Where the Money Goes

Stand With Iraqi Christians’ mission is founded on two essential Christian fundamentals: presence and listening.

We show up, and we listen deeply to the needs, aspirations and dreams of our friends in Christ in Iraq.

So our funding philosophy is based upon 3 essential criteria:

  1. Listening: We ask our partners and those we serve what their needs are and we respond accordingly.
  2. Sustainable: SWIC is dedicated to providing funding for long-term projects and programs that will contribute to supporting Christian individuals’ and communities’ capacity to survive, thrive, and grow into the future.
  3. Flexible: Post-Daesh Iraq will continue to be an extremely fluid and unpredictable

To date SWIC has raised over $40,000 toward assisting our friends and partners in Iraq. We are currently organizing another mission trip with a goal of $50,000, with the following objectives:

  • Continue supporting Etuti Institute’s extraordinary work with children in northern Iraq
  • Provide funding for Christian-based start-up businesses
  • Donating funds to expand St. George’s elementary school in Baghdad
  • Assisting families who wish to return to towns on the Nineveh Plains now that Daesh is defeated

Find out more about these new initiatives.

Hear Father Chris talk more about this trip.

Read about some of our past projects

As of November 2016, Stand With Iraqi Christians has raised and distributed a total of $32,930 for our friends and partners in Erbil. The breakdown for these contributions is:

Mission Trip #2, October 2–October 14, 2016

Mission Trip #1, September 20–October 2, 2015:

  • purchased 25 Samsung tablets for the teachers at Mar Elia*
  • purchased a special embroidery sewing machine for the budding sewing business at Mar Elia*
  • provided food bundles for 80 families in Banasour*
  • gave cash assistance for 5 families in the Armenian Orthodox church*
  • made a special Christmas donated to Mar Elia for women’s long underwear

*Each of these distributions can be seen in our 2016 documentary film, “Where Is Our Place?”