Faith-based NGOs are known to contribute substantial resources—financial, technical, human, and in-kind—to poverty alleviation, health care provision, and relief of suffering through international development activities and humanitarian assistance. It is critical to understand the necessary, complementary, and unique roles of public and private funding, the massive contribution of private resources secured through faith based entities, and the leveraging of public investment by private resources by those faith-based NGOs who receive public funding.
Though quantifying these resources and their sources remains challenging, one publicly available source of data on revenues and expenditures is the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) annual filings required of tax-exempt Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This report is based on research that uses publicly available IRS 990 forms to quantify the private and public revenues and expenditures of US faith-based NGOs.
Summary data on US Faith-based NGOs for FY2011-FY2014 may be found below:
- Top 20 US FBOs with largest total revenues in FY2014 (Total Revenue vs USG Revenue, sorted by total revenue)
- Top 20 US FBOs with largest USG revenue in FY2014 (Total Revenue vs USG Revenue, sorted by USG revenue)
Please contact Jean Duff at JeanDuff@pfaithdev.org with further inquiries