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
P.O. Box 1327
Culpeper, VA 22701-6327


Phone: (888) 201-5245

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541976312

CEO/President: Mr. Bradford L. Phillips

Chairman: Larry Warren

Board size: 10

Founder: Mr. 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

Persecution Project Foundation uses the following to express its vision:

Persecution Project Foundation provides Active Compassion for the Persecuted by engaging God's people to intercede on behalf of the persecuted and suffering, supporting refugees, conducting Safe Water Projects, delivering Medicine and Humanitarian Relief, sponsoring Holistic, Vocational and Christian Evangelism and Pastoral Training Programs

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 rating132 of 103417 of 85
Fund acquisition rating374 of 103633 of 85
Resource allocation rating248 of 103623 of 85
Asset utilization rating179 of 103418 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$40,927$142,260$56,104$68,368$114,969
Short-term investments$100,797$21,758$21,506$12,693$8,373
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,175,972$718,346$303,395$354,393$324,237
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$123,625$106,803$116,771$149,514$193,425
Other long-term assets$75,073$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$198,698$106,803$116,771$149,514$193,425
Total assets$1,374,670$825,149$420,166$503,907$517,662
Payables and accrued expenses$44,000$18,332$19,834$117,860$128,021
Other current liabilities$0$96,760$0$7,892$16,020
Total current liabilities$44,000$115,092$19,834$125,752$144,041
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$7,879
Total liabilities$44,000$115,092$19,834$125,752$151,920
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,234,796$478,950$288,226$178,176($71,125)
With donor restrictions$95,874$231,107$112,106$199,979$436,867
Net assets$1,330,670$710,057$400,332$378,155$365,742
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,778,525$4,121,695$3,711,956$3,848,535$6,731,816
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,544$252$3,750$291$292
Other revenue$0$157$233$274$0
Total other revenue$12,544$409$3,983$565$292
Total revenue$4,791,069$4,122,104$3,715,939$3,849,100$6,732,108
Program services$3,774,739$3,494,566$3,321,644$3,496,795$6,416,470
Management and general$161,134$157,402$173,772$186,435$169,269
Total expenses$4,170,456$3,812,379$3,693,762$3,836,687$6,723,129
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$620,613$309,725$22,177$12,413$8,979
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$620,613$309,725$22,177$12,413$8,979


Bradford PhillipsPresident$190,001
Hagazi KebedeCo & Fo$180,746

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/27/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The Persecution Project Foundation was founded in 1997 by Brad Phillips for the purpose of mobilizing Christians to engage in Active Compassion for the Persecuted. In 1998, Brad traveled to war-ravaged Sudan and shot hours of video chronicling brutal persecution against Christians in Southern Sudan by the National Islamic Front government.

This began a long journey, taking PPF through virtually every corner of Southern Sudan. PPF helped local pastors plant churches, supported orphanages, and provided emergency relief to refugees.

In 2004, PPF expanded its work to include a growing number of refugees on the Darfur border fleeing the genocide further north. In 2006, PPF began its Safe Water Projects by drilling clean water boreholes for communities of refugees. In 2011, PPF began an intense campaign to assist Sudan's largest Christian community in the Nuba mountains of Southern Kordofan, by repairing broken boreholes, and distributing Bibles and other Christian literature, as well as medicines and emergency relief supplies.

The work continues with the construction of the Jebel Lopit Training Center in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, where the next generation's leaders will be 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