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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: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 270892545

CEO/President: Tiger Dawson

Chairman: Chris Crane

Board size: 9

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 rating887 of 1050112 of 139
Fund acquisition rating995 of 1051130 of 139
Resource allocation rating755 of 105199 of 139
Asset utilization rating504 of 105063 of 139

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$271,877$184,874$269,387$273,677$370,786
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,440,215$5,820,087$3,699,933$3,178,243$3,016,815
Long-term investments$0$0$0$4,002$19,005
Fixed assets$176,190$99,193$21,875$26,812$45,374
Other long-term assets$7,058$3,424$0$0$45,736
Total long-term assets$183,248$102,617$21,875$30,814$110,115
Total assets$6,623,463$5,922,704$3,721,808$3,209,057$3,126,930
Payables and accrued expenses$104,912$101,644$57,664$88,321$61,219
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$104,912$101,644$57,664$88,321$61,219
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$1,083
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$1,083
Total liabilities$104,912$101,644$57,664$88,321$62,302
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$4,831,032$4,600,028$2,389,125$1,865,811$1,907,653
With donor restrictions$1,687,519$1,221,032$1,275,019$1,254,925$1,156,975
Net assets$6,518,551$5,821,060$3,664,144$3,120,736$3,064,628
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$8,849,989$7,413,736$6,819,224$6,149,573$6,029,241
Program service revenue$1,402$26,623$51,040$59,420$49,453
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$351$2,635$4,186$1,736$1,652
Other revenue$0$0$0$0($9,318)
Total other revenue$1,753$29,258$55,226$61,156$41,787
Total revenue$8,851,742$7,442,994$6,874,450$6,210,729$6,071,028
Program services$6,525,088$4,079,041$4,827,275$4,753,866$4,068,373
Management and general$446,970$410,277$427,392$325,802$343,958
Total expenses$8,154,251$5,592,814$6,331,042$6,154,621$5,393,592
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$697,491$1,850,180$543,408$56,108$677,436
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$697,491$1,850,180$543,408$56,108$677,436


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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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/31/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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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