Bible Project

The information on this page was last updated 5/18/2023. 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 rating386 of 111213 of 46
Fund acquisition rating140 of 11147 of 46
Resource allocation rating718 of 111429 of 46
Asset utilization rating535 of 111219 of 46

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%2%2%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%2%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%98%101%100%101%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%2%1%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%2%-1%0%-1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%78%79%80%79%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%85%111%74%67%84%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%67%87%59%53%68%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%15%-11%26%33%16%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%16%-8%32%41%20%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%20%20%20%21%19%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.760.870.720.860.790.99
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.441.261.351.281.271.40
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.411.090.981.101.011.38
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.5817.8612.2119.0820.9115.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.060.080.050.050.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.3210.3511.3010.3511.348.11
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%7%11%4%4%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
103%107%123%112%122%96%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$4,036,539$16,167,121$14,741,422$9,852,871$4,953,472
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,710,608$423,118$378,230$506,136$505,632
Short-term investments$15,144,375$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$20,891,522$16,590,239$15,119,652$10,359,007$5,459,104
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,232,410$1,407,380$1,068,317$968,003$661,609
Other long-term assets$4,188,578$4,320,543$3,149,178$1,862,979$1,507,733
Total long-term assets$5,420,988$5,727,923$4,217,495$2,830,982$2,169,342
Total assets$26,312,510$22,318,162$19,337,147$13,189,989$7,628,446
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$1,169,993$1,358,730$792,578$495,455$363,950
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,169,993$1,358,730$792,578$495,455$363,950
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$620,210$1,011,938$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$620,210$1,011,938$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,790,203$2,370,668$792,578$495,455$363,950
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$21,001,718$16,958,161$18,544,569$12,446,382$7,264,496
With donor restrictions$3,520,589$2,989,333$0$248,152$0
Net assets$24,522,307$19,947,494$18,544,569$12,694,534$7,264,496
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$26,310,408$14,682,157$22,546,925$15,800,269$9,003,973
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$504,612($17,914)$18,434$28,302$41,144
Other revenue($58,346)($74,010)($105,642)($208,848)($80,560)
Total other revenue$446,266($91,924)($87,208)($180,546)($39,416)
Total revenue$26,756,674$14,590,233$22,459,717$15,619,723$8,964,557
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$17,916,898$12,750,318$13,249,917$8,263,733$6,097,799
Management and general$4,465,781$3,158,525$3,259,965$2,172,981$1,422,667
Fundraising$492,300$267,794$99,800$0$15,564
Total expenses$22,874,979$16,176,637$16,609,682$10,436,714$7,536,030
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$3,881,695($1,586,404)$5,850,035$5,183,009$1,428,527
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,881,695($1,586,404)$5,850,035$5,183,009$1,428,527

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jonathan CollinsPresident/Director$229,450
Tim MackieSecretary/Director$229,015
Steve AtkinsonCEO$222,887
Jonathan DobsonChief Technology Officer$202,636
Rudy BellaniCOO$199,562
Joel WorrallChief Product Officer$195,624
Joel PaulCFO$185,548
Adam BralyLead Product Developer$174,522
Cameron Reynolds-FlattUX Designer$170,544
Adam PutinskiEngineering Manager$167,191
Colin WilsonVP of Content$162,075

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2023


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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]


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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