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Family Life Ministries

Spreading the Gospel of Christ

four stars

95.56

P.O. Box 506 Bath, NY 14810
tel: (800) 927-9083   Web Site
EIN: 16-0863914

Board Leadership
Norb Fuest Norb Fuest
Chair

CEO
Rick Snavely
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.56 four stars
  Financial 93.73 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Family Life Ministries provides programs, services and facilities that minister to the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of the family via radio, video, public events and the printed page. Like any Bible-based ministry, our purpose is to spread the Gospel of Christ. As Family Life, we make this our mission by strengthening families and individuals with the Christian faith. Our main purpose is supporting the family as a whole, but also caring for and paying special attention to the individual, since healthy people make up healthy families. We use Christian radio, youth programming, adult services, personal counseling, and the performing arts as ways of talking to people about Christ.

Family Life Ministries provides programs, services and facilities that minister to the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of the family via radio, video, public events and the printed page. Like any Bible-based ministry, our purpose is to spread the Gospel of Christ. As Family Life, we make this our mission by strengthening families and individuals with the Christian faith. Our main purpose is supporting the family as a whole, but also caring for and paying special attention to the individual, since healthy people make up healthy families. We use Christian radio, youth programming, adult services, personal counseling, and the performing arts as ways of talking to people about Christ.

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Financial

four stars

93.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.90
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Family Life Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Family Life Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
D. James Kennedy Ministries (FL) 86.61 three stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 89.16 three stars
Faith Radio (AL) 85.15 three stars
Right From The Heart Ministries (GA) 89.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,322,863
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,322,863
   Program Service Revenue $1,159,930
Total Primary Revenue $6,482,793
   Other Revenue $36,025
TOTAL REVENUE $6,518,818
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,519,189
   Administrative Expenses $678,617
   Fundraising Expenses $331,832
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,529,638
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $989,180
   
Net Assets $9,795,088

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
Radio Broadcasting $3,285,921 72.7%
Family Activities $1,233,268 27.3%

Ratings History
Family Life Ministries has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 95.56 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.64 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.13 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 91.79 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.05 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 90.40 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 91.14 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 86.72 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.34 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 86.43 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 81.86 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 75.91 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 76.74 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 83.31 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 89.20 three 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 16-0863914
Name in IRS Master File FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(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, 1974
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, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,315 1.52% Richard M. Snavely Jr. Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
Thru the Bible Radio Network (CA) 86.33 three stars
In Touch Ministries (GA) 86.14 three stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars
D. James Kennedy Ministries (FL) 86.61 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Family Life Ministries
P.O. Box 506
Bath, NY 14810
tel: (800) 927-9083
fax: (607) 776-6929
EIN: 16-0863914

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Board Leadership

Norb Fuest Norb Fuest
Chair

CEO

Rick Snavely
President and CEO

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