Bible Project

The information on this page was last updated 7/22/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

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

Website: bibleproject.com

Phone:

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:


Purpose

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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Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating308 of 103411 of 54
Fund acquisition rating37 of 10361 of 54
Resource allocation rating506 of 103630 of 54
Asset utilization rating671 of 103425 of 54

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%0%0%0%6%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%5%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%101%100%100%90%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%0%0%1%8%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%-1%0%0%10%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%79%81%78%75%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%67%84%52%68%74%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%53%68%40%51%62%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%33%16%48%32%26%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
10%41%20%57%59%51%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%21%19%22%17%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.810.790.990.591.181.41
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.411.271.401.531.131.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.761.011.380.911.341.43
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.0920.9115.0021.2421.440.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.050.070.050.050.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.8111.348.1112.608.558.40
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%4%5%3%4%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
90%122%96%163%81%69%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$9,852,871$4,953,472$3,582,481$1,505,181$896,721
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
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
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
Debt$0$0$0$0$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
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
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
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
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
Fundraising$0$15,564$24,651$211,379$28,183
Total expenses$10,436,714$7,536,030$3,674,412$2,645,246$1,280,513
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
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

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
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 7/22/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

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.


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