Christian Relief Services Charities

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Christian Relief Services was established to connect the vast resources of America by forming partnerships among grass roots charitable groups, churches, and human service agencies to empower local volunteers to help those in need in their own communities and to enables people to help themselves. They have a wide variety of programs that provide services in the areas of food, housing, medical, etc. Some of their affiliate ministries are:
Food - Running Strong for American Indian Youth, Eagle Butte Food Pantry, etc.
Housing - Arbors Apartments, The Courtyard Apartments, Brentwood Apartments, etc.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Relief Services Charities
8301 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309


Phone: 703-317-9086

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 521394775

CEO/President: Brian Krizek

Chairman: Mr. James J. O'Brien, Esq.

Board size: 10

Founder: Gene Krizek

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Christian Relief Services Charities seeks to connect the vast resources of the developed world with the ideas and labor of those who need help.

Mission statement

Christian Relief Services Charities works to support the efforts of its charitable affiliates to answer urgent needs for housing, food, water and medical care around the world as well as to support programs that address the long-term sustainability of communities locally and internationally.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating836 of 102462 of 85
Fund acquisition rating728 of 102765 of 85
Resource allocation rating467 of 102738 of 85
Asset utilization rating940 of 102476 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,365,892$3,880,926$2,581,244$2,267,951$6,169,662
Short-term investments$119,837,759$95,325,342$93,100,208$88,661,140$596,844
Other current assets$0$687,598$0$0$0
Total current assets$134,183,651$111,137,042$99,904,059$102,394,989$14,170,702
Long-term investments$7,709,210$7,709,210$7,941,409$3,046,970$73,955,919
Fixed assets$110,485,044$92,303,343$91,765,324$82,347,106$75,975,987
Other long-term assets$6,195,645$5,635,192$7,274,228$5,793,432$2,419,327
Total long-term assets$124,389,899$105,647,745$106,980,961$91,187,508$152,351,233
Total assets$258,573,550$216,784,787$206,885,020$193,582,497$166,521,935
Payables and accrued expenses$13,268,777$4,770,559$1,669,985$1,546,234$2,354,233
Other current liabilities$717,649$591,052$591,215$444,681$185,692
Total current liabilities$13,986,426$5,361,611$2,261,200$1,990,915$2,539,925
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$1,944,153
Total long-term liabilities$87,956,058$82,102,303$81,606,811$72,743,659$75,862,833
Total liabilities$101,942,484$87,463,914$83,868,011$74,734,574$78,402,758
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$117,232,675$98,309,789$91,389,718$89,135,409$59,612,658
With donor restrictions$39,398,391$31,011,084$31,627,291$29,712,514$28,506,519
Net assets$156,631,066$129,320,873$123,017,009$118,847,923$88,119,177
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$29,304,592$37,690,842$21,203,105$26,105,447$26,720,605
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$24,642,622$4,526,024$5,061,708$3,559,903$6,874,140
Other revenue$27,445,188$22,294,409$21,588,725$20,218,427$18,498,075
Total other revenue$52,087,810$26,820,433$26,650,433$23,778,330$25,372,215
Total revenue$81,392,402$64,511,275$47,853,538$49,883,777$52,092,820
Program services$45,443,028$52,269,438$36,728,895$39,464,844$42,006,639
Management and general$1,938,452$1,758,470$1,705,293$2,280,024$2,211,870
Total expenses$51,767,763$58,207,411$43,684,452$45,694,960$48,139,468
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$29,624,639$6,303,864$4,169,086$4,188,817$3,953,352
Other changes in net assets($2,314,446)$0$0$26,539,929$23,815,549
Total change in net assets$27,310,193$6,303,864$4,169,086$30,728,746$27,768,901


Bryan L KrizekPresident/CEO$339,658
Paul E Krizek EsqVice President/General Counsel$288,615
Bieu DoCFO$160,145
Nhi Ho CAOSecretary$96,761

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

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 3/2/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Christian Relief Services Charities (CRSC) was founded over 35 years ago by Gene Krizek, born with his dream of making a difference for the poor and suffering at home and around the world - mindful of the biblical admonition that much is required from those who receive much.

Critical water and sewage problems on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota prompted CRSCs first work: delivering water, drilling wells, installing windmills and repairing a sewage plant. Continuing on to address urgent needs for food, water, medicines and medical supplies around the world, Christian Relief Services Charities has now grown through its many affiliates to expand its reach into establishing vital development programs to address the long-term sustainability of communities for water, farming, housing, schools, orphanages, clinics and hospitals in underdeveloped areas across the United States and worldwide.

Program accomplishments

Over the last 35 years, Christian Relief Services Charities affiliates delivered more than $600 million in assistance through programs across 31 states in the U.S. and 63 countries throughout Eastern Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. This work has benefited hundreds of communities and thousands of people helping them to a better and more self-sufficient life. We are also proud to have earned the Better Business Bureaus Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal for meeting their rigorous standards for charitable accountability.


Christian Relief Services Charities' affiliates provide help to those domestically and internationally by utilizing donations (that the affiliates raise, both cash and in-kind materials like medicines and food) in the most efficient and effective way possible. Without these generous donations, our affiliates would not be able to provide their programs with adequate resources, supplies and technical assistance. To acquire these resources, Christian Relief Services Charities works with its affiliates to provide the back-office administrative (everything from helping them keep up with the very necessary state registrations every year in order that they can fundraise, accounting, HR to IT help) support necessary to help them to procure donations and utilize the support of volunteers and partnerships with local non-governmental organizations in order to attain adequate funding to provide for their programs.