Forward Edge International

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40 Years on the Edge. Since 1983, we've provided accelerated discipleship opportunities to short-term missionaries impacting and being impacted by people in 34 different countries. We've learned a lot about holistic international development along the way, and we're inviting you to join us in these God-made and God-sustained global relationships.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Forward Edge International
PO Box 1510
Brush Prairie, WA 98606


Phone: (360) 574-3343

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911646598

CEO/President: Tim Ainley

Chairman: Brad Fenison

Board size: 0

Founder: Joseph Anfuso

Ruling year: 9

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


Our Vision is to see activated churches and individuals in the U.S. and around the world empowering the vulnerable and growing as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Our Mission is to create opportunities for people to discover their true worth and pursue God's extraordinary purpose for their lives.

Statement of faith

1. We believe in God the Father, who through Christ created the heavens and earth, who is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power.

2. We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, fully God and fully man, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in this life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death on the cross.

3. We believe in His resurrection, His ascension into heaven, and His high-priestly intercession for His people that they may experience full salvation and His indwelling presence.

4. We believe in His personal, visible return to earth according to His promise.

5. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Godhead, sent to convict the world of sin, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower those who believe in Jesus Christ.

6. We believe that all people by nature and by choice are sinners, but that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

7. We believe that those who put their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice in God's presence for eternity, but those who refuse to put their trust in Him will be forever separated from Him.

8. We believe that the Bible is God's Word, divinely and uniquely inspired, absolutely trustworthy, and having supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

9. We believe in the Church, the body of Christ, of which Christ Himself is the Head, and of which all regenerated people are members.

10. We believe that Christ commissioned the Church to proclaim the gospel in word and deed throughout the world, to encourage believers in the faith, and to teach and train believers in the principles of godly, fruitful living.

11. We believe God created human beings male and female in His image, and designed sexual relations to be experienced only in the context of marriage between one biological man and one biological woman. These parameters were created to help us reflect His unique characteristics and understand Christ's devoted relationship to His Church. Only when we embrace them can we flourish under His created order (Gen. 1:26-28; 2:24; Matt. 19:1-11; 1 Cor. 6:9; Eph. 5:22-33; Heb. 13:4). This position also aligns with the cultural perspectives in our program locations, increasing unity as we serve together.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating749 of 107786 of 142
Fund acquisition rating970 of 1078116 of 142
Resource allocation rating717 of 1078100 of 142
Asset utilization rating306 of 107736 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$19,459$49,331$28,127
Short-term investments$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$833,330$445,464$460,234
Long-term investments$0$0$0
Fixed assets$743,709$701,510$680,300
Other long-term assets$4,500$4,304$0
Total long-term assets$748,209$705,814$680,300
Total assets$1,581,539$1,151,278$1,140,534
Payables and accrued expenses$77,672$58,660$60,996
Other current liabilities$187,740$174,610$33,375
Total current liabilities$265,412$233,270$94,371
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities$265,412$233,270$94,371
Net assets202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,246,417$809,873$808,163
With donor restrictions$69,710$108,135$238,000
Net assets$1,316,127$918,008$1,046,163
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,298,763$2,070,287$2,246,217
Program service revenue$72,098$351,069$314,799
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$592$881$6,119
Other revenue$34$70$100
Total other revenue$72,724$352,020$321,018
Total revenue$2,371,487$2,422,307$2,567,235
Program services$1,523,540$1,893,099$1,987,584
Management and general$189,843$266,581$245,379
Total expenses$1,973,368$2,550,462$2,489,963
Change in net assets202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$398,119($128,155)$77,272
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$398,119($128,155)$77,272


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/4/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


For the first 22 years of our history-from 1983 to 2005-we were primarily a short-term missions agency engaged in a wide range of ministry activities. In 2005, following Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast, Forward Edge transitioned into a full-fledged relief and development organization with ongoing field programs directed by local leaders in some of the world's poorest countries. The majority of our short-term missionaries now serve in locations where we have ongoing programs, including Cuba, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Uganda.

This unique history has positioned us to not only understand what it takes to engage in effective, cross-cultural development, but also provide meaningful mission opportunities that strategically support ongoing programs in the field and contribute towards lasting change. We invite you to be part of God's unique work through Forward Edge!

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