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Founded by best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg and his wife Lynn in 2006, The Joshua Fund (TJF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to "blessing Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1-3."
Our unique "both/and" approach to ministry is focused on sharing God's love with Jews, Arabs and Palestinians living in Israel, the West Bank and neighboring nations (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria & Iraq).
PO Box 3468
McLean, VA 22103
Phone: (703) 860-0166
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Dr. Carl A. Moeller
Chairman: Joel Rosenberg
Board size: 8
Founder: Joel & Lynn Rosenberg
Ruling year: 2007
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 12/31
Member of ECFA: Yes
Member of ECFA since: 2009
Since its founding in 2006, The Joshua Fund has invested millions in blessing poor and needy Jews, Muslims and Christians in the epicenter; in training and encouraging pastors and ministry leaders in the epicenter; and in educating and mobilizing Christians around the world to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Joshua Fund seeks to educate followers of Jesus Christ around the world about God's love and plan for the Jewish people, the nation of Israel, and Israel's neighbors, and to mobilize Christians to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, including praying for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6); showing unconditional love and unwavering support to Israel and her neighbors; caring for the poor and needy; caring for victims of war and terrorism with food, clothing, and medical supplies; stockpiling relief supplies ahead of coming wars; strengthening the persecuted Church in the Middle East; teaching the Word of God; leading prayer & vision tours to Israel; and hosting Epicenter Conferences in Jerusalem and throughout the world.
The Joshua Fund's mission is to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1-3. It was founded to encourage Christians to: 1) Pray knowledgeably and consistently for Israel and the Middle East. 2) Invite speakers to their churches to talk about how to bless Israel and her neighbors. 3) Take vision trips to and attend conferences in Israel and the Middle East. 4) Assist the poor and needy in Israel in the name of Jesus Christ. 5) Support the evangelical Church in Israel and the Middle East as the only true hope for peace and reconciliation.
Statement of faith
The Joshua Fund agrees with the Statement of Faith published by the National Association of Evangelicals:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||Yes||15/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||Yes||9/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||Yes||4/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||4/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||Yes||4/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||4/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||Yes||4/4|
|Total donor confidence score||96/100|
To understand our transparency grade, click here.
Financial efficiency ratings
Sector: Foreign Missions
|Category||Rating||Overall rank||Sector rank|
|Overall efficiency rating||636 of 1031||88 of 135|
|Fund acquisition rating||414 of 1032||59 of 135|
|Resource allocation rating||752 of 1032||99 of 135|
|Asset utilization rating||601 of 1031||73 of 135|
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|Receivables, inventories, prepaids||$57,795||$63,249||$101,080||$80,160||$368,849|
|Other current assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current assets||$5,030,778||$5,267,205||$4,825,959||$5,171,154||$5,410,468|
|Other long-term assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total long-term assets||$4,439||$6,776||$19,988||$48,242||$118,008|
|Payables and accrued expenses||$366,146||$217,177||$164,135||$177,697||$73,749|
|Other current liabilities||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current liabilities||$366,146||$217,177||$164,135||$177,697||$73,749|
|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||$0|
|Without donor restrictions||$4,552,247||$5,025,964||$4,664,509||$5,003,940||$5,439,238|
|With donor restrictions||$116,824||$30,840||$17,303||$37,759||$15,489|
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|Program service revenue||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total other revenue||$4,424||$43,081||$101,755||$55,975||$36,223|
|Management and general||$776,706||$997,176||$1,043,880||$1,150,149||$1,139,820|
|Change in net assets||2021||2020||2019||2018||2017|
|Other changes in net assets||($1,399)||$0||$27,106||($44,923)||$39,077|
|Total change in net assets||($387,733)||$815,923||($359,887)||($413,028)||$68,719|
|Jeremy Grafman||Director - Special Project||$139,142|
|William Agius||Director - Neighbors Project||$138,272|
|Tim Lugbill||Executive Director (ended May 2020)||$115,316|
|Dr Carl Moeller||Executive Director||$98,037|
|Rich Chaffin||Board Member & Speaker/Presenter||$1,000|
Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020
Response from ministry
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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/2/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]
The Joshua Fund was founded by Joel and Lynn Rosenberg in the summer of 2006. The desire of their heart was to mobilize Christians to "bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus," according to Genesis 12:1-3.
In this famous passage from the book of Genesis, the Lord promised to bless those who bless the children of Abraham and curse those who curse them. In Matthew 19:19, Jesus instructed His followers to "love your neighbor as yourself." In Matthew 5:44, Jesus told His disciples to "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus exhorted His followers to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, care for strangers, clothe the naked, care for those who are sick, and visit those in prison.
Seeking to obey these biblical commands, the Rosenbergs established a non-profit educational and charitable organization that works closely with Jewish and Christian allies in Israel and the Middle East, as well as Christian allies around the world.
These are critical times. Approximately one-in-four Israelis live under the poverty level, including about one-third of Israeli children. Palestinians are even more impoverished, and the global economic crisis has not helped matters. Moreover, the geopolitical situation remains extremely volatile. In its first three years of operation, The Joshua Fund team responded to two wars against Israel--one provoked by Hezbollah in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, the other provoked by Hamas in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. Violence inside Iraq has created significant humanitarian relief needs there, too. Meanwhile, new threats against the Jewish state by Iran, Syria, and others continue to mount.
As a result of such troubling trends, the leaders of The Joshua Fund are committed to "praying for peace, while preparing for war." That is, we are praying that the Lord blesses and protects Israel and her neighbors and gives them true, just, and lasting geopolitical peace and economic prosperity. At the same time, The Joshua Fund is doing what we can to prepare for the possibility that another war, or series of wars, is coming.
As an educational organization, The Joshua Fund has sought to engage Christians globally about God's love and plan for Israel and her neighbors. The Joshua Fund has:
Led multiple prayer and vision trips to Israel.
Organized conferences, retreats, and seminars about the epicenter for Christians in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Addressed millions of people globally through TV, radio, video, print, and the web.
Built relationships with government, business, and religious leaders.
As a charitable organization, The Joshua Fund has worked in Israel to:
Enable key support to help advance major media evangelistic efforts taking place in Israel - in both Hebrew and Arabic languages.
Provide outreach celebrations, Holiday parties, and other key projects to share the Gospel among Arabic and Hebrew speakers.
Fund Youth events to enable the teaching of the Bible in both Hebrew and Arabic - in Israel & the West Bank.
Sponsor evangelistic bus tours of Biblical sites for unbelievers.
Support key evangelistic workers sharing their faith in Israel & the West Bank - in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and Amharic languages.
Enable evangelistic sports ministry & outreach.
Support vital Arabic language, long term Gospel outreach, ministry, and discipleship from home-to-home throughout villages and cities in the Galilee.
Fund Bible teaching and Gospel Radio Broadcasting in Arabic throughout the West Bank.
Sponsor Biblical education efforts for Israelis in Hebrew & Arabic languages
Provide long-term outreach and care being supported among Bedouin populations in Israel
Provide an expositional Bible study and teaching seminar.
Provide food to individuals and families in severe need.
Provide food for Holocaust survivors.
Provide care for the elderly.
Help protect and care for unwed mothers and their unborn children.
Provide medical help for children needing open-heart surgery.
The Joshua Fund has also worked in the Palestinian Territories, as well as in Israel's neighboring countries to:
Fund life-sustaining heart surgeries for Arab children through a regional ministry partner.
Assist local ministries that provide food and spiritual support for hundreds of refugee families in neighboring nations through a local Christian humanitarian relief organization.
Host retreats and Bible teaching conferences throughout the Middle East for pastors, ministry leaders, and their spouses.
Fund women's Bible conferences and discipleship programs for those marginalized by violence.
Facilitate the distribution of Arabic and other local language Bibles throughout the region. This number has exceeded 40,000.
Conduct women's ministry activities with those coming out of a religious background and new believers in the region. Fund the production and broadcast of Evangelical programs for Arab satellite television.
Invest in supplemental support for pastors, evangelists, and gospel workers throughout the Middle East.
Support and provide Bible school scholarships for students from a religious background.
Assist with support for local evangelistic outreaches in war-ravaged areas throughout the Epicenter.
Help local Believers in establishing church planting efforts in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq.
Support efforts to reach the Majority people group by way of Bible teaching, discipleship, and mentoring.
Establish the first-ever legally-sanctioned Christian radio station in northern Iraq, owned and operated by Iraqi Christians.
Help build a ministry training center in Iraq, run by Iraqi Christians.
Provide food and relief supplies to Muslims and persecuted Christians.
Distribute New Testaments and the Jesus film in Arabic and other languages to Muslims.