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 rating462 of 58584 of 94
Fund acquisition rating533 of 58589 of 94
Resource allocation rating453 of 58576 of 94
Asset utilization rating195 of 58537 of 94

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$370,786$147,077$93,246$102,275$26,186
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,016,815$2,408,892$2,378,010$1,494,295$975,534
Long-term investments$19,005$35,006$57,785$88,505$112,640
Fixed assets$45,374$43,732$26,977$20,203$21,980
Other long-term assets$45,736$45,668$48,907$50,893$48,625
Total long-term assets$110,115$124,406$133,669$159,601$183,245
Total assets$3,126,930$2,533,298$2,511,679$1,653,896$1,158,779
Payables and accrued expenses$61,219$140,653$102,661$75,033$110,288
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$61,219$140,653$102,661$75,033$110,288
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,083$5,453$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,083$5,453$0$0$0
Total liabilities$62,302$146,106$102,661$75,033$110,288
Net assets20172016201520142013
Temporarily restricted$1,156,975$1,314,419$887,559$1,002,701$786,685
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,064,628$2,387,192$2,409,018$1,578,863$1,048,491
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,029,241$4,821,076$4,463,466$4,149,045$3,917,887
Program service revenue$49,453$40,816$23,497$1,572$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,652$1,758$1,857$5,811$2,223
Other revenue($9,318)$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$41,787$42,574$25,354$7,383$2,223
Total revenue$6,071,028$4,863,650$4,488,820$4,156,428$3,920,110
Program services$4,068,373$3,712,370$2,677,479$2,998,575$2,783,153
Management and general$343,958$323,223$345,969$287,523$289,378
Total expenses$5,393,592$4,886,926$3,658,665$3,626,056$3,380,607
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$677,436($23,276)$830,155$530,372$539,503
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$677,436($23,276)$830,155$530,372$539,503

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