American Bible Society

Philadelphia, PA
Founded: 1816
Current Status: Member
Member Since: April 18, 2011
ECFA accredited organization

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $48,101,171
   Noncash Donations $462,281
   Other Revenue $-10,810,467
   Total Revenue $37,752,985
   Total Expenses $92,839,970
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $746,386,221
Total Liabilities $114,916,781
Net Assets $631,469,440

Data for year ended June 30, 2016
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
American Bible Society
Philadelphia, PA
Tel: (215) 309-0900
Top Leader: Dr. Roy Peterson
Donor Contact: Ms. Melinda Trine

Ministry Description
The mission of the American Bible Society is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford so all people may experience its life-changing message. After nearly 200 years of ongoing ministry, American Bible Society continues to invite people to experience the life-changing message of the Bible. American Bible Society offers an increasing range of innovative ministries to address core life questions and struggles. The Bible Society works alongside ministry partners, Christian churches, and national Bible societies to share God's Word both in the United States and around the globe.

Do you love to tell the “. . . old, old story of Jesus and His love?” Give a Bible-A-Month Partnership to your loved one and send a Bible every month in their honor to people all over the world who are eager to know His truth. You’ll put God’s Word into the hands of people who have never even seen a Bible and share the hope of His eternal love.
Poor reading skills are linked to crime, poverty and homelessness. You can help children in low-income neighborhoods build a foundation for a bright future by teaching them to read through our 16-week Bibles-based reading program. Your gift provides Bibles, Bible-based reading materials, teacher training and more to reach the hearts and souls of America’s children.
In India, orphanages are crowded with millions of precious, abandoned children. These boys and girls need assurance that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them. You can provide illustrated Bibles and share the promise that He has a plan to give them a future of hope (Jeremiah 29.11, CEV).
Faith in China is exploding! Yet, millions of Chinese believers still do not have Bibles. Sometimes, a single Bible is shared by 100 people! And that's why this opportunity to help provide God's Word is critical. Your gift today can help end the China Bible famine.
“Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so.” Millions of children around the world can’t sing that song because they don’t know that Jesus loves them. Your gift will provide Children’s Bibles to smiling young faces all over the world. Children around the world will receive the special gift that tells them “Yes, Jesus loves them.”
Last year, 50 million people went hungry at some point because they couldn’t afford to buy food. That’s one of every six Americans. Day after day, more hurting souls turn to the American Bible Society for help. Your gift today will help provide physical and spiritual nourishment in the form of food and Bibles for hundreds of thousands of children and their families in some of America’s most impoverished communities.
Times are tough for those who have a family member serving in the military halfway around the world. You can give comfort and hope through our Military Essential E100 Bible. The Bible comes with a 100-day reading guide, so families here at home will have the comfort of knowing they are reading passages their loved one is reading overseas.
Help give America’s wounded heroes the strength and comfort they need. Your gift provides Bibles plus topical Scripture booklets called God Understands. These booklets give thoughtful biblical answers to tough questions and serve as a reminder that God knows and understands our pain in a very real way.
Who can bring healing and peace to girls and young women whose lives have been shattered by brutal or vile rape, leaving permanent emotional and physical handicaps? Only God. That is why your gift to help brutalized girls and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo is so important. In more than a decade of conflict, thousands of girls and women have been sexually assaulted. They are in anguish and desperately need to know God’s healing love.

Ministry Sectors
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism
  • Human Services & Medical

  • Ministry Types
  • Bible Distribution (primary)
  • Bible Translation
  • Literature Pub/Distribution
  • Military Outreach
  • Bible Study & Engagement
  • Children's Ministry
  • Literacy Program
  • Missions: Foreign
  • Bible Training
  • Discipleship
  • Media: Internet
  • Prison Ministry, Post-prison