FRIENDSHIP MINISTRIES

Faith. Friendships. Belonging.

aka Ministerio Amistad   |   Grand Rapids, MI   |  www.friendship.org

Mission

We empower people with and without disabilities to grow deeper in their relationship with God and with each other in community together.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Tom VanWingerden

Main address

2215 29th Street SE Ste B6

Grand Rapids, MI 49508 USA

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Formerly known as

Friendship Foundation

EIN

38-2468684

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (X01)

Christian (X20)

Religious Printing, Publishing (X83)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Adults with intellectual disability are among the most unchurched populations in North America. And while many churches would like to reach out to these souls who are precious to God, the simple question of “HOW?” can sometimes provide a seemingly insurmountable barrier.

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?

Friendship Groups

Groups that use our program model of one-to-one mentoring are highly effective at sharing God's love, building friendships, and engaging people who have intellectual disability in the life of the church.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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

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FRIENDSHIP MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 10/22/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Uitvlugt

Excel Engineering

Term: 2016 - 2021

Shellie Power

Hope Centre Ministries

Dirk Buursma

HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Michael Hoggatt

Saddleback College

Mark Stephenson

Disability Concerns of the CRCNA

Linda Aalderink

Author

Elizabeth Bajema

New2You Thrift Store

Daniel Baker

Baker Book House

Erik Carter

Vanderbilt University

Tamara DeWaard

Providence Christian School

Minnie Herfst

Retired Educator

Anne Masters

Archdiocese of Newark

Beth Swagman

Attorney

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No