The Christophers, Inc.

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Summary

The Christophers put hope into action by using print and electronic media to remind each person that they are an irreplaceable child of God who can make a difference, and that constructive action works miracles. Each of us has, by the grace of God, the power to change the world for the better. Every act of care and concern for others has a ripple effect, touching many lives. The love to which we are called by the Gospel extends not only to our neighbors but to all who live on God's Good Earth. To be a Christopher means to be a Christbearer - where there is hate, to bring love, and where there is darkness, to carry light.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Christophers, Inc.
5 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004

Website: www.christophers.org

Phone: (212) 759-4050

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 131809274

CEO/President: Mary Ellen Robinson

Chairman: Robert V. Okulski

Board size: 5

Founder: Fr. James Keller

Ruling year: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

The Christopher approach to problems is to put hope into action. We use print and electronic media to reach out to men, women and young people of all faiths and of no particular faith with these ideas:

You have a God-given mission. You are an irreplaceable child of God - with a job for you alone. A healthy sense of self-worth can help you know and fulfill your mission in life.

You can make a difference. One good deed may seem insignificant, but may be all that's needed to overcome some evil. All who work with God change things for the better.

Constructive action works miracles. Emphasize what can be done, rather than what cannot. Complaining wastes time and energy. Things improve when more people build up and fewer tear down. With God's help, everything is possible.


Mission statement

The mission of The Christophers is to empower people from all walks of life to realize they have a God-given purpose that belongs to no one else but them.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating543 of 102129 of 52
Fund acquisition rating536 of 102426 of 53
Resource allocation rating268 of 102418 of 53
Asset utilization rating786 of 102138 of 52

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%8%9%11%7%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%6%9%5%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%70%70%84%76%86%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%4%4%4%4%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%30%30%16%24%14%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%82%84%84%83%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
88%121%166%248%140%138%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%100%140%207%116%114%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
12%-21%-66%-148%-40%-38%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
20%-5%-12%-16%-6%-6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%13%12%12%13%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.760.260.280.250.210.21
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.041.051.061.061.07
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.320.270.290.270.230.22
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.8419.5825.7735.2949.5251.09
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.050.040.030.020.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.6842.0839.8443.1851.8853.10
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%6%5%5%4%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
92%360%343%374%448%460%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$617,361$68,182$76,184$75,024$78,771
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$156,326$105,038$223,259$530,134$619,071
Short-term investments$5,095,236$5,614,612$5,538,964$6,310,890$6,367,525
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,868,923$5,787,832$5,838,407$6,916,048$7,065,367
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,263$10,021$13,779$17,537$21,295
Other long-term assets$229,556$255,484$335,255$405,947$463,388
Total long-term assets$235,819$265,505$349,034$423,484$484,683
Total assets$6,104,742$6,053,337$6,187,441$7,339,532$7,550,050
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$299,803$224,583$165,449$139,669$138,296
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$299,803$224,583$165,449$139,669$138,296
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$92,011$85,862$129,983$170,481$207,453
Total long-term liabilities$92,011$85,862$129,983$170,481$207,453
Total liabilities$391,814$310,445$295,432$310,150$345,749
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$5,658,585$5,687,326$5,832,851$6,973,816$7,151,794
With donor restrictions$54,343$55,566$59,158$55,566$52,507
Net assets$5,712,928$5,742,892$5,892,009$7,029,382$7,204,301
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$921,966$705,920$534,060$847,979$973,032
Program service revenue$46,960$54,064$53,092$69,854$72,800
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$338,524$248,359$49,610$189,211$89,127
Other revenue$4,100$687$192$14,349$0
Total other revenue$389,584$303,110$102,894$273,414$161,927
Total revenue$1,311,550$1,009,030$636,954$1,121,393$1,134,959
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$1,307,491$1,415,312$1,320,348$1,306,366$1,293,753
Management and general$210,770$200,209$196,989$202,133$209,118
Fundraising$69,881$60,047$59,160$58,943$62,560
Total expenses$1,588,142$1,675,568$1,576,497$1,567,442$1,565,431
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($276,592)($666,538)($939,543)($446,049)($430,472)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($276,592)($666,538)($939,543)($446,049)($430,472)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Mary Ellen RobinsonPresident$141,541
Yaneza Santos AssistantSecretary/Finance Manager$120,571
Rev Edward M Dougherty MmDirector$17,500

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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