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Barnabas Aid

Hope and relief for the persecuted church

two stars

76.29

80 Abbeyville Road Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (703) 288-1681   Web Site
EIN: 16-1711227

Board Leadership
John Marsh
Chairman

CEO
Jeremy Frith
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.29 two stars
  Financial 67.44 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Barnabas Aid is to support Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. Our goal is to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders.

The mission of the Barnabas Aid is to support Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. Our goal is to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders.

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Financial

one star

67.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 173.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Barnabas Aid on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Barnabas Aid on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Barnabas Aid (PA) 76.29 two stars
Lifeline Christian Mission (OH) 88.74 three stars
Resourcing Christian Education International (IL) 92.44 four stars
Asian Access (CA) 88.29 three stars
Hope for the Hungry (TX) 85.40 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,621,424
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,621,424
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,621,424
   Other Revenue $35,744
TOTAL REVENUE $2,657,168
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,269,893
   Administrative Expenses $174,705
   Fundraising Expenses $436,999
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,881,597
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-224,429
   
Net Assets $-1,692,438

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 07/01/2020 76.29 two stars
2019-08 06/01/2020 70.53 two stars
2018-08 02/01/2020 83.46 three stars
2018-08 08/01/2019 82.62 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 83.84 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 81.87 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 83.99 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 75.22 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 04/01/2016 77.62 two stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for Barnabas Aid on April 1, 2016 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for a year (since April 2015) and because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory on Barnabas Aid  because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On February 27, 2015, World Magazine reported that "a British jury found Patrick Sookhdeo guilty of groping a female staffer and intimidating two witnesses." The article stated that "Patrick Sookhdeo has submitted his resignation for his posts as a trustee and the international director for Barnabas Aid International. Board member Julian Dobbs said the board has accepted Sookhdeo's resignation as a trustee, and is considering his resignation as international director of the organization." For more information, please see the World Magazine article.
  • On April 1, 2015, Barnabas Aid provided the following response:
    • "The head of the Barnabas Fund was found guilty of a single count of sexual touching and two counts of intimidating two witnesses in an English Court. Barnabas Fund had previously found the charges (brought by one employee over a single incident) without merit, following an internal investigation. The events took place in February 2014.  Dr. Sookhdeo has resigned from the Board of Barnabas Aid and is not serving as a Trustee.  Barnabas Aid was not before the Courts, nor was our important charity work of supporting minorities through aid and relief in over 60 countries."
2013-08 10/01/2014 82.20 three stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 80.02 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 16-1711227
Name in IRS Master File BARNABAS FUND
NTEE Code X83
NTEE Classification Religious Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Barnabas Aid (PA) 76.29 two stars
Josiah Venture (IL) 91.93 four stars
AMG International (TN) 90.88 four stars
Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (DC) 93.73 four stars
International Cooperating Ministries (VA) 93.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Barnabas Aid
80 Abbeyville Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (703) 288-1681
EIN: 16-1711227

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Board Leadership

John Marsh
Chairman

CEO

Jeremy Frith
CEO

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