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Forward Edge International

Brush Prairie, WA   |  www.forwardedge.org

Mission

Creating opportunities for people to discover their true value and pursue God’s extraordinary purpose for their lives.

Ruling year info

1996

Owner and Founder

Mr. Joseph Anfuso

Main address

PO Box 1510

Brush Prairie, WA 98606 USA

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EIN

91-1646598

Cause area (NTEE code) info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Relief (Q33)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Child-focused Community Development Programs

Forward Edge seeks to provide holistic care for some of the world's most vulnerable children. In addition to meeting the physical, educational and spiritual needs of children, our programs also work to empower their families and communities. We call this child-focused community development.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
At-risk youth

Every year, hundreds of short-term volunteers serve with Forward Edge in support of our long-term programs in Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uganda, Cuba and the United States.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
At-risk youth

The Villa serves at-risk girls who are in residence through high school and then in college and Job and career training. The young women receive room, board, health care, professional counseling services, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
At-risk youth
Budget
$270,727

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2011

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 groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

General/Unspecified,At-risk youth

Related Program

Child-focused Community Development Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers reflect impact on the families of the children being served through our programs as well as short-term mission team participants.

Number of service recipients who are employed

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),At-risk youth,Self-employed people

Related Program

Villa Esperanza

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2014 provided opportunities for recycling services in Haiti. 2015 & 2016 began employment and career training in Nicaragua.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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

K-12 (5-19 years),At-risk youth

Related Program

Child-focused Community Development Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes educational support for children in Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua; technical and career training in the Villa Esperanza program in Nicaragua. The 2018 crisis in Nicaragua impacted our program.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related Program

Child-focused Community Development Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants changing undesirable behavior, as reported by experts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Child-focused Community Development Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teachers and program leaders reporting children committing to abstention before marriage in sex education in Nicaragua public schools.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Short-Term Mission Trips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Short term mission trips to help with disasters and long term programs Fewer teams served in disaster response after 2014 due to fewer large-scale disasters. The crisis in Nicaragua impacted 2018 #'s

Number of program graduates

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

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related Program

Child-focused Community Development Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric reflects the number of children graduating to the next level in their education.

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Children in our programs receive ongoing spiritual discipleship while our short-term mission teams also share the gospel while serving on location. The 2018 crisis in Nicaragua impacted our program.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our goal, or mission, is to create opportunities for people to discover their true value and pursue God’s extraordinary purpose for their lives. Our vision is to see activated churches and individuals in the U.S. and around the world empowering the vulnerable and growing as disciples of Jesus Christ.

We accomplish our mission by partnering with visionary Christ followers in various locations to conduct child-focused community development and phase II disaster response projects, and by mobilizing volunteers to support these projects, internationally and in the U.S.

We have decades of experience. Forward Edge was founded in 1983.<br/>We establish and nurture long-term ministry partnerships—deep relationships built on trust with key ministries in the locations we serve.<br/>We offer customized trips that match the gifting and calling of teams from around the country.<br/>We provide training and administrative support through proven training materials and complete logistical coordination before and throughout the trips.<br/>We provide on-site, knowledgeable Field Staff—dedicated servants who support our group leader(s), ensuring all our team's needs are met while on-site.<br/>We offer worldwide service opportunities as we have relationships throughout the world and can help people answer God's call on their lives and experience the adventure of service.<br/>Our short-term teams partner with our national partners and field staff to ensure that long-term, child-focused community development projects and initiatives are sustained and completed.<br/>We faithfully pursue the leading of the Holy Spirit, and rely on Him for the vision, wisdom and energy to carry out the work He sets before us.

Our programs for vulnerable children are long-term and very relational, which allows us to closely measure their physical health, their academic and economic growth, and their spiritual maturity. In our disaster recovery program, the more people we can help get back into their homes, schools or places of worship, the bigger difference we are making. Finally, year after year, we see volunteers return to serve on mission teams with us again, or we see them get more engaged serving their local community. Through their experience with Forward Edge, we see people inspired to live in the good works God created them to do (Ephesians 2:10).

Over the years, FEI volunteers have been used in the U.S. and around the world in many remarkable ways. Here are some examples.<br/>In the 1980s, constructed orphanages in Guatemala and Nicaragua, which today are home to hundreds of children<br/>In the 1990s, constructed youth centers on the Crow (Montana) and White Mountain Apache (Arizona) reservations<br/>Since the 1980s, provided health care to thousands in Latin America and Africa<br/>In 1992, distributed emergency aid to victims of Hurricane Andrew in Florida<br/>In 1999, rebuilt a village in Nicaragua after Hurricane Mitch<br/>In 2000, repaired the homes of widows and orphans in Kosovo following Balkan war<br/>In 2001, built homes for earthquake victims in El Salvador<br/>Following the 9/11 attacks, fed and prayed with rescue workers at Ground Zero in New York City<br/>In 2005, built permanent homes for tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka<br/>2005 to 2013: repaired homes and church buildings in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama following Hurricane Katrina<br/>2013 to present: repaired homes and church buildings in Missouri, Oklahoma, New York, Colorado, Philippines, Mexico and Nepal following floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, typhoons, andhurricanes<br/><br/><br/>In 2008, Villa Esperanza, "Hope Village" was created. This is a place where young girls have found refuge who once lived in the Managua dump called La Chureca or other dangerous environments. Here at the Villa they are given their first individual bed with clean sheets, and clothes and food. School suddenly becomes an option and with it hope for a better future. In short, they are given a new life!<br/>Villa Esperanza goes further, by offering life-skills and social skills training, psychological evaluation and counseling, and medical care. Here the children receive personal care in a family environment. And they are taught about a loving Savior and are encouraged to love others as He would. The children of Villa Esperanza are given the tools they need to reach their full, God-given potential.<br/><br/>Since then, we have created holisitic child sponsorship programs for vulnerable children in Haiti, Mexico and Kenya, which provide things such as nourishing food, education support, healthcare, clean water, and emotional and spiritual care.

Financials

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Forward Edge International

Board of directors
as of 9/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brad Fenisen

The Pediment Group, Inc (CEO, Owner)

Term: 2016 -

Dave Andersen

Andersen Construction

Joseph Anfuso

Forward Edge International

Karen Anfuso

No Affiliation

Brad Fenison

Pediment Publishing

John Greholver

Salvation Army

Dan Vahalla

Riverbed Technology

Mary Vahalla

Nick Shivers

WestOne Properties

Kay Moore

Rick Vogt

Colossae Church

Keywords

relief and development, short-term missions, disaster response, health care, vulnerable children