Barnabas Foundation

growing generosityBarnabas Foundation advances God’s Kingdom by providing
Planned Giving and Stewardship Development Services to Christian organizations, churches, schools and families.

Our Services

Barnabas Foundation serves ministries and churches, and the families who support them. We believe that stewardship is a way of life, and living generously is an expression of God’s love.

  • Estate and Gift Planning

    Estate and Gift Planning

    Helping the families who support our member ministries to establish values-based Wills and give tax-wise charitable gifts

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  • Stewards Fund (Donor-Advised Fund)

    Stewards Fund   (Donor-Advised Fund)

    Flexible giving options that help families make the most of their investments into the ministries they love

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  • Planned Giving Marketing Services

    Planned Giving Marketing Services

    Customizable templates and promotional resources to educate your supporters about gifts from Wills and other Planned Gifts

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  • Gift Administration and Asset Management

    Gift Administration and Asset Management

    Back-office team of Planned Giving professionals to administer and process complex gifts for your ministry

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  • Church Stewardship Development

    Church Stewardship Development

    Barnabas Foundation helps congregations recognize stewardship as a transformational, all-encompassing act of worship to honor and serve the Giver of all things.

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Our Members

Barnabas Foundation partners with Christian organizations, schools and churches to provide stewardship and Planned Gift development.

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See our current 200+ Christian ministries

News & Events

  • Barnabas Foundation celebrates $600 million in charitable gifts distributed on behalf of Christian donors

    Barnabas Foundation celebrates $600 million in charitable gifts distributed on behalf of Christian donors

    Barnabas Foundation has reached a significant milestone — assisting with the distribution of $600 million in gifts to charities, since its inception in 1976.

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  • Barnabas Foundation members provide critical relief following hurricanes

    Barnabas Foundation members provide critical relief following hurricanes

    In the aftermath of recent hurricanes, and with unprecedented rainfall and flood damage, there is a tremendous need for disaster relief in the affected regions. Barnabas Foundation member ministries are on the ground, providing immediate and long-term support to those in need.

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  • Barnabas Foundation moves to new home in Crete, Ill.

    Barnabas Foundation moves to new home in Crete, Ill.

    Barnabas Foundation has moved headquarters from Tinley Park, Ill., to Crete, Ill. More spacious than the previous facilities, the new location positions Barnabas Foundation for future growth and enhanced services for the ministries and churches we serve.

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  • Day joins Barnabas Foundation Team as Director of Marketing

    Day joins Barnabas Foundation Team as Director of Marketing

    Heather M. Day has joined the Barnabas Foundation team as director of marketing. In this role, her top priority will be implementing new and innovative ways to support members and churches in their efforts to better communicate with their supporters about planned giving and stewardship.

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  • Regional Member Breakfast - Illinois

    Regional Member Breakfast - Illinois

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our Regional Member Breakfast on Thursday, March 23.  A special "thank you" goes to Providence Life Services for hosting this breakfast at their headquarters in Tinley Park, IL.

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  • Regional Member Breakfast - Michigan

    Regional Member Breakfast - Michigan

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our Regional Member Breakfast on Thursday, February 16.  A special "thank you" goes to Christian Reformed Church in North America for hosting this breakfast at their headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI.

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  • Regional Member Breakfast - Michigan

    Regional Member Breakfast - Michigan

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our Regional Member Breakfast in Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  A special "thank you" goes to Crossroad Bible Institute for hosting this breakfast.

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  • 40 Years of Growing Generosity

    40 Years of Growing Generosity

    It's been 40 years since a group of Christian attorneys gathered together to create an organization dedicated to the development of charitable gifts from Wills and Trusts.

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  • New Executive Director

    New Executive Director

    We are pleased to welcome James Bakke, J.D. as the new Executive Director of Barnabas Foundation. Jim comes to us from World Vision where has served as National Director of Planned Giving since 2007.

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