50 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 81.17 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 82.79 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.23 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 68.82 one star
2012-06 12/20/2013 80.90 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 78.61 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 86.78 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 75.44 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 92.90 four stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 85.64 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2009 85.20 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 79.79 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 87.69 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 84.98 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 84.74 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 87.47 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 33-0596423
Name in IRS Master File ANSWERS IN GENESIS INC
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 (7) Evangelism
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 October, 1994
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
$240,329 0.63% Kenneth Ham CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Answers in Genesis (KY) 76.36 two stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 94.48 four stars
World Mission (MI) 92.41 four stars
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 97.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Answers in Genesis
2800 Bullittsburg Church Road
Petersburg, KY 41080
tel: (800) 778-3390
fax: (859) 727-2299
EIN: 33-0596423

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 510
Hebron, KY 41048

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Board Leadership

Craig Baker
Chairman

CEO

Kenneth Ham
CEO

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