Christian Appalachian Project

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Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love through service in Appalachia.

Since our founding more than 50 years ago, we have been committed to improving the lives of Appalachian children, families and seniors who are struggling to escape poverty.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Appalachian Project
485 Ponderosa Drive
P.O. Box 1768
Paintsville, KY 41240


Phone: 866-270-4CAP (4227)


Organization details

EIN: 610661137

CEO/President: Guy Adams

Chairman: Jackie Collier

Board size: 19

Founder: Father Ralph Beiting

Year founded: 1966

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our guiding principles are to:

Promote the dignity and self-worth of individuals by promoting self-help.
Practice and encourage good stewardship of and accountability for all of the resources entrusted to us.
Foster individual growth among staff, volunteers, donors, and program participants.
Live out and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ through all of our actions.
Foster open, honest and effective communication both inside and outside the organization.
Involve the Appalachian people at all social and economic levels in developing a solution to poverty.

Mission statement

Christian Appalachian Project's mission is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love through service in Appalachia.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating82 of 9415 of 59
Fund acquisition rating459 of 94324 of 59
Resource allocation rating112 of 9439 of 59
Asset utilization rating30 of 9414 of 59

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,745,760$2,635,856$3,213,151$3,047,458$3,256,544
Short-term investments$11,783,513$11,217,423$11,246,615$10,564,662$14,534,572
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$17,374,569$14,667,963$15,901,816$15,009,170$18,002,437
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$11,876,557$12,758,285$12,874,092$12,859,500$13,055,143
Other long-term assets$14,656$19,487$24,182$29,151$0
Total long-term assets$11,891,213$12,777,772$12,898,274$12,888,651$13,055,143
Total assets$29,265,782$27,445,735$28,800,090$27,897,821$31,057,580
Payables and accrued expenses$742,914$562,689$419,753$1,040,778$1,644,575
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$742,914$562,689$419,753$1,040,778$1,644,575
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,784,853$1,679,114$1,861,423$2,044,194$2,212,062
Total long-term liabilities$3,266,753$1,679,114$1,861,423$2,044,194$3,862,062
Total liabilities$4,009,667$2,241,803$2,281,176$3,084,972$5,506,637
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$20,695,638$20,421,952$21,867,482$21,123,817$22,861,747
With donor restrictions$4,560,477$4,781,980$4,651,432$3,689,032$2,689,196
Net assets$25,256,115$25,203,932$26,518,914$24,812,849$25,550,943
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$133,715,375$97,269,938$120,827,521$95,223,265$98,014,545
Program service revenue$296,531$383,126$485,585$437,698$516,701
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,415,745$307,368$909,199$1,103,609$1,096,153
Other revenue($321,748)$457,539$580,842$515,529$1,546,748
Total other revenue$1,390,528$1,148,033$1,975,626$2,056,836$3,159,602
Total revenue$135,105,903$98,417,971$122,803,147$97,280,101$101,174,147
Program services$119,024,777$85,098,767$107,176,272$82,974,081$87,695,372
Management and general$4,624,867$4,797,655$4,496,116$5,471,874$4,547,808
Total expenses$134,802,793$99,626,658$120,938,502$97,795,850$101,017,807
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$303,110($1,208,687)$1,864,645($515,749)$156,340
Other changes in net assets($250,927)($106,295)($158,580)($222,345)($246,916)
Total change in net assets$52,183($1,314,982)$1,706,065($738,094)($90,576)


Guy AdamsPresident/CEO$224,186
Brian StiefelController/Corp Treasurer$145,909
Gloria JordanVP of Administration$141,395
Anita SealsVP of Human Resources$136,281
Phyllis CaudillVP of Philanthropy$135,147

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020

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 8/16/2021. To update the information below, please email:


For over 50 years, Christian Appalachian Project has served the people of Appalachia by building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love.

Our work started when Reverend Ralph W. Beiting, a Catholic priest from northern Kentucky, was assigned to pastor a large portion of east-central Kentucky. Through his outreach, he witnessed tremendous poverty in Appalachia. He saw children weak from hunger, families beaten down by hardship, seniors living in fear and isolation, and communities desperate for hope.

With the help of family and friends, he provided food, clothing, and other essentials to neighbors in need. What started small quickly grew, and Christian Appalachian Project was founded in 1964.

Through donor support, dedicated volunteers, and a selfless staff, CAP now touches the lives of more than 1 million people each year. By working with other local food banks and humanitarian service providers, our reach extends to parts of all 13 states of the Appalachian region, including Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Program accomplishments


Appalachia is home to many proud Americans, but it is also home to some of the poorest regions of our nation. Your gift provides nutritious food, warm clothing, and safe housing to people in need.