Transform Children to Transform Their World

By bringing together strategic partners, donors and impact investors, the David Caleb Cook Foundation plays a unique role in the Great Commission. This collaboration now reaches millions of the world’s most vulnerable children through evangelism, Bible engagement, and discipleship. With you, we celebrate the legacy of this work and its impact on past, present and future generations.

1875

David Caleb Cook begins publishing Sunday school resources for children left homeless after the Great Chicago Fire. The nonprofit publishing ministry continues to this day as David C Cook and has become the largest interdenominational provider of children’s ministry curriculum.

1942

Francis Kerr Cook establishes the David C Cook Foundation “to aid and promote the work of religious education without profit to any person or group.” David C Cook publishing revenues support ministry efforts that benefit Christians worldwide, but the Foundation remains largely unknown.

2010

Collaboration with pastors in India results in a special children’s ministry curriculum for orphans. The curriculum forms the basis for Life on Life, which now serves more than 17 million children in 31 countries and 15 languages. Life on Life spreads rapidly as donors and ministry partners invest to create a self-sustaining ministry model.

Released the same year, The Action Bible captivates children with illustrations by comic book artist Sergio Cariello. Now available in 29 languages, The Action Bible supports discipleship programs in 32 countries.

2011

The Story of Jesus, an excerpt from The Action Bible, is published for evangelism and community outreach. Distribution now exceeds 51 million copies in 97 countries and more than 50 languages worldwide.

2019

The David Caleb Cook Foundation reflects a growing number of opportunities for impact investors to advance self-sustaining children’s ministry in countries where the need is great and Christianity is growing.

Impact Investing

Impact Investors have the opportunity to help establish self-sustaining ministry programs that can influence an entire country or region. Please contact us to learn more about the Foundation’s current initiatives, multiplication strategy, and project results.

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