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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

SAT-7

Christian satellite television by and for the people of the Middle East and North Africa

three stars

82.79

P.O. Box 2770 Easton, MD 21601
tel: (866) 744-7287   Web Site
EIN: 23-2964829

Board Leadership
Peter B. Schulze
Chair

CEO
Rex Rogers
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.79 three stars
  Financial 75.67 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SAT-7 provides the churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa with an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative, and educational television services. SAT-7 is Christian satellite television by and for the People of the Middle East and North Africa. Broadcasting a variety of indigenously produced Christian programs in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish, the ministry reaches into the homes of millions of viewers weekly with attractive, inspiring, Bible-based programs. SAT-7 is distinct from most other Christian broadcasting in the region because more than three-quarters of its programs are created in the Middle East, by local Christians, in SAT-7 production studios in Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey. Over the past 23 years, SAT-7 has been instrumental in helping to bring the love of Christ to the people of the Middle East and North Africa.

SAT-7 provides the churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa with an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative, and educational television services. SAT-7 is Christian satellite television by and for the People of the Middle East and North Africa. Broadcasting a variety of indigenously produced Christian programs in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish, the ministry reaches into the homes of millions of viewers weekly with attractive, inspiring, Bible-based programs. SAT-7 is distinct from most other Christian broadcasting in the region because more than three-quarters of its programs are created in the Middle East, by local Christians, in SAT-7 production studios in Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey. Over the past 23 years, SAT-7 has been instrumental in helping to bring the love of Christ to the people of the Middle East and North Africa.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of broadcast audience members
30,000,000
Number of audience members saying issue is important to them
2,606,000
Number of phone calls/inquiries
329,000
Number of requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material
38,883,000
This impact information is current as of November 2019, 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

two stars

75.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 57.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SAT-7 on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SAT-7 on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SAT-7 (MD) 82.79 three stars
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 96.32 four stars
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 88.94 three stars
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars
Jewish Voice Ministries International (AZ) 90.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,993,033
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,993,033
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,993,033
   Other Revenue $6,596
TOTAL REVENUE $8,999,629
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,527,640
   Administrative Expenses $683,180
   Fundraising Expenses $924,028
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,134,848
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-135,219
   
Net Assets $1,400,589

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
Financial Support for Christian Broadcasting $7,527,640 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 82.79 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 82.11 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 81.89 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 87.43 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.74 four stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 94.16 four stars
2012-12 09/01/2013 91.65 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2012 91.67 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 94.47 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 93.00 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 82.43 three stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 90.49 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 84.95 three stars
2005-12 08/01/2006 84.63 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 68.28 one star
2003-12 11/01/2004 79.35 two stars
2002-12 09/01/2003 82.19 three stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 82.06 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 23-2964829
Name in IRS Master File SAT-7 NORTH AMERICA
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 (6) Missionary activities
(29) Other religious activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 January, 1999
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
$180,000 1.97% Rex Rogers President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SAT-7 (MD) 82.79 three stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 92.56 four stars
Lamb & Lion Ministries (TX) 95.54 four stars
Our Daily Bread Ministries (MI) 90.51 four stars
WRVM (WI) 85.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

SAT-7
P.O. Box 2770
Easton, MD 21601
tel: (866) 744-7287
fax: (410) 770-9807
EIN: 23-2964829

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Board Leadership

Peter B. Schulze
Chair

CEO

Rex Rogers
President

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