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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Children's Bible Fellowship of New York

Making disciples of New York's forgotten fields

one star

58.32

250 Nimham Road Carmel, NY 10512
tel: (845) 225-2005   Web Site
EIN: 11-1834468

Board Leadership
Richard Birney
Chairman

CEO
Sean Stewart
CEO

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On February 12, 2018, The Times Union reported that Children's Bible Fellowship of New York was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "Wisconsin man charged in $100,000 theft from NY bible fellowship." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Times Union article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 58.32 one star
  Financial 81.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 44.00 zero star
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For over 60 years the camp ministry at Children's Bible Fellowship of New York has been a central part of our goal to make disciples of New York's forgotten fields. Every summer we run two vastly different programs on our beautiful 200 acre Carmel, New York campus. Camp Joy, the older of the two camps, caters to the needs of inner city children from New York City. Camp Hope specializes in meeting the needs of disabled campers from the New York metropolitan area. Children's Bible Fellowship also runs Project Genesis, a partnership program for individuals, church groups and students to share in the ministry God has given us.

For over 60 years the camp ministry at Children's Bible Fellowship of New York has been a central part of our goal to make disciples of New York's forgotten fields. Every summer we run two vastly different programs on our beautiful 200 acre Carmel, New York campus. Camp Joy, the older of the two camps, caters to the needs of inner city children from New York City. Camp Hope specializes in meeting the needs of disabled campers from the New York metropolitan area. Children's Bible Fellowship also runs Project Genesis, a partnership program for individuals, church groups and students to share in the ministry God has given us.

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Financial

three stars

81.62

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

44.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 22.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth -7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Bible Fellowship of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Bible Fellowship of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Bible Fellowship of New York (NY) 58.32 one star
Forgotten Man Ministries (MI) 86.34 three stars
Institute for Creation Research (TX) 91.24 four stars
Freedom in Christ Ministries (TN) 89.48 three stars
YouthFront (KS) 88.56 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $338,358
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $338,358
   Program Service Revenue $34,887
Total Primary Revenue $373,245
   Other Revenue $1,060
TOTAL REVENUE $374,305
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $288,314
   Administrative Expenses $64,981
   Fundraising Expenses $17,544
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $370,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,466
   
Net Assets $614,212

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
Camp Hope $183,573 63.7%
Camp Joy $98,370 34.1%
City Ministry $4,297 1.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 58.32 one star
2017-12 10/01/2018 58.31 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 61.02 one star
-- 03/01/2018 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On February 12, 2018, The Times Union reported that Children's Bible Fellowship of New York was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "Wisconsin man charged in $100,000 theft from NY bible fellowship." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Times Union article.

2015-12 06/01/2017 58.73 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 58.77 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 56.13 one star
2011-12 07/01/2013 65.05 one star
2010-12 03/01/2012 65.17 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 65.47 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.68 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 74.55 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 76.48 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 74.11 two stars
2005-12 06/01/2007 80.13 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 79.03 two stars
2003-12 08/01/2004 80.15 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 90.40 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 11-1834468
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS BIBLE FELLOWSHIP OF N Y INCORPORATED
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 (46) Private school
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 October, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
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
$25,000 6.74% Sean Stewart CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Bible Fellowship of New York (NY) 58.32 one star
Center for Action and Contemplation (NM) 87.00 three stars
Vision New England (ME) 91.67 four stars
Forgotten Man Ministries (MI) 86.34 three stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 89.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Bible Fellowship of New York
250 Nimham Road
Carmel, NY 10512
tel: (845) 225-2005
fax: (845) 767-5078
EIN: 11-1834468

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 670
Carmel, NY 10512

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Board Leadership

Richard Birney
Chairman

CEO

Sean Stewart
CEO

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