30 Largest Christian Advocacy Organizations – 2022
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.
|Rank||Last Year||Organization name||CEO||Total revenue||ECFA?||Rating||Transp||DCS|
|1||1||International Fellowship of Christians and Jews||Yael Eckstein||$171,143,198||No||2||C||75|
|2||2||AbleLight / formerly Bethesda Lutheran Communities||Keith Jones||$113,805,263||Yes||3||A||80|
|3||3||Alliance Defending Freedom||Michael P. Farris||$85,094,845||Yes||1||A||80|
|4||4||The Voice of the Martyrs||Cole Richards||$77,331,603||Yes||4||C||90|
|5||7||Giving Children Hope||Pete Bowen||$32,370,795||No||5||C||65|
|6||6||American Family Association||Mr. Tim Wildmon||$31,046,881||Yes||3||A||100|
|7||5||American Center for Law and Justice||Jay Alan Sekulow||$22,860,452||No||C||30|
|8||8||Family Research Council||Tony Perkins||$18,177,498||Yes||5||A||90|
|9||9||Human Coalition||Jeff Bradford||$16,152,856||Yes||2||A||80|
|10||10||First Liberty Institute||Kelly Shackelford||$14,810,344||Yes||3||A||85|
|11||NR||Home School Legal Defense Association||J. Michael Smith||$13,359,054||Yes||2||A||85|
|12||NR||Christian Medical & Dental Associations||Mike Chupp||$12,626,199||Yes||1||A||70|
|13||12||Students for Life of America||Kristan Hawkins||$12,244,697||No||5||C||75|
|14||16||Becket Fund for Religious Liberty||Mark Rienzi||$11,216,379||No||4||C||65|
|15||13||Save The Storks||Diane Ferraro||$8,380,173||Yes||2||A||95|
|16||18||Care Net||Roland Warren||$8,129,971||Yes||4||A||95|
|17||14||The A21 Campaign||Nicholas Caine||$8,050,835||Yes||2||A||80|
|18||15||Safe Families for Children||David Anderson||$7,741,735||Yes||4||A||85|
|19||17||Bread for the World Institute||Eugene Cho||$5,880,720||No||4||C||70|
|20||21||Kingdom Advisors||Rob West||$5,246,145||Yes||4||A||90|
|21||20||Live Action||Lila Rose||$5,102,067||No||2||D||60|
|22||19||The National Center on Sexual Exploitation||Dawn Hawkins / Patrick A. Trueman||$5,085,859||No||1||C||65|
|23||23||Bridges for Peace||Rebecca J. Brimmer||$4,839,459||Yes||5||C||65|
|24||24||Concerned Women for America||Penny Young Nance||$4,349,197||Yes||2||A||100|
|25||26||Rapha International||Stephanie Garman Freed||4,287,058||Yes||2||A||90|
|26||25||Shared Hope International||Linda Smith||$3,887,939||Yes||3||A||95|
|27||NR||Advocates for Community Transformation||J. Reid Porter||2,948,140||Yes||1||A||85|
|28||NR||The Exodus Road||Matt Parker||2,863,963||No||4||C||75|
|29||NR||Frontline Response / Atlanta Dream Center||Dan Palmer||2,687,917||Yes||3||A||90|
|30||27||Americans United for Life||Catherine Glenn Foster||2,348,272||No||2||C||80|