Barnabas Aid / Barnabas Fund Inc

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Barnabas Fund works to provide hope and aid for the persecuted Church, from Christians, to Christians, through Christians.

We work by:

Directing our aid only to Christians, although its benefits may not be exclusive to them ("As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." Galatians 6:10, emphasis added)

Channelling money from Christians through Christians to Christians (we do not send people, we only send money)

Channelling money through existing structures in the countries where funds are sent (e.g. local churches or Christian organisations)

Using the money to fund projects which have been developed by local Christians in their own communities, countries or regions

Considering any request, however small

Acting as equal partners with the persecuted Church, whose leaders often help shape our overall direction

Acting on behalf of the persecuted Church, to be their voice - making their needs known to Christians around the world and the injustice of their persecution known to governments and international bodies

Contact information

Mailing address:
Barnabas Aid
80 Abbeyville Road
Lancaster, PA 17603


Phone: 703-288-1681


Organization details

EIN: 161711227

CEO/President: Mr. Jeremy Frith

Chairman: John Marsh

Board size: 7


Ruling year: 2006

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


We seek to:

meet both practical and spiritual needs

encourage, strengthen and enable the existing local Church and Christian communities - so they can maintain their presence and witness rather than setting up our own structures or sending out missionaries

tackle persecution at its root by making known the aspects of other religions and ideologies that result in injustice and oppression of Christians and others

inform and enable Christians in the West to respond to the growing challenge of other religions and ideologies to Church, society and mission in their own countries

the persecuted Church by providing comprehensive prayer material

safeguard and protect our volunteers, staff, partners and beneficiaries

keep our overheads low

Mission statement

Barnabas stands alongside our Christian brothers and sisters where they suffer discrimination and persecution by providing aid through our partners on the ground encouraging prayer, telling their untold story and speaking out on their behalf.

Statement of faith

We believe in the sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, redemption and final judgement.

We believe in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe that human beings are made in the image of God, are created to love, serve, worship and enjoy God and are entrusted with stewardship of God's creation.

We believe in the universal sinfulness and guilt of humanity, making us subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

We believe in the sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as our representative and substitute as being the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin, and from its eternal consequences.

We believe in the justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.

We believe in the illuminating, regenerating, indwelling, sanctifying and empowering work of God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head, committed by His command to the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel throughout the world.

We believe in the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.

Transparency grade


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating462 of 101036 of 84
Fund acquisition rating762 of 101265 of 84
Resource allocation rating634 of 101249 of 84
Asset utilization rating38 of 10103 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$168,654$154,616$140,239$212,244$129,834
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$422,492$217,974$267,246$496,073$364,625
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$31,671$2,069,495$2,165,508$2,292,571$2,419,634
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$31,671$2,069,495$2,165,508$2,292,571$2,419,634
Total assets$454,163$2,287,469$2,432,754$2,788,644$2,784,259
Payables and accrued expenses$146,541$140,167$140,508$131,350$601,761
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$146,541$140,167$140,508$131,350$601,761
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$620,268$239,740$160,255$399,535$0
Total long-term liabilities$620,268$3,839,740$3,760,255$3,999,535$3,600,000
Total liabilities$766,809$3,979,907$3,900,763$4,130,885$4,201,761
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions($312,646)($1,692,438)($1,468,009)($1,342,241)($1,417,502)
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets($312,646)($1,692,438)($1,468,009)($1,342,241)($1,417,502)
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,487,813$2,621,424$2,766,210$3,115,455$2,319,985
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$936,369$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$52,180$35,744$14,100$12,173$16,084
Total other revenue$988,549$35,744$14,100$12,173$16,084
Total revenue$5,476,362$2,657,168$2,780,310$3,127,628$2,336,069
Program services$3,410,899$2,269,893$2,587,888$2,641,591$2,457,033
Management and general$189,833$174,705$106,570$191,943$173,896
Total expenses$4,096,570$2,881,597$2,906,078$3,052,367$2,876,440
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,379,792($224,429)($125,768)$75,261($540,371)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,379,792($224,429)($125,768)$75,261($540,371)


Jeremy FrithCEO/Secretary$29,468

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020

Response from ministry

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Program accomplishments

From May 2020 to April 2021:
Education of 13,900 children supported in 137 schools/institutes in 8 countries
Theological and other leadership training: 9,700 individuals trained in 26 countries
59 full-time Christian workers (5 pastors and 54 evangelists) helped in 8 countries
19,000 individuals helped with small business livelihood projects in 8 countries
36,000 individuals assisted in 13 countries
900 converts helped in 6 countries
Over 31,000 items, including 3,000 New Testaments and 28,000 Christian books in 12 countries
Supported more than 495,000 disaster victims in 40 countries
9 medical projects to help about at least 13,000 individuals in 6 countries
Regular feeding programmes assisted 29,000 individuals in 8 countries