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 31726 Rancho Viejo Road, Ste 123
 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
[P] (949) 487-0217 x 104
[F] (949) 487-1758;;
[email protected]
Jim Burns
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Organization DBA --
Former Names YouthBuilders (2003)
National Institute of Youth Ministry (NIYM) (1998)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0072984 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

HomeWord helps families succeed by creating resources that build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy leaders.

Mission Statement

HomeWord helps families succeed by creating resources that build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy leaders.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2020
Projected Expenses $1,350,000.00
Projected Revenue $1,450,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Strong Marriages
  • Confident Parents
  • Empowered Kids
  • Healthy Leaders

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Mission Statement

HomeWord helps families succeed by creating resources that build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy leaders.

Background Statement

Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 400 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families, Getting Ready for Marriage; Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples TogetherConfident ParentingThe Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters and two grandchildren.

Impact Statement

HomeWord is continuing to create life-changing resources for couples and parents:
Strong Marriages
1) Getting Ready for Marriage (new in 2014)
2) The First Few Years of Marriage (new in 2017)
3) Refreshing Your Marriage (refreshed annually)
Confident Parents
1) Intentional Parenting Raising Kids in Today's Crazy Culture (new in 2015)
2) Parenting Your Adult Child (in process)
3) Pass It On: Celebrating Your Family's Rites of Passages (new in 2015)
4) Understanding Your Teen (November 2017) 
5) Doing Life with Your Adult Child (March 2019) 
HomeWord YouTube Channel provides video resources in marriage, parenting, and inspiration. 

Needs Statement

HomeWord is seeking funding for the Marriage Course in the amount of $600,000 to create a training module for marriage mentors. This would consist of:
  1. 12 short video teaching sessions
  2. Group discussion with other couples
  3. Workbook to supplement the teaching on each subject
    a. Questions
    b. Discussion starters
    c. Couples' conversation section
    d. Marriage fun facts
    e. Additional resources for help on each of the topics 
Topics include:
  1. Your Marriage Priority
  2. Communication
  3. Conflict
  4. Handling Finances
  5. Dealing with In-laws and Extended Family
  6. Creative Romance and Sexuality
  7. Growing Spiritually Together
  8. Have Serious Fun
  9. Creating Relational Compatibility
  10. Positive Adaptability 
  11. When Stress Strikes the Home
  12. Balancing Marriage and Parenting
Video training and network:   $40,000
Creating 12 quality videos including material and packaging: $300,000
Develop website and marketing tools to get started:                 $150,000
One-year salary for a staff person:                                             $110,000
TOTAL COST:                                                                            $600,000

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

HomeWord receives checks, credit cards, gifts of stock and real estate.

Geographic Area Served

South Orange County
West Orange County
Central Orange County
North Orange County
HomeWord provides help to families in Orange County, the rest of California and across the nation.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Family Services
  2. Human Services - Family Counseling
  3. Religion- Related - Christianity



Strong Marriages

HomeWord provides life-changing resources and events to help marriages thrive.
Budget  $400,000.00
Category  Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success  Our goal is to help couples have a healthy, long-term marriage.
Program Long-Term Success  We want to reduce the divorce rate in America by 1%, affecting over one million marriages and sparing 1.5 million kids from experiencing their parents' divorce.
Program Success Monitored By  Results will be measured by the number of books and work-books sold, and the number of subscribers to our online app.
Examples of Program Success  We hope to reduce the number of divorces in America by 1%.

Confident Parents

Raising empowered kids is challenging yet kids are worth the effort. HomeWord is committed to developing life-changing resources for parents such as Intentional Parenting: Raising Kids in Today's Crazy Culture.
Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success  Our goal is to have kids make wise decisions.
Program Long-Term Success  Our goal is to have kids make wise decisions and grow up to be
Program Success Monitored By  We are measuring our impact by the number of parenting resources that are sold and subscribers to our parenting materials.
Examples of Program Success  --

Empowered Kids

HomeWord offers student leadership conferences for teenagers.
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  This summer we hope to have 500 students attend a Student Leadership Conference.
Program Long-Term Success  We hope to have 1,500 students a year attend one of our Student Leadership Conferences
Program Success Monitored By  Students submit evaluation forms and follow-up surveys using Survey Monkey.
Examples of Program Success  --

Healthy Leaders

HomeWord has launched a three-year plan to equip 10,000 pastors and ministry leaders with HomeWord's marriage and parenting resources.
Budget  $450,000.00
Category  Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  We hope to launch the three-year strategy by the Fall of 2015.
Program Long-Term Success 
Movements start when influential leaders have life-changing resources. HomeWord will partner with churches to strengthen and equip their leaders and provide resources so they can help the people in their congregations and communities.


- 1,000 ministry leaders trained in family ministry

- 10,000 ministry leaders equipped with marriage and family resources

- 10,000 churches committed to HomeWord’s Family Ministry values

- 100,000 small groups using HomeWord’s resources

- 1,000,000 couples supported by HomeWord

Program Success Monitored By  We are asking churches to affirm a commitment to  the values of Family Ministry: 1) Strong Marriages, 2) Confident Parents, 3) Empowered Kids, and 4) Healthy Leaders.
Examples of Program Success  --


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Jim Burns PhD
CEO Term Start 1985
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
-- -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Doug Fields Senior Director --


Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 25
Number of Contract Staff 6
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 3
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Todd Dean
Board Chair Company Affiliation CFO, AstroPak
Board Chair Term Nov 2018 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Randy Bramel President, Bridgeport Investments Voting
Ned Brines -- Voting
Jim Burns President, HomeWord Voting
DeAnn Carroll -- Voting
Patrick Daniels Cap-Rock Partners --
Todd Dean AstroPak Voting
Rod Emery CEO, Steadfast Companies Voting
Doug Fields Sr. Director, HomeWord Voting
Bob Howard President, Howard & Howard Voting
Tracy Kuntz -- Voting
David Lane Managing Director, Onset Ventures Voting
Tom Purcell President & CEO, Curci Companies Voting
Theresa Sinclair Ministry Volunteer Voting
Ken Verheyen President, Astro Pak Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 14
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 11
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 10%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $1,450,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,350,000.00
Form 990s

2018 Form 990

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents

2014 Financial Statement

2013 Finacial Statement

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $1,461,644 $1,276,742 $1,182,145
Total Expenses $1,130,319 $1,120,964 $1,553,323

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,193,401 $919,842 $951,670
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $268,243 $97,990 $193,924
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $40 $33
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- $246,662 $21,827
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $12,208 $14,691

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $863,054 $874,074 $1,215,217
Administration Expense $25,552 $37,574 $40,131
Fundraising Expense $241,713 $209,316 $297,975
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.29 1.14 0.76
Program Expense/Total Expenses 76% 78% 78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 20% 18% 31%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $451,521 $321,756 $263,227
Current Assets $442,666 $309,883 $258,231
Long-Term Liabilities -- $337,966 $358,882
Current Liabilities $149,319 $12,913 $89,246
Total Net Assets $302,202 $-29,123 $-184,901

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.96 24.00 2.89

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 105% 136%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

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