Joshua Fund

Summary

The Joshua Fund 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.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

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

Website: www.joshuafund.net

Phone: (703) 860-0166

Email:


Organization details

EIN: 205350994

CEO/President: Joel C. Rosenberg

Chairman: Fred Schwien

Board size: 7

Founder: Joel & Lynn Rosenberg

Year founded: 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.


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.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating129 of 43027 of 78
Fund acquisition rating31 of 4307 of 78
Resource allocation rating250 of 43045 of 78
Asset utilization rating218 of 43041 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%1%1%1%0%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%1%0%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%100%100%100%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%1%0%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%0%0%0%1%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%84%85%82%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%100%116%107%88%116%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%80%98%91%72%100%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%0%-16%-7%12%-16%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%1%-19%-8%13%-16%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%18%15%14%18%13%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.121.321.210.941.14
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.021.021.021.021.03
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.531.141.351.240.961.17
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1073.3617.6228.2817.7133.98
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.010.060.040.060.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0610.388.399.3611.839.92
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%1%6%3%6%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%88%72%80%100%85%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$3,503,248$3,691,915$4,554,499$5,199,203$4,150,538
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$368,849$348,227$432,622$525,541$589,438
Short-term investments$1,538,371$1,526,141$1,516,374$1,512,222$1,506,671
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,410,468$5,566,283$6,503,495$7,236,966$6,246,647
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$118,008$135,578$155,765$124,025$186,211
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$118,008$135,578$155,765$124,025$186,211
Total assets$5,528,476$5,701,861$6,659,260$7,360,991$6,432,858
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$73,749$315,853$229,943$408,618$183,829
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$73,749$315,853$229,943$408,618$183,829
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$73,749$315,853$229,943$408,618$183,829
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$5,439,238$5,276,820$6,324,308$6,845,901$5,941,926
Temporarily restricted$15,489$109,188$105,009$106,472$307,103
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$5,454,727$5,386,008$6,429,317$6,952,373$6,249,029
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$6,160,258$6,453,807$7,520,347$7,830,405$6,256,289
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$36,223$17,483$14,950$22,555$91,401
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$36,223$17,483$14,950$22,555$91,401
Total revenue$6,196,481$6,471,290$7,535,297$7,852,960$6,347,690
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$4,983,705$6,333,656$6,832,376$5,682,779$6,337,574
Management and general$1,139,820$1,124,570$1,161,559$1,230,230$935,099
Fundraising$43,314$49,186$50,779$12,914$63,443
Total expenses$6,166,839$7,507,412$8,044,714$6,925,923$7,336,116
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$29,642($1,036,122)($509,417)$927,037($988,426)
Other changes in net assets$39,077($7,187)($13,639)($223,696)$0
Total change in net assets$68,719($1,043,309)($523,056)$703,341($988,426)

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History

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


Program accomplishments

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.

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:

  • Provide food to individuals and families in severe need.
  • Stockpile food and relief supplies ahead of coming wars.
  • Provide clothing for those in need.
  • House the homeless.
  • Provide care 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.
  • Purchase medical equipment for hospitals.
  • Distribute school backpacks and school supplies to needy children.
  • Purchase vehicles to transport relief supplies and people.


The Joshua Fund has also worked in the West Bank and Gaza--as well as in Israel's neighboring countries to:

  • 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.
  • Print and distribute hundreds of thousands of copies the Damascus film--a film made by Arab Christians in Syria about the life of the Apostle Paul--in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza.
  • Organize Bible-training conferences for Palestinian Christian leaders in Jerusalem, and Iraqi Christians in northern Iraq.
  • Provide food and relief supplies to Muslims and persecuted Christians.
  • Distribute school backpacks to needy Muslim and nominal Christian children.
  • Distribute New Testaments and the Jesus film in Arabic and other languages to Muslims.


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.

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