EIN 34-1787585

Truth for Life

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Truth for Life teaches the Bible with clarity and relevance through the sermons of Alistair Begg, aiming to convert unbelievers, establish believers, and strengthen local churches. The ministry produces and distributes a daily Bible-teaching program to listeners in all major radio markets across the US through approximately 1,900 radio outlets.
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Program areas at Truth for Life

Truth for Life, the bible-teaching ministry of alistair begg, produces and distributes a daily bible-teaching program to listeners in all major radio markets across the u.s. Through approximately 1,900 radio outlets. Listeners in the u.s. and from around the world can access the program for free online at truthforlife.org, mobile device apps, podcast, through facebook, apple itunes, spotify, youtube, and by way of amazon fire and roku tv. Truth for Life is committed to delivering clear, relevant bible-teaching without cost as a barrier and makes alistair's entire teaching archive free online. Each month, over five million messages are downloaded for free by listeners across the globe. Followers of the ministry can also share alistair's teaching or access (continued on schedule o)the daily blog through facebook, twitter, and instagram. for listeners who prefer to own Truth for Life's bible teaching messages a usb can be purchased at cost, with no mark up, thanks to the generous and faithful giving of the ministry's donors. Truth for Life is fully dedicated to teaching the bible with clarity and relevance so that unbelievers will be converted, believers will be established, and local churches will be strengthened.

Grants made by Truth for Life

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA)To Support Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy's Fundraiser.$15,000

Who funds Truth for Life

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN IncGrowth$248,930
Schwab Charitable FundReligion Related$212,092
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$157,117
...and 31 more grants received totalling $1,228,472

Personnel at Truth for Life

Robert ButtsChief Operating Officer$200,000
David A CookChief Financial Officer$0
Alistair BeggPresident$349,895
Michael CostlowOperations Manager$113,000
John SchwartzDigital Manager / Digital Communications Manager$111,000
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for Truth for Life

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$20,346,245
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$331,120
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-645,461
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-321,637
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$19,710,267

Form 990s for Truth for Life

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-05-01990View PDF
2021-122022-04-27990View PDF
2020-122021-05-24990View PDF
2019-122020-09-03990View PDF
2018-122019-09-27990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $8,084 from American Online Giving Foundation
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $248,930 from National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN Inc
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $87,900 from American Endowment Foundation
July 22, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
ReligiousChristianNational levelTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 398000
Solon, OH 44139
Metro area
Cleveland-Elyria, OH
Cuyahoga County, OH
Website URL
(440) 708-5500
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X20: Christian
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
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