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Institute for Creation Research

Proclaiming the Scientific Truth of Creation

four stars

91.24

1806 Royal Lane Dallas, TX 75229
tel: (800) 337-0375   Web Site
EIN: 95-3523177

Board Leadership
Richard Bliss
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.24 four stars
  Financial 89.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

After more than four decades of ministry, the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) remains the world leader in scientific research within the context of biblical creation. Founded in 1970 by Dr. Henry Morris, widely recognized as the Father of Modern Creation Science, ICR exists to conduct scientific research within the realms of origins and earth history. The ICR science staff has uncovered a wealth of evidence that confirms the biblical account, which is then used to educate the public through graduate and professional training programs, conferences and seminars across the nation, and through books, high-quality DVD series, radio broadcasts, and engaging media presentations.

After more than four decades of ministry, the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) remains the world leader in scientific research within the context of biblical creation. Founded in 1970 by Dr. Henry Morris, widely recognized as the Father of Modern Creation Science, ICR exists to conduct scientific research within the realms of origins and earth history. The ICR science staff has uncovered a wealth of evidence that confirms the biblical account, which is then used to educate the public through graduate and professional training programs, conferences and seminars across the nation, and through books, high-quality DVD series, radio broadcasts, and engaging media presentations.

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Financial

three stars

89.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.78
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Creation Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Creation Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Institute for Creation Research (TX) 91.24 four stars
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Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 86.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,452,680
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,452,680
   Program Service Revenue $83,618
Total Primary Revenue $12,536,298
   Other Revenue $529,590
TOTAL REVENUE $13,065,888
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,069,370
   Administrative Expenses $771,416
   Fundraising Expenses $438,411
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,279,197
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,786,691
   
Net Assets $27,821,829

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
Education $3,058,213 50.4%
Applied Research & Communications $2,162,149 35.6%
Research $849,008 14.0%

Ratings History
Institute for Creation Research has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.24 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 93.85 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.53 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.40 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 82.82 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.89 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 84.99 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 86.04 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 84.78 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.37 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 85.31 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 88.02 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 91.27 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 76.54 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 73.89 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 81.59 three stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 91.20 four stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 94.03 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 95-3523177
Name in IRS Master File INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH
NTEE Code U20
NTEE Classification Science, General
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1980
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$187,816 2.58% Henry M. Morris III Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Creation Research (TX) 91.24 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Institute for Creation Research
1806 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
tel: (800) 337-0375
EIN: 95-3523177

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 59029
Dallas, TX 75229

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Board Leadership

Richard Bliss
Chairman

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