Some of our ministry practices and procedures have recently changed. Please read through the information below as it will help you complete the application form accurately. Feel free to call our office if you have any questions at 541.549.7600, 9:00am - 2:00pm PST.
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 organizations similar to those we've listed.
If your ministry focus falls within our mission area mentioned above, please contact our office via firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.549.7600. A password will be provided to you to access the application form. We review each application for materials individually. Detailed information about your specific event/ministry outreach effort will need to be provided.
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 six weeks for review and shipment of approved materials. (Please do not submit an application for materials more than 6 weeks prior to the event date)
Please understand that requesting materials does not guarantee that we will be able to provide them to your organization.
It is necessary 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. We 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. All post office boxes are considered personal addresses and do not qualify as commercial addresses.
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 request 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, 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 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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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