Making a Difference
The George Shinn Foundation
The George Shinn Foundation is dedicated to helping people in need. It is committed to building God’s kingdom and reflecting its founder’s deep Christian faith by furthering the work of churches, ministries, missionaries, and non-profit organizations.
One of The Foundation’s most important outreach efforts to date, The George Shinn Foundation Clinic in Haiti, was officially dedicated in May 2013. The Foundation has a long-standing partnership with organizations working to rebuild Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake and has contributed to projects there including serving a school, orphanage, and church complex to the poor in Port-au-Prince. Nearing completion but already serving patients, The George Shinn Foundation Clinic is a multi-story urgent care medical clinic.
Following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, The Shinn Foundation generated $4 million to aid in the recovery of New Orleans. Hoops for Homes was created by the Shinn Foundation to rebuild homes in the New Orleans community. The project impacted funding and repairs for more than 65 homes for deserving families. For 22 years during the holiday season, the Shinn family served more than 50,000 people through gifts of food, necessities, and Christmas presents. Every year on his birthday, George Shinn spends time at hospital maternity wards donating diapers, bottles, and other essentials to every mother who gives birth on May 11th.
Vocational ministry is important to The George Shinn Foundation. Ministerial students at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in Hendersonville, North Carolina, receive support through a program from The Foundation. The Foundation has also donated a 117-acre Tennessee ranch to the Church of the King for use by missionaries, ministers, and ministry leaders for rest and renewal. The George Shinn Leadership Retreat Center is located in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
After his diagnosis and successful treatment of prostate cancer, George Shinn created The Shinn Foundation as a way to extend his resources to others.
The George Shinn Foundation is dedicated to making a difference among the people it serves. By providing for basic needs, answering calls for help in times of crisis, and equipping ministers, The Foundation aims to offer the love of Christ and the hope of the Gospel to those who suffer.