EIN 31-0971249

International Friendships

IRS 501(c) type
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International Friendships Inc exists to serve the physical, social, and spiritual needs of international students through Christians who offer hospitality, welcoming activities, practical help, and discipleship training so that Christ will be known am...
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Program areas at International Friendships

Campus Ministry Teams - IFI works to serve, teach, and mentor an increasing number of international students, scholars, and their families out of love for Jesus. Funds appropriated for Campus Ministry are used to facilitate these activities in order to see God's love extended globally in partnership with spiritually vibrant international students. During the year the campus ministry staff, in collaboration with volunteers and churches, organized social, cultural, and spiritual activities that served approximately 2800 international students and scholars on 34 university campuses in the U.S.
Partnering with Churches and Volunteers - IFI works with churches to help them fulfill their desire to love the stranger and impact the world by providing a means for them to practice Biblical hospitality. IFI has over 125 church partners and 1,000 active volunteers. IFI staff members work closely with volunteers from local churches to provide various services that address the social, cultural, and spiritual interests and needs of international students and scholars. The objectives for engaging churches and volunteers are: 1) to train them in fulfilling God's command to love the strangers among us in practical ways short-term and 2) to serve as a bridge between people interested in impacting people in other countries and their opportunity to impact people from others countries while they are here locally.
Services to International Students and Scholars - IFI staff and volunteers conduct English Conversation Clubs and provide conversation partners to help international students and scholars and their spouses improve their English speaking and listening skills and help them navigate the complexities of American language and culture. IFI also provides internships for recently graduated, spiritually vibrant international students during their OPT year. IFI finds housing and/or employment for some of these student leaders involved in internships, and takes internationals to conferences about following Jesus to encourage their spiritual growth and develop deeper friendships.

Who funds International Friendships

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
George Edward Durell FoundationSupport of Expansion, General Operating Expenses, and Mike Krajnak Iseed Program$27,500
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$16,850
58 Partners FoundationTransportation, Materials, Food To Evangelize and Train International & American Christians in Usa$11,000
...and 9 more grants received

Personnel at International Friendships

Rich MendolaChief Executive Officer
Scott HolahanChief Operating Officer
Don HayesChief Financial Officer$72,800
Ryan FinkeCommunications Director
Nancy BaierDirector of Development
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for International Friendships

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,208,359
Program services$31,716
Investment income and dividends$5,916
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$1,206
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-9,843
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$46,589
Total revenues$3,283,943

Form 990s for International Friendships

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-082021-04-06990View PDF
2019-082021-02-09990View PDF
2018-082019-08-17990View PDF
2017-082018-05-14990View PDF
2016-082017-08-17990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $27,500 from George Edward Durell Foundation
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $8,440 from American Online Giving Foundation
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 20, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Headquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesReligionChildrenForeign affairsInternational development
ReligiousChristianPartially liquidatedFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersAuction fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1520 Old Henderson Rd Ste 200
Columbus, OH 43220
Metro area
Columbus, OH
Franklin County, OH
Website URL
(614) 294-2434
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X00: Religion: General
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
Parent/child status
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