Persecution Project Foundation

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Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) provides active compassion for the persecuted. We bring crisis relief and spiritual hope to victims of civil war, genocide and religious persecution. We also provide on-the-ground assistance while restoring hope and rebuilding communities through the love of Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Persecution Project Foundation
PO Box 1327
Culpeper, VA 22701


Phone: (888) 201-5245

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541976312

CEO/President: Bradford L. Phillips

Chairman: Larry Warren

Board size: 10

Founder: Bradford L. Phillips

Ruling year: 2000

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


The Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) was founded for the purpose of mobilizing Christians to engage in Active Compassion for the Persecuted. From its inception, Persecution Project Foundation has endeavored to equip and mobilize the grassroots to take action in support of the persecuted church.

The main purposes of the organization are based on Isaiah 58 & Mark 12:29-31:

  • To expose persecution (Ephesians 5:11)
  • To assist the victims of persecution (James 2:15, 16)
  • To engage God's people to intercede on behalf of the persecuted and suffering (Isaiah 58:6112)
  • To bring encouragement, consolation and hope to the persecuted and suffering (2 Corinthians 1).
  • To effectively by word and deed communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ (1 John 3:18)
  • To encourage prayer support and other intercession from the church body (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Mission statement

ACTIVE COMPASSION FOR THE PERSECUTED. Persecution Project Foundation brings physical relief and spiritual hope to victims of war, genocide, and religious persecution, with emphasis on the nation of Sudan.

Statement of faith

1. We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
2. And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord:
3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:
5. The third day He rose again from the dead:
6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
7. From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
8. We believe in the Holy Ghost:
9. We believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints:
10. The forgiveness of sins:
1l. The resurrection of the body:
12. And the life everlasting. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating169 of 111022 of 88
Fund acquisition rating572 of 111148 of 88
Resource allocation rating295 of 111127 of 88
Asset utilization rating94 of 111017 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$111,592$116,000$142,260$56,104$68,368
Short-term investments$87,251$100,797$21,758$21,506$12,693
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$974,366$1,251,045$718,346$303,395$354,393
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$226,461$123,625$106,803$116,771$149,514
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$226,461$123,625$106,803$116,771$149,514
Total assets$1,200,827$1,374,670$825,149$420,166$503,907
Payables and accrued expenses$63,428$44,000$18,332$19,834$42,860
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$63,428$44,000$18,332$19,834$42,860
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$96,760$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$96,760$0$82,892
Total liabilities$63,428$44,000$115,092$19,834$125,752
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,050,579$1,234,796$478,950$288,226$178,176
With donor restrictions$86,820$95,874$231,107$112,106$199,979
Net assets$1,137,399$1,330,670$710,057$400,332$378,155
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,396,810$4,778,525$4,121,695$3,711,956$3,848,535
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$12,544$252$3,750$291
Other revenue$0$0$157$233$274
Total other revenue$0$12,544$409$3,983$565
Total revenue$4,396,810$4,791,069$4,122,104$3,715,939$3,849,100
Program services$4,116,646$3,774,739$3,494,566$3,321,644$3,496,795
Management and general$183,591$161,134$157,402$173,772$184,484
Total expenses$4,576,536$4,170,456$3,812,379$3,693,762$3,834,736
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($179,726)$620,613$309,725$22,177$14,364
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($179,726)$620,613$309,725$22,177$14,364


Bradford PhillipsPresident$201,400
Hagazi KebedeCo & Fo$191,015

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/28/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


PPF was founded in 1997 by Brad Phillips. In 1998, Brad traveled to war-ravaged Sudan and shot hours of video chronicling brutal persecution against Christians by the National Islamic Front government (now known as the National Congress Party).

This began a long journey, taking PPF through virtually every corner of South Sudan. PPF helped local pastors plant churches, supported orphans, built medical clinics, provided emergency relief to refugees-and kept taking pictures.

In 2004, PPF expanded its work to include a growing number of refugees on the Darfur border fleeing the genocide taking place in that province. In 2009, a Safe Water program was started to provide safe water to the marginalized in Sudan and South Sudan. In 2011, PPF began an intense campaign to assist one of Sudan's largest Christian minorities living in the Nuba mountains of Southern Kordofan by founding Outreaches include safe water borehole repairs, medical relief, crisis relief items, and distribution of discipleship materials for local evangelistic efforts.

PPF's work continues with support of the Jebel Lopit Training Center, Eastern Equatoria South Sudan, where a new generation of leaders are trained to lead the world's newest nation.

Program accomplishments

20 years of Continuous Ministry in Sudan & South Sudan
Multiple Clinics, Hospitals, & Schools Built
200+ tons of Medicine Delivered
1 million+ People provided Safe Water
1 Million+ Bibles & Discipleship Materials Delivered to Churches
Thousands of Pastors Trained & Encouraged
1 million+ pounds of Aid Delivered to "unreachable" Communities