Word Among Us Inc

Organization Overview

Word Among Us Inc, operating under the name The Word Among Us, is located in Frederick, MD. The organization was established in 1985. According to its NTEE Classification (X20) the organization is classified as: Christianity, under the broad grouping of Religion-Related and related organizations. As of 12/2019, Word Among Us employed 82 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, Word Among Us generated $13.8m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 1.1% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $13.7m during the year ending 12/2019. While expenses have increased by 1.8% 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, Word Among Us has awarded 49 individual grants totaling $3,268,154. 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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THE WORD AMONG US HELPS OVER 2 MILLION CATHOLICS DIGITALLY AND OVER 700,000 READERS IN PRINT TO BE CHANGED THROUGH A LIFE-CHANGING ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST IN DAILY PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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THE WORD AMONG US (TWAU) PUBLISHES MAGAZINES, BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND DIGITAL RESOURCES THAT HELP CATHOLICS IN EVERY STAGE OF DISCIPLESHIP. THE ENGLISH "THE WORD AMONG US" AND SPANISH "LA PALABRA ENTRE NOSOTROS" MAGAZINES TOUCH THE LIVES OF OVER 560,000 CATHOLICS IN NORTH AMERICA EVERY MONTH. PASTORS IN MORE THAN 5,000 PARISHES OFFER "THE WORD AMONG US" TO THEIR PARISHIONERS AS A WAY TO GROW AS MATURE DISCIPLES OF JESUS. TWAU PRESS OFFERS BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND BOOKLETS THAT HELP CATHOLICS WHO MAY ATTEND MASS INCONSISTENTLY TO COME TO A LIVING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD AND BEGIN TO GROW IN CATHOLIC DISCIPLESHIP. IN 2019, TWAU PRESS HELPED 223,000 CATHOLICS IN THE PEWS AND GROUPS WITHIN PARISHES GROW IN THEIR FAITH. OVER 2 MILLION PEOPLE USE OUR DIGITAL AND OTHER NON-PRINT RESOURCES FOUND AT WAU.ORG OR IN OUR DIGITAL MAGAZINE EDITIONS (IOS, ANDROID, KINDLE) IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Quad Graphics Printing Corp
Printing Of Publications
$2,762,398
Fedex
Freight And Distribution
$526,966
Dataprise Inc
Information Technology Support Services
$187,553
Asendia
Product Fulfillment Services
$109,735
Sisk Fulfillment Services Inc
Distribution And Warehousing
$351,244
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$470
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $0
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$470
Total Program Service Revenue$13,628,191
Investment income $218,995
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $0
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $13,847,656

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Word Among Us Inc has awarded $753,750 in support to 11 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

THE LOVE OF CHRIST FOUNDATION

Org PageRecipient Profile

Frederick, MD

PURPOSE: Annual funding for foundation's distribution to other charitable organizations.

$350,000

PARTNERS IN EVANGELIZATION

Org PageRecipient Profile

Frederick, MD

PURPOSE: For organization's general and administrative expenses.

$226,000

SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

Org PageRecipient Profile

East Lansing, MI

PURPOSE: General fund, no restrictions.

$70,000

ARCHDIOCESE OF BALTIMORE

Org PageRecipient Profile

Baltimore, MD

PURPOSE: General fund, no restrictions.

$30,000

JACKSONVILLE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

Org PageRecipient Profile

St Augustine, FL

PURPOSE: General fund, not to benefit any individual connected with TWAU

$15,000

TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS COMMUNITY

Org PageRecipient Profile

Montgomery Village, MD

PURPOSE: General fund, not to benefit any individual connected with TWAU

$15,000
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 1 grants that Word Among Us Inc has recieved totaling $50,000.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Gulf Coast Community Foundation Inc

Venice, FL

PURPOSE: HUMAN SERVICES

$50,000
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