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Urantia Foundation Annual Report 2012

Urantia Foundation Annual Report 2012

Dear Friends of Urantia Foundation,

Thank you for your generosity in 2012! Because of 807 generous donors, our internal team, and three score of altruistic volunteers, Urantia Foundation made progress seeding The Urantia Book and its teachings globally. In a world that seriously needs a new God-centered philosophy that keeps pace with humanity's intellectual and cultural developments, we are blessed with a revelation that provides that vision.

Millions of people long for eternal values that uplift their lives and bring them spiritual assistance while facing the challenges and hardships that come their way. Because you care, Urantia Foundation was able to supply The Urantia Book and its teachings to some of those hungry souls. Because you care, in 2012 thousands of people were introduced to enlightened ideas such as Thought Adjusters, resurrection on the mansion worlds, life in a friendly universe, and a heavenly Father who loves each one of us.

With your continued partnership, we are confident that together we can serve the desires of our unseen supervisors as they transform human society. We invite you to review highlights of the Foundation's work last year, which is evidence that your support is indeed contributing to the dissemination of The Urantia Book and its teachings to an ever-increasing community of readers worldwide.

Thank you again for your support.

Mo Siegel, president, Urantia Foundation
On behalf of the Board of Trustees

2012 Global Book Distribution

  • 19,500 Urantia Books sold in 16 languages in 59 countries in 2012.
  • 12% of book sales are now eBooks.

Translations and Revisions

  • 16 current translations
  • 5 new translations in development
  • 4 revisions in progress

Education and Outreach

  • URANTIA.ORG - Now in 16 languages
  • 39,500 Free Urantia Book Downloads in  2012
  • Urantia Book Internet School
    • 14 years of facilitating in-depth study of The Urantia Book.
    • 331 students from 20 countries enrolled in 2012.
    • Spanish classes resumed for the first time since 2006.

533 Diversey ~ A shared treasure

Urantia Foundation welcomes the community to use 533 Diversey as a resource for Urantia related projects.

Operating Financials

Urantia Foundation Statement of Activities Audited For the year ending December 31, 2012

Public Support and Revenues

Book Revenue

Sales of The Urantia Book: $232,737
Cost of Goods Sold: $(192,049)
Gross Profit: $40,688

Non-Book Revenue and Support

Restricted Contributions: $203,746
Unrestricted Contributions: $671,705
Other Income: $60,439

Functional Expenses

Program: $(585,663)
G&A:    $(248,137)
Fundraising:   $(72,219)
Subtotal:  $(906,019)

Change in Net Assets before Change in Investments: $70,559

2012 Revenue and Support
2012 Functional Expenses
2012 Income vs Expenses

Sue’s Story

My husband Derek and I discovered The Urantia Book in 1976 and are lifelong students of its teachings. This rational and cohesive revelation has shaped our values, informed our choices, and brought us many adventures.

For us, the teachings have engendered legendary forgiveness, restored relationships, sustained us through unbearable loss and grief, and given us the breadth of universe understanding to maintain faith in today’s complex and confused world. Most important, they have underscored the necessity of living increasingly with love, loyalty and in service to others. We feel inexpressible gratitude for both the teachings and for those who pass them on.

Life is not fair for much of humanity. Learning of the Universal Father’s unconditional love for all and the cosmic plan of evolutionary progression has been ethically essential for us. We are inspired by the opportunity to partner with the Supreme in cooperation with our Universe Parents and their entourage of ministering personalities. The Urantia Book teachings inspired us to reach across religious borders and foster interfaith dialogue and co-operation. The teachings also inspired us to start FreeSchools, a world literacy program that has empowered thousands of women and children with free reading education in Asia.

FreeSchools World Literacy: ( was founded in Canada in 2005. In the US and Australia, FreeSchools has become a growing collaborative effort spearheaded by readers who are dedicated to the vital cause of girls’ education and global literacy. With over 90% of donations going directly to the field, FreeSchools funds  teachers and  learning materials in over 80 schools in Thailand, India, and Bangladesh.

Love, Sue Tennant

Gard Jameson
Richard Keeler
Marilynn Kulieke
Georges Michelson-Dupont
Henk Mylanus
Mo Siegel
Judy Van Cleave

Associate Trustees:
Share Beasley
Marta Elders
Víctor García-Bory
James Bird
Sandra Burga-Cisneros Pizarro
Line St-Pierre
Ralph Zehr