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Bibles For The World

Sharing the good news of God's love in Christ Jesus

three stars

87.30

P.O. Box 49759 Colorado Springs, CO 80949
tel: (888) 382-4253   Web Site
EIN: 36-2434228

Board Leadership
Louis S. Pope
Chairman of the Board

CEO
John L. Pudaite
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.30 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1971, Bibles For The World (BFTW) shares the good news of God's love in Christ Jesus by ministering to the unreached, to the Church and to Christian leaders in developing nations, with a strong emphasis on India. We do this by: strategically distributing Bibles, New Testaments, and other scripture portions; raising up godly, well educated children through our affiliated schools both in Northeast India and in Delhi; and networking and encouraging Indian churches and national Christian leaders for greater effectiveness. Equipping such leaders through the Trinity College and Seminary in Manipur, through our partnership with Serampore University in West Bengal, and through our networks with other fine evangelical seminaries throughout India.

Founded in 1971, Bibles For The World (BFTW) shares the good news of God's love in Christ Jesus by ministering to the unreached, to the Church and to Christian leaders in developing nations, with a strong emphasis on India. We do this by: strategically distributing Bibles, New Testaments, and other scripture portions; raising up godly, well educated children through our affiliated schools both in Northeast India and in Delhi; and networking and encouraging Indian churches and national Christian leaders for greater effectiveness. Equipping such leaders through the Trinity College and Seminary in Manipur, through our partnership with Serampore University in West Bengal, and through our networks with other fine evangelical seminaries throughout India.

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Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bibles For The World on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bibles For The World on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bibles For The World (CO) 87.30 three stars
Good News (TX) 85.56 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 91.75 four stars
Reasons To Believe (CA) 90.84 four stars
World Mission (MI) 88.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,291,173
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $50,340
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,341,513
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,341,513
   Other Revenue $232,119
TOTAL REVENUE $2,573,632
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,146,338
   Administrative Expenses $198,524
   Fundraising Expenses $310,979
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,655,841
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-82,209
   
Net Assets $3,558,604

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
Partnership Ministries $1,660,937 77.4%
The BIBLE Distribution Program $485,401 22.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.30 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.56 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 80.95 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 81.60 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 80.41 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 83.05 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 84.28 three stars
2009-06 10/01/2011 93.63 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.17 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 95.88 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 93.64 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 93.25 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 68.50 one star
2005-06 05/01/2006 65.52 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 64.45 one star
2003-06 08/01/2004 63.64 one star
2002-06 10/01/2003 87.62 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 87.97 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 36-2434228
Name in IRS Master File BIBLES FOR THE WORLD
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious 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 December, 1959
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, 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
$65,482 2.46% John L. Pudaite President
Other Salaries of Note
$78,000 2.93% Mawii Pudaite Co-Founder
$37,294 1.40% Rochunga Pudaite (Deceased) Co-Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bibles For The World (CO) 87.30 three stars
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (GA) 90.31 four stars
Good News (TX) 85.56 three stars
Mike Silva International (OR) 88.55 three stars
Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (TX) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bibles For The World
P.O. Box 49759
Colorado Springs, CO 80949
tel: (888) 382-4253
EIN: 36-2434228

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Board Leadership

Louis S. Pope
Chairman of the Board

CEO

John L. Pudaite
President

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