What Do You Know About Focus on the Family? Here Are the Facts


What do you know about Focus on the Family?

Here are some facts:

  • Founded in 1977 by James C. Dobson to “cooperate with the Holy Spirit in disseminating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, and, specifically, to accomplish that objective by helping to preserve traditional values and the institution of the family.” Dobson is chairman emeritus of the Focus on the Family Board of Directors.

  • Annual Income in Fiscal Year 2007 — $145,194,701

  • Current Leadership: Jim Daly, president and CEO. Daly was handpicked by Dobson to be president of the organization after Daly had a number of roles in the organization, including assistant to the president, vice president, and chief operating officer.

  • Focus on the Family opposes:
  • abortion
  • comprehensive, medically accurate sex education
  • homosexuality
  • stem cell research
  • gambling
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • Planned Parenthood and International Planned Parenthood Federation

FoF therefore works to:

  • ban abortion.
  • promote abstinence-only-until-marriage.
  • promote funding for abstinence-only programs.
  • pass "defense of marriage" legislation and fight anti-discrimination efforts against gay, lesbian, and transgender persons.
  • promote school prayer in public schools.

How Does FoF Work?

  • at the local level through "community impact committees" and local religious leaders to coordinate "pro-family" efforts.

  • supporting "crisis pregnancy centers" which disseminate misinformation about contraception, pregnancy, and abortion.

  • internationally through offices in 11 countries; radio programs broadcast in 155 countries and publications translated into 27 languages.

  • "lobbying ministries:" dozens of programs, projects and outreach efforts including 11 television and radio programs and the broadcast of Dobson’s daily radio programs in 155 countries.
  • publications with a circulation of more than 2.3 million per month, for adults, teens, and children.

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  • crowepps

    Rating Overall Rating (43.90)

     

    Organizational Efficiency

    Program Expenses 83.6%

    Administrative Expenses 8.0%

    Fundraising Expenses 8.3%

    Fundraising Efficiency $0.09

    Efficiency Rating (38.05)

    Income Statement (FYE 09/2008) Revenue

    Primary Revenue $138,740,551

    Other Revenue $6,454,150

    Total Revenue $145,194,701

     

    Expenses

    Program Expenses $122,308,376

    Administrative Expenses $ 11,793,590

    Fundraising Expenses $ 12,184,469

    Total Functional Expenses $146,286,435

     

    Payments to Affiliates $0 Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,091,734

     

    Net Assets $75,228,311

    Charts Expenses Breakdown

    Program $122,308,376.00

    Admin $ 11,793,590.00

    Fundraising $ 12,184,469.00

     …

    Name/Title/Compensation

     

    James D. Daly President (The person identified as holding the highest position of management, and therefore who would normally be responsible for carrying out the mission of the charity and leading the organization on a day-to-day basis.) None reported — $240,002

     

    Other Salaries of Note

     

    Buford D. Tackett III President, Focus on the Family Institute (Using information reported on an organization’s most recent Form 990, we include as compensation an individual’s salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and other allowances. We do not include contributions to benefit plans or compensation deferred to a future date.) $181,293

     

    Glenn A. Williams Chief Operating Officer (Using information reported on an organization’s most recent Form 990, we include as compensation an individual’s salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and other allowances. We do not include contributions to benefit plans or compensation deferred to a future date.) $172,494

     

    Stanley R. John Vice President (Using information reported on an organization’s most recent Form 990, we include as compensation an individual’s salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and other allowances. We do not include contributions to benefit plans or compensation deferred to a future date.) $147,402

     

    http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3706

  • catseye71352

    Over a million dollars in the hole and instead of getting their financial act together, they’re forcing the Super Bowl to air a huge ad. Let’s hope their fireworks display burns down their house and forces them to declare financial bankruptcy.(They’re already morally bankrupt.)

    Catseye  ( (|) )

  • crowepps

    Or if instead it was only the low wage envelope openers and pamphlet addressers who were laid off?

     

    I’m sure they made a big push among their wealthy donors to finance this ad — which CBS is by no means being ‘forced’ to air but instead from which CBS and the Super Bowl are reaping massive publicity.  It’s only logical that a proportion of those donations would have been redirected to ‘administrative expenses’ to help pay that annual quarter of a million bucks to the head guy.

     

    Funny how the average pastor running a soup kitchen or counseling at a homeless shelter can get by on $20,000 a year and faith but this guy needs 12 times that much.

  • catseye71352

    I wonder if the idiots at the top of CBS realize that they will get their socks sued off _and lose_ every time they try to turn down an advocacy ad from here on out?Catseye  ( (|) )