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50 Largest Missions and Bible Translation Organizations

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Below is a list of the largest foreign missions and Bible translation organizations in the country.  In addition to the name and revenue, you will also find MinistryWatch’s Financial Efficiency Rating (1 to 5, with 5 being the highest), and the organization’s Transparency Grade and Donor Confidence Score.  You can find more information about the ministries by clicking the ministry’s name.  That will take you directly to the ministry’s profile in the MinistryWatch 1000 database.

We have not included missions organizations associated with denominations. In most cases, these organizations do not release a Form 990 and are therefore difficult to compare to the organizations on this list.  If you have questions about your own denominations missions organization, you can and should be able to get financial information from your denomination.

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The MinistryWatch database has a number of categories that include missions organizations.  We have therefore included Bible translation organizations, missionary organizations, and some evangelism and support organizations.  However, we have not included evangelistic organizations that may operate globally, but are primarily US organizations.

A Word About Timing.  This information comes from the most recent Form 990 available, and the Internal Revenue Service has been in the news lately for its slow processing of Form 990s.  (You can read our story on this subject here.)   For most ministries on this list, the most recent year available was 2021. For a few ministries, the most recent year is 2020 or older.  To read the complete profile of the ministries (and learn which year’s numbers we are using), click on the name of the ministry.  That link will take you to the ministry’s profile in the MinistryWatch database.

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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.