Administered by the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), The Cradle Fund (TCF) supports the rescue, restoration, and return of Middle Eastern Christians and other ethno/religious people to a home where they can live and practice their faith free from fear.

Christians, and other religious minorities, in Iraq and Syria are facing the threat of genocide by extremists. The Christian population in Iraq alone has declined by more than one million since 2003, and now the country's last surviving Christians have been brutally displaced by ISIS. There are hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and others living in the elements without shelter. The Cradle Fund is focused on providing them with immediate humanitarian assistance. What a tragedy it would be for them to have survived ISIS only to die of a humanitarian disaster?

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A travel journal which includes photos from the Cradle Fund's recent site assessment can be viewed here.

1.5M Christians in Iraq to under
300K in 10 years

"If you cannot help us go home, help us to live with dignity. We need help so people can have honor.”

-Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq

"If you cannot help us go home, help us to live with dignity. We need help so people can have honor.”

-Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq

How Can You Help?

[GIVE]*

  • It takes approximately $150 to buy food for a family for a month.
  • It takes approximately $200 to buy supplies for a family: pillows, mattresses, heater, kerosene and blankets.
  • It takes approximately $400 to provide milk, diapers, baby clothes and other supplies for a dozen babies for a month.
  • It takes approximately $500 to provide clothes for an entire family.
  • It takes approximately $5,000 to rent a home in Erbil for a year.
  • It takes approximately $7,200 to provide a trailer, instead of a make shift tent, that can accommodate one or two families in refugee camp.

[RAISE YOUR VOICE]

  • Tweet your support of Iraqi and Syrian Christians by using

#WeAreN & cradlefund.org

[PRAY EVERYDAY]

In Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and the site of Biblical Ninevah, ISIS militants spray paint on all Christian homes.  This letter, the Arabic letter for “N,” is the first letter of the Arabic word for Christian, “Nasrani” or Nazarene.  Since then millions of people around the world have stood in solidarity with Iraq’s Christians by changing their social icon to and using the hashtag #WeAreN to pledge their support.  

[GIVE]

  • It takes approximately $150 to buy food for a family for a month.
  • It takes approximately $200 to buy supplies for a family: pillows, mattresses, blankets, heater, kerosene and blankets.
  • It takes approximately $400 to provide milk, diapers, baby clothes and other supplies for a dozen babies for a month.
  • It takes approximately $500 to provide clothes for an entire family.
  • It takes approximately $5,000 to rent a home in Erbil for a year.
  • It takes approximately $7,200 to provide a trailer, instead of a make shift tent, that can accommodate one or two families in refugee camp.

[RAISE YOUR VOICE]

  • Tweet your support of Iraqi and Syrian Christians by using

#WeAreN & cradlefund.org

[PRAY EVERYDAY]

What is the Cradle Fund? 

TCF is a fund that supports the rescue, restoration, and return of Middle Eastern Christians and other ethno/religious people to a home where they can live and practice their faith free from fear. Wherever and whenever possible, TCF works with the suffering Church in support of those of all faiths who have suffered. 

Who is administering the Cradle Fund?

TCF is administered by the Institute for Global Engagement under the direct supervision of its president, Dr. Chris Seiple and board.

How is the money being distributed?

TCF will work through the Churches according to their competencies. TCF will also work with the Church, through NGOs that have relationships with the local Churches and a track record of excellence in relief and development. We call this group of NGOs the “Cradle Council".

Why give to the Cradle Fund?

TCF exists at the invitation of local and regional leaders. It takes a strategic approach in assisting the suffering Church in support of all those who suffer (including: Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen, and other religious minorities, as well as the majority Muslim population which has fled the terrorists.)

For additional information review the more comprehensive FAQ document here.