Thank you for your interest in The 1687 Foundation

Any thought you have that doesn’t inspire HOPE is under the influence of a lie. Bill Johnson


The mission of The 1687 Foundation is to give hope and encouragement by providing free Christian materials for distribution within the United States. We feel called to support those in service professions, which include members of the military, police officers, firefighters, disaster relief specialists and EMTs.  Our focus also includes prison ministries, children's programs, recovery programs, and other outreach ministry opportunities.


If your ministry focus falls within our mission area mentioned above, please contact our office via info@1687foundation.com or call us at 541.549.7600, Monday - Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm, PST. A password will be provided to you to access the application form. We review each application for materials individually based on the detailed information you provide. Specific information about your event/ministry outreach effort will need to be provided. (location, anticipated number of people served, etc.)

Applications are reviewed as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee delivery by a specific date. We also cannot expedite shipping. Due to an extremely high volume of applications, when submitting an application form allow up to, but no more than, six weeks for review, processing, and shipment of approved materials. 

Please understand that requesting materials does not guarantee that we will be able to provide them to your organization.


We prefer to ship all requested materials to the physical location of the organization, or of its planned event location. However, if your organization operates exclusively out of your home, please provide the address of your church/ministry that will function as your resource recipient, as we do not ship to personal residences. 

Please provide a commercial address that receives UPS as well as deliveries from the U.S. Postal Service.
We ship the most cost efficient way, which may include more than one carrier. 

We will validate all addresses before shipping. If an alternate address is needed for U.S. Postal Service deliveries, or if the ship-to address is not the same location as the planned event, please make note of that and explain why in the ‘special shipping instructions’ area of the application form. You will be provided with tracking information regardless of the shipping method.

Please make sure you track your shipment to help assure a safe delivery of the materials. If your requested materials are returned to us at our expense, we will be unable to ship to you in the future.


The Power of a Praying Husband and The Power of a Praying Wife are only offered to military families, servicemen & women (fire fighters, police officers, EMTs), hospital chaplains and inmates per our agreement with the author and publisher of these books.

We would be happy to ship these books to a military address, fire station, police station, hospital or correctional facility for distribution at those specific locations only as they cannot be shipped or distributed to individuals outside of the approved audiences listed above.

These materials may not be sold, provided at a fundraiser, provided as a “free giveaway” or redistributed  for any commercial or personal-gain purpose whatsoever.

The 1687 Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization operated exclusively for religious, charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Its primary mission is to advance and promote Christianity and the teachings of the Bible through the free distribution of Christian-based publications to those in service professions (military, police officers, firefighters and first responders) schools, prison ministries and other various ministry efforts. 

The 1687 Foundation is not affiliated, nor does it have any relationship, with any of the publishers or authors of any of the books it distributes.

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Suggested Donation Sites

The 1687 Foundation is a self-funded foundation and does not accept public donations. Anyone who would like to make a donation - may we suggest the Military Missions Network, the Fisher House Foundation, Puppies Behind Bars, or another military ministry program. We have provided direct links for your convenience.

(Please be aware, The 1687 Foundation is not affiliated with these or any other military ministry)





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