About Five Two Foundation
The mission of Five Two Foundation is to multiply God’s resources for the common good. Our name is derived from the story of Jesus feeding the multitude with five loaves and two fish.
We started Five Two thinking that we would run our own projects, build orphanages, and provide safe drinking water by digging wells. For our first project, we were able to raise $30,000 to rebuild orphanages and to dig wells to provide clean drinking water to thousands in Orissa, India. Although we did good work, it wasn’t our calling. Somewhere along the way, we realized that what we really should have been doing was helping other ministries raise funds for their projects. Our calling is to be a multiplier of resources. So we built a platform for fundraising and named it GrassRoot.
Five Two Foundation is a registered nonprofit based in Seoul, South Korea. We are currently working out of Jubilee Church, who generously provides us with free office space and coffee.
Although the technology exists, ministries have often been slow to adopt online tools due to a lack of both know-how and the resources to implement them. The vast majority of ministries are small. The average church has 75 members with an annual budget of $90,000. At the same time, we are witnessing a generational shift in how people give and connect with causes. The web has evolved and matured into a social tool that is engaging its users to participate in networks and connect to share values, ideas, and resources.
We are also witnessing a groundswell among young believers who want to break new ground and start missional movements. At Five Two, we want to build platforms that enable this new generation to take up their calling.