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Scripture Union/USA

Helping people meet God every day

three stars

83.41

1485 Valley Forge Road Phoenixville, PA 19460
tel: (800) 621-5267   Web Site
EIN: 25-1228715

Board Leadership
Gordon Haresign
Board Chairman

CEO
Michael Staples
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.41 three stars
  Financial 76.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Scripture Union/USA began in 1959 and is committed to helping children, young people and their families know God's love, follow Jesus and meet God daily in His Word. Today, Scripture Union conducts evangelism and discipleship programs for children, youth and families in various locations across the country. In addition, Scripture Union has a variety of Bible reading publications and programs for all ages. Scripture Union/USA is part of a worldwide fellowship of Scripture Union ministries in over 130 countries. Each Scripture Union movement is autonomous and indigenously led and staffed. There are currently 3,500,000 people who use Scripture Union Bible reading guides worldwide.

Scripture Union/USA began in 1959 and is committed to helping children, young people and their families know God's love, follow Jesus and meet God daily in His Word. Today, Scripture Union conducts evangelism and discipleship programs for children, youth and families in various locations across the country. In addition, Scripture Union has a variety of Bible reading publications and programs for all ages. Scripture Union/USA is part of a worldwide fellowship of Scripture Union ministries in over 130 countries. Each Scripture Union movement is autonomous and indigenously led and staffed. There are currently 3,500,000 people who use Scripture Union Bible reading guides worldwide.

Financial

two stars

76.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth -8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Scripture Union/USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Scripture Union/USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Scripture Union/USA (PA) 83.41 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,203,333
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $9,747
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,213,080
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,213,080
   Other Revenue $72,251
TOTAL REVENUE $1,285,331
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,146,578
   Administrative Expenses $62,281
   Fundraising Expenses $142,185
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,351,044
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-65,713
   
Net Assets $423,302

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
International Ministry $565,636 49.3%
Children's Ministry $347,946 30.3%
Bible Reading Ministry $232,996 20.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 83.41 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 81.73 three stars
2017-06 12/22/2017 83.74 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 80.58 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 78.12 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 79.97 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.48 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 74.09 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 84.88 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 88.48 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.22 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.73 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 73.65 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 73.51 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 92.24 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 90.80 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 94.01 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 85.52 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 67.82 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 25-1228715
Name in IRS Master File SCRIPTURE UNION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 February, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,000 7.69% Michael Staples President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Scripture Union/USA (PA) 83.41 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Scripture Union/USA
1485 Valley Forge Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
tel: (800) 621-5267
EIN: 25-1228715

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 215
Valley Forge, PA 19481

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Board Leadership

Gordon Haresign
Board Chairman

CEO

Michael Staples
President

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