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Religion : Religious Activities

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Reaching children worldwide

80.71

17482 State Highway M Warrenton, MO 63383
tel: (636) 456-4321   Web Site
EIN: 38-6091187

Board Leadership
Albert Winterman
Chairman/Board Member

CEO
Reese R. Kauffman
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.71
  Financial 73.02
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the local church for Christian living. Founded by Jesse Irvin Overholtzer in 1937, CEF has over 1,800 missionaries overseas, approximately 1,600 of whom are nationals. In the USA and Canada, 700 full-time workers and an estimated 40,000 volunteers serve the ministry.

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the local church for Christian living. Founded by Jesse Irvin Overholtzer in 1937, CEF has over 1,800 missionaries overseas, approximately 1,600 of whom are nationals. In the USA and Canada, 700 full-time workers and an estimated 40,000 volunteers serve the ministry.

Financial

73.02

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Child Evangelism Fellowship on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Child Evangelism Fellowship on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Child Evangelism Fellowship (MO) 80.71
African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (TX) 89.26
International Christian Ministries (CA) 87.92
ASAP Ministries (MI) 97.53
Advancing Native Missions (VA) 87.44

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,841,885
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,841,885
   Program Service Revenue $782,457
Total Primary Revenue $17,624,342
   Other Revenue $55,270
TOTAL REVENUE $17,679,612
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,892,541
   Administrative Expenses $2,119,212
   Fundraising Expenses $2,021,570
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,033,323
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,646,289
   
Net Assets $7,911,237

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
International Ministries $5,539,684 46.6%
Sponsor-A-National $2,464,932 20.7%
USA Ministries $2,572,909 21.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 80.71
2018-12 05/01/2020 79.79
2017-12 04/01/2019 82.62
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.48
2015-12 08/01/2017 83.72
2015-12 07/06/2017 82.99
2014-12 07/01/2016 85.44
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.64
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.58
2012-12 05/01/2014 84.98
2011-06 06/01/2012 90.30
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.56
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 76.93
2009-06 11/24/2010 82.19
2008-06 10/01/2009 76.33
2007-06 03/01/2009 76.48
2006-06 05/01/2007 78.96
2005-06 06/01/2006 69.29
2004-06 05/01/2005 69.34
2003-06 10/01/2004 72.89

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

EIN 38-6091187
Name in IRS Master File CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP INC
NTEE Code O55
NTEE Classification Youth Development - Religious Leadership
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP INC
Ruling Date August, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Reese R. Kauffman President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Child Evangelism Fellowship (MO) 80.71
HOPE International (PA) 92.56
Youth for Christ USA (CO) 88.52
Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (DC) 95.04
Frontiers (AZ) 87.99

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Charity Contact Info

Child Evangelism Fellowship
17482 State Highway M
Warrenton, MO 63383
tel: (636) 456-4321
EIN: 38-6091187

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 348
Warrenton, MO 63383

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Board Leadership

Albert Winterman
Chairman/Board Member

CEO

Reese R. Kauffman
President

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