Bridges for Peace, Inc./ BFPUSA

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Bridges for Peace is working to build relationships between Christians and Jews and encouraging the church about its rich Biblical history and heritage. They assist Jewish immigrants and the poor in Israel by providing food baskets, blankets, medical assistance, etc. In addition, they provide education and ministry through various means such as YouTube, Facebook, other social media, website, prayer, teaching letters, on site speakers, and a bi-monthly magazine - Dispatch from Jerusalem.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Bridges for Peace
PO Box 410037
Melbourne, FL 32941-0037


Phone: (800) 566-1998


Organization details

EIN: 411334042

CEO/President: Rev. Dr. Jim Solberg

Chairman: Rev. Rebecca J. Brimmer

Board size: 12

Founder: Dr. G. Douglas Young

Year founded: 1978

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


It is our desire to see Christians and Jews working side by side for better understanding and a more secure Israel.

We are committed to the following goals:

  • To encourage meaningful and supportive relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world.
  • To educate and equip Christians to identify with Israel, the Jewish people and the biblical/Hebraic foundations of our Christian faith.
  • To bless Israel and the Jewish people in Israel and worldwide, through practical assistance, volunteer service and prayer.
  • To communicate Christian perspectives to the attention of Israeli leaders and the Jewish community-at-large.
  • To counter anti-Semitism worldwide and support Israel's divine God-given right to exist in her God-given land.

Mission statement

Bridges for Peace: Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world.

Statement of faith


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating145 of 9135 of 38
Fund acquisition rating585 of 91524 of 38
Resource allocation rating103 of 9155 of 38
Asset utilization rating106 of 9134 of 38

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$124,339$119,097$164,310$147,472$161,598
Short-term investments$190,938$159,450$160,568$201,164$35,302
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$615,237$607,686$650,889$691,954$490,181
Long-term investments$384,334$394,582$376,399$346,594$347,680
Fixed assets$66,413$79,949$98,842$134,926$139,929
Other long-term assets$1,000$740$640$2,703$1,500
Total long-term assets$451,747$475,271$475,881$484,223$489,109
Total assets$1,066,984$1,082,957$1,126,770$1,176,177$979,290
Payables and accrued expenses$141,283$292,840$239,020$339,439$183,799
Other current liabilities$20,469$20,469$17,269$13,819$13,952
Total current liabilities$161,752$313,309$256,289$353,258$197,751
Due to (from) affiliates$49,673$29,046$49,153$22,959$0
Other long-term liabilities$149,523$154,772$134,789$103,434$100,800
Total long-term liabilities$199,196$183,818$183,942$126,393$100,800
Total liabilities$360,948$497,127$440,231$479,651$298,551
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$478,671$341,675$375,946$433,221$379,592
With donor restrictions$227,365$244,155$310,593$263,305$301,147
Net assets$706,036$585,830$686,539$696,526$680,739
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Total contributions$1,901,766$1,970,414$2,091,469$2,166,305$1,938,449
Program service revenue$2,397,233$2,456,567$2,505,228$2,588,309$2,938,446
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$46,330($17,853)$31,959$17,652($26,870)
Other revenue$5,878$7,177$6,155$7,392$7,545
Total other revenue$2,449,441$2,445,891$2,543,342$2,613,353$2,919,121
Total revenue$4,351,207$4,416,305$4,634,811$4,779,658$4,857,570
Program services$3,705,419$3,941,442$4,008,257$4,082,100$4,368,113
Management and general$278,613$255,262$282,213$291,685$307,482
Total expenses$4,231,001$4,517,014$4,644,798$4,763,871$5,039,046
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$120,206($100,709)($9,987)$15,787($181,476)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$120,206($100,709)($9,987)$15,787($181,476)


Rev James B SolbergCEO$85,000
Rev Edwin J SmelserRegional Dir$80,000
Rev William P AdamsDirector$80,000
Wilford R DeweeseCFO$80,000
Rev Gregory L AllenRegional Dir$75,000
Rev John F AnthonyRegional Dir$75,000
Richard J LaplanteCOO$70,000
Ms Lora SingerStewardship Mgr$41,600
Rev Victoria BoesemanExec. Assist.$40,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2010

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 7/21/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Bridges for Peace was founded in 1976, built on the work of Dr. G. Douglas Young, who first came to Israel in 1957. Today Bridges for Peace is an international organization with 10 offices serving 6 continents. Bridges for Peace is a ministry of hope and reconciliation. Through programs both in Israel and worldwide, BFP gives Christians the opportunity to actively express their Biblical responsibility to be faithful to Israel and the Jewish people.

Program accomplishments


Bridges For Peace has communicated the following needs:

  • Prayer
  • Financial Partners
  • Volunteers