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: 8

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 rating459 of 103337 of 85
Fund acquisition rating133 of 103510 of 85
Resource allocation rating641 of 103554 of 85
Asset utilization rating692 of 103354 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%1%4%3%4%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%4%3%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%99%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%4%3%4%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%1%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%82%84%83%83%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%78%101%107%101%112%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%64%85%89%84%97%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%22%-1%-7%-1%-12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
14%31%-2%-9%-1%-15%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%16%12%14%13%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.490.971.381.391.231.32
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.011.011.021.021.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.130.971.401.411.261.35
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.5918.9815.6914.7426.9119.05
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.050.060.070.040.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.5911.668.047.919.208.45
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%12%6%7%5%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%6%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
54%91%68%67%77%70%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$2,519,275$978,160$1,024,938$1,412,989$1,497,641
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$326,786$286,698$289,119$17,038$26,124
Short-term investments$5,128$556,848$419,214$430,692$320,694
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,851,189$1,821,706$1,733,271$1,860,719$1,844,459
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,015$13,213$16,676$24,715$25,477
Other long-term assets$8,406$10,304$10,304$10,304$10,304
Total long-term assets$18,421$23,517$26,980$35,019$35,781
Total assets$2,869,610$1,845,223$1,760,251$1,895,738$1,880,240
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$150,209$116,109$117,626$69,150$96,838
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$150,209$116,109$117,626$69,150$96,838
Debt$183,090$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$12,483$0$9,457$25,627$37,783
Total long-term liabilities$195,573$0$9,457$25,627$37,783
Total liabilities$345,782$116,109$127,083$94,777$134,621
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,031,020$1,484,200$1,284,602$1,173,327$1,149,729
With donor restrictions$492,808$244,914$348,566$627,634$595,890
Net assets$2,523,828$1,729,114$1,633,168$1,800,961$1,745,619
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$3,569,674$2,493,600$2,286,564$2,296,846$2,190,322
Program service revenue$0$0$0$8,799$10,537
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,563$20,991$11,574$18,898$16,767
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$1,563$20,991$11,574$27,697$27,304
Total revenue$3,571,237$2,514,591$2,298,138$2,324,543$2,217,626
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,283,116$2,148,681$2,036,971$1,950,067$2,153,694
Management and general$445,407$302,669$352,613$298,007$247,176
Fundraising$50,714$93,036$62,785$89,906$82,390
Total expenses$2,779,237$2,544,386$2,452,369$2,337,980$2,483,260
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$792,000($29,795)($154,231)($13,437)($265,634)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$792,000($29,795)($154,231)($13,437)($265,634)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeffrey KingPresident$178,880
D GabrielChief of Mission$125,250

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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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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