Fellowship of Christian Athletes/ FCA


The Fellowship of Christian Athletes ("FCA") is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
8701 Leeds Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64129-1680

Website: www.fca.org

Phone: (816) 921-0909

Email: fca@fca.org

Organization details

EIN: 440610626

CEO/President: Shane Williamson

Chairman: Julie Nimmons

Board size: 25

Founder: Mr. Don McClanen

Year founded: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


The Fellowship of Christian Athletes ("FCA") is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. FCA is a nonprofit organization. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

The FCA Vision

To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

The FCA Values

FCA relationships strive to demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

    Integrity- FCA will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately and publicly.
    Serving- FCA will model Jesus' example of serving.
    Teamwork- FCA will express their unity in Christ in all their relationships.
    Excellence- FCA will honor and glorify God in all they do.
The Ministries of FCA

The FCA Ministries encourage, equip and empower coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of sports to impact their world for Jesus Christ. The FCA Ministries are: Coaches Ministry, Campus Ministry, Camp Ministry and Community Ministry.

Mission statement

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Mission Statement is:

"To Present to coaches and athletes coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church."

Statement of faith

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Statement of Faith is:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of 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.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men (women) regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

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.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating205 of 7179 of 23
Fund acquisition rating272 of 7188 of 23
Resource allocation rating192 of 71811 of 23
Asset utilization rating358 of 71713 of 23

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$606,101$444,085$410,900$133,493$141,611
Short-term investments$21,603,182$11,650,580$8,786,594$11,745,706$6,719,389
Other current assets$532,649$626,296$514,482$985,535$797,029
Total current assets$33,120,011$23,525,024$18,860,143$23,662,630$11,914,934
Long-term investments$36,444,235$36,767,467$38,203,837$28,429,907$34,185,488
Fixed assets$10,688,097$11,474,685$11,497,900$11,357,523$10,807,177
Other long-term assets$673,857$791,155$956,281$1,025,759$1,164,405
Total long-term assets$47,806,189$49,033,307$50,658,018$40,813,189$46,157,070
Total assets$80,926,200$72,558,331$69,518,161$64,475,819$58,072,004
Payables and accrued expenses$3,952,512$4,683,058$4,000,239$3,353,859$3,020,965
Other current liabilities$39,984$39,984$39,984$0$0
Total current liabilities$3,992,496$4,723,042$4,040,223$3,353,859$3,020,965
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$212,548$240,534$267,190$0$17,380
Total long-term liabilities$212,548$240,534$267,190$0$17,380
Total liabilities$4,205,044$4,963,576$4,307,413$3,353,859$3,038,345
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$64,310,701$54,836,821$51,728,897$46,808,262$41,091,036
Permanently restricted$0$250,000$250,000$250,000$250,000
Net assets$76,721,156$67,594,755$65,210,748$61,121,960$55,033,659
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$132,036,054$117,954,858$106,836,283$99,066,187$88,473,128
Program service revenue$16,579,117$16,146,724$15,290,440$14,730,218$14,767,945
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,360,808$1,275,460$1,586,969$1,193,139($334,612)
Other revenue$5,805,361$5,766,268$5,489,375$5,295,991$6,168,440
Total other revenue$23,745,286$23,188,452$22,366,784$21,219,348$20,601,773
Total revenue$155,781,340$141,143,310$129,203,067$120,285,535$109,074,901
Program services$122,172,846$116,079,654$104,140,775$96,078,217$89,439,209
Management and general$15,413,011$14,279,731$13,409,609$11,399,055$10,246,183
Total expenses$146,654,939$138,759,303$125,114,279$114,197,234$105,899,231
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$9,126,401$2,384,007$4,088,788$6,088,301$3,175,670
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$9,126,401$2,384,007$4,088,788$6,088,301$3,175,670

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Don McClanen, Founder, incorporates FCA
Paul Benedum, Branch Rickey raise first year's budget.
Charter members included Otto Graham, Carl Erskine, Donn Moomaw and Rickey.

First National Camp at Estes Park, Colorado. 256 athletes and coaches attend. National headquarters moves from Norman, Oklahoma to Kansas City, Missouri.

First issue published of "The Christian Athlete" magazine.

Adult Chapter program begins
First National Camp at Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Huddle (school-baed club) program established.

National Camps total eight with 4,700 participants.

National Coaches Conferences initiated.

National Camps total 16 with more than 7,000 attendees.
FCA huddles exceed 1,000.

Women's Ministry established.

National Golf Ministry, FCA's first Sports Specific Ministry is launched.
Huddles increase to 2,000.

FCA staff grows to 100.
National Camps total 32.

National Headquarters Building and Chapel dedicated.

4,400 official Huddles and 220 FCA employees in 34 states.

National Camps total 34.
National Coaches Events total 17 with 4,300 coaches and spouses attending.

FCA Memberships reaches 40,000 athletes and coaches, and adults.
FCA staff reaches 275 in 42 states. 100,000 student athletes meeting in Huddles during school year.

"One Way 2 Play - Drug Free!" program is launched.
National Lacrosse Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.

National Camp attendance exceeds 10,000.
Huddles top 5,000.

FCA celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
FCA staff reaches 320 staff members.

FCA joins the World Wide Web at www.fca.org

FCA releases the "One Way to Play - Drug FREE!" video.
"Reunion Camp" at Estes Park, Colorado celebrates 40th year of FCA Camps.

FCA launches the Global Initiative; takes FCA international.

FCA host its first National Golf Scramble for more than 10,000 golfers.
Skateboarding Camp joins FCA Camp roster.
The Home Office announces plan to double the size of the Home Office campus.

Surfing Camp joins FCA Camp roster. 2003
FCA introduces The Competitor's Creed; launches the TEAM FCA program.
National Baseball Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.
Motocross Camp joins the FCA Camp roster.

FCA celebrates its 50 Anniversary - '50 Years. One Mission."
National Fitness Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.

FCA host 139 national camps with a record 27,954 in attendance.
Overall ministry outreach impacts over 1,470,679 people.
Les Steckel named seventh FCA President/CEO.

FCA national camps rises to over 170.
Fields of Faith becomes a national event, with over 50,000 people participating, 4,433 commitments to Christ and 8,019 committing to read their Bible daily.

FCA reaches over two million coaches and athletes through the Four C's. Sharing the Victory radio program debuts on stations across the United States.

First FCA National College Conference takes place at Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Leaders of Excellence program introduced.

FCA restructures into 11 regions, each under the leadership of a regional vice president. FCA headquarters renamed National Support Center.

FCA Camp Ministry exceeds 350 camps and 50,000 campers. FCA exceeds 1,000 staff members for the first time.

FCA launches FCA International Ministry to reach the world through coaches and athletes. Sharing the Victory magazine becomes FCA Magazine.

FCA divides the globe into 12 Super Regions, each aligned with one of the 12 National Regions to aid in FCA International Ministry efforts. FCA Camp attendance eclipses 59,000 at 423 camps around the world and reaches more than 450,000 on more than 9,000 campuses across America.

FCA celebrates its 60th year of ministry and unveils an updated, freshened logo.

Program accomplishments


FCA is completely faith-fund with over 54% of revenue coming from individuals. Corporations give over 24%, following by foundations, churches and service organizations.

Volunteers: Thousands of community volunteers carry out the vision of our ministry, by supporting the paid staff, taking on roles from campus sponsors to local Leadership Boards. These volunteers make many local outreach events possible, such as golf scrambles, bowl and championships game breakfasts and coaches conventions.