Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation

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Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a non-profit, faith based organization committed to empowering people, creating positive opportunities for the community and loving our neighbors as ourselves.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Central Detroit Christian CDC
1550 Taylor St
Detroit, MI 48206

Website: centraldetroitchristian.org

Phone: 313-873-0064

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 383128822

CEO/President: Fikre Prince

Chairman: Denise Gray

Board size: 12

Founder: Lisa Johanon and Melvin Green

Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2006


Vision: "Once again, men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets . . . the city streets will be filled with boys and girls there. This is what the Lord Almighty says!" -Zechariah 8:4-5

Mission statement

To transform individuals to reach their highest potential while transforming the community to be a place of peace and wholeness, "Shalom".

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating302 of 110433 of 122
Fund acquisition rating137 of 110513 of 122
Resource allocation rating28 of 110510 of 122
Asset utilization rating1071 of 1104114 of 122

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$224,470$116,319$127,125$93,914$190,140
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,761,346$1,716,065$1,196,706$890,164$653,802
Long-term investments$1,476,279$1,476,279$1,476,279$1,719,922$2,059,416
Fixed assets$7,898,169$8,570,921$8,990,161$8,124,654$8,622,744
Other long-term assets$2,011,590$1,771,645$1,663,456$995,326$657,466
Total long-term assets$11,386,038$11,818,845$12,129,896$10,839,902$11,339,626
Total assets$13,147,384$13,534,910$13,326,602$11,730,066$11,993,428
Payables and accrued expenses$178,279($240,023)($320,240)($252,622)$156,855
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$178,279($240,023)($320,240)($252,622)$156,855
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$24,583$52,240$311,345$60,050$52,384
Total long-term liabilities$1,107,676$1,566,425$1,413,928$1,392,658$1,438,193
Total liabilities$1,285,955$1,326,402$1,093,688$1,140,036$1,595,048
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,924,754$7,810,049$7,627,131$5,654,965$5,378,146
With donor restrictions$3,936,675$4,398,459$4,605,783$4,935,065$5,020,234
Net assets$11,861,429$12,208,508$12,232,914$10,590,030$10,398,380
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,907,624$2,801,272$3,241,941$1,871,759$2,911,714
Program service revenue$762,078$631,544$651,364$616,008$1,300,593
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($78,038)($72,467)$18,942$92,206$44,905
Other revenue$377,173$233,487$204,390$232,202$109,914
Total other revenue$1,061,213$792,564$874,696$940,416$1,455,412
Total revenue$4,968,837$3,593,836$4,116,637$2,812,175$4,367,126
Program services$4,942,114$3,381,842$2,681,166$2,352,035$2,227,884
Management and general$369,677$253,598$225,523$283,942$229,044
Total expenses$5,341,275$3,638,994$2,911,300$2,663,424$2,480,304
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($372,438)($45,158)$1,205,337$148,751$1,886,822
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($372,438)($45,158)$1,205,337$148,751$1,886,822


Lisa JohanonExecutive Director$51,600
Sarah JohnsonFinance Director$30,000
Fikre PrinceExecutive Director (term. 03/2022)$22,639

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/29/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


About the Founder: Lisa is the Founder, and former Executive Director of Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC), a non-profit organization that she co-founded with Melvin Green in 1993. Central Detroit Christian CDC follows the tenets of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), relocate, reconcile, and redistribute. Lisa believes deep in her heart that the only way to serve a neighborhood is to live there and be a neighbor.

Detroit has been a racially and economically divided city for decades. Healing this divide takes time, presence, mutual trust, love and prayer. Redistribution of resources to remediate the resource and economic gap is a natural extension of the blessings we have received.

Central Detroit Christian CDC has aggregated resources from partner churches, our supporters, and foundations to help our neighbors get into affordable homes, learn new skills to get a job, get a house painted, and provide assistance during a crisis. Sometimes this means taking calls in the middle of the night to pray for and console a family that lost a loved one. Sometimes this means lending a helping hand during a time of need. Relocation, reconciliation and redistribution work together in Central Detroit to create peace (Shalom). Lisa, and her staff, strive towards the same goal, Shalom in the neighborhood and to hear Christ say, "Well done good and faithful servant!"

Lisa is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College with a major in Education and Bible and a graduate of John Marshall Law School. Lisa's husband Dan is active in several ministries, including The Urban Ministry Institute, TUMI, and Bring Our Men Back, BOMB Squad and Kingsmen, while holding down a job as an electrician. They have two children, Justin and Emma and many non-biological children. They live where they serve in central Detroit.

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