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FRIENDS in Action International

Moving Earth to Share Heaven

two stars

79.37

4008 East Harrisburg Pike Middletown, PA 17057
tel: (717) 546-0208   Web Site
EIN: 77-0296087

Board Leadership
Randy Schnieders
Chairman

CEO
Tim Johnston
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.37 two stars
  Financial 80.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends in Action, Intl. supports mission work in areas of limited infrastructure by using construction projects to speed the Gospel to those who have never heard. Our vision at Friends In Action is seeing every tribe, tongue, people and nation declare Jesus as Lord! Last year alone, local volunteers helped provide: clean water to more than 20,000 West African villagers, medical assistance to 1,200 individuals in the Amazon jungle, community transformation projects for 1,400 Rama Cay people of Nicaragua, Christian radio broadcasts to more than 200,000 in Bolivia and Brazil, and discipleship training for nearly 3,000 individuals in Moldova, Bolivia, and Papua New Guinea. Partnering with local missionaries and national pastors, the Gospel is shared at each construction site and discipleship provided to any interested. Join us as indigenous lives are being changed with the tangible love of God both now and eternity!





Friends in Action, Intl. supports mission work in areas of limited infrastructure by using construction projects to speed the Gospel to those who have never heard. Our vision at Friends In Action is seeing every tribe, tongue, people and nation declare Jesus as Lord! Last year alone, local volunteers helped provide: clean water to more than 20,000 West African villagers, medical assistance to 1,200 individuals in the Amazon jungle, community transformation projects for 1,400 Rama Cay people of Nicaragua, Christian radio broadcasts to more than 200,000 in Bolivia and Brazil, and discipleship training for nearly 3,000 individuals in Moldova, Bolivia, and Papua New Guinea. Partnering with local missionaries and national pastors, the Gospel is shared at each construction site and discipleship provided to any interested. Join us as indigenous lives are being changed with the tangible love of God both now and eternity!





Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ
221,750
Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
1,400
Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems
20,600
Number of indigenous people who have access to medical care
1,200
Number of people who received biblical training
2,955
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.84

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.82
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FRIENDS in Action International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FRIENDS in Action International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FRIENDS in Action International (PA) 79.37 two stars
Asian Access (CA) 88.29 three stars
East-West Ministries International (TX) 93.10 four stars
Persecution Project Foundation (VA) 92.92 four stars
Commission To Every Nation (TX) 95.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,132,960
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $46,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,179,760
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,179,760
   Other Revenue $10,901
TOTAL REVENUE $1,190,661
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,064,770
   Administrative Expenses $114,147
   Fundraising Expenses $70,029
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,248,946
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-58,285
   
Net Assets $2,240,694

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
2018-12 03/01/2020 79.37 two stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 80.85 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 64.78 one star
2015-12 02/01/2017 78.19 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.13 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.12 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 79.16 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.80 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 69.12 one star
2010-12 02/01/2012 69.70 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.60 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 89.24 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 89.21 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 70.83 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 80.70 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 82.93 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 93.52 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 91.53 four stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 94.05 four 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 77-0296087
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS IN ACTION INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary 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 August, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$36,979 2.96% Timothy J. Johnston Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FRIENDS in Action International (PA) 79.37 two stars
Advancing Native Missions (VA) 87.62 three stars
India Gospel Outreach (CA) 86.42 three stars
InterServe USA (PA) 86.09 three stars
Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (TX) 97.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

FRIENDS in Action International
4008 East Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
tel: (717) 546-0208
fax: (717) 546-0214
EIN: 77-0296087

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 323
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

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Board Leadership

Randy Schnieders
Chairman

CEO

Tim Johnston
Executive Director

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