Joshua Fund

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Summary

The Joshua Fund® is a non-profit educational & humanitarian relief organization to bless Israel & her neighbors in the name of Jesus.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Joshua Fund
PO Box 3468
McLean, VA 22103-2103

Website: www.joshuafund.net

Phone: (703) 860-0166

Email: info@joshuafund.net


Organization details

EIN: 205350994

CEO/President: Dr. Carl A. Moeller

Chairman: Joel Rosenberg

Board size: 7

Founder: Joel & Lynn Rosenberg

Ruling year: 2006

Tax deductible: No

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Purpose

Since its founding in 2006, The Joshua Fund has invested millions in blessing poor and needy Jews, Muslims and Christians in the epicenter; in training and encouraging pastors and ministry leaders in the epicenter; and in educating and mobilizing Christians around the world to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Joshua Fund seeks to educate followers of Jesus Christ around the world about God's love and plan for the Jewish people, the nation of Israel, and Israel's neighbors, and to mobilize Christians to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, including praying for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6); showing unconditional love and unwavering support to Israel and her neighbors; caring for the poor and needy; caring for victims of war and terrorism with food, clothing, and medical supplies; stockpiling relief supplies ahead of coming wars; strengthening the persecuted Church in the Middle East; teaching the Word of God; leading prayer & vision tours to Israel; and hosting Epicenter Conferences in Jerusalem and throughout the world.


Mission statement

The Joshua Fund's mission is to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1-3. It was founded to encourage Christians to: 1) Pray knowledgeably and consistently for Israel and the Middle East. 2) Invite speakers to their churches to talk about how to bless Israel and her neighbors. 3) Take vision trips to and attend conferences in Israel and the Middle East. 4) Assist the poor and needy in Israel in the name of Jesus Christ. 5) Support the evangelical Church in Israel and the Middle East as the only true hope for peace and reconciliation.


Statement of faith

The Joshua Fund agrees with the Statement of Faith published by the National Association of Evangelicals:

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Articles

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11/2/2013The Joshua Fund - Bringing the Love of Jesus to Israel and Its Neighbors

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating394 of 99949 of 118
Fund acquisition rating135 of 100119 of 118
Resource allocation rating621 of 100178 of 118
Asset utilization rating582 of 99969 of 118

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%99%98%99%99%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%1%2%1%1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%80%81%81%81%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%87%107%106%100%116%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%69%87%86%80%98%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%13%-7%-6%0%-16%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%16%-8%-7%1%-19%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%19%18%18%18%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.311.011.231.191.121.32
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.001.001.011.021.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.871.011.231.201.141.35
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.8124.2529.4029.1073.3617.62
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.040.030.030.010.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.6211.409.399.6210.388.39
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%4%3%3%1%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
68%95%79%81%88%72%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$3,572,159$2,823,702$3,242,165$3,503,248$3,691,915
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$63,249$101,080$80,160$368,849$348,227
Short-term investments$1,631,797$1,901,177$1,848,829$1,538,371$1,526,141
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,267,205$4,825,959$5,171,154$5,410,468$5,566,283
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,776$19,988$48,242$118,008$135,578
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$6,776$19,988$48,242$118,008$135,578
Total assets$5,273,981$4,845,947$5,219,396$5,528,476$5,701,861
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$217,177$164,135$177,697$73,749$315,853
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$217,177$164,135$177,697$73,749$315,853
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$217,177$164,135$177,697$73,749$315,853
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$5,025,964$4,664,509$5,003,940$5,439,238$5,276,820
With donor restrictions$30,840$17,303$37,759$15,489$109,188
Net assets$5,056,804$4,681,812$5,041,699$5,454,727$5,386,008
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$6,090,483$5,469,697$5,801,891$6,160,258$6,453,807
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$43,081$101,755$55,975$36,223$17,483
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$43,081$101,755$55,975$36,223$17,483
Total revenue$6,133,564$5,571,452$5,857,866$6,196,481$6,471,290
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,242,234$4,849,513$5,015,248$4,983,705$6,333,656
Management and general$997,176$1,043,880$1,150,149$1,139,820$1,124,570
Fundraising$78,231$65,052$60,574$43,314$49,186
Total expenses$5,317,641$5,958,445$6,225,971$6,166,839$7,507,412
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$815,923($386,993)($368,105)$29,642($1,036,122)
Other changes in net assets$0$27,106($44,923)$39,077($7,187)
Total change in net assets$815,923($359,887)($413,028)$68,719($1,043,309)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Tim LugbillExecutive Director$173,871
Jeremy GrafmanDirector - Special Project$155,605
Renae DeBeverDirector - Administration$133,595
William AgiusDirector - Neighbors Project$133,491
Rich ChaffinBoard Member$1,500

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/18/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

The Joshua Fund was founded by Joel and Lynn Rosenberg in the summer of 2006. The desire of their heart was to mobilize Christians to "bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus," according to Genesis 12:1-3.

In this famous passage from the book of Genesis, the Lord promised to bless those who bless the children of Abraham and curse those who curse them. In Matthew 19:19, Jesus instructed His followers to "love your neighbor as yourself." In Matthew 5:44, Jesus told His disciples to "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus exhorted His followers to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, care for strangers, clothe the naked, care for those who are sick, and visit those in prison.

Seeking to obey these biblical commands, the Rosenbergs established a non-profit educational and charitable organization that works closely with Jewish and Christian allies in Israel and the Middle East, as well as Christian allies around the world.

These are critical times. Approximately one-in-four Israelis live under the poverty level, including about one-third of Israeli children. Palestinians are even more impoverished, and the global economic crisis has not helped matters. Moreover, the geopolitical situation remains extremely volatile. In its first three years of operation, The Joshua Fund team responded to two wars against Israel--one provoked by Hezbollah in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, the other provoked by Hamas in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. Violence inside Iraq has created significant humanitarian relief needs there, too. Meanwhile, new threats against the Jewish state by Iran, Syria, and others continue to mount.

As a result of such troubling trends, the leaders of The Joshua Fund are committed to "praying for peace, while preparing for war." That is, we are praying that the Lord blesses and protects Israel and her neighbors and gives them true, just, and lasting geopolitical peace and economic prosperity. At the same time, The Joshua Fund is doing what we can to prepare for the possibility that another war, or series of wars, is coming.


Program accomplishments

As an educational organization, The Joshua Fund has sought to engage Christians globally about God's love and plan for Israel and her neighbors. The Joshua Fund has:

  • Led multiple prayer and vision trips to Israel.
  • Organized conferences, retreats, and seminars about the epicenter for Christians in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
  • Addressed millions of people globally through TV, radio, video, print, and the web.
  • Built relationships with government, business, and religious leaders.


As a charitable organization, The Joshua Fund has worked in Israel to:

  • Enable key support to help advance major media evangelistic efforts taking place in Israel - in both Hebrew and Arabic languages.
  • Provide outreach celebrations, Holiday parties, and other key projects to share the Gospel among Arabic and Hebrew speakers.
  • Fund Youth events to enable the teaching of the Bible in both Hebrew and Arabic - in Israel & the West Bank.
  • Sponsor evangelistic bus tours of Biblical sites for unbelievers.
  • Support key evangelistic workers sharing their faith in Israel & the West Bank - in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and Amharic languages.
  • Enable evangelistic sports ministry & outreach.
  • Support vital Arabic language, long term Gospel outreach, ministry, and discipleship from home-to-home throughout villages and cities in the Galilee. Fund Bible teaching and Gospel Radio Broadcasting in Arabic throughout the West Bank.
  • Sponsor Biblical education efforts for Israelis in Hebrew & Arabic languages
  • Provide long-term outreach and care being supported among Bedouin populations in Israel
  • Provide an expositional Bible study and teaching seminar.
  • Provide food to individuals and families in severe need.
  • Provide food for Holocaust survivors.
  • Provide care for the elderly.
  • Help protect and care for unwed mothers and their unborn children.
  • Provide medical help for children needing open-heart surgery.


The Joshua Fund has also worked in the Palestinian Territories, as well as in Israel's neighboring countries to:

  • Fund life-sustaining heart surgeries for Arab children through a regional ministry partner.
  • Assist local ministries that provide food and spiritual support for hundreds of refugee families in neighboring nations through a local Christian humanitarian relief organization.
  • Host retreats and Bible teaching conferences throughout the Middle East for pastors, ministry leaders, and their spouses.
  • Fund women's Bible conferences and discipleship programs for those marginalized by violence.
  • Facilitate the distribution of Arabic and other local language Bibles throughout the region. This number has exceeded 40,000.
  • Conduct women's ministry activities with those coming out of a religious background and new believers in the region.
  • Fund the production and broadcast of Evangelical programs for Arab satellite television.
  • Invest in supplemental support for pastors, evangelists, and gospel workers throughout the Middle East.
  • Support and provide Bible school scholarships for students from a religious background.
  • Assist with support for local evangelistic outreaches in war-ravaged areas throughout the Epicenter.
  • Help local Believers in establishing church planting efforts in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq.
  • Support efforts to reach the Majority people group by way of Bible teaching, discipleship, and mentoring.
  • Establish the first-ever legally-sanctioned Christian radio station in northern Iraq, owned and operated by Iraqi Christians.
  • Help build a ministry training center in Iraq, run by Iraqi Christians.
  • Provide food and relief supplies to Muslims and persecuted Christians.
  • Distribute New Testaments and the Jesus film in Arabic and other languages to Muslims.

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