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30 Largest Christian Advocacy Organizations – 2022

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Below is a list of the 30 largest Christian advocacy organizations in the United States.  These are organizations whose work is not primarily direct aid, but in advocacy, including those who work in the arena of public policy — including life, marriage, and religious liberty.

This list should not be interpreted as a list of recommended ministries.  They are ranked by total revenue, and not by ministry effectiveness, financial efficiency, or any other measure.  That said, the Financial Efficiency rating and the Transparency Grade of each ministry is listed.  This year, for the first time, we have also included the Donor Confidence Score of each organization.

To learn more about these ministries, click on the ministry’s name and read the complete MinistryWatch profile on this organization.

We should note that the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) is not a Christian organization, but it advertises heavily in Christian media and has thousands of evangelical Christian donors, so it is included on this list so as to provide transparency into its operations.  To read more about IFCJ, click here.

If you would like to know more about our Financial Efficiency Rating, click here.  If you would like to know more about our Transparency Grades, click here.  To learn about the Donor Confidence Score, click here.

RankLast YearOrganization nameCEOTotal revenueECFA?RatingTranspDCS
11International Fellowship of Christians and JewsYael Eckstein$171,143,198No2C75
22AbleLight / formerly Bethesda Lutheran CommunitiesKeith Jones$113,805,263Yes3A80
33Alliance Defending FreedomMichael P. Farris$85,094,845Yes1A80
44The Voice of the MartyrsCole Richards $77,331,603Yes4C90
57Giving Children HopePete Bowen$32,370,795No5C65
66American Family AssociationMr. Tim Wildmon$31,046,881Yes3A100
75American Center for Law and JusticeJay Alan Sekulow$22,860,452NoC30
88Family Research CouncilTony Perkins$18,177,498Yes5A90
99Human CoalitionJeff Bradford$16,152,856Yes2A80
1010First Liberty InstituteKelly Shackelford$14,810,344Yes3A85
11NRHome School Legal Defense AssociationJ. Michael Smith$13,359,054Yes2A85
12NRChristian Medical & Dental AssociationsMike Chupp$12,626,199Yes1A70
1312Students for Life of AmericaKristan Hawkins$12,244,697No5C75
1416Becket Fund for Religious LibertyMark Rienzi$11,216,379No4C65
1513Save The StorksDiane Ferraro$8,380,173Yes2A95
1618Care NetRoland Warren$8,129,971Yes4A95
1714The A21 CampaignNicholas Caine$8,050,835Yes2A80
1815Safe Families for ChildrenDavid Anderson$7,741,735Yes4A85
1917Bread for the World InstituteEugene Cho$5,880,720No4C70
2021Kingdom AdvisorsRob West$5,246,145Yes4A90
2120Live ActionLila Rose$5,102,067No2D60
2219The National Center on Sexual ExploitationDawn Hawkins / Patrick A. Trueman$5,085,859No1C65
2323Bridges for PeaceRebecca J. Brimmer$4,839,459Yes5C65
2424Concerned Women for AmericaPenny Young Nance$4,349,197Yes2A100
2526Rapha InternationalStephanie Garman Freed4,287,058Yes2A90
2625Shared Hope InternationalLinda Smith$3,887,939Yes3A95
27NRAdvocates for Community TransformationJ. Reid Porter2,948,140Yes1A85
28NRThe Exodus RoadMatt Parker2,863,963No4C75
29NRFrontline Response / Atlanta Dream CenterDan Palmer2,687,917Yes3A90
3027Americans United for LifeCatherine Glenn Foster2,348,272No2C80
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Warren Cole Smith

Warren previously served as Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine, and Vice President of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Before launching a career in Christian journalism 25 years ago, Smith spent more than seven years as the Marketing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.