Thank you for your interest in The 1687 Foundation.
We are a self-funded, private ministry. The mission of The 1687 Foundation is to give hope and encouragement by providing free Christian resources for specific ministries. The primary areas of ministry that we believe God has called us to support are those in service professions (military, police officers, firefighters, and first responders) schools and prison ministries.
Our resources have also been used as a short-term supplement for churches and other ministries when they have a specific event planned, but these outlets are not our main focus. We must review each request individually to make sure we are staying within the ministry focus the Lord has given us. Please understand that requesting resources does not guarantee that we will be able to provide them to your ministry.
Please read through the following information, which will help you fill out the request form accurately. Because all requests for resources are reviewed individually, the detailed information you provide will help with the review process.
Some of the fields are mandatory and the form cannot be submitted without filling in the appropriate information. For example: With each request, please provide names (of people/ministries) who referred you to our foundation. Sharing the specifics on event location, anticipated number of attendees, etc. will help us understand your intended distribution method.
We always ship the most cost efficient way, which may include more than one carrier. Please provide a commercial address that receives UPS as well as deliveries from the U.S. Postal Service. We will validate all addresses before shipping. If an alternate address is needed for U.S. Postal Service deliveries, make note of that in the ‘special shipping instructions’ area of the request form.
Please be aware that all post office box addresses and businesses that operate out of a residence are considered personal residences and as such, we would be charged a higher rate for shipping.
You will be provided with tracking information regardless of the shipping method.
If your requested resources are returned to us at our expense, we will be unable to ship to you in the future. Please make sure you track your shipment to help assure a safe delivery of the resources.
We process all requests as quickly as possible, but due to an extremely high volume of requests for resources we cannot guarantee delivery by a specific date. We also cannot expedite shipping. Therefore, when requesting resources for a specific event, please provide information three (3) months or more in advance of the date of that event.
A lift gate would only be necessary for large quantities of resources being delivered by freight truck (where the receiving address does not have a loading dock).
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, first responders), 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 resources may not be sold, re-distributed, provided at a fundraiser, or provided as a “free giveaway” 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 ministries & churches.
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.
Click the link below to view descriptions and images of all our available resources.
The 1687 Foundation is a privately funded foundation and does not accept public donations. Anyone who would like to make a donation - may we suggest the Wounded Warrior Project or another military ministry program. We have provided a direct link to the Wounded Warrior Project on this information page for your convenience.
(Please be aware, The 1687 Foundation is not affiliated with this or any other military ministry)Wounded Warrior Project