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Educational Media Foundation

Operating religious radio as a means of spreading the Gospel

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four stars

94.01

5700 West Oaks Blvd. Rocklin, CA 95765
tel: (800) 434-8400   Web Site
EIN: 94-2816342

Board Leadership
Mark Voltman
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Alan Mason
President & Interim CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.01 four stars
  Financial 97.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Create compelling media that inspires and encourages our listeners to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. We use music, people, and short educational features to build relationships with our listeners through our media channels. The currency from these relationships is trust, and through that trust, we help peoples' souls respond to a God who loves them, gave Himself for them, and wants to be the center of their lives. Our desire is to work together with our listeners to demonstrate Christ's love through service to their local communities.

Create compelling media that inspires and encourages our listeners to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. We use music, people, and short educational features to build relationships with our listeners through our media channels. The currency from these relationships is trust, and through that trust, we help peoples' souls respond to a God who loves them, gave Himself for them, and wants to be the center of their lives. Our desire is to work together with our listeners to demonstrate Christ's love through service to their local communities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of new donors
119,527
Number of overall donors
499,660
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.93
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Educational Media Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Educational Media Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Educational Media Foundation (CA) 94.01 four stars
Truth For Life (OH) 97.04 four stars
WRVM (WI) 85.73 three stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $177,120,417
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $177,120,417
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $177,120,417
   Other Revenue $11,469,322
TOTAL REVENUE $188,589,739
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $93,593,399
   Administrative Expenses $12,023,873
   Fundraising Expenses $7,493,146
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $113,110,418
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $75,479,321
   
Net Assets $553,139,748

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
Operation of Networks of Radio Stations $91,945,903 98.2%
Crisis Response Training $499,611 0.5%
Dare to Dream School Assembly Program $377,924 0.4%

Ratings History
Educational Media Foundation has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 94.01 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.34 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.56 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.88 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.76 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 97.63 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.95 four stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 94.44 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.78 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.05 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 96.21 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 98.79 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 93.92 four stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 93.97 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2007 95.86 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 93.48 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 93.53 four stars
2002-12 06/01/2004 91.09 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 94-2816342
Name in IRS Master File EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
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, 1983
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
$553,284 0.48% Michael Novak CEO & Director
Other Salaries of Note
$339,238 0.29% Alan Mason President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Educational Media Foundation (CA) 94.01 four stars
In Touch Ministries (GA) 86.14 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.81 three stars
Changed Lives (TN) 87.81 three stars
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries (AR) 87.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Educational Media Foundation
5700 West Oaks Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765
tel: (800) 434-8400
EIN: 94-2816342

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2098
Omaha, NE 68172

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Board Leadership

Mark Voltman
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Alan Mason
President & Interim CEO

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