Barnabas Aid / Barnabas Fund Inc

The information on this page was last updated 7/21/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Barnabas Fund works to provide hope and aid for the persecuted Church, from Christians, to Christians, through Christians.

We work by:

Directing our aid only to Christians, although its benefits may not be exclusive to them ("As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." Galatians 6:10, emphasis added)

Channelling money from Christians through Christians to Christians (we do not send people, we only send money)

Channelling money through existing structures in the countries where funds are sent (e.g. local churches or Christian organisations)

Using the money to fund projects which have been developed by local Christians in their own communities, countries or regions

Considering any request, however small

Acting as equal partners with the persecuted Church, whose leaders often help shape our overall direction

Acting on behalf of the persecuted Church, to be their voice - making their needs known to Christians around the world and the injustice of their persecution known to governments and international bodies


Contact information

Mailing address:
Barnabas Aid
80 Abbeyville Road
Lancaster, PA 17603

Website: barnabasaid.org

Phone: 703-288-1681

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 161711227

CEO/President: Mr. Jeremy Frith

Chairman: John Marsh

Board size: 8

Founder:

Ruling year: 2006

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Purpose

The main ministry of Barnabas Aid is to send financial support to projects that help Christians where they suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. The projects aim to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders.

We seek to encourage and facilitate prayer by providing prayer information, prayer requests and resources in many different forms and formats.

This ministry makes known the plight of the persecuted Church, particularly in the Muslim world, by a wide variety of means, in order to educate Christians and others about the current situation and needs, as well as the background and causal factors.

When requested by Christians in the contexts concerned, we engage in speaking on their behalf. This can be by public petitions and letter-writing campaigns, or discreet contacts behind the scenes.


Mission statement

Barnabas stands alongside our Christian brothers and sisters where they suffer discrimination and persecution by providing aid through our partners on the ground encouraging prayer, telling their untold story and speaking out on their behalf.


Statement of faith

We believe in the sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, redemption and final judgement.

We believe in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe that human beings are made in the image of God, are created to love, serve, worship and enjoy God and are entrusted with stewardship of God's creation.

We believe in the universal sinfulness and guilt of humanity, making us subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

We believe in the sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as our representative and substitute as being the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin, and from its eternal consequences.

We believe in the justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.

We believe in the illuminating, regenerating, indwelling, sanctifying and empowering work of God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head, committed by His command to the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel throughout the world.

We believe in the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating321 of 111028 of 88
Fund acquisition rating757 of 111157 of 88
Resource allocation rating482 of 111138 of 88
Asset utilization rating41 of 11107 of 88

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%8%8%10%11%17%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%8%10%9%16%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%100%82%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%10%9%9%12%15%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%0%18%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%87%89%88%83%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%87%91%108%75%108%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%76%81%95%62%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%13%9%-8%25%-8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%142%-838%52%-441%13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
6%3%3%3%5%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.517.784.905.609.021.26
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.231.031.031.041.0710.49
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.898.035.035.819.7013.22
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
16.124.655.954.162.881.56
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.220.170.240.350.64
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.821.171.991.570.810.32
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%21%106%177%169%174%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%157%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
60%10%-1%-14%-8%-59%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$608,785$941,377$606,573$253,838$63,358
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$133,578$231,192$211,146$168,654$154,616
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$742,363$1,172,569$817,719$422,492$217,974
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$23,111$30,246$29,896$31,671$2,069,495
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$23,111$30,246$29,896$31,671$2,069,495
Total assets$765,474$1,202,815$847,615$454,163$2,287,469
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$159,652$197,221$196,600$146,541$140,167
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$159,652$197,221$196,600$146,541$140,167
Debt$0$0$0$0$3,600,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$1,074,842$1,300,245$620,268$239,740
Total long-term liabilities$0$1,074,842$1,300,245$620,268$3,839,740
Total liabilities$159,652$1,272,063$1,496,845$766,809$3,979,907
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$605,822($69,248)($649,230)($312,646)($1,692,438)
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$605,822($69,248)($649,230)($312,646)($1,692,438)
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$6,820,031$6,452,310$4,388,870$4,487,813$2,621,424
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$936,369$0
Other revenue$0$20,817$21,548$52,180$35,744
Total other revenue$0$20,817$21,548$988,549$35,744
Total revenue$6,820,031$6,473,127$4,410,418$5,476,362$2,657,168
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$5,211,860$5,233,652$4,169,196$3,410,899$2,269,893
Management and general$171,183$152,193$156,238$189,833$174,705
Fundraising$574,506$507,300$421,568$495,838$436,999
Total expenses$5,957,549$5,893,145$4,747,002$4,096,570$2,881,597
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$862,482$579,982($336,584)$1,379,792($224,429)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$862,482$579,982($336,584)$1,379,792($224,429)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeremy FrithCEO/Secretary$89,698

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2023


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/21/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History


Program accomplishments

In the last year, BarnabasAid helped:

12,300 children in 129 schools/institutes in 8 countries

Theological and other leadership training to 6,000 individuals in 26 countries

148 full-time Christian workers (18 pastors and 130 evangelists) in 9 countries

4,600 individuals helped with small business livelihood projects in 9 countries

1,700 converts helped in 4 countries

93,000 disaster victims in 20 countries

9 medical projects to help about 1,009,000 individuals in 10 countries

9 church building projects (including renovation and repairs) in 6 countries


Needs

Visit: barnabasfund.org/us/projects/