Christian Relief Fund

The information on this page was last updated 1/1/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


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


Phone: (806) 352-5030

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 510183054

CEO/President: Milton Jones

Chairman: Milton Jones

Board size: 11

Founder: Baxter Loe

Ruling year: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating487 of 109637 of 84
Fund acquisition rating247 of 109821 of 84
Resource allocation rating284 of 109819 of 84
Asset utilization rating1009 of 109675 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$2,575
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$160,712
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,385,700$5,332,482$5,101,712$4,109,865$5,626,926
Long-term investments$7,297,394$6,327,285$4,928,990$4,562,572$2,308,258
Fixed assets$592,620$628,625$662,081$223,199$206,653
Other long-term assets$117,380$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,007,394$6,955,910$5,591,071$4,785,771$2,514,911
Total assets$12,393,094$12,288,392$10,692,783$8,895,636$8,141,837
Payables and accrued expenses$20,342$52,460$34,803$23,241$62,935
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$20,342$52,460$34,803$23,241$62,935
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$154,388$138,576$133,315$133,192$98,374
Total long-term liabilities$154,388$138,576$347,715$133,192$98,374
Total liabilities$174,730$191,036$382,518$156,433$161,309
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$6,111,540$5,403,188$4,069,182$4,966,654$2,678,627
With donor restrictions$6,106,824$6,694,168$6,241,083$3,772,549$5,301,901
Net assets$12,218,364$12,097,356$10,310,265$8,739,203$7,980,528
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Total contributions$11,523,702$10,055,361$10,004,522$9,117,073$8,895,205
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$326,032$169,910$224,977$165,822$145,994
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$326,032$169,910$224,977$165,822$145,994
Total revenue$11,849,734$10,225,271$10,229,499$9,282,895$9,041,199
Program services$9,185,639$8,420,541$8,131,313$7,746,708$7,603,592
Management and general$464,973$466,331$425,786$436,999$423,863
Total expenses$9,961,996$9,192,199$8,851,505$8,494,840$8,283,377
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,887,738$1,033,072$1,377,994$788,055$757,822
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,887,738$1,033,072$1,377,994$788,055$757,822


Dr Milton JonesPresident/Ce$144,033
Kevin WasnerExecutive Di$119,763

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/1/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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


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