Bible Project

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BibleProject is a nonprofit ed-tech organization and animation studio that produces 100% free Bible videos, podcasts, blogs, classes, and educational Bible resources to help make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere.

From page one to the final word, we believe the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus. This diverse collection of ancient books overflows with wisdom for our modern world. As we let the biblical story speak for itself, we believe the message of Jesus will transform individuals and entire communities.

Many people have misunderstood the Bible as a collection of inspirational quotes or a divine instruction manual dropped from heaven. Most of us gravitate toward sections we enjoy while avoiding parts that are confusing or even disturbing.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Bible Project
PO Box 14278
Portland, OR 97293



Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 464277592

CEO/President: Steve Atkinson

Chairman: Jon Collins

Board size: 5

Founder: Tim Mackie and Jon Collins

Ruling year: 2014

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Bible resources help people experience the Bible in a way that is approachable, engaging, and transformative. We do this by showcasing the literary art of the Scriptures and tracing the themes found in them from beginning to end. Rather than taking the stance of a specific tradition or denomination, we create materials to elevate the Bible for all people and draw our eyes to its unified message.

Mission statement

Our mission is to help people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus.

Statement of faith

The BibleProject founders, board, and directors hold to the historic orthodox Christian confession that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and Jesus came to rescue humanity by living and dying for the world's sins, and was raised on our behalf. We believe that the Scriptures are an authoritative divine and human word that give us wisdom about the salvation that comes through faith in Jesus.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating260 of 107410 of 47
Fund acquisition rating42 of 10751 of 47
Resource allocation rating627 of 107527 of 47
Asset utilization rating470 of 107424 of 47

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$506,136$505,632$465,751$472,209$16
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$10,359,007$5,459,104$4,048,232$1,977,390$896,737
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$968,003$661,609$576,816$256,841$10,722
Other long-term assets$1,862,979$1,507,733$1,565,919$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,830,982$2,169,342$2,142,735$256,841$10,722
Total assets$13,189,989$7,628,446$6,190,967$2,234,231$907,459
Payables and accrued expenses$495,455$363,950$190,599$92,236$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$495,455$363,950$190,599$92,236$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$21,696
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$21,696
Total liabilities$495,455$363,950$190,599$92,236$21,696
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$12,446,382$7,264,496$6,000,368$2,141,995$885,763
With donor restrictions$248,152$0$0$0$0
Net assets$12,694,534$7,264,496$6,000,368$2,141,995$885,763
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$15,800,269$9,003,973$7,101,375$3,500,195$1,694,827
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$28,302$41,144$9,316$4,262$1,485
Other revenue($208,848)($80,560)($27,782)$397,020$35,091
Total other revenue($180,546)($39,416)($18,466)$401,282$36,576
Total revenue$15,619,723$8,964,557$7,082,909$3,901,477$1,731,403
Program services$8,263,733$6,097,799$2,858,462$1,995,600$1,082,107
Management and general$2,172,981$1,422,667$791,299$438,267$170,223
Total expenses$10,436,714$7,536,030$3,674,412$2,645,246$1,280,513
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Surplus (deficit)$5,183,009$1,428,527$3,408,497$1,256,231$450,890
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,183,009$1,428,527$3,408,497$1,256,231$450,890


Tim MackieSecretary/Director$178,840
Jonathan CollinsPresident/Director$176,891
Steve AtkinsonCEO$172,903
Josh EddlemanChief People Officer$162,049
Jon DobsonCto$145,647
Joel PaulCFO$123,553
Rudy BellaniCOO$61,359

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 5/18/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins (long-time friends and one-time roommates at Multnomah University) were tossing around ideas on how to help people read through Scripture while avoiding the common pitfalls and misunderstandings. How could complex themes of the Bible be presented in a way that was real and unapologetic but approachable?

Combining Tim's deep biblical understanding and Jon's passion for visual storytelling, they created their first two videos in 2014 and put them online for free.

Less than six years later, we have over 150 videos and 200 podcasts, which can all be viewed on our website, The Bible App, YouTube, Vimeo, and more. We have over 100 million views across all of our media channels in over 200 countries, and we have over two million subscribers worldwide.

Viewership is evenly distributed between ages 18 to 45. We are inspiring the next generation to explore the Bible through the mediums in which they have been raised, visual storytelling and technology.

Program accomplishments