Bridges for Peace, Inc./ BFPUSA

The information on this page was last updated 11/3/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Bridges for Peace is working to build relationships between Christians and Jews and encouraging the church about its rich Biblical history and heritage. They assist Jewish immigrants and the poor in Israel by providing food baskets, blankets, medical assistance, etc. In addition, they provide education and ministry through various means such as YouTube, Facebook, other social media, website, prayer, teaching letters, on site speakers, and a bi-monthly magazine - Dispatch from Jerusalem.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Bridges for Peace
PO Box 410037
Melbourne, FL 32941-0037

Website: www.bridgesforpeace.com

Phone: (800) 566-1998

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 411334042

CEO/President: Rev. Rebecca J. Brimmer

Chairman: Rev. Rebecca J. Brimmer

Board size: 12

Founder: Dr. G. Douglas Young

Ruling year: 1978

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

It is our desire to see Christians and Jews working side by side for better understanding and a more secure Israel.

We are committed to the following goals:

  • To encourage meaningful and supportive relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world.
  • To educate and equip Christians to identify with Israel, the Jewish people and the biblical/Hebraic foundations of our Christian faith.
  • To bless Israel and the Jewish people in Israel and worldwide, through practical assistance, volunteer service and prayer.
  • To communicate Christian perspectives to the attention of Israeli leaders and the Jewish community-at-large.
  • To counter anti-Semitism worldwide and support Israel's divine God-given right to exist in her God-given land.

Mission statement

Bridges for Peace: Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world.


Statement of faith

Visit: bridgesforpeace.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BFP-Doctrinal-Statement.pdf

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating87 of 10253 of 42
Fund acquisition rating558 of 102722 of 42
Resource allocation rating31 of 10274 of 42
Asset utilization rating65 of 10253 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%11%13%16%17%18%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%5%6%7%8%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%41%44%45%45%45%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%5%6%7%8%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%59%56%55%55%55%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%90%88%87%86%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%92%97%102%100%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%83%85%89%86%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%8%3%-2%0%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
15%34%17%-17%-1%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%7%6%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.283.233.974.174.124.05
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.491.731.781.731.70
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.704.806.887.437.146.88
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.276.103.801.942.541.96
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.160.260.520.390.51
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.862.091.290.781.020.85
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
21%22%34%46%39%41%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
69%24%17%13%15%15%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$622,338$299,960$329,139$326,011$343,318
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$118,097$124,339$119,097$164,310$147,472
Short-term investments$191,899$190,938$159,450$160,568$201,164
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$932,334$615,237$607,686$650,889$691,954
Long-term investments$380,466$384,334$394,582$376,399$346,594
Fixed assets$56,043$66,413$79,949$98,842$134,926
Other long-term assets$17,015$1,000$740$640$2,703
Total long-term assets$453,524$451,747$475,271$475,881$484,223
Total assets$1,385,858$1,066,984$1,082,957$1,126,770$1,176,177
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$73,182$141,283$292,840$239,020$339,439
Other current liabilities$79,611$20,469$20,469$17,269$13,819
Total current liabilities$152,793$161,752$313,309$256,289$353,258
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$49,673$29,046$49,153$22,959
Other long-term liabilities$158,764$149,523$154,772$134,789$103,434
Total long-term liabilities$158,764$199,196$183,818$183,942$126,393
Total liabilities$311,557$360,948$497,127$440,231$479,651
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$759,914$478,671$341,675$375,946$433,221
With donor restrictions$314,387$227,365$244,155$310,593$263,305
Net assets$1,074,301$706,036$585,830$686,539$696,526
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,976,637$1,901,766$1,970,414$2,091,469$2,166,305
Program service revenue$2,832,305$2,397,233$2,456,567$2,505,228$2,588,309
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$27,508$46,330($17,853)$31,959$17,652
Other revenue$3,009$5,878$7,177$6,155$7,392
Total other revenue$2,862,822$2,449,441$2,445,891$2,543,342$2,613,353
Total revenue$4,839,459$4,351,207$4,416,305$4,634,811$4,779,658
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,032,455$3,705,419$3,941,442$4,008,257$4,082,100
Management and general$218,946$278,613$255,262$282,213$291,685
Fundraising$219,793$246,969$320,310$354,328$390,086
Total expenses$4,471,194$4,231,001$4,517,014$4,644,798$4,763,871
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$368,265$120,206($100,709)($9,987)$15,787
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$368,265$120,206($100,709)($9,987)$15,787

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Rev James B SolbergCEO$85,000
Rev Edwin J SmelserRegional Dir$80,000
Rev William P AdamsDirector$80,000
Wilford R DeweeseCFO$80,000
Rev Gregory L AllenRegional Dir$75,000
Rev John F AnthonyRegional Dir$75,000
Richard J LaplanteCOO$70,000
Ms Lora SingerStewardship Mgr$41,600
Rev Victoria BoesemanExec. Assist.$40,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2010


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History

In 1964 our founder, Dr. G. Douglas Young moved to Israel and established an educational organization, at the same time beginning the work that later became known as Bridges for Peace. Officially founded as a non-profit organization in 1976, Bridges for Peace seeks to be a ministry of hope and reconciliation. Through programs both in Israel and worldwide, we are giving Christians the opportunity to actively express their biblical responsibility before God to be faithful to Israel and the Jewish community.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Bridges For Peace has communicated the following needs:

  • Prayer
  • Financial Partners
  • Volunteers