With God’s leading, and with the key global trends in view, First Fruit has selected the following areas of focus for the foundation’s giving.
Proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel
First Fruit is deeply concerned with all forms of human suffering and believes in responsible stewardship of the environment.
We work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) that engage faith communities as agents of transformation within their regions.
Our focus is to alleviate poverty and fight injustice through supporting a wide range of programs.
Enhancing the depth, quality, and numbers of leaders
In the developing world, Christian leaders face enormously complex and daunting challenges as they work towards community transformation.
Whether the context of leadership is rural or urban, grassroots or multi-national, church-based or in the business, public or social sectors, we want to support these leaders by offering the most applicable resources available.
We aim to create highly relevant material targeting areas such as development of ministry skills, technical skills, organizational leadership, and spiritual and character growth. Be it through a degree program, a nonformal program, or informal mentorship, we look to deliver these resources in a way that will be most effective for each situation.
Reaching the Less and Least Reached
Engaging communities that have few followers of Christ
We believe that the Church that lives out the whole Gospel in word and deed is the hope of the world.
The eternal mandate of presenting the Gospel and making disciples cannot be lost, even if entailing great risk and cost, but it should be done in loving and culturally-appropriate ways.
We support creative initiatives that demonstrate and proclaim the love of Christ to communities that have limited Christian witness. Through whatever means possible, we encourage efforts to regularly gather together seekers and followers of Christ.
Where We Work
Since 1976, First Fruit has given over 3,000 grants to more than 1,000 organizations in over 100 countries.