Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS)

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Fellowship of Christians in Universities & Schools (FOCUS) is a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, faculty, clergy, and professionals from a variety of Christian denominations drawn together by a common faith and purpose.

Our presence on campus is the result of an invitation by faculty, headmasters, and sometimes a student group. We seek to respect all members of the school community regardless of their religious beliefs. FOCUS staff members often help schools with coaching, or visit schools to support students in clubs, plays, or musical events. Sometimes students invite FOCUS staff to guide their discussion in on-campus small groups such as a Bible study or a fellowship meeting. Many areas also host regular meetings in a family's home for fun and food, followed by a simple talk or Bible discussion. Staff may also be invited to speak at assemblies, chapels, or in class.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 1027
New Canaan, CT 06840

Website: infocus.org

Phone: 203-972-3408

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 060870830

CEO/President: Daniel Walker

Chairman: Clare Draper

Board size: 16

Founder: Peter C. Moore

Ruling year: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Our purpose is to explore with independent school students a life of faith that is real, adventurous, intellectually sound, and eminently practical. Through relationships, area meetings, programs, and events, we offer a safe space for students to consider life's most important questions.

Mission statement

The mission of FOCUS is to present Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior, to independent school students to the end that they might come to know Him and glorify God through their Christian witness and through lives of Christian services in the church and in the world.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating639 of 111319 of 32
Fund acquisition rating367 of 111411 of 32
Resource allocation rating482 of 111415 of 32
Asset utilization rating948 of 111326 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$743,120$334,162$754,694$936,267$1,469,854
Short-term investments$9,292,957$7,461,965$6,958,166$5,398,300$3,533,297
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$12,116,507$11,014,363$10,471,177$7,894,694$7,796,282
Long-term investments$1,990,187$1,968,750$1,750,000$1,651,000$1,695,000
Fixed assets$2,045,054$2,109,119$2,026,717$2,076,592$2,153,228
Other long-term assets$176,412$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,211,653$4,077,869$3,776,717$3,727,592$3,848,228
Total assets$16,328,160$15,092,232$14,247,894$11,622,286$11,644,510
Payables and accrued expenses$79,588$21,418$59,621$507,215$106,669
Other current liabilities$783,400$528,857$520,485$110,900$452,001
Total current liabilities$862,988$550,275$580,106$618,115$558,670
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$176,412$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$210,012$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,073,000$550,275$580,106$618,115$558,670
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$11,521,481$11,381,733$10,581,524$8,531,681$8,845,643
With donor restrictions$3,733,679$3,160,224$3,086,264$2,472,490$2,240,197
Net assets$15,255,160$14,541,957$13,667,788$11,004,171$11,085,840
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,668,585$4,213,819$4,180,171$3,595,643$4,142,303
Program service revenue$658,958$470,655$18,205$564,795$589,344
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$279,266$170,768$159,764$144,058$139,004
Other revenue$25,659$54,767$39,853$143,643$107,373
Total other revenue$963,883$696,190$217,822$852,496$835,721
Total revenue$5,632,468$4,910,009$4,397,993$4,448,139$4,978,024
Program services$3,815,028$3,354,405$2,564,174$3,263,358$3,170,046
Management and general$483,014$404,867$406,310$917,380$420,288
Total expenses$4,558,615$4,024,538$3,220,800$4,478,511$3,967,801
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$1,073,853$885,471$1,177,193($30,372)$1,010,223
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,073,853$885,471$1,177,193($30,372)$1,010,223


Daniel WalkerExecutive Director$178,355
Jeff KohlbergerChief Operating Officer$138,101

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2023

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/23/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The roots of FOCUS go back to the 1960s, when founder Peter Moore first began to organize gatherings for New England boarding school students to explore Christianity in fresh and lively ways. The program grew as faculty, heads of school, alumni, and parents recognized the need for informal opportunities on campus and off to explore Christian faith.

This early FOCUS community nurtured an effort that would eventually extend from the Northeast, down the Atlantic seaboard, and to San Francisco.

Program accomplishments

2,000 students impacted

200+ schools with a FOCUS presence

325 total FOCUS volunteers