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Religion : Religious Activities

FORGE

Everyday people putting faith into action

three stars

86.51

14485 East Evans Avenue Denver, CO 80014
tel: (800) 873-8957   Web Site
EIN: 31-1191922

CEO
Dwight Robertson
President, CEO and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.51 three stars
  Financial 81.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

FORGE (formerly Kingdom Building Ministries) is an evangelical Christian, parachurch organization that partners with churches, universities, denominations and other ministry organizations to challenge, equip and mobilize Christians to become Kingdom laborers. FORGE has three ministry divisions that help it achieve its mission. Itinerant Speaking Ministries has over 20 itinerant speakers who speak to hundreds of thousands of people at hundreds of events around the world each year. The Laborer's Institute is committed to equipping, teaching, mentoring, encouraging and supporting Christians as they seek to live a life of laborership. Laborer's Resources is committed to providing on-going support and training through various kinds of resource materials.

FORGE (formerly Kingdom Building Ministries) is an evangelical Christian, parachurch organization that partners with churches, universities, denominations and other ministry organizations to challenge, equip and mobilize Christians to become Kingdom laborers. FORGE has three ministry divisions that help it achieve its mission. Itinerant Speaking Ministries has over 20 itinerant speakers who speak to hundreds of thousands of people at hundreds of events around the world each year. The Laborer's Institute is committed to equipping, teaching, mentoring, encouraging and supporting Christians as they seek to live a life of laborership. Laborer's Resources is committed to providing on-going support and training through various kinds of resource materials.

Financial

three stars

81.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FORGE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FORGE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FORGE (CO) 86.51 three stars
Immaculate Heart Community (CA) 90.86 four stars
CRISTA Ministries (WA) 92.22 four stars
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (GA) 90.63 four stars
Man in the Mirror (FL) 91.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,784,760
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,784,760
   Program Service Revenue $238,023
Total Primary Revenue $2,022,783
   Other Revenue $60,731
TOTAL REVENUE $2,083,514
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,729,374
   Administrative Expenses $111,325
   Fundraising Expenses $77,396
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,918,095
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $165,419
   
Net Assets $1,032,641

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
Itinerant Speaking Ministry $846,875 49.0%
The Experience $659,405 38.1%
Resources Ministry $223,094 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/01/2017 86.51 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.68 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 94.92 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.68 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 91.81 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 91.27 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 81.80 three stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 79.56 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 78.77 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 80.62 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 78.55 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 82.14 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 75.24 two stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 81.42 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 78.54 two 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 31-1191922
Name in IRS Master File KINGDOM BUILDING MINISTRIES INCORPORATED
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 (7) Evangelism
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 March, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$107,000 5.57% Dwight Robertson President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$108,900 5.67% Adrian Despres Vice President
$108,000 5.63% Todd Dwight CFO/COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FORGE (CO) 86.51 three stars
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (GA) 90.63 four stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 90.60 four stars
Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown (PA) 96.69 four stars
Fort Wilderness Ministries (WI) 85.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

FORGE
14485 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80014
tel: (800) 873-8957
EIN: 31-1191922

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CEO

Dwight Robertson
President, CEO and Founder

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