International Fellowship of Evangelical Students USA

The information in this column was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/18/2022. To update the information in this column, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Summary

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


Contact information

Mailing address:
InterVarsity
PO Box 7895
Madison, WI 53707-7895

Website: ifesworld.org

Phone: 608-274-9001

Email: Kurt.Thiel@ifesworld.org


Organization details

EIN: 263538114

CEO/President: Mr. Kevin Van Horne

Chairman: Dave Berry

Board size: 7

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


Purpose

Vision: Building students into communities of disciples, transformed by the Gospel and impacting the university and the church and society for the glory of Christ.


Mission statement

Promoting & raising the profile of IFES in the US with the general public and with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (the US national movement of IFES); Supporting the worldwide ministry of IFES from within the US by developing more informed prayer for IFES around the world, developing relationships with donors, seeking financial donations to further the work of IFES around the world, and providing assistance to IFES staff and national movements as they engage with US partners.


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.

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade

A

To understand our transparency grade, click here.


Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating491 of 102223 of 42
Fund acquisition rating393 of 102417 of 42
Resource allocation rating494 of 102422 of 42
Asset utilization rating636 of 102226 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%4%4%5%9%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%4%4%5%10%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%99%99%99%101%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%4%5%8%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%1%1%1%-1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%82%87%87%84%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%81%89%103%119%91%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%67%78%90%99%77%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%19%11%-3%-19%9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
10%28%31%-12%-57%20%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%12%8%8%8%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.060.811.501.851.731.67
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.491.001.001.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.080.811.501.851.741.68
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.874.503.102.755.114.45
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.220.320.360.200.22
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.2111.515.414.135.555.55
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%32%44%54%52%22%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%10%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
70%84%37%25%28%46%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,406,356$1,686,269$1,369,209$1,978,417$1,516,531
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$864,668$61$61$80,300$502,299
Short-term investments$1,953,721$1,883,309$1,491,168$1,072,591$983,857
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,224,745$3,569,639$2,860,438$3,131,308$3,002,687
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,405$3,363$5,020$7,433$4,912
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,405$3,363$5,020$7,433$4,912
Total assets$4,226,150$3,573,002$2,865,458$3,138,741$3,007,599
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$439,963$1,152,971$1,039,202$613,234$674,565
Other current liabilities$497,928$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$937,891$1,152,971$1,039,202$613,234$674,565
Debt$413,670$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$410,338$500,809$1,005,823$0
Total long-term liabilities$413,670$410,338$500,809$1,005,823$0
Total liabilities$1,351,561$1,563,309$1,540,011$1,619,057$674,565
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$635,845$641,902$531,947$499,206$698,428
With donor restrictions$2,238,744$1,367,791$793,500$1,020,478$1,634,606
Net assets$2,874,589$2,009,693$1,325,447$1,519,684$2,333,034
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$4,197,326$5,942,887$5,090,712$4,607,377$5,448,527
Program service revenue$0$0$0$1,684$46,301
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$24,679$47,778$40,522$25,262$10,599
Other revenue$2,465$3,106$2,658($60,610)$0
Total other revenue$27,144$50,884$43,180($33,664)$56,900
Total revenue$4,224,470$5,993,771$5,133,892$4,573,713$5,505,427
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,815,456$4,689,561$4,602,532$4,548,082$4,253,913
Management and general$422,083$437,133$445,972$456,425$453,698
Fundraising$188,265$235,120$238,297$437,107$329,016
Total expenses$3,425,804$5,361,814$5,286,801$5,441,614$5,036,627
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$798,666$631,957($152,909)($867,901)$468,800
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$798,666$631,957($152,909)($867,901)$468,800

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David AciernoExecutive Director (part year)$85,093
Kevin Van HorneExecutive Director$47,500

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/18/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

For a full history, visit: ifesworld.org/en/together/

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


Needs