Servant Foundation

The information for Servant Foundation is as of the organization's most recent filing in March '22. This organization is located in Overland Park, KS. It has been in existence for 22 years, following its founding in 2000.

Organization Classification

The IRS classifies organizations according to the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) system. The NTEE system helps the IRS assign a 3-character code to each organization to describe the organization's activities.

The Servant Foundation's NTEE code is X99. The "X" tells us that the organization is classified as Religion-Related. The "99" tells us that the organization is classified as Religion-Related N.E.C. The NTEE describes this classification as organizations that provide services relating to religion where a more specific code cannot be accurately assigned, including various religious beliefs and references to miracles. The Servant Foundation is also identified as a 501(c)(3) organization, which means it is engaged in Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Public Safety, Amateur Sports, or Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals work. The mission of the Servant Foundation is to inspire and facilitate revolutionary biblical generosity across generations to solve the world's greatest problems.

Program Areas

Program Area 1: The Signatry, a public charity, operates as a 501(c)(3) organization under IRC Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). It conducts charitable and educational programs and facilitates charitable giving through donor-advised funds to other 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the areas of community development, education, and religion. This program area allows donors to contribute assets and recommend grants to causes they care about.

Program Area 2: In 2021, the organization launched "He Gets Us," a media campaign aimed at sharing the story of Jesus and sparking meaningful discussions about his life and teachings. They believe that comprehending Jesus is crucial for promoting biblical generosity and anticipate that the "He Gets Us" ministry will be a valuable resource for the various organizations they assist through their donor advised fund program.

Organization Staffing

Servant Foundation is led by Stephen A French, who serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer. The organization has a small labor force, with 44 employees. Out of these employees, 13 are paid over $100k per year. Additionally, the organization relies on the support of 59 volunteers.

Board Governance

Servant Foundation appears to be a well-governed non-profit organization based on the information provided. With a total of 7 voting members, including 5 independent members, the organization seems to have a diverse and balanced board composition. This ensures that decisions are made with a variety of perspectives and reduces the likelihood of conflicts of interest. The fact that potential conflicts of interest exist is acknowledged by the organization, which is a positive sign of transparency. The presence of a conflict of interest policy further demonstrates their commitment to addressing and managing any conflicts that may arise. Additionally, the requirement for disclosure of conflicts indicates that the organization values accountability and wants to maintain the trust of its stakeholders. The documentation of both board meetings and committee meetings is another indicator of good governance. This practice ensures that decisions and discussions are recorded and can be reviewed or referred to if necessary. It also promotes transparency and accountability within the organization. Servant Foundation's commitment to ethical practices is evident through the presence of various policies. The organization has a written whistleblower policy, which encourages employees and stakeholders to report any wrongdoing or unethical behavior without fear of retaliation. Additionally, the organization has a document retention policy, ensuring that important records and documents are properly stored and maintained. The organization's practice of substantiating and reviewing leadership salaries demonstrates their commitment to responsible financial management. However, it is worth noting that officer's salaries are not reviewed, which may be an area that could be further improved to ensure transparency and fairness. Lastly, the organization's practice of providing copies of the 990 to the board prior to filing shows their commitment to transparency and accountability in their financial reporting. Overall, Servant Foundation appears to be well-governed, with policies and practices in place to ensure transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct.

Grant History

Our dataset includes eight years of grant history for the Servant Foundation. Over those eight years, they have awarded a total of 9,054 grants, with an average check size of $245,830. On average, they award approximately 1,132 grants each year. The majority of their grants, 8,959 in total, are awarded in the Religion-Related sector. They have also awarded two grants in the Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief sector. In terms of geographical distribution, the organization has awarded the most grants in the states of Kansas (1,304), Texas (668), and Missouri (1,028). They have awarded the fewest grants in Hawaii (5), Rhode Island (4), and Delaware (13).

Organization Growth

The Servant Foundation nonprofit organization has experienced significant growth over the given time period. Contributions and grants received increased from $1.7 million in 2014 to $916.3 million in 2021. Investment income also saw a substantial increase, from -$52,589 in 2014 to $18.7 million in 2021. Other revenue increased from -$16,150 in 2014 to $6.9 million in 2021. Total revenue increased from $2.6 million in 2014 to $942.4 million in 2021. Grants paid increased from $650.9 thousand in 2014 to $448 million in 2021. Employee salaries increased from $747.9 thousand in 2014 to $4.9 million in 2021. Total expenses increased from $2.2 million in 2014 to $537.2 million in 2021. Additionally, the organization saw an increase in the number of employees, from 20 in 2014 to 44 in 2021, and an increase in the number of volunteers, from 11 in 2014 to 59 in 2021. Overall, the Servant Foundation has experienced significant growth across various aspects of its operations.

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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$28,155
Related organizations$84,503,853
Government grants $905,619
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$830,826,445
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $62,442,061
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$916,264,072
Total Program Service Revenue$538,333
Investment income $19,179,859
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $125
Net Rental Income $6,876,214
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales -$436,207
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$10,432
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $942,411,964

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Servant Foundation has awarded $442,166,538 in support to 1,851 organizations.

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Colorado Spgs, CO




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Alpharetta, GA



Pompano Beach, FL




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Clearwater, FL




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Overland Park, KS




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Birmingham, AL


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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 23 grants that Servant Foundation has recieved totaling $87,362,244.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Signatry Charitable Trust

Overland Park, KS


Dechomai Foundation Inc

Jacksonville, FL

PURPOSE: unrestricted

National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc

Alpharetta, GA


Schwab Charitable Fund

San Francisco, CA


American Endowment Foundation

Hudson, OH


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