The Fund For Theological Education Inc

The Fund For Theological Education Inc Overview

The Fund For Theological Education Inc, operating under the name Forum For Theological Exploration, is located in Decatur, GA. The organization was established in 1956. According to its NTEE Classification (B82) the organization is classified as: Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, under the broad grouping of Education and related organizations. As of 12/2019, Forum For Theological Exploration employed 17 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, Forum For Theological Exploration generated $8.9m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 2.4% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $5.9m during the year ending 12/2019. While expenses have increased by 5.8% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Forum For Theological Exploration has awarded 224 individual grants totaling $2,893,466. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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THE FUND FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (FTE) CULTIVATES DIVERSE, YOUNG ADULTS TO BE FAITHFUL, WISE AND COURAGEOUS LEADERS FOR THE CHURCH AND ACADEMY.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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CULTIVATING CHRISTIAN LEADERS PROVIDES SUPPORT TO SEVERAL GROUPS OF CANDIDATES EXPLORING AND PREPARING FOR VOCATIONS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY. FELLOWS PARTICIPATED IN DISCERNMENT EVENTS AND NETWORKS OF SUPPORT AND WERE GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.


STRATEGIC PARTNERS CULTIVATING CHRISTIAN LEADERS EQUIPS AND STRENGTHENS DIVERSE NETWORKS OF LEADERS OF CONGREGATIONS AND CHURCH-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS TO IDENTIFY AND INSPIRE YOUNG ADULTS TO EXPLORE AND PURSUE A CALL TO MINISTRY AND TEACHING BY OFFERING GRANTS, CONFERENCES, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT.


THE HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH THEOLOGY INSTITUTES OFFER SPACES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO EXPLORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR FAITH, PURPOSE, AND CALL TO MINISTRY IN THE WORLD. THE INSTITUTES WITHIN THIS INITIATIVE WORK WITH COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, CONGREGATIONS, DENOMINATIONAL OFFICES, SERVICES AGENCIES, AND YOUTH MINISTRY ORGANIZATIONS TO IDENTIFY, IGNITE, AND CULTIVATE THE GIFTS OF FUTURE CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO WILL IMPACT OUR COMMUNITIES.


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The Fund For Theological Education Inc Board, Officers & Key Employees

Name (title)Compensation
Donald Lewis Jr
President
$185,231
Paul Bois
VP Of Administration
$136,187
Rev Dr Ross A Lockha
Trustee
$0
Dr Gregory C Ellison
Trustee
$0
Ms Linda Kay Klein
Trustee
$0
Ms Hyepin Im
Trustee
$0

Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$8,019,040
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $0
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$8,019,040
Total Program Service Revenue$17,090
Investment income $728,332
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $3,473
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $108,092
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $8,876,027

The Fund For Theological Education Inc Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, The Fund For Theological Education Inc has awarded $552,500 in support to 39 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

CATHOLIC VOLUNTEERS IN FLORIDA

Org PageRecipient Profile

Orlando, FL

PURPOSE: Leadership Formation Lab Grant

$20,000

Knoxville, TN

PURPOSE: Leadership Formation Lab Grant

$20,000

COALITION FOR CHRISTIAN OUTREACH

Org PageRecipient Profile

Pittsburgh, PA

PURPOSE: Leadership Formation Lab Grant

$20,000

JEFFERSON STREET MISSIONARY BAPTIST

PURPOSE: 2019 Pastoral Internship Grants

$20,000

GENERAL BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND MINISTRY

Org PageRecipient Profile

Nashville, TN

PURPOSE: 2019 Pastoral Internship Grants

$20,000

ANN ARBOR CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Org PageRecipient Profile

Ann Arbor, MI

PURPOSE: 2019 Pastoral Internship Grants

$20,000
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The Fund For Theological Education Inc Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 2 grants that The Fund For Theological Education Inc has recieved totaling $6,500,000.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: BUILD NETWORKS FOR NEW LEADERS

$5,000,000
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: CAMPUS MINISTRY PROJECT

$1,500,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$26,126,693
Earnings$3,186,226
Admin Expense$174,649
Net Contributions$8,022,515
Other Expense$4,030,159
Grants$1,604,601
Ending Balance$31,526,025

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