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The Urban Alternative

Teaching Truth. Transforming Lives.

three stars

86.50

2821 Prince George Dallas, TX 75115
tel: (800) 800-3222   Web Site
EIN: 75-1835253

Board Leadership
Dr. Tony Evans
Chairman

CEO
Anthony T. Evans
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.50 three stars
  Financial 87.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981 by Dr. Tony Evans, our mission is to serve as a teaching, training and resource ministry in order to restore hope and transform lives. We seek to impart biblical truths which will then empower Christians to walk within their authority under God. This, in turn, will bring direct and effective change into each of the covenantal spheres of life: personal, family, church and community.

Founded in 1981 by Dr. Tony Evans, our mission is to serve as a teaching, training and resource ministry in order to restore hope and transform lives. We seek to impart biblical truths which will then empower Christians to walk within their authority under God. This, in turn, will bring direct and effective change into each of the covenantal spheres of life: personal, family, church and community.

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Financial

three stars

87.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Urban Alternative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Urban Alternative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Urban Alternative (TX) 86.50 three stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
Truth For Life (OH) 97.17 four stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 92.85 four stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,564,610
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $991,240
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,555,850
   Program Service Revenue $458,229
Total Primary Revenue $14,014,079
   Other Revenue $335,332
TOTAL REVENUE $14,349,411
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,084,909
   Administrative Expenses $1,538,511
   Fundraising Expenses $1,764,561
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,387,981
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,961,430
   
Net Assets $9,818,694

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
National Media Outreach $5,872,357 64.6%
Local Communities Reach $3,212,552 35.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.50 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 86.59 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 84.39 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 88.14 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.44 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 90.64 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 86.23 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 85.47 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 81.71 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 72.89 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 73.91 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 64.52 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 64.46 one star
2007-12 04/01/2009 75.50 two stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 68.10 one star
2005-12 11/01/2006 70.30 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 72.56 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 77.53 two stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 81.52 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 75-1835253
Name in IRS Master File URBAN ALTERNATIVE
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 November, 1982
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
$190,665 1.53% Anthony T. Evans President
Other Salaries of Note
$92,654 0.74% Jonathan Pitts Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Urban Alternative (TX) 86.50 three stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 92.08 four stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
Right From The Heart Ministries (GA) 91.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Urban Alternative
2821 Prince George
Dallas, TX 75115
tel: (800) 800-3222
EIN: 75-1835253

Mail donations to:
P O. Box 4000
Dallas, TX 75208

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Board Leadership

Dr. Tony Evans
Chairman

CEO

Anthony T. Evans
President

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