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EIN: 45-4131862


Petros Network equips and empowers indigenous leaders to alleviate spiritual and physical poverty among their own people.

Notes from the nonprofit

Petros Network USA has been active since 2003. Petros Network Canada has been active since 2006.

Ruling year info


Founder and CEO

Ray M. Noah

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Linda K. Noah

Main address

6600 SW 92nd Ave Suite 140

Portland, OR 97223 USA

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Subject area info


Community health care

Child advocacy

Agriculture, fishing and forestry


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Population served info

Children and youth


Women and girls

NTEE code info

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

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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

Transformational Leadership Development

Petros Network equips transformational community leaders — missionary church planters, business, and government leaders — to bring about holistic, lasting change.

Population(s) Served

Petros Network designed Petros Network Women to ignite a spark of hope in the hearts of at-risk women (with children) through life and job skills training, leadership development, and micro-loans or meaningful work.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Petros Network agricultural initiatives include personal, community, and school gardens, and animal husbandry. Our focus is on creating sustainability in a rural community. We also offer some disaster and relief work among the communities we serve.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Petros Network supports the education of children, leadership development, small business training, and a Bible Diploma Program. Petros Network provides a non-formal certificate program

Population(s) Served

Petros Network supplies tools for clean water and participates with strategic partners to drill wells in rural communities where churches and schools have been planted

Population(s) Served

Petros Network leads volunteer medical and dental teams to provide in-country care as well as mentoring of indigenous professionals. We also run a medium-sized medical clinic in Jeldu, Ethiopia.

Population(s) Served

Petros Network provides transformational leadership tools, Bibles, and discipleship curriculum for holistic impact.

Population(s) Served

Protecting children is one of Petros Network's Redemptive Lift strategies for transforming a village. Working through local churches and schools we have found child sponsorship and children's feeding initiatives to be an effective means for alleviating the chronic cycle of poverty and providing children HOPE for a better future.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Petros Network uses sports to build the self-esteem of children and youth. Through clinics and competitive events, children receive skill development and life skill training in good sportsmanship​ and getting along with others.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

HOPE Builders provides leadership and hands-on construction expertise to pastors, missionaries, churches and other non-profits for mission-critical building projects in an international context. Projects can include schools, churches, medical facilities, orphanages, and other similar mission-critical building projects. International construction can be quite complex and costly, but it doesn't have to be! Depending on the specific needs of each building project, HOPE Builders considers best practices in building construction, the mission purpose of the construction, as well as the most affordable, sustainable and accessible products for our building partners. This assures buildings are built correctly within the given cultural context, dollars are stretched, and donor accountability requirements are met and God's name is glorified.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

We equip and empower indigenous leaders to be the spiritual and physical solution for their rural communities.

With the help of our passionate partners, we have the following accomplishments.

- As of December 2023, we have shared the Gospel with 6.3 million people, planted 7000+ churches, and have 1.5 million adherents.
- We provide General Assembly training 2-times a year and regional training every quarter. Efforts are onsite and in-country.
- We have trained over 8000 leaders in Transformational Leadership.

- Over 500 women have been trained in leadership and small business skills. 250 have received microgrants.
- 150 Orphans are cared for daily.
- 1030 Children are fed daily
- We have helped to build 4 primary and secondary schools.
- We have built a Medium-size Medical Clinic that services 20,000 patients a year.
- We have built a Women's vocational center.
- We have built a Guest House for our international teams
- We have launched farming and animal husbandry efforts for sustainability: piggery, goats, cows, bees, rabbits, farming in multiple countries.

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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 44886.11 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 27.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of PETROS NETWORK’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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,861,429 $102,749 $941,230 $1,058,045 $821,163
As % of expenses 343.4% 18.8% 165.6% 173.8% 56.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,861,429 $102,749 $941,230 $1,054,193 $813,523
As % of expenses 343.4% 18.8% 165.6% 172.1% 55.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,403,553 $649,541 $1,509,468 $1,666,782 $2,376,782
Total revenue, % change over prior year 54.2% -73.0% 132.4% 10.4% 42.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.6% 2.6% 21.0% 20.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.4% 97.4% 79.0% 79.9% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $542,124 $546,792 $568,238 $608,737 $1,463,365
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.9% 3.9% 7.1% 140.4%
Personnel 8.8% 10.2% 9.8% 28.4% 31.0%
Professional fees 1.7% 6.6% 7.5% 1.1% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 4.9% 2.5%
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 89.5% 83.2% 82.3% 65.6% 66.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $542,124 $546,792 $568,238 $612,589 $1,471,005
One month of savings $45,177 $45,566 $47,353 $50,728 $121,947
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $46,405 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $587,301 $592,358 $615,591 $709,722 $1,592,952

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 85.5 6.3 20.9 30.4 28.0
Months of cash and investments 85.5 69.2 70.0 75.7 47.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 86.5 87.3 103.9 116.9 55.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $3,864,790 $289,021 $989,312 $1,544,017 $3,415,346
Investments $0 $2,864,633 $2,323,483 $2,296,710 $2,363,364
Receivables $31,778 $156,639 $88,458 $45,000 $20,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $30,000 $30,000 $76,404 $78,572
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.0% 14.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.6% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $3,906,913 $4,009,662 $4,950,892 $6,005,085 $6,818,608

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
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

Founder and CEO

Ray M. Noah

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Linda Noah‎

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 09/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ray Noah

Portland Christian Center

Term: 2012 -

Sam Thannikal

Paragon Payroll & HR, Inc.

Ron Stokes

Portland Christian Center

Ray Noah

Petros Network

Linda Noah

Petros Network

Stan Noah


Vik Rajagopal


Doug Resler

Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Doug MacLardy

Doug MacLardy, CPFA,Columbia Associates Wealth Management Group

Ron Cochran

Sunriver Vacations

Krista Johnson

Shell USA

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 9/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

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Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/27/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.