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International Messengers

Commited to making disciples of all nations. Grace-dependent

four stars

91.55

110 Orchard Court P.O. Box 618
Clear Lake, IA 50428
tel: (641) 357-6700   Web Site
EIN: 41-1652782

Board Leadership
Greg Nicholas
Chairman

CEO
Darwin Anderson
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.55 four stars
  Financial 88.06 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1984, International Messengers is an evangelical interdenominational missions organization comprised of an international staff team. We are committed to making disciples of all nations through partnering with local churches to renew, train and mobilize believers for active involvement in reaching the world for Christ. We have missionary training centers in Montana, Ukraine, Egypt, and Uganda. Our missionary staff family is over 50% non-N Americans from these training sites. We are also known as the mission of the 2nd chance for rehabbing missionaries and returning them to the fields. Our largest growth areas are the Middle East and N Africa as our Egyptian missionaries are going into new countries through this region.

Established in 1984, International Messengers is an evangelical interdenominational missions organization comprised of an international staff team. We are committed to making disciples of all nations through partnering with local churches to renew, train and mobilize believers for active involvement in reaching the world for Christ. We have missionary training centers in Montana, Ukraine, Egypt, and Uganda. Our missionary staff family is over 50% non-N Americans from these training sites. We are also known as the mission of the 2nd chance for rehabbing missionaries and returning them to the fields. Our largest growth areas are the Middle East and N Africa as our Egyptian missionaries are going into new countries through this region.

Financial

three stars

88.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Messengers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Messengers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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International Messengers (IA) 91.55 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,352,675
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,352,675
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,352,675
   Other Revenue $6,440
TOTAL REVENUE $5,359,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,275,252
   Administrative Expenses $491,186
   Fundraising Expenses $193,296
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,959,734
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $399,381
   
Net Assets $4,223,765

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
International Messengers has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 91.55 four stars
2018-12 12/20/2019 90.92 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 93.28 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 91.65 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.16 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 97.12 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 96.30 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 91.38 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 97.21 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 94.32 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 95.09 four stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 92.31 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 82.88 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.01 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 90.16 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.32 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 93.38 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 93.18 four 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 41-1652782
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL MESSENGERS
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary 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 April, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,207 1.05% Darwin Anderson CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$79,370 1.60% Ed Kleiman Staff Member

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Messengers (IA) 91.55 four stars
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visionSynergy (WA) 86.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Messengers
110 Orchard Court
P.O. Box 618
Clear Lake, IA 50428
tel: (641) 357-6700
fax: (641) 357-6791
EIN: 41-1652782

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Board Leadership

Greg Nicholas
Chairman

CEO

Darwin Anderson
CEO

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