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Life-Study Fellowship

Encouraging people everywhere to lead a more prayerful and positive way of life

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50.02

90 Heights Road Darien, CT 06820
tel: (203) 655-1436   Web Site
EIN: 06-1035622

CEO
Michael T. Keane
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 50.02 zero star
  Financial 70.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 36.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1939, Life-Study Fellowship's mission is to encourage people everywhere to lead a more prayerful and positive way of life. Life-Study Fellowship, publisher of FAITH Magazine, inspiring Fellowship Prayers, and the best selling book With God All Things Are Possible, has helped people all around the world find greater success, happiness and peace of mind. FAITH Magazine has now been published for almost 70 years. Published by Life-Study Fellowship bi-monthly, FAITH Magazine provides an everyday source of inspiration, guidance and comfort. By producing and publishing beautiful and inspiring Fellowship Prayers, and sending them to people in need, Life-Study Fellowship has helped countless numbers of people.

Founded in 1939, Life-Study Fellowship's mission is to encourage people everywhere to lead a more prayerful and positive way of life. Life-Study Fellowship, publisher of FAITH Magazine, inspiring Fellowship Prayers, and the best selling book With God All Things Are Possible, has helped people all around the world find greater success, happiness and peace of mind. FAITH Magazine has now been published for almost 70 years. Published by Life-Study Fellowship bi-monthly, FAITH Magazine provides an everyday source of inspiration, guidance and comfort. By producing and publishing beautiful and inspiring Fellowship Prayers, and sending them to people in need, Life-Study Fellowship has helped countless numbers of people.

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Financial

two stars

70.00

Accountability & Transparency

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36.00

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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 784.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Life-Study Fellowship on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Life-Study Fellowship on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Life-Study Fellowship (CT) 50.02 zero star
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,273,267
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,273,267
   Program Service Revenue $516
Total Primary Revenue $1,273,783
   Other Revenue $20,720
TOTAL REVENUE $1,294,503
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,164,304
   Administrative Expenses $137,369
   Fundraising Expenses $58,451
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,360,124
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-65,621
   
Net Assets $-680,336

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
Publication & Distribution of Literature $1,164,304 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 50.02 zero star
2017-12 06/01/2019 50.02 zero star
2016-12 06/01/2018 59.37 one star
2015-12 07/01/2017 59.37 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 59.37 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 58.49 one star
2013-12 08/01/2015 58.54 one star
2012-12 07/01/2014 58.51 one star
2011-12 07/01/2013 47.45 zero star
2010-12 04/01/2012 56.50 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 58.20 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 74.44 two stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 73.96 two stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 71.19 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 70.36 two stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 73.53 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 76.08 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 68.96 one star
2002-12 04/01/2004 68.48 one star

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

EIN 06-1035622
Name in IRS Master File LIFE-STUDY FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code X83
NTEE Classification Religious Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (8) Religious publishing activities
(29) Other religious activities
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 July, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$76,452 5.62% Michael T. Keane President --
Other Salaries of Note
$73,597 5.41% John J. Keane Vice President $2,673

Highly Rated

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Life-Study Fellowship (CT) 50.02 zero star
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Charity Contact Info

Life-Study Fellowship
90 Heights Road
Darien, CT 06820
tel: (203) 655-1436
EIN: 06-1035622

Mail donations to:
Department W
Noroton, CT 06820

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CEO

Michael T. Keane
President

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