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Global Action

Deploying the Global Church for action!

two stars

79.05

P.O. Box 117 Wheaton, IL 60187
tel: (719) 528-8728   Web Site
EIN: 84-1471157

Board Leadership
Bob Smith
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Rick Thompson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.05 two stars
  Financial 70.65 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

90% of pastors worldwide have never received formal biblical training, largely due to income inequality. Global Action is laser-focused on equipping these leaders to transform their communities with the Gospel. We were founded in 1998 with a vision to meet the most critical needs facing the global church. Equipping local pastors and leaders meets not just one urgent need for the global church-it actually addresses the countless other physical and spiritual needs through a ripple effect!

We focus our resources on underserved pastors and churches in the developing world. We believe that equipping and resourcing local churches and pastors in the poorest parts of the world is the most sustainable way to impact communities. The Gospel is at the very heart of all we do, and we strive to equip church leaders to lead disciple-making churches.

90% of pastors worldwide have never received formal biblical training, largely due to income inequality. Global Action is laser-focused on equipping these leaders to transform their communities with the Gospel. We were founded in 1998 with a vision to meet the most critical needs facing the global church. Equipping local pastors and leaders meets not just one urgent need for the global church-it actually addresses the countless other physical and spiritual needs through a ripple effect!

We focus our resources on underserved pastors and churches in the developing world. We believe that equipping and resourcing local churches and pastors in the poorest parts of the world is the most sustainable way to impact communities. The Gospel is at the very heart of all we do, and we strive to equip church leaders to lead disciple-making churches.

Financial

two stars

70.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth -6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Action (IL) 79.05 two stars
India Gospel Outreach (CA) 86.42 three stars
Serge (PA) 97.86 four stars
Josiah Venture (IL) 91.93 four stars
Cadence International (CO) 88.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $530,204
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $66,657
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $596,861
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $596,861
   Other Revenue $-2,505
TOTAL REVENUE $594,356
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $295,880
   Administrative Expenses $137,399
   Fundraising Expenses $79,589
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $512,868
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $81,488
   
Net Assets $126,380

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
Training Programs $193,248 65.3%
Ministry Coordination $94,331 31.9%
Compassion Programs $8,301 2.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 79.05 two stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 80.21 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 72.31 two stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 73.46 two stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 72.87 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 70.97 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 65.86 one star
2013-09 03/01/2015 72.74 two stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 78.26 two stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 90.93 four stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 71.78 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 68.63 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/24/2010 65.39 one star
2008-09 11/01/2009 87.57 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 88.57 three stars
2006-09 12/01/2007 88.54 three stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 88.70 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 91.09 four stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 85.17 three stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 87.81 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 84-1471157
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL ACTION
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(6) Missionary activities
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 December, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Action (IL) 79.05 two stars
International Needs (MI) 93.76 four stars
Lifeline Christian Mission (OH) 88.74 three stars
Youth for Christ International (CO) 96.46 four stars
Maranatha Volunteers International (CA) 90.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Global Action
P.O. Box 117
Wheaton, IL 60187
tel: (719) 528-8728
EIN: 84-1471157

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 117
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Board Leadership

Bob Smith
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Rick Thompson
President

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