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Barnabas Foundation Celebrates Record Charitable Distributions in 2018

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With the final tally for 2018 complete, Barnabas Foundation celebrates the third consecutive record-breaking year of dollars distributed to charity. On behalf of the generous families we serve, Barnabas Foundation sent out 8,760 grants (vs. 7,548 in 2017) totaling more than $67 million (vs. $52 million in 2017) in charitable distributions.

“It’s our privilege to witness the passion our clients have for ministry, as evidenced by their giving,” said Jim Bakke, executive director of Barnabas Foundation. “What a joy and honor it is to be part of that!”

Among the top 20 recipients are organizations that serve in the areas of Christian education, humanitarian aid, global missions, elder care, Bible distribution, support for families with special abilities and more.

Generous individuals and families give through Barnabas Foundation in the form of cash, stock, mutual funds, bonds, real estate and other assets, largely through the Stewards Fund (donor-advised fund) or as estate gifts. Barnabas Foundation then distributes these gifts as recommended by supporters to a variety of churches and charities.

Since our founding in 1976, Barnabas Foundation has helped thousands of families distribute more than $690 million to the churches and ministries close to their hearts.

Learn how Barnabas Foundation can help you achieve the greatest good – for your family and for God’s Kingdom – through tax-wise charitable giving. Call 888.448.3040 or email