Among Foundation

Summary

The AMONG Foundation ("AMONG") serves the citizens of Mongolia by providing education and other services that will further a better understanding of the democratic form of government, promote and foster the free market system and the values upon which the democratic society is built. The organization supports the operation of a television station (Mongolian Broadcasting Corporation) in Mongolia, Asia. AMONG Foundation exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ Asia-wide via satellite and broadcast television. The work was sparked and encouraged by Dr. Bill Bright and other ministry leaders. The work began in Mongolia in 1992, where significant and continuing humanitarian projects (and evangelistic outreaches such as the showing of the JESUS Film) led to strong relationships with the nation's democratic leaders. AMONG was offered a television station that it operates today as the first Christian station on the Asian continent. AMONG has also begun the production of local Christian programs in Ulaanbaatar, the home of the television station. These programs offer the Mongolian Church opportunities to communicate its faith to its countrymen. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
3301 E. 26th Street, Ste 95
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-7103

Website: http://amongfoundation.org

Phone: (605) 330-2745

Email: info@amongfoundation.org


Organization details

EIN: 460429069

CEO/President: Mr. Dwight Wollman

Chairman: Mr. Craig Lawrence

Board size: 10

Founder: The AMONG Board of Directors

Year founded: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

The AMONG Foundation ("AMONG") serves the citizens of Mongolia by providing education and other services that will further a better understanding of the democratic form of government, promote and foster the free market system and the values upon which the democratic society is built. The organization supports the operation of a television station (Mongolian Broadcasting Corporation) in Mongolia, Asia. AMONG Foundation exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ Asia-wide via satellite and broadcast television. The work was sparked and encouraged by Dr. Bill Bright and other ministry leaders. The work began in Mongolia in 1992, where significant and continuing humanitarian projects (and evangelistic outreaches such as the showing of the JESUS Film) led to strong relationships with the nation's democratic leaders. AMONG was offered a television station that it operates today as the first Christian station on the Asian continent. AMONG has also begun the production of local Christian programs in Ulaanbaatar, the home of the television station. These programs offer the Mongolian Church opportunities to communicate its faith to its countrymen.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement

The AMONG Foundation's Mission Statement is:

AMONG Foundation exists in obedient response to Christ's Great Commission to go to 'all nations.' Its first priority is to Mongolia, where the mission is to win the hearts and minds of the Mongolian people to Jesus Christ through (a) acts of humanitarian service which cause them to inquire as to the reason for the deeds of love; (b) being a servant to existing ministries already working in Mongolia; and (c) the television broadcast opportunities which will allow development of evangelistic television programming in the context of television programming in the Buddhist world.


Statement of faith

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating9 of 4302 of 78
Fund acquisition rating7 of 4301 of 78
Resource allocation rating61 of 4307 of 78
Asset utilization rating9 of 4302 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%100%99%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%1%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%90%92%92%92%93%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%106%147%149%154%141%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%96%136%137%142%131%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-6%-47%-49%-54%-41%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-79%-338%-78%-48%-30%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%8%8%8%7%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.3212.7610.362.371.351.03
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.911.461.091.031.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.5324.4215.112.581.391.06
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1022.1750.30289.21409.81878.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.050.020.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.060.470.784.638.5911.35
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%2%1%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%8%10%42%74%97%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$12,106$28,117$163,116$306,537$456,560
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$12,106$28,117$163,116$306,537$456,560
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$96$194$292$443$677
Other long-term assets$10,975$12,699$14,354$10,000$10,000
Total long-term assets$11,071$12,893$14,646$10,443$10,677
Total assets$23,177$41,010$177,762$316,980$467,237
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$546$559$564$748$520
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$546$559$564$748$520
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$546$559$564$748$520
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$22,631$40,451$177,198$316,232$466,718
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$22,631$40,451$177,198$316,232$466,717
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$277,735$287,259$280,879$274,997$334,865
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$79$918$1,114$1,657$7,927
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$79$918$1,114$1,657$7,927
Total revenue$277,814$288,177$281,993$276,654$342,792
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$265,585$392,794$386,579$393,122$448,411
Management and general$30,048$32,130$34,447$33,910$33,536
Fundraising$0$0$0$107$0
Total expenses$295,633$424,924$421,026$427,139$481,947
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($17,819)($136,747)($139,033)($150,485)($139,155)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($17,819)($136,747)($139,033)($150,485)($139,155)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

AMONG began work in Mongolia in 1992. The initial work was sparked and encouraged by Dr. Bill Bright and other ministry leaders. Due to strong relationships with the nation's leaders, AMONG was offered a television station which it operates today and was the first Christian station on the Asian continent. AMONG has also begun the production of local Christian programs in Ulaanbaatar, the home of the television station.


Program accomplishments

AMONG gives the following as it's accomplishments:

AMONG was invited by the Mongolian people to begin its work to help them at this pivotal time in their history following 70 years of Communist rule.

Even under Communism, Mongolia had retained its Buddhist religious traditions and is still known as the most Buddhist nation on earth. However, its leaders granted permission for AMONG's television station, which is now presenting Christ in areas where Christ's name had scarcely been heard.

Because AMONG has engaged in many humanitarian projects and has cooperated well with other organizations, AMONG has gained the trust of government officials and the Mongolian people in the four years it has been working in Mongolia.

AMONG's mix of programming not only presents the message of Jesus Christ but also is helping the new democracy develop a value structure based upon honesty and integrity. In addition, this non-profit commercial station is broadcasting the first objective news available in the country. This is transmitted by AMONG from programs sent via satellite from FOXNews, the Associated Press, and other programs prepared locally in its own studios in Mongolia.

To demonstrate Christ's love for the Mongolian people in practical ways, AMONG carries on a humanitarian ministry. It has implemented many short-term projects, often supplying items such as clothing and medical supplies to people in need.

This Christian television station is the first in Mongolia and one of the first on the Asian continent. It provides a laboratory for learning how to produce Christian programming that is both appealing and effective for Buddhist cultures. Since the station uses a mixture of secular and Christian programming, it brings Jesus Christ in to the mainstream of the Mongolian viewers' day.


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