Christian Relief Fund

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Summary

With programs in more than 20 countries worldwide, we are dedicated to providing holistic care for people living in poverty. We're on a mission to help communities and children grow like Jesus did through our Luke 2:52 model. Christian Relief Fund is a non-profit organization striving to empower orphans and vulnerable children to break the cycle of poverty.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Relief Fund
PO Box 19670
Amarillo, TX 79114-1670

Website: www.christianrelieffund.org

Phone: (806) 352-5030

Email: hello@crf.com


Organization details

EIN: 510183054

CEO/President: Dr. Milton Jones

Chairman: Dr. Milton Jones

Board size: 11

Founder: Mr. Baxter Loe

Ruling year: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Purpose

We have two main areas of work: Child Sponsorship and Clean Water Projects. But we don't stop there. We also assist in providing disaster relief, planting churches and training ministers, starting schools and equipping teachers, and building medical clinics worldwide.

CRF sponsors provide for the intellectual, physical, spiritual and social needs of thousands of children living in poverty.

1 in 10 people lack access to clean water. Our water and sanitation programs have provided clean water more than 500,000 people.


Mission statement

Christian Relief Fund is dedicated to holistic growth for children in poverty: intellectually, physically, spiritually and socially.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating300 of 102232 of 85
Fund acquisition rating244 of 102425 of 85
Resource allocation rating193 of 102423 of 85
Asset utilization rating756 of 102260 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%3%3%3%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%3%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%90%96%99%97%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%3%3%4%3%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%10%4%1%3%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%92%92%91%92%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%84%85%92%90%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%77%78%84%83%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%16%15%8%10%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%15%15%9%11%15%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%5%5%5%5%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.620.760.830.951.021.01
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.251.051.071.031.031.52
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.360.800.890.981.051.54
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.9061.1126.2955.7060.2531.02
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.020.040.020.020.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.1514.8113.0012.0711.237.55
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%2%4%2%2%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
51%130%116%103%96%97%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$5,346,642$5,127,502$4,151,381$5,474,050$4,781,438
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$2,575$0
Short-term investments$6,327,285$4,928,990$4,562,572$2,468,969$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$11,673,927$10,056,492$8,713,953$7,945,594$4,781,438
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$2,260,974
Fixed assets$628,625$662,081$223,199$206,653$223,668
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$628,625$662,081$223,199$206,653$2,484,642
Total assets$12,302,552$10,718,573$8,937,152$8,152,247$7,266,080
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$161,305$136,603$108,955$90,374$55,545
Other current liabilities$29,731$245,915$47,478$41,511$98,620
Total current liabilities$191,036$382,518$156,433$131,885$154,165
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$191,036$382,518$156,433$131,885$154,165
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$5,417,348$4,094,972$5,008,170$2,718,461$2,350,125
With donor restrictions$6,694,168$6,241,083$3,772,549$5,301,901$4,761,790
Net assets$12,111,516$10,336,055$8,780,719$8,020,362$7,111,915
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$9,954,079$10,064,107$9,132,196$8,955,820$8,153,722
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,129,951$408,384$148,943$253,548$288,525
Other revenue($1,622)$9,661($12,501)$46,332$4,082
Total other revenue$1,128,329$418,045$136,442$299,880$292,607
Total revenue$11,082,408$10,482,152$9,268,638$9,255,700$8,446,329
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$8,535,289$8,205,422$7,760,153$7,662,781$6,637,005
Management and general$466,331$426,554$436,999$428,550$446,241
Fundraising$305,327$294,840$311,129$255,922$276,204
Total expenses$9,306,947$8,926,816$8,508,281$8,347,253$7,359,450
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,775,461$1,555,336$760,357$908,447$1,086,879
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,775,461$1,555,336$760,357$908,447$1,086,879

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dr Milton JonesPresident/Ce$113,772
Kevin WasnerExecutive Di$93,056

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/16/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Baxter Loe, founder of Christian Relief Fund, met John Abraham, a Christian minister who had given up his government job to preach, in May 1971 during a famine in India. John Abraham asked Baxter for assistance. But Baxter thought he could not afford to help. Months later, Baxter learned that John Abraham died of starvation. This horrible tragedy and the desperate needs Baxter saw in India gave him the conviction to follow Christ's example of feeding the hungry, preaching the gospel to the poor, and healing their diseases and heartbreak.

CRF began by helping the three surviving children of John Abraham in 1971 and was incorporated February 15, 1974.

Since that time, CRF has grown to have programs in more than 20 countries and supports thousands of children and families for the glory of God.


Program accomplishments

Over the last 50 years:
25,000 kids have graduated from sponsorship
500,000 people gained daily access to clean water
Countless lives have been transformed


Needs

Through the Christian Relief Fund you can provide food, clothing, medical care, schooling, and loving Christian care to a child in need.