EIN 27-1394708

Family Talk

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
52
Year formed
2009
Most recent tax filings
2020-09
Description
Family Talk is a Christian non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2010 by Dr. James Dobson, the ministry promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development.

Program areas at Family Talk

Broadcast Production and Expansion: Dr. Dobson and the broadcast team began production of a daily radio series, Dr. James Dobson Family Talk, in March 2010. This program is still the centerpiece of Family Talk's outreach today. Family Talk programs are now heard on approximately 1200 outlets in the U.S. in addition to online radio stations that broadcast throughout the world. Along with the half-hour daily broadcast and the 90-second commentary, Family Talk can be heard via online streaming, podcast, and mobile apps. The focus of these programs is on marriage, parenting, evangelism, the sanctity of human life and encouraging righteousness in the culture.
Web and Digital Outreach: Family Talk continues to expand its ability to connect with families with relevant biblical resources through creation of a digital content library. The digital project team has focused efforts in the creation of a new website with expanded capability as well as ongoing work to digitize current and classic content, and to make available helpful audio, videos, downloads, articles, blogs, and timely information to reach and encourage individuals and families that contact the ministry via the worldwide web.
Constituent Response: Family Talk Correspondence Team and Counseling personnel, along with contracted Call Center and Fulfillment House, responded to thousands of calls, letters, and prayer requests from constituents each month throughout the year responding with personal letters, emails, phone calls, and resources to meet the needs of individuals and families who contacted the organization for help.

Form 990s for Family Talk

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-092020-10-29990View PDF
2018-092019-07-23990View PDF
2017-092018-12-22990View PDF
2016-092017-10-18990View PDF
2015-092017-01-17990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Family Talk

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN IncGrowth$220,435
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...and 21 more grants received

Financials for Family Talk

RevenuesFYE 09/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,878,968
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$5,167
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,591
Net income from fundraising events$821,072
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$67,807
Total revenues$8,771,423

Personnel at Family Talk

NameTitleCompensation
Joseph WaresakChief Operating Officer$136,972
James GottryVice President of Public Policy$0
Jenanne JenkinsVice President Stewardship$116,439
 Subscribe to viewSecretary$0
 Subscribe to viewTreasurer$0
...and 7 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$8,771,423
2020
Yearly growth
21.1%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$8,379,411
2020
Yearly growth
1.9%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$4,013,006
2020
Yearly growth
30.1%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
52
2020
Yearly growth
0%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
540 Elkton Drive No 201
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Metro area
Colorado Springs, CO
Website URL
drjamesdobson.org/ 
Phone
(877) 732-6825
Facebook page
DrJamesDobsonsFamilyTalk 
Twitter profile
@drjamesdobsonft 
IRS details
EIN
27-1394708
Fiscal year end
September
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
2009
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
X80: Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NAICS code, primary
51511: Radio Broadcasting
Parent/child status
Central organization