We partner with education entrepreneurs who own low-fee independent Christ-centered schools in 11 different countries. Edify places a strong focus on training school leaders and teachers to provide a biblically-based, high-quality education and develop Christ-like character in students. We also come alongside school leaders and teach necessary skills that will help them manage efficient and sustainable schools. Edify offers school owners access to lending capital so they can improve and expand their facilities and provides schools with access to education technology for the classroom, specifically focusing on tools for literacy and critical thinking skills.

Contact information

Mailing address:
8825 Aero Drive #220
San Diego, CA 92123

Website: edify.org

Phone: 855-463-3439

Email: communications@edify.org

Organization details

EIN: 270892545

CEO/President: Tiger Dawson

Chairman: Chris Crane

Board size: 8

Founder: Chris Crane and Tiger Dawson

Year founded: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Our vision is flourishing godly nations.

Mission statement

Our mission is to improve an expand sustainable Christ-centered education globally.

Statement of faith

We Believe: "The time has come", Jesus said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news" (Mark 1:15) "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servants of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17) The Apostles' Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic** church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. **universal

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating534 of 66472 of 88
Fund acquisition rating633 of 66683 of 88
Resource allocation rating506 of 66671 of 88
Asset utilization rating229 of 66432 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$273,677$370,786$147,077$93,246$102,275
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,178,243$3,016,815$2,408,892$2,378,010$1,494,295
Long-term investments$4,002$19,005$35,006$57,785$88,505
Fixed assets$26,812$45,374$43,732$26,977$20,203
Other long-term assets$0$45,736$45,668$48,907$50,893
Total long-term assets$30,814$110,115$124,406$133,669$159,601
Total assets$3,209,057$3,126,930$2,533,298$2,511,679$1,653,896
Payables and accrued expenses$88,321$61,219$140,653$102,661$75,033
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$88,321$61,219$140,653$102,661$75,033
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$1,083$5,453$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$1,083$5,453$0$0
Total liabilities$88,321$62,302$146,106$102,661$75,033
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$1,254,925$1,156,975$1,314,419$887,559$1,002,701
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,120,736$3,064,628$2,387,192$2,409,018$1,578,863
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,149,573$6,029,241$4,821,076$4,463,466$4,149,045
Program service revenue$59,420$49,453$40,816$23,497$1,572
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,736$1,652$1,758$1,857$5,811
Other revenue$0($9,318)$0$0$0
Total other revenue$61,156$41,787$42,574$25,354$7,383
Total revenue$6,210,729$6,071,028$4,863,650$4,488,820$4,156,428
Program services$4,753,866$4,068,373$3,712,370$2,677,479$2,998,575
Management and general$325,802$343,958$323,223$345,969$287,523
Total expenses$6,154,621$5,393,592$4,886,926$3,658,665$3,626,056
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$56,108$677,436($23,276)$830,155$530,372
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$56,108$677,436($23,276)$830,155$530,372

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