Family Matters, Inc. / Grace Based Families

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Summary

Family Matters is a non-profit ministry whose goal is to help build families that last. Through conferences, radio, speaking engagements, books and other resources, we equip family members to put Christ at the center of their lives. As He empowers each person, He will cause them to flourish in the home, church, community and marketplace.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Matters, Inc.
15475 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop
Suite B20
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Website: gracebasedfamilies.com

Phone: 800-467-4596

Email: family@gracebasedfamilies.com


Organization details

EIN: 860439625

CEO/President: Dr. Timothy J. Kimmel

Chairman: Matt Cody

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Timothy J. Kimmel

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Grace Based Families is a non-profit ministry whose goal is to see families transformed by God's grace into instruments of restoration and reformation by equipping families for every age and stage of life. We view families as the foundation of a successful society. Today, perhaps more than ever before, the family is being fragmented and undermined by many counter-forces such as busyness, relentless change, a lack of clear moral values, an attitude of indifference, and children being forced to grow up too fast. When families are unhealthy, our communities suffer many of the consequences in areas relating to economic productivity, education, law enforcement, health care needs, abuse, and violence.

Grace Based Families offers hope for today's family by...

Educating family members about the strategic role they play in their homes and communities.
Equipping family members with successful relational skills and resources to make better family choices.
Encouraging family members to keep their promises and fulfill their commitments to one another.

In addition to offering hope, our ministry philosophy embraces a grace-based approach to relationships. It provides a solid grasp of the "big picture" and promotes a character-driven strategy for parenting no matters what your situation. Traditional, blended families, single parents, foster and adoptive parents and even parents of children with special needs can leave a legacy that lasts forever.


Mission statement

Family Matters, Inc. uses the following to express its mission:

"The mission of Family Matters is to build strong families by educating, equipping and encouraging them for every age and stage of life."


Statement of faith

Family Matters gives the following as its statement of faith:

  1. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He came to earth being supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  4. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
  5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative, substitutionary, and complete sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
  7. We believe in the second imminent visible and personal coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to establish His worldwide kingdom on earth.
  8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God eternally.
  9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust.
  10. We believe in the great commission which our Lord has given to His Church to evangelize the world and to disciple believers.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating751 of 99958 of 75
Fund acquisition rating880 of 100159 of 75
Resource allocation rating437 of 100140 of 75
Asset utilization rating586 of 99947 of 75

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%12%23%15%7%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%11%19%12%6%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%87%81%84%80%77%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%13%19%15%6%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%13%19%16%20%23%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%80%71%74%83%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%84%96%83%89%88%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%67%68%62%74%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%16%4%17%11%12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%14%4%17%13%18%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%8%9%11%11%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.030.750.930.811.031.23
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.411.021.021.021.031.03
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.610.770.950.821.061.26
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.8653.4745.0334.8747.4019.38
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.020.020.030.020.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.9215.3512.3514.1811.089.02
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%2%2%3%2%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%131%105%121%95%78%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,543,114$1,474,234$1,409,625$1,066,345$919,157
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$117,633$109,128$129,620$160,631$174,358
Short-term investments$224,314$42,468$41,656$61,821$57,511
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,885,061$1,625,830$1,580,901$1,288,797$1,151,026
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$32,594$27,160$19,070$23,903$21,197
Other long-term assets$10,358$10,390$11,815$13,240$13,052
Total long-term assets$42,952$37,550$30,885$37,143$34,249
Total assets$1,928,013$1,663,380$1,611,786$1,325,940$1,185,275
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$28,006$23,857$18,717$14,566$38,114
Other current liabilities$7,250$12,250$26,625$12,625$21,275
Total current liabilities$35,256$36,107$45,342$27,191$59,389
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$35,256$36,107$45,342$27,191$59,389
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,892,757$1,627,273$1,566,444$1,298,749$1,125,886
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,892,757$1,627,273$1,566,444$1,298,749$1,125,886
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,493,680$1,305,438$1,316,586$1,227,276$1,281,632
Program service revenue$148,695$243,467$221,793$256,603$263,999
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$43,814$16,627$7,676$2,343$73,114
Other revenue$25,485$39,778$21,334$52,844$35,089
Total other revenue$217,994$299,872$250,803$311,790$372,202
Total revenue$1,711,674$1,605,310$1,567,389$1,539,066$1,653,834
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$1,152,541$1,097,141$964,462$1,133,632$1,148,118
Management and general$109,787$146,236$142,555$147,580$152,314
Fundraising$183,862$301,104$192,677$84,991$151,545
Total expenses$1,446,190$1,544,481$1,299,694$1,366,203$1,451,977
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$265,484$60,829$267,695$172,863$201,857
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$265,484$60,829$267,695$172,863$201,857

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/20/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments

  • Family Matters offers several conferences yearly: The Grace Based Parenting Conference, The Grace Filled Marriage Conference, and the Extreme Grandparenting Conference.
  • Family Matters is a resource center for those seeking to build up their family spiritually. They offer an extensive library of books, audio and video resources designed to equip families to build grace based relationships and to understand God's grace towards us more fully.

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