Better Business Bureau Report for
Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies
Address: 25W560 Geneva Rd
PO 147
  Carol Stream , IL 60188
Phone: 630-668-3328
Web Address:
Also known as:Caspari Center
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2001, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies is an evangelical resource and education center for training, discipleship, and academic research and study, where Messianic Jews and Gentile Christians work together to strengthen and support the movement of Jewish believers in Jesus in the midst of the universal church.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The vision of Caspari Center is to provide Israeli Messianic Jews with biblically-based high-quality theological and practical training that will enrich their personal relationships with the Lord and his body, as well as equip them for ministry.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies's program expenses were:

ministry center program 49,500
Salaries and benefits 14,038
jbj project 10,514
leadership training 9,000
occupancy 3,434
board expenses 3,319
other expenses 1,597
telephone 1,409
youth resource materials 485
diaspora program 429
mishkan program 40
Total Program Expenses: $93,765
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Chief Executive : Knut Hoyland, International Director

Chair of the Board: Dr. James Galvin
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Consultant

Board Size: 5

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
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $140,594, 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 Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 86,654
Grants 53,940
Literature Sales 1,689
Program Revenues 315
Other 105
Total Income $142,703


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 21% 

Total income $142,703
Program expenses $93,765
Fund raising expenses 7,595
Administrative expenses 26,798
Total expenses $128,158
Income in Excess of Expenses 14,545
Beginning net assets 23,387
Ending net assets 39,392
Total liabilities 565
Total assets $39,957

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