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Edify works with education entrepreneurs who operate Christ-centered schools. Alongside local partners, we offer them access to the tools they need the most: training, loan capital, and education technology. This helps improve the quality of education, expand their schools, and build longevity for their communities.

We work with education entrepreneurs in Africa and Latin America.

We work with low-fee independent Christ-centered schools who, on average, deliver quality education for less than $1 a day.

Since 2009, we've worked with over 10,000 schools and 3 million students globally.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Department 2410
PO Box 986500
Boston, MA 02298-6500

Website: edify.org

Phone: 855-463-3439

Email: communications@edify.org

Organization details

EIN: 270892545

CEO/President: Tiger Dawson

Chairman: Chris Crane

Board size: 8

Founder: Chris Crane and Tiger Dawson

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Our vision is flourishing godly nations. Across the globe, we see this vision become a reality, one training, one loan, one device at a time.

Mission statement

Our mission is to improve an expand sustainable Christ-centered education globally.

Statement of faith

We Believe:

"The time has come", Jesus said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news" (Mark 1:15)

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servants of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic** church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. **universal

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating950 of 1031113 of 123
Fund acquisition rating995 of 1033117 of 123
Resource allocation rating871 of 1033101 of 123
Asset utilization rating585 of 103174 of 123

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$184,874$269,387$273,677$370,786$147,077
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,820,087$3,699,933$3,178,243$3,016,815$2,408,892
Long-term investments$0$0$4,002$19,005$35,006
Fixed assets$99,193$21,875$26,812$45,374$43,732
Other long-term assets$3,424$0$0$45,736$45,668
Total long-term assets$102,617$21,875$30,814$110,115$124,406
Total assets$5,922,704$3,721,808$3,209,057$3,126,930$2,533,298
Payables and accrued expenses$101,644$57,664$88,321$61,219$140,653
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$101,644$57,664$88,321$61,219$140,653
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$1,083$5,453
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$1,083$5,453
Total liabilities$101,644$57,664$88,321$62,302$146,106
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,600,028$2,389,125$1,865,811$1,907,653$1,072,773
With donor restrictions$1,221,032$1,275,019$1,254,925$1,156,975$1,314,419
Net assets$5,821,060$3,664,144$3,120,736$3,064,628$2,387,192
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,413,736$6,819,224$6,149,573$6,029,241$4,821,076
Program service revenue$26,623$51,040$59,420$49,453$40,816
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,635$4,186$1,736$1,652$1,758
Other revenue$0$0$0($9,318)$0
Total other revenue$29,258$55,226$61,156$41,787$42,574
Total revenue$7,442,994$6,874,450$6,210,729$6,071,028$4,863,650
Program services$4,079,041$4,827,275$4,753,866$4,068,373$3,712,370
Management and general$410,277$427,392$325,802$343,958$323,223
Total expenses$5,592,814$6,331,042$6,154,621$5,393,592$4,886,926
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,850,180$543,408$56,108$677,436($23,276)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,850,180$543,408$56,108$677,436($23,276)


George T DawsonPresident and CEO$155,000
Reuben ThiessenChief Technology Officer$148,815
Abigail Bach VP ProgramStrategy and Philanthropy$142,737
Vanessa FolsomVP of People and Secretary$111,802
Chris FentonSVP Operations and CFO$110,863

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

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Edify began by providing loan capital for low-fee independent schools in the Dominican Republic and Ghana. Now, we train, lend, and introduce education technology in 11 countries and counting. In places where poverty persists, education brings a lifetime of opportunities. So when schools improve, learning does too. When learning is centered on Christ, opportunities write a whole new story. Children transform into vibrant agents of change in their communities and world.

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