Trinity Forum, Inc.

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The Trinity Forum, Inc. ("Trinity Forum") strives to encourage and assist national leaders to deepen, integrate, and apply their faith in their private and public lives. The principal means by which the Trinity Forum pursues its purposes is through the development of curricula, the holding of forums, and the development and publication of educational materials.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Trinity Forum, Inc.
1015 18th St NW
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20036


Phone: (202) 944-9881

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541612640

CEO/President: Cherie Harder

Chairman: Richard Miles

Board size: 16

Founder: Os Guinness and Alonzo McDonald

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


We believe that the distraction, incivility, polarization, and pathology of our age stems in part from the lack of spiritual and character formation in leaders. There are few opportunities to grapple with, reflect on, and discuss fully what matters most. The Trinity Forum endeavors to cultivate, curate, and disseminate the best of Christian thought, to equip leaders to think, work, and lead wisely and well.

Mission statement

Contributing to the renewal of society by cultivating and promoting the best of Christian thought, and helping leaders to think, work, and lead wisely and well.

Statement of faith

The Trinity Forum affirms the ancient, historical, and orthodox understanding of Christian faith as articulated in the Apostles' Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into Hell, the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating334 of 111310 of 21
Fund acquisition rating187 of 11146 of 21
Resource allocation rating454 of 111410 of 21
Asset utilization rating667 of 111313 of 21

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$210,518$229,259$238,698$350,812$178,877
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,559,951$1,227,595$991,267$589,793$489,595
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,968$10,729$8,338$11,548$17,554
Other long-term assets$11,786$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$22,754$10,729$8,338$11,548$17,554
Total assets$1,582,705$1,238,324$999,605$601,341$507,149
Payables and accrued expenses$15,889$26,819$30,398$67,794$0
Other current liabilities$129,500$0$94,244$0$0
Total current liabilities$145,389$26,819$124,642$67,794$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$15,780
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$15,780
Total liabilities$145,389$26,819$124,642$67,794$15,780
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,437,316$1,211,505$874,963$533,547$491,369
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,437,316$1,211,505$874,963$533,547$491,369
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,685,198$1,390,274$1,184,440$942,536$919,510
Program service revenue$206,331$137,988$215,826$350,162$385,607
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$34,508$27,093$19,433$20,060$20,995
Total other revenue$240,839$165,081$235,259$370,222$406,602
Total revenue$1,926,037$1,555,355$1,419,699$1,312,758$1,326,112
Program services$1,411,880$1,010,421$897,701$1,066,903$1,014,423
Management and general$246,567$178,307$150,440$170,630$173,575
Total expenses$1,700,226$1,218,813$1,078,283$1,270,580$1,202,698
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$225,811$336,542$341,416$42,178$123,414
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$225,811$336,542$341,416$42,178$123,414


Cherie HarderPresident$271,901

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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