Free the Oppressed dba Free Burma Rangers

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The Free Burma Rangers (FBR) is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working to bring help, hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, Syria, and Sudan. Working in conjunction with local ethnic pro-democracy groups, FBR trains, supplies, and later coordinates with what become highly mobile multipurpose relief teams. After training these teams provide critical emergency medical care, shelter, food, clothing and human rights documentation in their home regions. Free the Oppressed (FTO) supports the work of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR).

In addition to relief and reporting, other results of the teams' actions are the development of leadership capacity, civil society and the strengthening of inter-ethnic unity. The teams are to avoid contact with the Burma Army or other attacking forces and operate under the protection of the ethnic resistance armies. However, they cannot run away if the people they are helping cannot escape the attacks. Men and women of many ethnic groups and religions are part of FBR.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Free Burma Rangers
PO Box 60972
Colorado Springs, CO 80960-0972


Phone: 907-720-8900

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 474648581

CEO/President: David Eubank

Chairman: David Eubank

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 2015

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


To free the oppressed and to stand for human dignity, justice and reconciliation.


To inspire, train and equip people in conflict zones to bring positive change through acts of love and service.

To provide immediate medical assistance, shelter, food, clothing, educational materials and other humanitarian aid in the war zones and to improve logistics and medical evacuation.

To develop the Information Network of Burma that documents, reports and disseminates accounts of human rights violations and provides an early warning system of Burma Army attacks.

To provide prayer and counseling for victims of human rights abuses and to support programs for women and children.

To train, equip and sustain indigenous humanitarian relief teams in the field.

Mission statement

To bring help, hope and love to people of all faiths and ethnicities in the conflict areas, to shine a light on the actions of oppressors, to stand with the oppressed and support leaders and organizations committed to liberty, justice and service.

Statement of faith

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
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of the saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating303 of 107730 of 140
Fund acquisition rating103 of 107813 of 140
Resource allocation rating307 of 107828 of 140
Asset utilization rating818 of 1077101 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$48,571$1,985$2,003$1,844$10,330
Short-term investments$1,139,897$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,498,636$2,080,424$695,329$818,877$707,212
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,089,317$615,611$614,016$498,458$323,965
Other long-term assets$3,000$3,000$3,000$3,000$0
Total long-term assets$2,092,317$618,611$617,016$501,458$323,965
Total assets$6,590,953$2,699,035$1,312,345$1,320,335$1,031,177
Payables and accrued expenses$40,083$19,877$23,840$16,140$8,936
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$40,083$19,877$23,840$16,140$8,936
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$40,083$19,877$23,840$16,140$8,936
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$5,221,172$1,897,824$1,036,452$856,939$609,804
With donor restrictions$1,329,698$781,334$252,053$447,256$412,437
Net assets$6,550,870$2,679,158$1,288,505$1,304,195$1,022,241
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$8,925,917$3,970,759$2,652,474$2,452,318$2,049,308
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$28,173$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$107,635$207$461$362$166
Total other revenue$135,808$207$461$362$166
Total revenue$9,061,725$3,970,966$2,652,935$2,452,680$2,049,474
Program services$4,819,543$2,297,553$2,437,835$1,938,718$1,693,750
Management and general$314,659$247,790$242,089$210,236$194,754
Total expenses$5,192,017$2,579,655$2,698,819$2,171,716$1,910,338
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$3,869,708$1,391,311($45,884)$280,964$139,136
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,869,708$1,391,311($45,884)$280,964$139,136


Dave EubankDirector, CEO$56,500
Wes PriceDirector, Treasurer$37,667

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/31/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The Free Burma Rangers were formed during the Burma Army offensives of 1997, when villages were destroyed, people killed and over 100,000 people fled their homes; over 1 million people are still displaced inside Burma. In the face of the overwhelming force by the Burma Army, the Free Burma Rangers was formed with the idea that no one can stop people from giving love and serving one another.

During this time the Ethnic Nationalities Seminar at Mae Tha Ra Hta was coordinated and supported by FBR; and the Global Day of Prayer was initiated after Dave Eubank met with Aung San Suu Kyi in 1996.

The first team training took place in 2001, and 2005 saw the first training for full-time teams. Each step taken to grow the Free Burma Rangers has been at the request of the local ethnic leadership.

Program accomplishments

Since 1997, FBR has trained over 250 multi-ethnic relief teams and there are 71 full time teams active in the Arakan, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Kayan, Lahu, Mon, Naga, Pa-Oh, Shan and Ta'ang areas of Burma. The teams have conducted over 800 humanitarian missions of 1-2 months into the war zones of Burma. On average around 1000 patients are treated per mission with 2,000 more people helped in some way. The teams have treated over 500,000 patients and helped over 1,100,000 people.