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CrossPurpose is a non-profit organization abolishing relational, economic, and spiritual poverty through career and community development.

Contact information

Mailing address:
3050 Richard Allen Ct
Denver, CO 80205


Phone: 720-724-9544

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 463862392

CEO/President: Jason Janz

Chairman: Sawyer Gordon

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 2014

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end:

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


In 2008, about a dozen people organized around a passion to live out their faith differently. They felt deeply burdened and convicted about doing a deep walk with the poor to engage areas of their faith they believed were dormant. As one of our founders said, "We started this to save our own souls."

That core group sought to answer to the question,

"What would it be like if we gave the best 30 years of our lives to one mission with one people in one place?"

So, they made an all-in commitment to the neighborhood of Northeast Denver to plant deep roots and model a ministry of longevity and lasting impact.

Mission statement

The mission of CrossPurpose is to abolish economic, spiritual, and relational poverty through career and community development.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating931 of 109490 of 111
Fund acquisition rating1020 of 109796 of 111
Resource allocation rating802 of 109784 of 111
Asset utilization rating528 of 109456 of 111

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$131,220$46,967$223,798$7,891$6,712
Short-term investments$188,854$7,820$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,544,253$2,149,031$1,348,315$267,756$392,406
Long-term investments$180,447$187,055$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,190,918$2,510,967$2,206,353$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$9,845$65,189$1,079
Total long-term assets$2,371,365$2,698,022$2,216,198$65,189$1,079
Total assets$4,915,618$4,847,053$3,564,513$332,945$393,485
Payables and accrued expenses$211,470$968,290$534,024$99,251$33,109
Other current liabilities$193,392$200,000$0$0$4,250
Total current liabilities$404,862$1,168,290$534,024$99,251$37,359
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$342,141$35,161$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$342,141$35,161$350,000$0$0
Total liabilities$747,003$1,203,451$884,024$99,251$37,359
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,012,701$3,594,900$2,115,038$208,694$356,126
With donor restrictions$155,914$48,702$565,451$25,000$0
Net assets$4,168,615$3,643,602$2,680,489$233,694$356,126
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,992,765$5,196,768$4,185,357$1,433,713$1,811,295
Program service revenue$273,565$215,142$8,299$30,576$18,303
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,790$1,729$327$0$1,677
Other revenue$6,656$13,368$1,991($22,779)($5,370)
Total other revenue$282,011$230,239$10,617$7,797$14,610
Total revenue$4,274,776$5,427,007$4,195,974$1,441,510$1,825,905
Program services$2,766,725$3,557,320$1,229,288$1,289,374$1,333,108
Management and general$450,716$454,620$302,897$141,730$148,222
Total expenses$3,749,763$4,463,894$1,749,179$1,563,942$1,628,104
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$525,013$963,113$2,446,795($122,432)$197,801
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$525,013$963,113$2,446,795($122,432)$197,801


Jason JanzCEO$138,631

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/20/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The journey began with the founding of Providence Bible Church, where one of the values was that all members be involved in the community, modeling the life of Jesus by loving our neighbors through self-sacrifice.

As a result, Providence started ministries to single moms, men and women leaving incarceration, refugees, and families in poverty. All of these aligned with a desire to go to the redemptive edge and walk alongside people society had left behind.

Several members of the founding team took jobs in local schools to serve and learn and love their neighbors. After several years of this work, it became obvious that despite helping thousands of people, there was a lack of transformational change.

The problem was not with our neighbors, it was with us.

We mistakenly thought that providing relief in the form of food, clothing, backpacks, computer labs, Christmas gifts, and turkey dinners was the solution. Truthfully, the system that created conditions which caused poverty to spread needed expensive love. We were convicted by the thought that the biblical idea of justice was helping the neighbor until the need was completely met.


In 2012, we merged all of the ministries into a separate community development non-profit called Upstream Impact.

Instead of helping thousands, we focused on 19 families with the promise that if they put in the work, we would do all we could to not just help them in poverty, but to help them escape poverty for life.

We approached this challenge holistically because while poverty shows its effects financially, the solution is often relational and spiritual. This informed what is now the mission of CrossPurpose: "to abolish economic, relational, and spiritual poverty through career and community development."

To this end, we doubled down on building social capital with our families and lived by the maxim, "There is no significant change without a significant relationship." For the last ten years, our weekly family dinners have been the place where lifelong friendships have been formed between our families, volunteers, donors, and staff.


In 2014, we started a faith-based non-profit that took the same model and incorporated faith elements into it. Over half of our neighbors come from a background of faith and is a vital part of how they view the world.

In 2016, we merged Upstream Impact and CrossPurpose into one organization and decided to be a faith-based organization, but to make faith development in the program optional with engagement opportunities provided outside of program hours. We believe this honors all people and creates an environment of radical inclusivity and respect.


In 2017, we received a building to lease for $1/year. With an extensive remodel, this became our beautiful Northeast Denver headquarters designed with and for the community. We believe that space matters and we desire that when our neighbors come through the doors, we look like part of the solution, not part of the problem.

In 2020, we completed our first five-year plan and saw 1,000 men, women, and children escape poverty.

At the start of 2021, we launched our second five-year plan which includes scaling to four locations (Northeast Denver, Englewood, Arvada, and Aurora) serving a total of 800 families per year. By the end of 2025, our dream is to see a total of 5,000 Denver neighbors break out of poverty and achieve their dreams.

Since the founding days, God has blessed the ministry and we've seen radical transformation in our own lives. Our tagline is "Live Different Together." The work we do is hard and also deeply rewarding, and we're not going anywhere. Our sole focus is to build a legacy institution of excellence serving thousands of neighbors for decades to come.

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