Better Business Bureau Report for
Growthtrac Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Growthtrac Ministries
Address: 2613 S. Algonquin Rd
  Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-458-6266
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The charity's purpose is to strengthen marriages by providing life-changing, Christ-centered resources through innovative online media.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Growthtrac Ministries meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The charity's vision is to be a national leading force for life-long marriage by: --Educating through rich Internet content --Equipping with relevant published material --Touching and transforming lives through interactive web community --Encouraging through inspirational radio with music and teaching content Growthtrac is a global media ministry, Christian (non-profit) marriage resource located at Growthtrac is 4,000+ pages of articles, interviews and community -- supporting marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, help for marriages and divorce recovery. They serve 500,000 marriages annually. Growthtrac Radio ( is a streamed, 24-7 Christian radio station with a marriage focus. Adult Contemporary music PLUS marriage programming from respected partners including MarriageToday, FamilyLife, Dr. Gary Chapman, Crown Financial and Total Living Network. GrowthtracRadio serves 200,000 streams monthly.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Growthtrac Ministries's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : NA, NA

Chair of the Board: James Mueller
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President

Board Size: 6

Paid Staff Size: 0

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, radio, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $41,844, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Growthtrac Ministries's IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 34,345
Program Service Revenue 7,499
Total Income $41,844


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $41,844
Program expenses $39,048
Fund raising expenses 785
Administrative expenses 6,323
Total expenses $46,156
Expenses in Excess of Income (4,312)
Beginning net assets 17,203
Ending net assets 12,891
Total liabilities 5,000
Total assets $17,891

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