Membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) requires the establishment and adoption of a statement of faith. Our Board has adopted a "Faith Heritage Statement," which reads, "Heifer International was founded in 1944 by Church of the Brethren educator Dan West. His vision of a worldwide program to end hunger and poverty was born of his Christian faith. From the beginning, this vision has encompassed all spiritual paths and all people who understood that to serve God, we serve all our brothers and sisters. Today, Heifer comprises people of all beliefs working together around the world to realize its vision."
While acknowledging our Christian roots, it points out that we work with all people who seek to end hunger and poverty and protect the planet.