African Enterprise

Evangelizing the Cities of Africa Through Word and Deed in Partnership with the Church

aka AE   |   Spokane, WA   |
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African Enterprise

EIN: 95-2275044


AE's mission is to evangelize the cities of Africa, through word and deed in partnership with the Church.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Mr. Jamie Morrison

Main address

PO Box 28190

Spokane, WA 99228 USA

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Subject area info

Disaster relief

Community and economic development


Goodwill promotion

Population served info



Women and girls

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Africa is a continent of great promise but plagued by poverty, poor leadership, disease and corruption. African Enterprise brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bear in relevant ways to bring new hope, healing and effectiveness in Africa's citizens and leaders.

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?

African Enterprise Stratified Evangelism

AE has several programs that use community services as vehicles for presenting the Gospel. In addition, they have programs to help churches train their leaders and continue running the community projects. A few of AE's programs are listed below: AFRICA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE - Designed by Africans for Africans, the program is an intensive curriculum directed toward participants who are already active in their communities. Through seminars and practical workshops, students of all races and ages are equipped with a Gospel-based understanding of business and leadership principles. GHANA STREET CHILDREN'S PROJECT - This program helps get children off the streets by assigning them to a craftsman who works with them over a three-year period. During this time, the children are given both biblical and practical training, which allows them to begin a new life, both with the Christian faith and with a skill for the market place. SOWETO KAYOLE HEALTH PROJECT - This outpatient clinic meets both the spiritual and physical needs of the people living in the Soweto/Kayole slums on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. The clinic is staffed by community nurses and support staff who provide immunizations, antenatal care, first-aid, maternal care, childcare, and health education. The staff also provides daily Bible teachings, and local pastors and evangelists speak at weekly meetings. RWANDA HEALING MINISTRY - AE holds services in the Kigali Central Prison, which houses some of Rwanda's toughest criminals. Many have been known to accept Christ and confess to crimes, which resulted in smaller sentences.

Population(s) Served

Holistically transforming the lives of needy people with the Gospel. This is accomplished by identifying 40 to 60 prostitutes in and around Accra, Ghana and introducing them to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. They are trained in skills like Batik, Tie dye, soap making, screen printing, ornament (bead making), flour confectionery and cosmetics.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

The Center for Champions is a program that takes in the children who are living on the streets of Rwanda.
Center for Champions provides community and education for socially vulnerable youth.

Population(s) Served

In over 5 countries, the Foxfire teams are selected from youth in local communities to be discipled and trained to evangelize to their peers. We see this ministry as reaching out to the future of Africa, which has a population of mostly youth.

Population(s) Served

African Enterprise aims to evangelize the cities of Africa by ministering to the current government leaders and the future leaders of Africa (in schools and universities).

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2020

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 people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Religious groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

African Enterprise Stratified Evangelism

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

African Enterprise carries out dozens of evangelistic outreaches each year, presenting the Gospel to every strata of society in the urban centers around the continent.

Total dollars received in contributions

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Context Notes

African Enterprise seeks to engage American Christians in prayerfully and financially supporting African nationals in taking the Gospel to the major cities of Africa.

Percentage of people committing their lives to Jesus Christ after hearing the Gospel message.

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

African Enterprise Stratified Evangelism

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we changed our strategy to proclaim the Gospel via digital means rather than in person. Thus, many more people were reached but we were unable to confirm commitments.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

To evangelize the cities of Africa through word and deed and in partnership with the church. Our goals are to meet with and develop relationships with African leaders and pastors who will then lead others into relationship with the Lord, to resource our Teams in Africa who are continually evangelizing.

We do this through connection and ministry with churches in Africa, through aid and development, through outreaches to students, doctors, teachers, lawyers, government officials.

We have the key leaders to to minister to government officials, to teachers, to doctors, to children and orchestrate effective programs through word and deed and in partnership with the church for the purpose of seeing African lives and communities come to the Lord.

We assisted government officials in Africa to carry out the first peaceful democratic election in South Africa, 1994.
Last year we witnessed over 145 government officials come to the Lord at a luncheon and saw several bible studies begin in the offices of officials.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 150.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

African Enterprise

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of African Enterprise’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$78,120 $80,600 $21,762 $82,680 -$69,381
As % of expenses -10.4% 11.3% 2.7% 10.3% -6.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$78,529 $80,191 $20,948 $81,945 -$71,014
As % of expenses -10.5% 11.2% 2.6% 10.2% -7.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $671,559 $801,675 $816,596 $884,657 $932,966
Total revenue, % change over prior year -12.7% 19.4% 1.9% 8.3% 5.5%
Program services revenue 3.8% 2.2% 3.8% 2.2% 1.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.9% 1.5% 6.0% 10.8% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 93.3% 96.2% 90.2% 87.0% 111.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -13.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $749,679 $716,053 $799,856 $801,977 $1,002,347
Total expenses, % change over prior year -0.9% -4.5% 11.7% 0.3% 25.0%
Personnel 15.2% 17.7% 17.2% 15.9% 12.6%
Professional fees 8.2% 8.3% 9.9% 12.3% 14.0%
Occupancy 1.1% 1.3% 1.2% 1.2% 1.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 75.5% 72.6% 71.8% 70.6% 72.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $750,088 $716,462 $800,670 $802,712 $1,003,980
One month of savings $62,473 $59,671 $66,655 $66,831 $83,529
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $1,942 $0 $0 $2,694
Total full costs (estimated) $812,561 $778,075 $867,325 $869,543 $1,090,203

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.7 1.5
Months of cash and investments 9.0 10.8 9.9 11.1 8.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.9 10.7 9.9 11.1 8.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $21,559 $39,110 $23,011 $48,930 $123,413
Investments $540,030 $608,030 $636,154 $692,109 $547,899
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $8,533 $6,731 $6,731 $6,731 $7,836
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 85.9% 59.4% 71.5% 82.4% 71.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.9% 1.1% 0.3% 0.2% 0.5%
Unrestricted net assets $558,548 $638,739 $659,687 $741,632 $670,618
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $5,022 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $5,022 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $558,548 $643,761 $659,687 $741,632 $670,618

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Jamie Morrison

Jamie Morrison is Executive Director of the U.S. office of African Enterprise. Jamie grew up in Los Angeles and lived in South Africa for ten years, working alongside AE Founder Michael Cassidy. As the great-grandson and grandson of missionaries to Korea, the nephew of a missionary to Colombia and son of a missionary to Hong Kong, he has a heart for global evangelism, especially in Africa, where three of his four children were born. Jamie is a graduate of Drew University in New Jersey and is married to Amy. Along with their young kids, they live among the ponderosa pines in Spokane, Washington.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

African Enterprise

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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African Enterprise

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Dr. Wayne Herman

Los Angeles Pacific University

Term: 2020 - 2023

Wayne Herman

Los Angeles Pacific University

Dena Goodman

Calgard Insurance

Jennifer Graffius

Azusa Pacific University

Remi Lawanson

Life Pacific University

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? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2021

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There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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