Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting (Grantmaking)

Bibles For The World

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

four stars

90.13

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 90.13 four stars
  Financial 87.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of bibles requested and distributed
628,000
Number of students enrolled
8,396
Number of patients undergoing surgical procedures
1,243
Number of patient consultations
7,479
Number of training events conducted
13
Number of students enrolled in Trinity College & Seminary
138
Number of Christian school students in India with sponsors (sponsors contribute toward tuition, books, healthcare, etc.)
2,315
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,410,819
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,410,819
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,410,819
   Other Revenue $88,692
TOTAL REVENUE $2,499,511
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,196,719
   Administrative Expenses $167,194
   Fundraising Expenses $360,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,724,444
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-224,933
   
Net Assets $3,285,708

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,249 2.72% John L. Pudaite President
Other Salaries of Note
$91,048 3.34% Jeff Mclinden Vice President, Development & Marketing
$74,000 2.71% Mawii Pudaite Co-Founder

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 94.05 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 85.63 three stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 85.55 three 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