The Damascus Road Foundation exists to accelerate the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the least-reached people groups of the world.
As the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome (Romans 15:20-21), “It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written: ‘Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.'”
The Damascus Road Foundation is a Private Foundation based in Ontario, Canada.
We desire to make grants to registered Canadian charities bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the least-reached people groups of the world.
See our Invitation to Apply for a complete description of the charitable work we are interested in supporting.
We are also learning. There are people and organizations doing amazing work taking the Gospel to far-reaching places. And we acknowledge there are many others who know far more than we do about the challenges and joys associated with seeing the Great Commission fulfilled. So we want to learn as we support.
…and more to come.
Behind the Name
Do you know the story of Saul found in the Bible? Take a look. It’s found in the book of Acts chapter 9.
After Jesus Christ had ascended into heaven following his resurrection, there were many devout Jews who didn’t like the fact that the number of people becoming Jesus followers was growing significantly. And fast.
Saul, a Pharisee, was among this group of those who disliked Christ-followers. In fact, he was the most voracious of all, working tirelessly to imprison those who followed “the Way.”
Then, one day, as he was on his way to Damascus to seek out Christ-followers and take them back to Jerusalem to be imprisoned, it all changed.
Saul saw the Light.
Jesus, the Lord Jesus, the one whom Saul hated most, met Saul along this road to Damascus in the form of a bright light. The words of Jesus changed everything for Saul.
The Apostle Paul, as we know him today by his Latin name, went on to be a prodigious proponent of Jesus Christ and the most significant evangelist of his day. Moreover, Paul was committed to preaching the Gospel “where Christ was not known” (Romans 15:20).
The Good News of Jesus, proclaimed to Paul some 2000 years ago, remains the best news for our world today.
The Damascus Road Foundation takes inspiration from Paul’s story and supports the many people who follow in Paul’s footsteps as evangelists and church planters to the least-reached.
Read our Invitation to Apply for a complete description of the charitable work we are interested in supporting.