Ariel Ministries in San Antonio, Texas (TX)

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Ariel Ministries
Employer Identification Number (EIN)741930400
Name of OrganizationAriel Ministries
Address11926 Radium St, San Antonio, TX 78216-2713
ActivitiesEvangelism, Other religious activities, Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date09/1977
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$3,037,360
Amount of Income$2,327,234
Form 990 Revenue Amount$2,124,654
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Religion-Related, Spiritual Development: Christian


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Amount of income in 2011: $2,327,234
Ariel Ministries: 

 $2,327,234
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $121,427

Assets in 2011: $3,037,360
This organization: 

 $3,037,360
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $102,900

Expenses in 2006: $1,621,664
This organization: 

 $1,621,664
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $266,031

Income to expenses ratio in 2006: 1.0
Ariel Ministries: 

 1.0
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Expenses allocated to program services in 2006: 78.2%
Ariel Ministries: 

 78.2%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 78.2%

Number of employees in 2006: 7
This organization: 

 7
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 16

Grants share in income in 2006: 74.7%
Ariel Ministries: 

 74.7%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 96.9%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2006

Assets at end of 2006

Expenses for 2006

Functional Expenses for 2006 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2006

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20022003200420052006
Total revenue$1,106,980$1,163,234$998,425$1,212,915$1,567,536
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$998,703$1,026,196$889,925$1,029,921$1,170,196
Contributions to donor advised funds$0
Direct public support$998,703$1,026,196$889,925$1,029,921$1,170,196
Indirect public support$0$0$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$0$0$0$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$5,099$5,760$6,492$10,068$4,397
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$134$717$0
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$103,178$131,278$101,874$172,209$211,700
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$152,281$225,176$205,197$357,403$351,047
Less: cost of goods sold$49,103$93,898$103,323$185,194$139,347
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$181,243
Total expenses$865,180$973,536$882,208$1,126,221$1,621,664
Program services$761,357$869,121$776,447$974,192$1,268,164
Management and general$103,823$104,415$97,976$146,701$312,699
Fundraising$0$0$7,785$5,328$40,801
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$1,113,800$1,303,498$1,438,073$1,524,767$1,470,639
Excess or (deficit) for the year$241,800$189,698$116,217$86,694$-54,128
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$872,000$1,113,800$1,303,498$1,438,073$1,524,767
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$18,358$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2006)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$1,621,664$1,268,164$312,699$40,801
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$216
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$121,914$0$121,914$0
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$351,656$344,570$7,086$0
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$0$0$0$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$5,990$0$5,990$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$52,600$25,257$15,143$12,200
Telephone$0$0$0$0
Postage and shipping$25,170$25,170$0$0
Occupancy$114,401$56,505$57,896$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$45,045$31,545$13,500$0
Printing and publications$42,902$40,550$2,352$0
Travel$16,435$7,213$9,222$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$2,823$0$2,823$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$75,263$71,682$3,581$0
Other expenses not covered above$767,249$665,456$73,192$28,601
Balance Sheets
20022003200420052006
Total assets$1,118,256$1,317,616$1,440,937$1,729,738$2,045,422
Cash - non-interest-bearing$154,593$144,296$106,078$266,612$122,629
Savings and temporary cash investments$419,214$609,932$708,629$484,986$1,102
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$6,348$0$4,758$3,160$10,793
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$20,000$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$40,829$31,478$66,275$62,764$30,935
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$4,303$15,937$9,347$13,807
Investments - publicly-traded securities$0
Investments - other securities$1,385$18,331$29,258$57,255$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$482,831$484,827$485,554$818,666$1,864,155
Other assets, including program-related investments$11,056$22,449$22,448$4,948$1
Total liabilities$4,456$14,118$2,864$204,971$574,783
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$4,010$9,775$2,623$14,462$56,255
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$3,203$0$189,177$517,756
Other liabilities$446$1,140$241$1,332$772
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$1,118,256$1,317,616$1,440,937$1,729,738$2,045,422
Total net assets or fund balances$1,113,800$1,303,498$1,438,073$1,524,767$1,470,639
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20022003200420052006
Total revenue$1,106,980$0$0$0$1,567,536
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$1,106,980$0$0$0$1,690,490
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$139,347
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$139,347
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$16,393
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$16,393
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20022003200420052006
Total expenses$865,180$0$0$0$1,621,664
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$865,180$0$0$0$1,744,618
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$139,347
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$139,347
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$16,393
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$16,393
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings6
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?No
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20067
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2006)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$0$397,340
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$000$0$4,397
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$211,700
Other revenue000000$000$0$181,243
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2006)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2006)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2006)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that normally receives: less than 1/3 of its support from gross investment income and unrelated taxable business income and more than 1/3 of its support from contribution, membership fees
Support Schedule
20012002200320042005
Total$1,144,953$1,156,083$1,257,132$1,101,748$1,398,109
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$982,199$998,703$1,026,196$889,925$1,029,921
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$155,766$152,281$225,176$205,197$357,403
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$6,988$5,099$5,760$6,626$10,785
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2006)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2010)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2010)
Total revenue$1,751,190
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$1,101,514
Program Service Revenue$411,488
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$78
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$234,110
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$366,349
Less: cost of goods sold$132,239
Miscellaneous Revenue$4,000
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2010)
Total functional expenses$1,598,460
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$163,524
Other salaries and wages$369,808
Payroll taxes$30,340
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$1,034,788
Balance Sheet (for 2010)
Total assets$2,704,299
Total liabilities$848,521
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$424,114
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$424,407
Total net assets or fund balances$1,855,778
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2010)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2010)
2006 - 2010 Total
Total support$8,461,708
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$5,510,867
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$1,938,401
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources and Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$18,237
Other$994,203
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Alaska20
Alabama89
Arkansas55
Arizona138
California1,197
Colorado179
Connecticut75
District of Columbia36
Delaware25
Florida493
Georgia246
Hawaii55
Iowa41
Idaho30
Illinois300
Indiana296
Kansas70
Kentucky140
Louisiana91
Massachusetts103
Maryland183
Maine19
Michigan355
Minnesota98
Missouri164
Mississippi50
Montana24
North Carolina231
North Dakota12
Nebraska32
New Hampshire20
New Jersey263
New Mexico49
Nevada49
New York580
Ohio411
Oklahoma153
Oregon94
Pennsylvania270
Rhode Island9
South Carolina73
South Dakota11
Tennessee142
Texas745
Utah13
Virginia167
Vermont3
Washington160
Wisconsin94
West Virginia40
Wyoming10
International12
Total8,215

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