Financial Transparency

Shepherd Serve is committed to financial transparency and integrity

Shepherd Serve is a ministry of Heaven’s Family. As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, the trustees and staff members of Heaven’s Family are committed to financial integrity and transparency. To that end, below are links to our most recent 990 forms, which the U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires annually from all nonprofit corporations except churches. All nonprofits are also required to make their 990 forms available to the public upon request, as they reveal key financial information of interest to donors regarding program, fundraising, an management/general expenses. Beyond our annual 990 report, Heaven’s Family also undergoes an outside, independent, annual audit.

We are thankful that many of our staff raise all or part of their own personal support from friends and family members, or they live off of retirement income, receiving no wages from Heaven’s Family.

We believe that trust is something that must be earned. So we do our best to communicate with our donors—through our bi-monthly magazine, our blog, and email updates—to keep them informed about what their investments are accomplishing around the world.

If you have any questions about the ministry of Heaven’s Family, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to serve you as you join us in building the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sincerely in Him,

Founder and Director,
Heaven’s Family

Shepherd Serve is a ministry of Heaven’s Family. Heaven’s Family is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes in the United States. Click below to view our most recent 990 form and Auditor Review in PDF format:

2014 990 Form
2014 Auditor Review

Note: Because 990 Form are so lengthy and complicated, the I.R.S. allows nonprofits plenty of time to complete them. The filing deadline is November 1 for the previous year. So Heaven’s Family’s 2015 990 Form will be submitted to the I.R.S. in late October of 2016 and posted here on our website in December of 2016.