Calvin University

Calvin University Overview

Calvin University is located in Grand Rapids, MI. The organization was established in 1993. According to its NTEE Classification (B43) the organization is classified as: Universities, under the broad grouping of Education and related organizations. As of 06/2019, Calvin University employed 3,533 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2019, Calvin University generated $185.9m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 1.0% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $176.1m during the year ending 06/2019. While expenses have increased by 0.7% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Calvin University has awarded 274 individual grants totaling $2,244,613. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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TO EQUIP STUDENTS TO THINK DEEPLY, TO ACT JUSTLY, AND TO LIVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY AS CHRIST'S AGENTS OF RENEWAL IN THE WORLD. CALVIN COLLEGE IS A CHRISTIAN ACADEMIC COMMUNITY DEDICATED TO RIGOROUS INTELLECTUAL INQUIRY. STUDENTS STUDY THE LIBERAL ARTS AND A BROAD RANGE OF MAJORS. A CALVIN EDUCATION PREPARES STUDENTS TO ANSWER GOD'S CALL TO LIVE AND SERVE IN GOD'S WORLD AS AGENTS OF RENEWAL.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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CALVIN UNIVERSITY IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIBERAL ARTS UNIVERSITY IN THE REFORMED TRADITION OF HISTORIC CHRISTIANITY SEEKING TO BE AGENTS OF RENEWAL IN THE ACADEMY, CHURCH, AND SOCIETY. THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS 124 BACCALAUREATE AND THREE MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS. IT MAINTAINS A CORE CURRICULUM INCLUDING REQUIRED COURSES IN MATHEMATICS, BIBLICAL OR THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS, THE ARTS AND SCIENCES, LITERATURE, AND MORE. STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS AROUND THE WORLD DURING INTERIM TERMS (JANUARY/MAY) AND SEMESTER PROGRAMS. THE UNIVERSITY ALSO PROVIDES A CHRISTIAN LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION TO INMATES AT THE RICHARD A. HANDLON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN IONIA, MI. THIS FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM RESULTS IN A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN FAITH AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP. CALVIN UNIVERSITY IS CONSISTENTLY RANKED AMONG THE BEST COLLEGES OF THE REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES MIDWEST BY THE U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT. THE CURRENT STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO IS 13:1. 99% OF THE 2017 CALVIN UNIVERSITY GRADUATES ARE EITHER EMPLOYED OR IN GRADUATE SCHOOL.


CALVIN UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES ARE INTENDED TO ENHANCE STUDENTS' SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING. THE UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDE AREAS SUCH AS REGULAR WORSHIP AND BIBLICAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, A HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC, EMOTIONAL WELLNESS SUPPORT, STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, CAMPUS TRADITIONS, SPORTS AND RECREATION, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES, SERVICE-LEARNING, DEDICATED CAMPUS SAFETY DEPARTMENT, SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS, NUMEROUS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID.


CALVIN UNIVERSITY PROVIDES ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE PRIMARY MISSIONS OF INSTRUCTION, RESEARCH AND PUBLIC SERVICE. ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDE AREAS SUCH AS LIBRARIES, TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT, ACADEMIC TUTORING AND COACHING, WRITING ASSISTANCE, ON-CAMPUS MUSEUMS/GALLERIES, AND OTHER SERVICES THAT DIRECTLY ASSIST INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES.


OTHER UNIVERSITY EXPENSES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO AUXILIARY SERVICES, RESEARCH, MAINTENANCE OF GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS, AND PUBLIC SERVICES.


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Calvin University Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Presidio Infrastructure Solutions Llc
Software
$1,255,337
Midwest Collaborative For Library Servic
Library
$463,766
Elluican Company Lp
Software
$448,247
Creative Dining Services
Food Service
$279,094
Pageworks
Media
$431,009
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$26,062,284
Investment income $4,977,788
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $5,066,660
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$19,599
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $185,893,983

Calvin University Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Calvin University has awarded $741,680 in support to 95 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

KUYPER INST TO INCHE

Org PageRecipient Profile

Grand Rapids, MI

PURPOSE: WORSHIP RENEWAL PROJECT

$25,000

SUNNYSIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Org PageRecipient Profile

Kalamazoo, MI

PURPOSE: WORSHIP RENEWAL PROJECT

$9,000

UNION PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY

Org PageRecipient Profile

Richmond, VA

PURPOSE: WORSHIP RENEWAL PROJECT

$9,000

Collegeville, MN

PURPOSE: WORSHIP RENEWAL PROJECT

$9,000

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE CHURCH

Org PageRecipient Profile

W Middlesex, PA

PURPOSE: WORSHIP RENEWAL PROJECT

$9,000

HARVEY BROWNE MEMORIAL

PURPOSE: WORSHIP RENEWAL PROJECT

$9,000
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Calvin University Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 32 grants that Calvin University has recieved totaling $8,647,399.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: RENEWING CHRISTIAN WORSHIP PROJECT

$5,587,700
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: PREACHING AND WORSHIP RESOURCES

$2,131,800
Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation

Las Vegas, NV

PURPOSE: SCHOLARSHIPS

$179,875
Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation

Las Vegas, NV

PURPOSE: SCHOLARSHIPS

$179,875
The Christopher Family Foundation

Westmont, IL

PURPOSE: VAN LUNEN CENTER

$100,000
The Christopher Family Foundation

Westmont, IL

PURPOSE: VAN LUNEN CENTER

$100,000
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$165,994,574
Earnings$12,736,000
Admin Expense$11,000
Net Contributions$8,986,000
Other Expense$2,936,900
Grants$2,882,100
Ending Balance$181,886,574

Calvin University Peer Organizations

Organization NameAssets
University Of Dayton
Dayton, OH
$747,930,230
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
$679,500,550
Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH
$308,233,290
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
$304,986,997
The Lutheran University Association Inc
Valparaiso, IN
$192,641,554
University Of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
$187,846,389
Calvin University
Grand Rapids, MI
$185,893,983
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH
$162,621,372
University Of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
$175,014,094
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
$147,961,776
Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH
$151,897,544
Capital University
Columbus, OH
$130,364,593

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