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HomeWord

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two stars

72.39

P.O. Box 1600 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
tel: (800) 397-9725   Web Site
EIN: 33-0072984

CEO
Jim Burns
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.39 two stars
  Financial 75.01 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In response to the overwhelming needs of parents and families, Jim Burns founded HomeWord (formerly YouthBuilders) in 1985. HomeWord is a Christian organization designed to provide assistance to adults worldwide as they help young people make wise decisions and lead positive, vibrant, Christian lifestyles. While absolutely committed to young people, HomeWord equips parents, grandparents and youth leaders; those who daily reach out to kids. By equipping adults, and leveraging those adults to reach kids, HomeWord reaches more young people more cost effectively.

In response to the overwhelming needs of parents and families, Jim Burns founded HomeWord (formerly YouthBuilders) in 1985. HomeWord is a Christian organization designed to provide assistance to adults worldwide as they help young people make wise decisions and lead positive, vibrant, Christian lifestyles. While absolutely committed to young people, HomeWord equips parents, grandparents and youth leaders; those who daily reach out to kids. By equipping adults, and leveraging those adults to reach kids, HomeWord reaches more young people more cost effectively.

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Financial

two stars

75.01

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HomeWord on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HomeWord on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HomeWord (CA) 72.39 two stars
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NE) 91.78 four stars
Man in the Mirror (FL) 87.62 three stars
Center for Action and Contemplation (NM) 87.00 three stars
Alpha USA (IL) 90.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $945,901
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $141,478
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,087,379
   Program Service Revenue $106,076
Total Primary Revenue $1,193,455
   Other Revenue $31,777
TOTAL REVENUE $1,225,232
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $878,398
   Administrative Expenses $195,311
   Fundraising Expenses $99,569
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,173,278
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $51,954
   
Net Assets $354,156

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
Seminars $688,823 78.4%
Books & Resources $161,001 18.3%
Website $28,574 3.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 72.39 two stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 69.04 one star
2017-06 12/01/2018 68.73 one star
2016-06 12/01/2017 69.27 one star
2015-06 11/01/2016 74.00 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 66.14 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 68.91 one star
2013-06 02/01/2015 79.76 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 69.50 one star
2011-06 09/01/2012 65.93 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 65.58 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 56.37 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 80.77 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 84.60 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 76.64 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 87.44 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 71.29 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 33-0072984
Name in IRS Master File HOMEWORD
NTEE Code O55
NTEE Classification Youth Development - Religious Leadership
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1985
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
$191,341 16.30% Jim Burns President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HomeWord (CA) 72.39 two stars
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.59 four stars
Prager University Foundation (CA) 91.02 four stars
Alpha USA (IL) 90.15 four stars
CBMC (TN) 88.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

HomeWord
P.O. Box 1600
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
tel: (800) 397-9725
EIN: 33-0072984

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CEO

Jim Burns
President

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