EIN 36-2904503

Barnabas Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
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Barnabas Foundation promotes Christian stewardship, provides planned giving resources, and supports churches and ministries with financial aid.
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Program areas at Barnabas Foundation

Barnabas Foundation serves as a Community Foundation for its 200 Christian church and ministry member organizations and provides financial support to Christian Reformed churches, their agencies and many other ministries that further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Grants of over 60 million dollars were either distributed or accrued for future distribution to the following types of charitable organizations: 45% supported Christian or secular Educational institutions, 32% supported Christian Missions, Evangelism and Churches, 7% supported Human Service and Relief organizations, 3% supported organizations providing Housing or Shelter, 3% supported Healthcare organizations, 2% supported Environmental organizations and 8% supported other religious or secular charities. Of the 60 million dollars distributed or designated for distribution, 45 million came from donor-advised fund accounts or donor restricted fund accounts, 14 million from donor bequests at death and one-half million from matured life income agreements. Funds received by the Foundation are administered and invested until grants are approved to member church and ministry organizations, as well as to non-member churches and other 501(c)(3) public charities after careful review of their tax exempt status, mission, purpose and practices.
Barnabas Foundation provides education and training for churches to encourage their congregation members to be faithful to God with their finances. The purpose of the education is to help individuals to be wise Stewards of God-given resources so they can experience the peace and joy that comes from living a generous life. In 2017 the Organization provided educational resources and training to over 750 churches and its other member organizations.
Barnabas Foundation serves its Christian member organizations with a comprehensive planned giving program that includes education and training, charitable gift marketing and messaging guidance, charitable gift planning meetings with member supporters, charitable gift annuity issuance and administration, management of charity endowment fund assets and proper charitable gift acceptance and reporting. Through member affiliation with Barnabas Foundation, church and ministry organizations have access to a planned giving program and the expertise required to maintain it at a fraction of the cost it would take to develop on their own. By participating with other church and ministry members and sharing in the costs of the Foundation, the members can dedicate more of their resources toward the fulfillment of their mission.

Who funds Barnabas Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Bessemer Giving FundGeneral Support$5,800,000
John Mark CoGeneral Support$2,811,524
Stewardship FoundationCharitable Donation$1,500,000
...and 11 more grants received

Personnel at Barnabas Foundation

James BakkeExecutive Director$165,456
David SchuttDirector of Finance and Administration$118,943
Kurt KnollDirector of Investments and Member Relations
Heather DayDirector of Marketing
Steve RottierDirector of Client Services
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Barnabas Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2017
Total grants, contributions, etc.$71,596,347
Program services$844,279
Investment income and dividends$4,141,934
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$6,052,985
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$635,510
Total revenues$83,271,055

Form 990s for Barnabas Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-02-22990View PDF
2014-122016-01-27990View PDF
2013-122014-11-25990View PDF
...and 4 more Form 990s

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Data update history
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $1,500,000 from Stewardship Foundation
May 11, 2023
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $130,000 from The Bos Family Foundation
January 23, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Thomas D and Sara E Whitwell Foundation
March 29, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
ReligiousChristianOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsOperates internationallyNational levelTax deductible donations
General information
3801 Eagle Nest Dr Ste B
Crete, IL 60417
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Will County, IL
Website URL
(708) 532-3444
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X20: Christian
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
Parent/child status
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