Iris Global

Stop for the One

Redding, CA   |  www.irisglobal.org

Mission

Iris Global is compelled by the of God to stop for the one in need through worship, outreach, family, education, relief, development, healing, and the arts. It is our conviction that the Spirit of God has asked us to make this love concrete in the world, incarnate in our thoughts, our bodies, our lives and our every action. Iris Global exists to participate in bringing the Kingdom of God to earth in all its aspects, but most especially through our particular calling to serve the very poor: the destitute, the lost, the broken and the forgotten.

Ruling year info

1998

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board

Heidi Baker Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

William Hart

Main address

P.O. Box 493995

Redding, CA 96049 USA

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Formerly known as

Iris Ministries

EIN

33-0648658

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Economic Development (S30)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The essence of the "problem" is that the world needs a Savior and our solution is to introduce everyone we serve to Jesus. The rest of our work grows out of a desire to grow in His love and become more like Him.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Children's Services

We started with children centers in Mozambique and have grown many more in our bases throughout Africa, Asia, and South America.  In the children centers, we care holistically for the child by offering healthcare, education, and a family atmosphere.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We have a variety of programs to facilitate development in the communities we serve. Programs are uniquely adapted to fit the needs relevant to specific regions. Our programs include, but are not limited to education, discipleship, small business development, sustainability programs, and healthcare.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

We plant churches primarily throughout Mozambique, but also in Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Brazil, and many other countries.  We also train national pastors and host discipleship seminars. Our Missions Schools equip students to be sent out as missionaries. We have one program dedicated to supplying and distributing Bibles.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

We teach a variety of vocational skills, provide food and clothing, assist in finding an outlet for the sale of goods produced and teach small business principles. Their lives are being enriched through education and encouragement by being knit into our family. They appreciate the wider family structure we cultivate since many are widowed, abandoned, separated or on their own with children.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Many of the areas that we serve in do not have a strong education system, so we start schools to help people of all ages learn to read and write. Education is a precious way to invest in people, strengthen the community and share the love of God.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Countless villages across Africa do not have ready access to water and people often have to walk many miles just to find water. Even then it may not be clean and many people are sick and dying as a result. In response, and as an integral part of our mission, Iris has a large well-drilling rig to support this area of great need. We are one of the few organizations with the equipment and government permission to drill wells throughout the province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

We are educating the community on the essentials of public health, nutrition, disease prevention and basic hygiene. We also have opportunities to teach about AIDs prevention through abstinence as well as assist mothers during pregnancy. It is our goal for people to want to make right behavioral choices to stay healthy. People are very attentive and ask many questions during these teaching sessions.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Accreditations

ECFA 2017

Awards

Member Organization 2013

World Evangelical Alliance

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Centers/Projects worldwide.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Missions (outreach & evangelism)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers include everything in Iris from a full-fledged ministry center like our Pemba location to a singular missionary running a health clinic in Burundi.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Student totals include students enrolled in Iris Center schools and students whose education is paid for by Iris.

Number of Iris Global School missions students

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Missions (outreach & evangelism)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This total comes from Iris Global Schools held at various locations each year.

Number of children cared for

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Children's Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Totals are for children who live at an Iris center full time and/or participate in day-programs for at-risk children.

Number of Productive Wells drilled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Well Drilling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number does not include wells that did not produce sufficient or potable water.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Missions (outreach & evangelism)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Iris is a missions movement supported by our volunteer missionaries who serve overseas.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our current and expanding network of centers operate existing programs and pioneer new initiatives.

We are establishing additional schools, feeding programs, mobile clinics, strengthening and supporting families, and providing full-time care for vulnerable children in crisis. In times of disaster we are responding with food, clothing, and repairing and building homes.

Training centers are continuously increasing in capacity and adding new locations.

And through our child sponsorship program, Stop for the One, we are directly supporting children, families, and communities.

At Iris Global we are willing to go "low and slow" to make sure our programs are done with excellence. This means everything from working through all government channels to make sure our programs are in compliance with national standards to creating an educational environment free of corruption so students can learn and succeed without fear.

We work hard to train our missionaries and instill common values to confidently release them to pioneer new programs.

We are establishing additional schools, feeding programs, mobile clinics, strengthening and supporting families, and providing full-time care for vulnerable children in crisis.

In times of disaster we are responding with food, clothing and repairing and building homes.

Training centers are increasing capacity and adding new locations.

We are committed to establishing holistic approaches in addressing the needs in the regions we are presently in. This includes housing, feed, education, employment. Additionally, we care for over 10,000 children daily, with locations in 34 countries. Our faith-based leadership training has trained and equipped well over 30,000 to be workers in developing countries.

Development and construction continues for Iris University in Pemba, Mozambique. This is a main goal and need for the region as we are committed to providing higher education as a pathway toward transformation and development.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Iris Global

Board of directors
as of 7/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Heidi Baker

Heidi Baker

Iris Global

William Hart

Iris Global

Andrew Ng

Paribesh Pte Ltd

Jeff Barney

NLC Inc.

Hugh Marquis

Network Neighborhood

Leif Hetland

Global Mission Awareness

Marci Fish

Convergence Church

Herbert Barbutti

The Cross Culture

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes