Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS)

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Summary

Fellowship of Christians in Universities & Schools (FOCUS) is a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, faculty, clergy, and professionals from a variety of Christian denominations drawn together by a common faith and purpose.

Our presence on campus is the result of an invitation by faculty, headmasters, and sometimes a student group. We seek to respect all members of the school community regardless of their religious beliefs. FOCUS staff members often help schools with coaching, or visit schools to support students in clubs, plays, or musical events. Sometimes students invite FOCUS staff to guide their discussion in on-campus small groups such as a Bible study or a fellowship meeting. Many areas also host regular meetings in a family's home for fun and food, followed by a simple talk or Bible discussion. Staff may also be invited to speak at assemblies, chapels, or in class.


Contact information

Mailing address:
FOCUS
PO Box 1027
New Canaan, CT 06840

Website: infocus.org

Phone: 203-972-3408

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 060870830

CEO/President: Daniel Walker

Chairman:

Board size: 16

Founder: Peter C. Moore

Ruling year: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Purpose

Our purpose is to explore with independent school students a life of faith that is real, adventurous, intellectually sound, and eminently practical. Through relationships, area meetings, programs, and events, we offer a safe space for students to consider life's most important questions.


Mission statement

The mission of FOCUS is to present Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior, to independent school students to the end that they might come to know Him and glorify God through their Christian witness and through lives of Christian services in the church and in the world.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating677 of 102224 of 32
Fund acquisition rating474 of 102516 of 32
Resource allocation rating488 of 102519 of 32
Asset utilization rating851 of 102226 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%6%8%9%8%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%6%7%8%7%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%95%81%83%86%85%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%7%10%10%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%5%19%17%14%15%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%80%73%80%79%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
90%73%101%80%64%86%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%58%73%64%50%68%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
10%27%-1%20%36%14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
13%9%0%9%20%7%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%13%20%11%11%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.160.230.390.340.330.42
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.511.361.471.491.561.79
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.730.310.570.510.510.75
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.9518.0512.7713.9610.029.06
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.060.080.070.100.11
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.4436.8519.5021.8921.0314.24
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%4%5%5%6%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%424%246%279%284%224%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$2,758,317$1,560,127$2,793,131$3,701,232$2,440,912
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$754,694$936,267$1,469,854$1,390,152$644,069
Short-term investments$6,958,166$5,398,300$3,533,297$1,844,219$1,635,172
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$10,471,177$7,894,694$7,796,282$6,935,603$4,720,153
Long-term investments$1,750,000$1,651,000$1,695,000$1,695,000$1,501,000
Fixed assets$2,026,717$2,076,592$2,153,228$2,176,107$2,225,884
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,776,717$3,727,592$3,848,228$3,871,107$3,726,884
Total assets$14,247,894$11,622,286$11,644,510$10,806,710$8,447,037
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$59,621$507,215$106,669$69,240$69,736
Other current liabilities$520,485$110,900$452,001$622,711$451,274
Total current liabilities$580,106$618,115$558,670$691,951$521,010
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$580,106$618,115$558,670$691,951$521,010
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$10,581,524$8,531,681$8,845,643$6,070,655$4,883,746
With donor restrictions$3,086,264$2,472,490$2,240,197$4,044,104$3,042,281
Net assets$13,667,788$11,004,171$11,085,840$10,114,759$7,926,027
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$4,180,171$3,595,643$4,142,303$4,803,075$3,462,177
Program service revenue$18,205$564,795$589,344$564,758$506,387
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$159,764$144,058$139,004$114,504$49,106
Other revenue$39,853$143,643$107,373$117,630$74,882
Total other revenue$217,822$852,496$835,721$796,892$630,375
Total revenue$4,397,993$4,448,139$4,978,024$5,599,967$4,092,552
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$2,564,174$3,263,358$3,170,046$2,803,982$2,783,729
Management and general$406,310$917,380$420,288$388,267$405,048
Fundraising$250,316$297,773$377,467$370,951$350,045
Total expenses$3,220,800$4,478,511$3,967,801$3,563,200$3,538,822
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,177,193($30,372)$1,010,223$2,036,767$553,730
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,177,193($30,372)$1,010,223$2,036,767$553,730

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Daniel WalkerExecutive Director$172,190
Jeff KohlbergerChief Operating Officer$124,338

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2021


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/2/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

The roots of FOCUS go back to the 1960s, when founder Peter Moore first began to organize gatherings for New England boarding school students to explore Christianity in fresh and lively ways. The program grew as faculty, heads of school, alumni, and parents recognized the need for informal opportunities on campus and off to explore Christian faith.

This early FOCUS community nurtured an effort that would eventually extend from the Northeast, down the Atlantic seaboard, and to San Francisco.


Program accomplishments

2,000 students impacted

200+ schools with a FOCUS presence

325 total FOCUS volunteers


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