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Bridge Builders International

Transforming Latvia by the love and power of Christ

four stars

93.09

205 South 23rd Street Philomath, OR 97370
tel: (541) 602-6968   Web Site
EIN: 93-1162941

Board Leadership
Tommy Weathersbee
Chair

CEO
Charles Kelley
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.09 four stars
  Financial 90.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bridge Builders International was formally established in 1994 as a Christian mission organization designed to transform the nation of Latvia, and beyond, with the love and power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Over the years, the main strategy employed has been the building of bridges from the West to the East, and in the process touch and bless churches, church plants, camps, Christian school, farmers, students, radio stations, publishing houses, seminaries, orphanages, social service agencies, and indigenous missionary efforts, throughout the nation.

Bridge Builders International was formally established in 1994 as a Christian mission organization designed to transform the nation of Latvia, and beyond, with the love and power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Over the years, the main strategy employed has been the building of bridges from the West to the East, and in the process touch and bless churches, church plants, camps, Christian school, farmers, students, radio stations, publishing houses, seminaries, orphanages, social service agencies, and indigenous missionary efforts, throughout the nation.

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Financial

four stars

90.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 21.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridge Builders International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridge Builders International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridge Builders International (OR) 93.09 four stars
Prison Fellowship International (DC) 92.60 four stars
African Bible Colleges (MS) 88.61 three stars
India Gospel Outreach (CA) 85.94 three stars
Bright Hope International (IL) 85.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $882,567
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $882,567
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $882,567
   Other Revenue $55
TOTAL REVENUE $882,622
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $727,660
   Administrative Expenses $117,146
   Fundraising Expenses $69,552
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $914,358
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-31,736
   
Net Assets $130,794

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
Leadership Development $402,936 55.4%
Education and Mobilization of American Churches $181,013 24.9%
Missionary Activities $143,711 19.7%

Ratings History
Bridge Builders International has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 05/01/2019 93.09 four stars
2017-05 06/01/2018 90.64 four stars
2016-05 05/01/2017 84.31 three stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 82.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-05 04/01/2016 82.55 three stars
2014-05 05/01/2015 83.37 three stars
2014-05 03/01/2015 79.85 two stars
2013-05 05/01/2014 71.81 two stars
2012-05 06/01/2013 72.67 two stars
2011-05 05/01/2012 72.67 two stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 76.21 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 05/01/2011 68.60 one star
2008-05 08/01/2009 73.05 two stars
2007-05 08/01/2008 65.26 one star
2006-05 04/01/2007 70.78 two stars
2005-05 06/01/2006 62.14 one star
2004-05 02/01/2005 67.40 one star
2003-05 07/01/2004 76.62 two stars
2002-05 01/01/2004 90.03 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 93-1162941
Name in IRS Master File BRIDGE BUILDERS INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
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
(5) Mission
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 October, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 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
$8,132 0.88% Rev. Charles Kelley President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridge Builders International (OR) 93.09 four stars
Youth for Christ International (CO) 93.84 four stars
Adventist Frontier Missions (MI) 94.74 four stars
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International Cooperating Ministries (VA) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bridge Builders International
205 South 23rd Street
Philomath, OR 97370
tel: (541) 602-6968
EIN: 93-1162941

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1472
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Board Leadership

Tommy Weathersbee
Chair

CEO

Charles Kelley
President

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