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The Urban Alternative

Teaching Truth. Transforming Lives.

three stars

89.44

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

Board Leadership
Dr. Tony Evans
Chairman

CEO
Dr. Tony Evans
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.44 three stars
  Financial 89.90 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.90

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.2%
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) 89.44 three stars
EWTN (AL) 86.99 three stars
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 98.23 four stars
Focus on the Family (CO) 88.94 three stars
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries (AR) 89.80 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,282,084
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $27,784
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,309,868
   Program Service Revenue $40,748
Total Primary Revenue $9,350,616
   Other Revenue $620,510
TOTAL REVENUE $9,971,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,227,940
   Administrative Expenses $1,058,877
   Fundraising Expenses $968,471
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,255,288
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,715,838
   
Net Assets $5,882,464

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 $4,439,076 71.3%
Local Communities Reach $1,788,864 28.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,538 1.84% Anthony T. Evans President
Other Salaries of Note
$90,257 1.09% Jonathan Pitts Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Urban Alternative (TX) 89.44 three stars
Luis Palau Association (OR) 90.86 four stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 86.74 three stars
Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation (NC) 89.08 three stars
Jewish Voice Ministries International (AZ) 90.94 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

Dr. Tony Evans
President

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