Light Ministries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA)

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Light Ministries
Employer Identification Number (EIN)232803349
Name of OrganizationLight Ministries
Address1043 Oak Lane Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19126-3341
ActivitiesDescribed in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Marriage counseling
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date05/1996
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 Period12/2008
Assets$1 to $9,999
Income$25,000 to $99,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$325
Amount of Income$56,515
Form 990 Revenue Amount$56,515
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Human Services - Multipurpose and Other: Family Counseling


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Amount of income in 2008: $56,515
Light Ministries: 

 $56,515
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,159,028

Assets in 2008: $325
Light Ministries: 

 $325
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $517,771

Expenses in 2007: $44,625
This organization: 

 $44,625
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,125,402

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 1.0
Light Ministries: 

 1.0
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 0.0%
This organization: 

 0.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 81.8%

Grants share in income in 2007: 100.0%
This organization: 

 100.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 56.0%

Financial snapshot ($)

Expenses for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$28,854$30,592$34,634$41,827$65,886$40,980$28,525$44,200
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$26,939$29,522$34,634$41,322$65,276$40,980$28,525$44,200
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$1,915$1,070$0$505$610$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$30,497$30,826$33,822$42,148$55,565$50,598$28,557$44,625
Grants and similar amounts paid$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0$0$0$0$200$360$750$0
Salaries, other compensation, and employee benefits$29,838$29,951$26,074$37,349$49,159$42,162$27,495$37,378
Professional fees and other payments to independent contractors$398$502$4,566$949$476$500$0$0
Occupancy, rent, utilities, and maintenance$0$0$546$130$2,415$3,408$211$3,300
Printing, publications, postage, and shipping$75$123$122$460$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$185$249$2,511$3,259$3,315$4,168$100$3,947
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$448$214$1,027$492$10,813$1,195$286$738
Excess or (deficit) for the year$-1,643$-233$812$-321$10,321$-9,618$-31$-425
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$2,091$448$214$812$492$10,813$1,195$1,163
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$0$0$0$0$-878$0
Balance Sheets
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total assets$448$214$1,027$492$10,813$1,195$286$738
Cash, savings, and investments$448$214$1,027$492$10,813$1,195$286$738
Land and buildings$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other assets$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances$448$214$1,027$492$10,813$1,195$286$738
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Average hours per week devoted to positionCompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensation plansExpense account and other allowances
98$9,564$26,959$36,523
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
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
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)?
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
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
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 2007)
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
The total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
The aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
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
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
19992000200120022003200420052006
Total$33,843$28,854$34,634$34,634$41,827$65,886$28,525$28,525
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$29,967$26,939$34,634$34,634$41,322$65,276$28,525$28,525
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0$610$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$3,875$1,915$0$0$505$0$0$0
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$1$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$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$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$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
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
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Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska1
California10
Connecticut1
District of Columbia1
Florida1
Georgia2
Iowa2
Illinois2
Kentucky1
Massachusetts2
Maine1
Michigan3
Minnesota7
Missouri1
North Carolina2
New Jersey3
New Mexico1
Nevada1
New York3
Ohio3
Oklahoma2
Pennsylvania5
South Dakota1
Tennessee3
Texas10
Utah1
Virginia1
Vermont1
Washington4
Wisconsin4
Total80

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