Trinity Forum, Inc.

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Summary

The Trinity Forum, Inc. ("Trinity Forum") strives to encourage and assist national leaders to deepen, integrate, and apply their faith in their private and public lives. The principal means by which the Trinity Forum pursues its purposes is through the development of curricula, the holding of forums, and the development and publication of educational materials.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Trinity Forum, Inc.
1000 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

Website: www.TTF.org

Phone: (202) 944-9881

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 541612640

CEO/President: Cherie Harder

Chairman: Richard Miles

Board size: 18

Founder: Os Guinness and Alonzo McDonald

Ruling year: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

We believe that the distraction, incivility, polarization, and pathology of our age stems in part from the lack of spiritual and character formation in leaders. There are few opportunities to grapple with, reflect on, and discuss fully what matters most. The Trinity Forum endeavors to cultivate, curate, and disseminate the best of Christian thought, to equip leaders to think, work, and lead wisely and well.


Mission statement

Contributing to the renewal of society by cultivating and promoting the best of Christian thought, and helping leaders to think, work, and lead wisely and well.


Statement of faith

The Trinity Forum affirms the ancient, historical, and orthodox understanding of Christian faith as articulated in the Apostles' Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into Hell, the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating288 of 10336 of 26
Fund acquisition rating197 of 10354 of 26
Resource allocation rating285 of 10358 of 26
Asset utilization rating699 of 103316 of 26

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%3%4%2%2%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%2%3%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%83%72%69%64%70%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%3%3%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%17%28%31%36%30%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
78%83%84%84%88%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%76%97%91%98%93%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
71%63%81%76%86%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%24%3%9%2%7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
10%39%8%25%6%22%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%14%13%14%11%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.501.082.112.372.702.49
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.141.011.021.041.081.03
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.141.092.152.462.922.56
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.707.958.700.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.130.110.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.799.644.934.884.114.68
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%12%11%3%11%10%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
44%81%42%41%33%36%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$752,569$238,981$310,718$206,576$206,277
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$238,698$350,812$178,877$177,011$166,928
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$991,267$589,793$489,595$383,587$373,205
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,338$11,548$17,554$2,114$3,215
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$29,695$8,011
Total long-term assets$8,338$11,548$17,554$31,809$11,226
Total assets$999,605$601,341$507,149$415,396$384,431
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$30,398$67,794$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$94,244$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$124,642$67,794$0$0$0
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$15,780$47,441$39,830
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$15,780$47,441$39,830
Total liabilities$124,642$67,794$15,780$47,441$39,830
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$874,963$533,547$491,369$367,955$344,601
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$874,963$533,547$491,369$367,955$344,601
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,184,440$942,536$919,510$729,904$720,429
Program service revenue$215,826$350,162$385,607$395,441$313,282
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$19,433$20,060$20,995$18,000$0
Total other revenue$235,259$370,222$406,602$413,441$313,282
Total revenue$1,419,699$1,312,758$1,326,112$1,143,345$1,033,711
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$897,701$1,066,903$1,014,423$986,269$858,229
Management and general$150,440$170,630$173,575$119,458$86,623
Fundraising$30,142$33,047$14,700$14,264$11,605
Total expenses$1,078,283$1,270,580$1,202,698$1,119,991$956,457
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$341,416$42,178$123,414$23,354$77,254
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$341,416$42,178$123,414$23,354$77,254

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