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 7895
Madison, WI 53707-7895


Phone: 608-274-9001

Email: [email protected]

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


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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating508 of 102420 of 41
Fund acquisition rating405 of 102716 of 41
Resource allocation rating503 of 102723 of 41
Asset utilization rating635 of 102422 of 41

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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


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

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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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: [email protected]


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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.

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