Family Matters, Inc. / Grace Based Families

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Grace Based Families is a non-profit ministry whose goal is to see families transformed by God's grace into instruments of restoration and reformation by equipping families for every age and stage of life. We view families as the foundation of a successful society. Today, perhaps more than ever before, the family is being fragmented and undermined by many counter-forces such as busyness, relentless change, a lack of clear moral values, an attitude of indifference, and children being forced to grow up too fast. When families are unhealthy, our communities suffer many of the consequences in areas relating to economic productivity, education, law enforcement, health care needs, abuse, and violence.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Matters, Inc.
15475 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop
Suite B20
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Phone: 800-467-4596

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 860439625

CEO/President: Dr. Timothy J. Kimmel

Chairman: Matt Cody

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Timothy J. Kimmel

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Grace Based Families offers hope for today's family by...

Educating family members about the strategic role they play in their homes and communities.
Equipping family members with successful relational skills and resources to make better family choices.
Encouraging family members to keep their promises and fulfill their commitments to one another.

In addition to offering hope, our ministry philosophy embraces a grace-based approach to relationships. It provides a solid grasp of the "big picture" and promotes a character-driven strategy for parenting no matters what your situation. Traditional, blended families, single parents, foster and adoptive parents and even parents of children with special needs can leave a legacy that lasts forever.

Mission statement

We educate, equip and encourage families for every age and stage of life.

Statement of faith

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He came to earth being supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative, substitutionary, and complete sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in the second imminent visible and personal coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to establish His worldwide kingdom on earth.

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God eternally.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust.

We believe in the great commission which our Lord has given to His Church to evangelize the world and to disciple believers.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating799 of 102258 of 70
Fund acquisition rating923 of 102558 of 70
Resource allocation rating510 of 102542 of 70
Asset utilization rating586 of 102240 of 70

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$117,633$109,128$129,620$160,631$174,358
Short-term investments$224,314$42,468$41,656$61,821$57,511
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,885,061$1,625,830$1,580,901$1,288,797$1,151,026
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$32,594$27,160$19,070$23,903$21,197
Other long-term assets$10,358$10,390$11,815$13,240$13,052
Total long-term assets$42,952$37,550$30,885$37,143$34,249
Total assets$1,928,013$1,663,380$1,611,786$1,325,940$1,185,275
Payables and accrued expenses$28,006$23,857$18,717$14,566$38,114
Other current liabilities$7,250$12,250$26,625$12,625$21,275
Total current liabilities$35,256$36,107$45,342$27,191$59,389
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$35,256$36,107$45,342$27,191$59,389
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,892,757$1,627,273$1,566,444$1,298,749$1,125,886
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,892,757$1,627,273$1,566,444$1,298,749$1,125,886
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,493,680$1,305,438$1,316,586$1,227,276$1,281,632
Program service revenue$148,695$243,467$221,793$256,603$263,999
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$43,814$16,627$7,676$2,343$73,114
Other revenue$25,485$39,778$21,334$52,844$35,089
Total other revenue$217,994$299,872$250,803$311,790$372,202
Total revenue$1,711,674$1,605,310$1,567,389$1,539,066$1,653,834
Program services$1,152,541$1,097,141$964,462$1,133,632$1,148,118
Management and general$109,787$146,236$142,555$147,580$152,314
Total expenses$1,446,190$1,544,481$1,299,694$1,366,203$1,451,977
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$265,484$60,829$267,695$172,863$201,857
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$265,484$60,829$267,695$172,863$201,857


Tim KimmelPresident/CEO$290,302
Jedediah WinklerDir of Ops & Message Advancement$149,366
Darcy KimmelVice President$135,157

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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