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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting (Grantmaking)

Back to the Bible Foundation

Increasing public support to benefit Back to the Bible

70.75

6400 Cornhusker Highway P.O. Box 82808
Lincoln, NE 68501
tel: (800) 759-2425   Web Site
EIN: 47-6022615

Board Leadership
Dale Michels
Chairman

CEO
Arnie Cole
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.75
  Financial 71.52
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Back to the Bible Foundation's purpose is to increase public support to benefit the purposes of Back to the Bible and such other nonprofit ministries whose philosophies of ministry are consistent with the association's. Founded in 1939, Back to the Bible is a worldwide Christian ministry dedicated to leading people forward spiritually. Using media and technology, Back to the Bible meets people at their own spiritual level and walks with them daily into a living, growing and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ by equipping and motivating them to engage Scripture daily.

The Back to the Bible Foundation's purpose is to increase public support to benefit the purposes of Back to the Bible and such other nonprofit ministries whose philosophies of ministry are consistent with the association's. Founded in 1939, Back to the Bible is a worldwide Christian ministry dedicated to leading people forward spiritually. Using media and technology, Back to the Bible meets people at their own spiritual level and walks with them daily into a living, growing and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ by equipping and motivating them to engage Scripture daily.

Financial

71.52

Accountability & Transparency

70.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
99.3%
  Administrative Expenses < 0.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 102.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Back to the Bible Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Back to the Bible Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Back to the Bible Foundation (NE) 70.75
VSS Catholic Communications, Inc. (NE) 85.00
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 87.20
Family Life Radio and Parent Talk, Inc dba Intentional Living Center (AZ) 94.28
Basic Gospel (TX) 85.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $423,311
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $423,311
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $423,311
   Other Revenue $367,169
TOTAL REVENUE $790,480
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $490,417
   Administrative Expenses $311
   Fundraising Expenses $3,503
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $494,231
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $296,249
   
Net Assets $-190,970

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
Grant Distribution $490,417 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 70.75
2018-06 02/01/2020 72.38
2017-06 09/01/2018 72.38
2016-06 12/22/2017 70.00
2015-06 11/01/2016 70.00
2014-06 06/01/2016 70.00
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 74.43
2013-06 06/01/2014 68.11
2012-06 06/01/2013 71.66
2011-06 07/01/2012 72.21
2010-06 09/20/2011 71.56
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 83.72
2008-06 08/01/2009 83.73
2007-06 02/01/2009 79.44
2006-06 04/01/2007 80.10
2005-06 07/01/2006 63.51

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

EIN 47-6022615
Name in IRS Master File BACK TO THE BIBLE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code X84
NTEE Classification Religious Radio
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
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, 1984
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Arnold R. Cole President $217,892

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Back to the Bible Foundation (NE) 70.75
Need Him Global (TX) 92.44
Luis Palau Association (OR) 89.82
SAT-7 North America (MD) 85.03
Living on the Edge (GA) 91.66

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Charity Contact Info

Back to the Bible Foundation
6400 Cornhusker Highway
P.O. Box 82808
Lincoln, NE 68501
tel: (800) 759-2425
fax: (402) 464-7474
EIN: 47-6022615

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Board Leadership

Dale Michels
Chairman

CEO

Arnie Cole
President

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