Partners Relief and Development

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1 in 6 children globally are living in conflict zones. They shouldn't suffer because the adults are fighting.

We act by providing emergency relief during crisis events. Then, we join hands with local communities displaced by war to co-design sustainable development initiatives that transform community wellbeing, improve health and education, and provide a nurturing environment for children to reach their full potential.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Partners Relief and Development
PO Box 1992
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1992


Phone: 909-748-5810

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 223786806

CEO/President: Brad Hazlett

Chairman: Gregg Prickett

Board size: 8

Founder: Steve & Oddny Gumaer

Ruling year: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


From training medics to helping build schools, it's about sowing seeds for future generations. We join hands with local communities impacted by war and oppression to find ways to strengthen families, meet their needs in times of crisis and create nurturing environments that allow children to reach their full potential.

Our Vision: Free, full lives for children affected by conflict and oppression.

Mission statement

Ensuring children and communities affected by conflict and oppression are safe, healthy, and have access to education.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating698 of 111053 of 88
Fund acquisition rating707 of 111154 of 88
Resource allocation rating819 of 111164 of 88
Asset utilization rating371 of 111034 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$63,357$111,619$253,891$37,415$34,692
Short-term investments$74,113$97,258$0$0$9,027
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,126,590$2,768,508$1,450,161$1,336,396$423,804
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,220$6,390$1,828$4,561$4,576
Other long-term assets$400,402$363,947$3,183$2,994$4,502
Total long-term assets$407,622$370,337$5,011$7,555$9,078
Total assets$2,534,212$3,138,845$1,455,172$1,343,951$432,882
Payables and accrued expenses$109,275$43,226$44,984$31,432$15,387
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$109,275$43,226$44,984$31,432$15,387
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$36,455$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$36,455$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$145,730$43,226$44,984$31,432$15,387
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,290,521$2,087,697$548,014$469,094$141,251
With donor restrictions$97,961$1,007,922$862,174$843,425$276,244
Net assets$2,388,482$3,095,619$1,410,188$1,312,519$417,495
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Total contributions$3,766,327$5,671,659$3,771,406$4,127,062$2,997,280
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,730$977$143$512($1,219)
Other revenue$110,999$253,695$2,073$374$2,493
Total other revenue$114,729$254,672$2,216$886$1,274
Total revenue$3,881,056$5,926,331$3,773,622$4,127,948$2,998,554
Program services$3,713,481$3,528,765$3,205,413$2,765,771$2,569,887
Management and general$549,300$357,741$250,399$249,660$386,957
Total expenses$4,562,864$4,237,954$3,675,953$3,232,924$3,168,705
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($681,808)$1,688,377$97,669$895,024($170,151)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($681,808)$1,688,377$97,669$895,024($170,151)


Steve GumaerFormer President$147,113
Brad HazlettPresident$110,603

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 5/24/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


It all began in a refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border where Partners Relief & Development founders Steve and Oddny Gumaer encountered a young, orphaned girl.

We started Partners in 1995 in response to the plea of Rose Mu, a widow living in Sho Klo Refugee camp in Thailand. She asked us to please, "Tell your friends in the west what is happening to Myanmar's children." Rose was a wonderful Christian woman who insisted on doing something with her faith, not just talking about it.

Sitting on her bamboo floor drinking weak tea from a dirty tin cup, Rose told us about the four year old girl that was brought to her the night before. She described how resistance soldiers found her hiding in bushes outside of her home village. Her village was attacked by Myanmar Army soldiers and of all the people who called that village home, this young girl was the only survivor the pro-democracy resistance soldiers found.

She went on to say that, "Her parents were probably running with their child, being pursued by soldiers." And that before the soldiers caught up to them, they likely, "hid her in some bushes and ran in a different direction, luring the enemy troops away from their daughter."

When we calculated the cost for comprehensive care for this little girl, living with Rose and her own two children, the total was $30 for an entire year. That's right...about 8 cents a day. We did what you would do: We showed love with our wallets and gave the $30. We also invited our friends and family along for the adventure of delivering help for displaced, orphaned, or marginalized kids like her.

Thanks to people like you, we've been able to help hundreds of thousands of children in conflict zones in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We have taken the challenge and example of Rose Mu seriously. We also listen carefully to the words of John the beloved. He said that you and I should lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If we have material possessions and see a person in need but do not help them, the Bible says that God's love is not alive in us (1 JN 3:16-18). He implores us to love with our actions, not just our words.

On this website, we at Partners have drawn on our experiences and resources to bring you commentary, information, and first hand accounts of how children growing up in conflict-affected areas in Southeast Asia and the Middle East are treated and what our community is doing to help them. We also offer you a bridge to reach out to them with the healing and hope that we are meant to deliver. With God's help and yours, we can be part of bringing free, full lives to children affected by conflict and oppression.

For the Children, Steve & Oddny

Program accomplishments

7 countries
31 projects
345,435 assisted last year