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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Vitae Foundation

Bringing media to life

four stars

91.28

P.O. Box 791 1731 Southridge Drive, Suite D
Jefferson City, MO 65109
tel: (573) 634-4316   Web Site
EIN: 43-1138252

Board Leadership
Lindsey Bachman
Chairman

CEO
Rob Rysavy
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.28 four stars
  Financial 90.62 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vitae Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vitae Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vitae Foundation (MO) 91.28 four stars
The Nation Institute (NY) 89.32 three stars
Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 93.00 four stars
Graywolf Press (MN) 92.74 four stars
GRIST (WA) 91.42 four stars

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Established in 1992, the Vitae Foundation is focused on educating about the value and sanctity of human life and restoring this value as a core belief in the American culture. The key focus of the Vitae strategy is to use mass media, namely television, radio, print and online media, as the venues for sharing educational messages. These mass media messages are intended to: encourage internal reflection and value formation when strategically placed during the T.V. and online programming viewed/searched by a target audience, and to assist women, troubled by an untimely pregnancy, find loving assistance in their community. Vitae believes in the power of the research based message. Educational messages that are respectful, helpful, and encourage dialogue in a non-threatening manner, have become the hallmark of the Vitae success.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,592,069
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,483,950
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,076,019
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,076,019
   Other Revenue $-91,821
TOTAL REVENUE $2,984,198
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,257,434
   Administrative Expenses $283,430
   Fundraising Expenses $273,022
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,813,886
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $170,312
   
Net Assets $1,086,956

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
Educational Messaging $1,093,620 48.4%
Cooperative Efforts with Network of Pro-Life Orgs $614,666 27.2%
Community Events $549,148 24.3%

Ratings History
Vitae Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.28 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.03 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 89.24 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 83.96 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 73.38 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 29.23 zero star
2011-12 10/01/2012 29.06 zero star
2010-12 12/23/2011 74.80 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 72.49 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 62.69 one star
2008-12 11/01/2009 77.04 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 78.81 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 69.56 one star
2005-12 10/01/2006 60.48 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 64.17 one star
2003-12 01/05/2005 62.81 one star
2002-12 10/01/2003 86.14 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 96.49 four 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 43-1138252
Name in IRS Master File VITAE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 November, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file(all other)
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$53,276 1.89% Robert J. Rysavy President
Other Salaries of Note
$120,386 4.27% Patrick Castle Former President

Established in 1992, the Vitae Foundation is focused on educating about the value and sanctity of human life and restoring this value as a core belief in the American culture. The key focus of the Vitae strategy is to use mass media, namely television, radio, print and online media, as the venues for sharing educational messages. These mass media messages are intended to: encourage internal reflection and value formation when strategically placed during the T.V. and online programming viewed/searched by a target audience, and to assist women, troubled by an untimely pregnancy, find loving assistance in their community. Vitae believes in the power of the research based message. Educational messages that are respectful, helpful, and encourage dialogue in a non-threatening manner, have become the hallmark of the Vitae success.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vitae Foundation (MO) 91.28 four stars
GRIST (WA) 91.42 four stars
Resource Media (CA) 86.41 three stars
Milkweed Editions (MN) 89.52 three stars
Commentary (NY) 86.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vitae Foundation
P.O. Box 791
1731 Southridge Drive, Suite D
Jefferson City, MO 65109
tel: (573) 634-4316
EIN: 43-1138252

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Board Leadership

Lindsey Bachman
Chairman

CEO

Rob Rysavy
President

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