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Mustard Seed Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Mustard Seed Foundation, Inc.

7115 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 304

Falls Church, VA United States 22043-2301

Telephone: (703) 524-5620


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $960,173

Total giving: $1,698,665






Established in 1983 in SC - The foundation was established in 1983 by Dennis and Eileen Bakke

Purpose and Activities

Giving to advance the Kingdom of God through granting and scholarships. The foundation provides grants to churches and Christian organizations worldwide engaged in ministries such as outreach, discipleship, and empowerment. It provides scholarships to Christians pursuing advanced education in non-western theological studies or under-represented fields.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:


The purpose of the program is to enable Christians to be better ambassadors for Christ. Grants in this category support projects that aim to challenge and educate Christians by equipping and nurturing them to better engage in contextual ministry. Grants seeking support for training in preparation for evangelism are considered here. The foundation looks for the sponsors of these events to charge fees and for the participants to be funded in part by their church. The funding limit for grants in this category is $5,000 per project per year.


The purpose of this program is building up the resources of the Church one person at a time. Grants in this category seek to give hope, dignity, and increased decision-making capacity to disadvantaged or disenfranchised believers through income generation. In the U.S. the foundation looks to assist local churches in creating college scholarship funds for inner-city youth to attend the school of their choice (vocational, Christian, Private, or State University) in this category.

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships and fellowships to Christian graduate students at the country's top universities.

Harvey Fellows

The fellows program provides financial support to Christian graduate students at top tier universities. Harvey Fellows scholarship information and applications may be obtained by visiting URL: or by contacting the foundation office.


The purpose of this program is sharing the Gospel of Christ among all peoples. Grants in this category are awarded to churches for projects whose purpose is sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These programs or outreach efforts are focused on winning non-Christians to Christ and introducing them to the basic tenants of faith. Of particular interest are projects that establish new churches and/or new ministries among sub-groups or cultures (a specific age or culture group) in their part of their city, that are unreached or unchurched.

Fields of Interest

  • Christianity
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
  • Theology
  • University education
International Interests
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • South America
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Christians

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $960,173 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,000,000

Expenditures: $2,422,742

Total giving: $1,698,665

Qualifying distributions: $1,698,665