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Sojourners

Faith, politics, culture

three stars

81.65

408 C St. NE Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 328-8842   Web Site
EIN: 23-7380554

Board Leadership
Adam Taylor
Board Chair

CEO
Jim Wallis
President and Founder

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.65 three stars
  Financial 75.02 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1971, Sojourners' mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church and the world. In response to this call, we offer a vision for faith in public life by: publishing Sojourners magazine, SojoMail and other resources that address issues of faith, politics, and culture from a biblical perspective; preaching, teaching, organizing, and public witness; nurturing community by bringing together people from the various traditions and streams of the church; and hosting an annual program of voluntary service for education, ministry, and discipleship. In our lives and in our work, we seek to be guided by the biblical principles of justice, mercy, and humility.

Founded in 1971, Sojourners' mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church and the world. In response to this call, we offer a vision for faith in public life by: publishing Sojourners magazine, SojoMail and other resources that address issues of faith, politics, and culture from a biblical perspective; preaching, teaching, organizing, and public witness; nurturing community by bringing together people from the various traditions and streams of the church; and hosting an annual program of voluntary service for education, ministry, and discipleship. In our lives and in our work, we seek to be guided by the biblical principles of justice, mercy, and humility.

Financial

two stars

75.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 65.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sojourners on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sojourners on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sojourners (DC) 81.65 three stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 96.63 four stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 87.30 three stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 92.03 four stars
Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (TX) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,094,112
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,094,112
   Program Service Revenue $1,097,289
Total Primary Revenue $6,191,401
   Other Revenue $272,164
TOTAL REVENUE $6,463,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,007,887
   Administrative Expenses $326,613
   Fundraising Expenses $708,415
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,042,915
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,420,650
   
Net Assets $2,557,027

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
Messaging And Media $1,563,039 39.0%
Magazine $1,125,659 28.1%
Mobilization/Organizing Policy $902,429 22.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 81.65 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 76.72 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 77.03 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.58 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.61 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.04 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 80.36 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 73.34 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.98 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 80.73 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 83.18 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 90.38 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 75.96 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 78.50 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 82.54 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 75.69 two 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 23-7380554
Name in IRS Master File SOJOURNERS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$193,191 3.83% Jim Wallis President
Other Salaries of Note
$184,811 3.66% Rob Wilson-Black Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sojourners (DC) 81.65 three stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 96.63 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 88.15 three stars
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (GA) 90.31 four stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 91.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sojourners
408 C St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 328-8842
fax: (202) 328-8757
EIN: 23-7380554

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Board Leadership

Adam Taylor
Board Chair

CEO

Jim Wallis
President and Founder

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