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FINAL FRONTIERS FOUNDATION INC

Through the funding of national preachers, we endeavor to effectively advance the gospel where it has never been preached before.

Louisville, GA   |  www.finalfrontiers.world
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FINAL FRONTIERS FOUNDATION INC

EIN: 58-1721535


Mission

Final Frontiers Foundation, Inc provides support to indigenous church planters in third world countries, along with missionary training and medical relief to injured and/or imprisoned pastors and Christians.

Ruling year info

1990

President

Daniel Nelms

Main address

1200 Peachtree St

Louisville, GA 30434 USA

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EIN

58-1721535

Subject area info

Christianity

Protestantism

Population served info

People of Arab descent

People of Central Asian descent

People of Central American descent

People of South American descent

Baptists

NTEE code info

Protestant (X21)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our aim to be able to fulfil the Great Comission during our lifetime. The only possible way to address this is to partner with and support national church planters and their teams, in their country, to reach their people.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

National Pastor Support

Final Frontiers Foundation encompasses many ministries, all of which aim to spread the Gospel to the world, especially those who have never heard the message before! Utilizing national church planters around the globe we are able to reach unreached people groups and teach them about Christ.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Distributing Bibles in Muslim lands and beyond. Over 145,000 Bibles have been given away thanks to private donations from churches and individuals.

Population(s) Served
Buddhists
Hindus
Muslims

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of bibles requested and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims

Related Program

Bible Printing, Smuggling and distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our intention is to increase support national church planters, primarily in areas and countries that are closed to traditional missionary methods. As this is done we will also seek to help them in other tangible ways such as providing them with feeding centers, orphanages, educational programs, etc. We are currently serving such preachers in about 80 countries and would like to see that increased to 90 in the next five years.

We are actively looking for new groups to work with who meet our standard requirements for support and accountability. With further developements in the Middle East we have been able to expand into closed countries and continue to work on other countries in central Asia.

Our only limitation is funding. We have more contacts than we can manage at this time but choose to move slowly. The approval process involves usually several years and requires personal examination of the group and their leadership. This step involves both staff and travel, thus the need for funding.

Currently our process in working in about 80 countries. Over the years we have been involved in other countries where we no longer serve because our assistance was effective in helping the groups become capable of self-funding, no longer needing our help. We are directly supporting nearly 900 qualified preachers, and working with over 20,000 as well as many students and staff; we have orphanages we fund in India and feeding centers in various countries. We also funds a number of rural schools in multiple countries as well as the efforts of the preachers and churches working with lepers, deaf, abandoned children and other tragedies.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

FINAL FRONTIERS FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

80.32

Average of 47.59 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.7

Average of 2.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

32%

Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

FINAL FRONTIERS FOUNDATION INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of FINAL FRONTIERS FOUNDATION INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $83,691 -$19,901 $153,244 $4,752 -$33,261
As % of expenses 3.9% -1.0% 7.3% 0.2% -1.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $74,546 -$27,589 $145,778 -$2,694 -$40,652
As % of expenses 3.5% -1.4% 6.9% -0.1% -1.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,137,494 $2,002,855 $2,382,001 $2,831,725 $3,087,551
Total revenue, % change over prior year 6.6% -6.3% 18.9% 18.9% 9.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 99.9% 100.1% 99.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -0.1% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,130,605 $1,979,338 $2,096,843 $2,691,249 $2,992,121
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.7% -7.1% 5.9% 28.3% 11.2%
Personnel 20.5% 24.0% 25.7% 21.0% 21.8%
Professional fees 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Occupancy 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 13.3% 16.4% 15.8% 17.3% 19.5%
All other expenses 65.6% 59.0% 58.0% 61.3% 58.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,139,750 $1,987,026 $2,104,309 $2,698,695 $2,999,512
One month of savings $177,550 $164,945 $174,737 $224,271 $249,343
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,317,300 $2,151,971 $2,279,046 $2,922,966 $3,248,855

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.1 2.5 3.9 3.7 3.7
Months of cash and investments 2.1 2.5 3.9 3.7 3.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.3 -0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $381,602 $405,273 $680,045 $827,364 $932,011
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $562,889 $562,889 $562,887 $562,887 $562,888
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 71.1% 72.4% 73.8% 75.1% 76.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.6% 2.5% 0.4% 0.8% 1.1%
Unrestricted net assets $102,044 $74,455 $220,233 $217,539 $176,887
Temporarily restricted net assets $428,520 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $428,520 $471,938 $604,005 $742,247 $876,393
Total net assets $530,564 $546,393 $824,238 $959,786 $1,053,280

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Daniel Nelms

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

FINAL FRONTIERS FOUNDATION INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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FINAL FRONTIERS FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Jon Nelms

Jon Nelms

Steve Ware

Daniel Nelms

Michael Horne

Anthony Lamb

Don Prosser

Suzanne Raper

Tim Schelling

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/20/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Contractors

Fiscal year ending
There are no fundraisers recorded for this organization.