International Christian Concern

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Summary

Persecution is a multifaceted problem that requires a comprehensive solution. Over two decades ICC has developed a unique approach focused on Assistance, Advocacy, and Awareness. We exist to bandage the wounds of persecuted Christians and to build the Church in the toughest parts of the world.

Assistance
We bandage the wounds of victims, caring for the wives and children of martyred pastors and rebuilding communities when attacked.

We build the Church by broadcasting the Gospel, delivering Bibles, training pastors, and installing Bible presses in the most hostile areas of the world.

Advocacy

ICC actively seeks to influence policies and legislation that touch the daily lives of the persecuted. Through our work with US legislators and the State Department, we help free prisoners and push back against countries that persecute Christians.

Awareness

Many Christians are not aware of persecution because the press largely ignores it. ICC awakens the Church and the world to the very real sufferings of God's children via daily news updates, social media, investigative reporting, and our monthly magazine, Persecution.


Contact information

Mailing address:
International Christian Concern
PO Box 8056
Silver Spring, MD 20907

Website: persecution.org

Phone: (800) 422-5441

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 521942990

CEO/President: Jeff King

Chairman: Steven Swales

Board size: 9

Founder: Steve Snyder

Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Purpose

ICC acts as a bridge between believers in free countries and believers in persecuted countries. This bridge carries encouragement, prayers, and aid in while news, requests, and love flow back over the bridge. The bridge also allows for the voices and concerns of the persecuted to be heard by the Church so that we might move the rest of the world to action on their behalf.


Mission statement

International Christian Concern (ICC) exists to relieve the suffering of the worldwide persecuted church and help it grow in strength and breadth. ICC accomplishes its mission through effective assistance, advocacy and awareness with integrity toward God and our donors.


Statement of faith

We are non-denominational and will assist all persecuted Christians who affirm the Apostles' Creed and believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. This includes Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox believers. The persecuted church cannot easily afford to be isolated based on denominational differences, and we feel a Biblical mandate to support all who confess Christ as Lord, understanding that there are significant theological differences between denominations and traditions. We acknowledge and accept the differences, but feel we must pull together to support and defend the weakest members of our family...the persecuted.

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating333 of 111335 of 87
Fund acquisition rating157 of 111417 of 87
Resource allocation rating530 of 111441 of 87
Asset utilization rating621 of 111353 of 87

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%2%1%1%4%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%1%1%4%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%100%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%1%2%4%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%0%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%86%85%82%84%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%104%76%78%101%107%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%90%64%64%85%89%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-4%24%22%-1%-7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-5%35%31%-2%-9%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
6%12%14%16%12%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.511.141.060.971.381.39
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.241.011.011.011.011.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.901.151.060.971.401.41
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
16.5934.1824.1618.9815.6914.74
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.030.040.050.060.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.8410.1210.8011.668.047.91
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%3%4%12%6%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%6%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
60%85%91%91%68%67%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$3,534,274$3,643,715$2,519,275$978,160$1,024,938
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$273,467$404,042$326,786$286,698$289,119
Short-term investments$0$0$5,128$556,848$419,214
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,807,741$4,047,757$2,851,189$1,821,706$1,733,271
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$17,729$21,067$10,015$13,213$16,676
Other long-term assets$8,406$8,406$8,406$10,304$10,304
Total long-term assets$26,135$29,473$18,421$23,517$26,980
Total assets$3,833,876$4,077,230$2,869,610$1,845,223$1,760,251
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$111,410$167,525$150,209$116,109$117,626
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$111,410$167,525$150,209$116,109$117,626
Debt$0$0$183,090$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$6,891$12,483$0$9,457
Total long-term liabilities$0$6,891$195,573$0$9,457
Total liabilities$111,410$174,416$345,782$116,109$127,083
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,962,327$3,027,143$2,031,020$1,484,200$1,284,602
With donor restrictions$760,139$875,671$492,808$244,914$348,566
Net assets$3,722,466$3,902,814$2,523,828$1,729,114$1,633,168
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$4,196,706$5,684,680$3,569,674$2,493,600$2,286,564
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,180$4,909$1,563$20,991$11,574
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$4,180$4,909$1,563$20,991$11,574
Total revenue$4,200,886$5,689,589$3,571,237$2,514,591$2,298,138
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$3,764,373$3,646,164$2,283,116$2,148,681$2,036,971
Management and general$542,260$624,408$445,407$302,669$352,613
Fundraising$74,638$40,031$50,714$93,036$62,785
Total expenses$4,381,271$4,310,603$2,779,237$2,544,386$2,452,369
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($180,385)$1,378,986$792,000($29,795)($154,231)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($180,385)$1,378,986$792,000($29,795)($154,231)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeffrey KingPresident$206,862
Mike PritchardCommunications Director$142,923
D GabrielFormer Vice President (outgoing)$126,917

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

Since 1995, we have been assisting the worldwide persecuted Christian church by providing Assistance, Awareness, and Advocacy, and striving to be faithful to our Lord and to our donors.

ICC was founded by Steve Snyder who began serving the persecuted Church in 1986 when he assumed the presidency of CSI-USA (Christian Solidarity Intl. USA Division). In 1995, ICC was birthed out of CSI and became a completely independent organization. Steve passed away suddenly in 2002 and was succeeded by Jeff King who was called to ICC by a dream. Jeff came to ICC after spending years in the banking industry and from serving 11 years with Campus Crusade for Christ.


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