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Life Change

First and foremost, ARDF seeks to transform lives. We aim to do this specifically within the context of the local Anglican communities located throughout the developing world.

Christ-centered values and worldview

We believe that Christ’s command to love our neighbors as ourselves is integrally linked to His commission to go into all the world and make disciples. That’s why we support holistic, community-based projects that incorporate evangelism.

Partnership with the Global Anglican Church

We are well connected to Anglican Communion leaders and Churches worldwide, allowing us to discover, evaluate and fund projects that target specific communities and needs. We rely on the local knowledge of these churches to influence the type of projects we engage.  This results in dramatic, long- term life improvements for people in those communities.

Our methodology is to search out local ventures in developing countries that have high impact results and provide permanent life changes. Projects are designed and managed by Anglican dioceses to meet pressing needs in their communities, ensuring culturally appropriate implementation. Through our financial support we are privileged to partner with these Churches in tangibly demonstrating the love of God.

Empowering Local Leaders

All of ARDF’s projects are locally driven and initiated by members of the communities where ARDF serves. Moreover, all of ARDF’s projects are backed and supported by the local church. Because of this, ARDF is able to empower the local leaders who are committed to the welfare of their communities and ensure effective and efficient change.

Careful stewardship

Like you, ARDF is committed to wise stewardship; and wise stewardship demands that we direct our charitable giving thoughtfully and prudently. Through a demanding process of “objective philanthropy,” we work to ensure your gifts are effectively put to work meeting needs, rebuilding lives, demonstrating the love of Christ, and building His Church. Project proposals are rigorously reviewed to ensure they meet our high standards; projects that pass this test are fully researched and this research report is submitted to a panel of International Primates, representing Churches in developing countries, for their decision. Only projects approved by ARDF’s International Trustees proceed to the fund-raising stage. And once a project is fully funded and completed, careful follow-up research ensures the objectives were met.

See where our resources are going on the regions page.

Measurable Results

ARDF does not seek to support large international projects with results that can’t be measured. Instead we search out locally led ventures with high impact results that provide permanent life changes.  ARDF has partnered with Anglican churches in 34 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East to complete more than 139 high-impact, sustainable development projects worth in excess of $6.4 million over the last seven years. In addition, over $1.2 million has been channelled through ARDF to meet urgent relief needs both in the USA and internationally.

Take a look at our proven results.


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