The Corporation shall develop resources to provide grants and engage in activities to nurture, encourage, support projects involved in Christian ministry to North Africa and the Middle East, with particular emphasis on SAT-7 religious satellite television making a strategic contribution to the life and witness of the Christians present in the Middle East, through the creative use of communications, technology and media. The Corporation shall also promote North American participation in SAT-7 and other pre-approved ministry projects in North Africa and the Middle East by providing information and resources describing the need and opportunities in these regions.
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Donors must decide for themselves the relative importance of the Standards in question.
The following Standard for Charity Accountability was either not in effect or did not apply to this charity at the time of the evaluation.
Since the first program aired in 1996, SAT-7 broadcasts have brought quality Christian television programming directly into millions of homes throughout the Middle East and North Africa. SAT-7 airs 5 channels in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish languages to a known audience of over 15 million viewers.
In a region characterized by high illiteracy rates, media censorship, and limited incomes, anyone with a satellite dish can turn on SAT-7 and hear the Word of God in his or her language. Our viewers can join a global fellowship of Christians within the privacy of their own homes -- a significant concern for those who live in violence-stricken or oppressive environments. Audience Relations Specialists are available throughout the region to counsel and pray with viewers.
SAT-7 KIDS is our most popular channel, with over 9.25 known viewers. 1 in 3 children in Iraq what this channel, and 1 in 4 children in Saudi Arabia watch.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, Sat - 7 North America's program expenses were:
Total Program Expenses:
Chief Executive Officer:
Rex Rogers, President
Highest Paid Executive:
Dr. Rex M. Rogers
Highest Paid Executive Compensation:
Chair of the Board:
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
SGI Global Investments
Paid Staff Size:
8 full time and 2 part time Full Time.
Fund raising methods include: Direct Mail Appeals, Invitations to Fund Raising Events, Print Advertisements, Television, Radio, Grant Proposals, Internet, and Planned Giving Arrangements.
According to Sat - 7 North America's Audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012:
% of total Expenses
% of total Income
Excess of Income over Expenses
Beginning Net Assets
Ending Net Assets:
* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.
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