The Christophers, Inc.

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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


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:


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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating540 of 107629 of 47
Fund acquisition rating503 of 107722 of 47
Resource allocation rating356 of 107717 of 47
Asset utilization rating770 of 107638 of 47

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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)


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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