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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Development

Mission: Creating opportunities for people to discover their true value and pursue God’s extraordinary purpose for their lives.

Results: Since 1983, more than 16,000 volunteers have served with Forward Edge in 35 nations, including the U.S, and tens of thousands of lives have been impacted by the work of Forward Edge. Our vision is to see vulnerable children cared for, disaster victims restored, and everyone involved with Forward Edge discovering and pursuing God’s plan for their lives.

Target demographics: reshape futures for vulnerable children and restore homes for disaster victims

Direct beneficiaries per year: provide medical care for 2,700, meals for 50,000, assistance to 1,150 disaster victims, 700 with safe drinking water and 121 with sustainable livelihoods

Geographic areas served: Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua and the U.S.

Programs: holistic care programs for children (funded through child sponsorship) and short-term mission teams to aid disaster victims rebuilding their lives.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I recently returned from a trip with Forward Edge to Oaxaca, Mexico. The trip was absolutely life changing. I was so impressed with the work they are doing in Oaxaca specifically how much programming they can offer to a large amount of families for a small amount of money. Every penny (or peso) is put to good use. The staff in the field (both Mexican nationals and American missionaries) serve with genuine hearts, working for the good of the community from sun up to sun down. The cost of our trip provided not only our room and board, but also provided money to work on a water project including paying local workers to come in and do the work. I love that this ministry supports local community members in bettering their community. I plan to return to Oaxaca with Forward Edge every year, and I am committed to helping them find more child sponsors and raise money to eventually be able to open a school for the students they work with. After being in the field with Forward Edge, I am 100% confident that they are using their money with complete integrity and limiting their overhead in order to put as much money as possible into the field. I recommend them with great enthusiasm.



Rating: 5

I worked as a fundraising consultant for FEI. I got to see the behind-the-scenes workings of the organization. FEI is an organization that has so much integrity and care for their donors. I really appreciated working with them. The work they do is amazing and they are responsible stewards of the financial gifts made to them.

2 Jazmen D.


Rating: 5

I traveled to Haiti with Forward edge. Such a great organization! I sponsor a child through them and even though I haven't received a letter and it took a while to receive my packet, I know God is doing amazing things through forward edge and their customer service is amazing! Friendly staff !

Comments ( 1 )


ForwardEdge 02/04/2015

Thank you Jazmen! And again, we apologize that it took a while for you to receive your sponsor packet. It's not a normal occurrence, and we apologize it happened that way for you. Thanks for your understanding! And more importantly, thank you for your service on a mission team, your investment in a child through sponsorship, and your continual support of the work God is doing through Forward Edge! You are a blessing!



Rating: 5

I have been working with Forward Edge and their ministry in Nicaragua for a couple of years now. They have been instrumental in helping our church form a partnership with a local church in Nicaragua. Forward Edge's knowledge of the local people and culture has been extremely valuable. They put relationships first and that is so important. I've lead 2 teams, and helped with a 3rd all from my church. Every team has had a unique experience, but the one thing that everyone has been touched by is the relationships they have formed. One of the most common comments from returning member is how they loved working with the people they came to serve, rather than for them. Everything about Forward Edge is relationship based. Our relationship with God, our group, and with those we meet.