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Bill Glass Behind the Walls

Assist the Church by equipping and igniting Christians to share their faith in Jesus Christ with the least of these.

four stars

93.91

1101 South Cedar Ridge Drive Duncanville, TX 75137
tel: (972) 298-1101   Web Site
EIN: 75-2733954

Board Leadership
Billy Glass
Chairperson

CEO
Michael Nolan
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bill Glass BEHIND THE WALLS was founded in 1969 with one mission: to assist the Church by equipping and igniting Christians to share their faith in Jesus Christ with the "least of these." Each year thousands of volunteers join our prison ministry to lead tens of thousands of inmates to life-changing decisions for Jesus. In the first 40 years more than 1,000,000 of these decisions were recorded. For a great number of the volunteers our event was the first experience in sharing the Gospel with others, and has since emboldened them to step out of the "comfort zone" to be more active in sharing their faith. By learning to share faith in prison you are tapped into a unique training opportunity with eternal significance with a proven impact on society.

Bill Glass BEHIND THE WALLS was founded in 1969 with one mission: to assist the Church by equipping and igniting Christians to share their faith in Jesus Christ with the "least of these." Each year thousands of volunteers join our prison ministry to lead tens of thousands of inmates to life-changing decisions for Jesus. In the first 40 years more than 1,000,000 of these decisions were recorded. For a great number of the volunteers our event was the first experience in sharing the Gospel with others, and has since emboldened them to step out of the "comfort zone" to be more active in sharing their faith. By learning to share faith in prison you are tapped into a unique training opportunity with eternal significance with a proven impact on society.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bill Glass Behind the Walls on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bill Glass Behind the Walls on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bill Glass Behind the Walls (TX) 93.91 four stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 89.05 three stars
Shelterwood (MO) 88.51 three stars
Frontier Fellowship (MN) 92.15 four stars
Youth For Christ of Northern Indiana (IN) 87.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,105,676
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $41
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,105,717
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,105,717
   Other Revenue $131,701
TOTAL REVENUE $2,237,418
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,357,372
   Administrative Expenses $171,048
   Fundraising Expenses $166,039
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,694,459
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-457,041
   
Net Assets $1,590,192

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
Prison Ministry $2,357,372 100.0%

Ratings History
Bill Glass Behind the Walls has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 93.91 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 95.08 four stars
2016-12 08/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.14 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.36 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.67 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 81.22 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 83.14 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 81.51 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 70.56 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 74.81 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 75.39 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 72.06 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 76.57 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 78.38 two stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 76.34 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 78.49 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 66.43 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-2733954
Name in IRS Master File BILL GLASS MINISTRIES
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 June, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,101 5.01% Jim Marvine President, CEO

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Bill Glass Behind the Walls (TX) 93.91 four stars
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Man in the Mirror (FL) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bill Glass Behind the Walls
1101 South Cedar Ridge Drive
Duncanville, TX 75137
tel: (972) 298-1101
EIN: 75-2733954

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Board Leadership

Billy Glass
Chairperson

CEO

Michael Nolan
President, CEO

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