International Fellowship of Evangelical Students USA

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IFES is a movement of students sharing and living out the good news of Jesus Christ. Locally. Nationally. Globally.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 46007
Madison, WI 53744


Phone: 608-348-6234

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 263538114

CEO/President: Kevin Van Horne

Chairman: Rob Knight

Board size: 8

Founder: Leaders from 10 student movements

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


Our vision is to see students thriving together as communities of disciples, transformed by the gospel and impacting the university, the church and society for the glory of Christ.

IFES shapes lives and develops student leaders all around the world. We support locally-led student movements in over 180 different countries. We are committed to seeing a student witness established in every university in the world.

Mission statement

At the heart of everything we do is a desire to see students thriving together as communities of disciples, transformed by the gospel and impacting the university, the church and society for the glory of Christ.

Statement of faith

The doctrinal basis of IFES shall be the fundamental truths of Christianity, including:

The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead.

The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.

The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The universal sinfulness and guilt of all people since the fall, rendering them subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

Redemption from the guilt, penalty, dominion and pollution of sin, solely through the sacrificial death (as our representative and substitute) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.

The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father.

The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.

The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone.

The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.

The one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.

The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating156 of 11136 of 46
Fund acquisition rating201 of 11146 of 46
Resource allocation rating69 of 11146 of 46
Asset utilization rating654 of 111321 of 46

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,038,155$2,735,670$864,668$61$61
Short-term investments$4,136,692$1,858,603$1,953,721$1,883,309$1,491,168
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,938,290$6,456,278$4,224,745$3,569,639$2,860,438
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$518$1,405$3,363$5,020
Other long-term assets$24,476$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$24,476$518$1,405$3,363$5,020
Total assets$6,962,766$6,456,796$4,226,150$3,573,002$2,865,458
Payables and accrued expenses$538,322$799,990$439,963$1,152,971$1,039,202
Other current liabilities$0$0$497,928$0$0
Total current liabilities$538,322$799,990$937,891$1,152,971$1,039,202
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$24,864$0$0$410,338$500,809
Total long-term liabilities$1,896,682$414,063$413,670$410,338$500,809
Total liabilities$2,435,004$1,214,053$1,351,561$1,563,309$1,540,011
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$869,397$857,529$635,845$641,902$531,947
With donor restrictions$3,658,365$4,385,214$2,238,744$1,367,791$793,500
Net assets$4,527,762$5,242,743$2,874,589$2,009,693$1,325,447
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,105,841$6,142,264$4,197,326$5,942,887$5,090,712
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$25,757$34,027$24,679$47,778$40,522
Other revenue$590$0$2,465$3,106$2,658
Total other revenue$26,347$34,027$27,144$50,884$43,180
Total revenue$6,132,188$6,176,291$4,224,470$5,993,771$5,133,892
Program services$6,059,624$3,241,689$2,815,456$4,689,561$4,602,532
Management and general$493,851$442,095$422,083$437,133$445,972
Total expenses$6,731,641$3,854,222$3,425,804$5,361,814$5,286,801
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($599,453)$2,322,069$798,666$631,957($152,909)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($599,453)$2,322,069$798,666$631,957($152,909)


Kevin Van HorneExecutive Director$110,650

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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In 1889, a gathering of 500 Christian students in Japan sent a telegram that reached students in the USA, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Their message was simply: Make Jesus King.

IFES has grown as student groups began connecting across borders and oceans, partnering and praying together towards a shared vision. Today, we are made up of students and staff in more than 180 countries.

We're pioneering student witness on new campuses, inspiring each other in campus evangelism, engaging with the big issues in our universities and seeing graduates going on to impact society for the glory of Christ.

Whether you are a student doing a Bible study on your campus, a graduate seeing your faith impact your workplace or a supporter praying and giving faithfully to the work, you are a vital part of IFES.

Program accomplishments

IFES has grown from the original founding 10 members in 1947 to now 164 national movements, and works on campuses in 180 countries.