Unknown Nations

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Summary

Unknown Nations exists to reach the previously unreachable and thereby complete Jesus' calling to take the Gospel to the "ends of the earth". We believe the ends of the earth are not the most distant places geographically, but the most distant places spiritually. They are the most zero-acess, barrier-ridden, spiritually antagonistic areas with spoken word reliant people groups on the planet.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Unknown Nationa
4200 Alpine Ave SW
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Website: www.unknownnations.com

Phone: 616-534-5689

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 383213457

CEO/President: Greg Kelley

Chairman: Dave Dishaw

Board size: 10

Founder: Paul Land

Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


Purpose

Unknown Nations achieves this through three strategic initiatives of creating access to God's word in the audio format in the heart language of the recipient, targeted humanitarian projects, and discipleship training.


Mission statement

To reach the unknown nations at the ends of the Earth-completing the last four words of Jesus' calling.


Statement of faith

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating923 of 1110116 of 146
Fund acquisition rating907 of 1111118 of 146
Resource allocation rating678 of 111192 of 146
Asset utilization rating749 of 111092 of 146

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%12%8%10%14%13%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%9%6%9%12%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%72%77%85%81%78%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%9%9%11%13%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%28%23%15%19%22%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%82%84%82%77%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%95%68%83%88%118%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%78%57%68%67%100%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%5%32%17%12%-18%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%6%34%17%9%-14%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
8%9%7%7%10%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.331.010.650.610.450.62
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.241.241.352.263.996.79
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.021.250.891.381.804.21
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.8111.3917.3024.0414.607.21
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.090.060.040.070.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.628.7412.758.356.202.46
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%8%10%23%33%33%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%6%21%31%31%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
67%91%137%126%149%108%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$2,360,396$2,848,097$1,417,990$773,991$400,884
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,261,846$1,220,783$453,890$237,434$143,932
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,622,242$4,068,880$1,871,880$1,011,425$544,816
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,053,552$1,265,807$2,006,686$2,623,197$2,747,419
Other long-term assets$33,260$176,256$352,514$404,028$407,900
Total long-term assets$1,086,812$1,442,063$2,359,200$3,027,225$3,155,319
Total assets$5,709,054$5,510,943$4,231,080$4,038,650$3,700,135
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$372,319$235,133$77,871$69,295$75,569
Other current liabilities$33,582$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$405,901$235,133$77,871$69,295$75,569
Debt$0$324,288$896,785$1,250,729$1,157,318
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$33,214$500$500$500$0
Total long-term liabilities$33,214$324,788$897,285$1,251,229$1,157,318
Total liabilities$439,115$559,921$975,156$1,320,524$1,232,887
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$4,301,167$4,872,398$3,013,069$2,393,505$2,228,190
With donor restrictions$968,772$78,624$242,855$324,621$239,058
Net assets$5,269,939$4,951,022$3,255,924$2,718,126$2,467,248
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$4,396,759$4,070,372$2,640,240$1,681,756$1,516,637
Program service revenue$642,195$706,338$597,202$543,421$388,351
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,114,181$549,808($93,427)($6,278)$66
Other revenue($43,126)($21,800)($28,584)($145,027)$34,612
Total other revenue$1,713,250$1,234,346$475,191$392,116$423,029
Total revenue$6,110,009$5,304,718$3,115,431$2,073,872$1,939,666
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$4,760,148$3,019,966$2,116,897$1,395,261$1,933,908
Management and general$506,988$263,631$185,440$187,933$161,022
Fundraising$523,956$326,023$275,296$239,800$197,411
Total expenses$5,791,092$3,609,620$2,577,633$1,822,994$2,292,341
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$318,917$1,695,098$537,798$250,878($352,675)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$318,917$1,695,098$537,798$250,878($352,675)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Hope LoomisChief Development Officer$160,000
Greg KelleyExecutive Director$106,332
Steven CroftChief Operating Officer$96,691

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023


Response from ministry

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History

Unknown Nations was originally founded in 1994 as World Mission with a simple but ambitious mission: to reach the ends of the Earth. Founded by Paul Land, World Mission was largely funded by Land's thrift stores.
Today, as we did then, we believe that everyone deserves to hear the gospel, and we are committed to using innovative methods to reach the world's most unreached people groups.
We work in partnership with local churches and organizations to provide humanitarian aid, medical care, and disaster relief. We also use audio Bibles, solar-powered radios, and other technology to reach people who have never had access to the gospel.
We believe that everyone has the potential to make a difference in the world, and we are committed to helping people reach their full potential.


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