CityGate Network / Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

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Originating in 1906, Citygate Network is North America's oldest and largest community of independent, faith-based crisis shelters and life-transformation centers. In most major cities, a member of Citygate Network is the most comprehensive homeless services provider, and in some cities, it is the only homeless services provider.

Contact information

Mailing address:
CityGate Network
2153 Chuckwagon Rd.
Ste. 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919


Phone: (719) 266-8300

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 550479715

CEO/President: Mr. John Ashmen

Chairman: Anna Valeria-Iseman

Board size: 15

Founder: Jerry McAuley

Ruling year: 1958

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Citygate Network will become the widely recognized primary gathering place for gospel-centered life-transformation ministries throughout North America, providing the inspiration and services that will stimulate effective collaboration without compromise and uphold personal development within community as the clear and compelling pathway out of recurring crisis.

Mission statement

Citygate Network exists to provide the vision, education, training, resources, guidance, representation, and nexus for missions and kindred ministries that are moving people in destitute conditions or desperate situations from human suffering to human flourishing through the process of gospel-powered life transformation.

Statement of faith

The Citygate Network bylaws state that subscription and adherence to the following statement of faith is a prerequisite for membership:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is Deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory.

We believe that individuals are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer, enabling him or her to live a godly life of obedience as he or she reaches for maturity.

We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating324 of 111338 of 141
Fund acquisition rating366 of 111444 of 141
Resource allocation rating514 of 111459 of 141
Asset utilization rating409 of 111345 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$390,762$105,081$76,855$101,724$118,505
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,960,266$1,231,286$850,804$763,009$871,554
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,096,433$1,121,026$1,115,107$1,138,879$1,150,719
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,096,433$1,121,026$1,115,107$1,138,879$1,150,719
Total assets$3,056,699$2,352,312$1,965,911$1,901,888$2,022,273
Payables and accrued expenses$75,169$53,592$38,124$36,331$50,574
Other current liabilities$564,502$494,161$495,718$465,378$458,548
Total current liabilities$639,671$547,753$533,842$501,709$509,122
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$686$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$686$0$0
Total liabilities$639,671$547,753$534,528$501,709$509,122
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,053,658$1,773,310$1,413,273$1,354,158$1,353,629
With donor restrictions$363,370$31,249$18,110$46,021$159,522
Net assets$2,417,028$1,804,559$1,431,383$1,400,179$1,513,151
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$911,131$578,681$512,794$220,427$547,233
Program service revenue$1,680,609$1,474,123$924,904$1,571,843$1,449,863
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,251$993$1,483$7,736$9,343
Other revenue$99,800$80,157$63,748$60,127$50,672
Total other revenue$1,787,660$1,555,273$990,135$1,639,706$1,509,878
Total revenue$2,698,791$2,133,954$1,502,929$1,860,133$2,057,111
Program services$1,685,871$1,428,520$1,149,076$1,607,494$1,488,447
Management and general$366,951$304,452$295,145$336,747$487,654
Total expenses$2,086,322$1,760,778$1,471,725$1,973,105$2,009,715
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$612,469$373,176$31,204($112,972)$47,396
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$612,469$373,176$31,204($112,972)$47,396


John AshmenPresident$196,127

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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 4/13/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Citygate Network has been around almost as long as North America's missions themselves. A precursory organization called the National Federation of Gospel Missions (NFGM) came into existence in 1906 to bring accountability to the growing number of city missions that were springing up in the Mid-Atlantic states.

After The Salvation Army left the NFGM, papers were drawn up and a more formal and stable organization called the International Union of Gospel Missions (IUGM) incorporated in 1913 in the state of New York. In 2000, the IUGM became the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM).

In 2018, to align with the philosophical changes that had taken place within the organization over the past decade, the AGRM rebranded and started doing business as Citygate Network.

From AGRM to Citygate Network: The Process

As of August 1, 2018, the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions began doing business as Citygate Network, with an emphasis on gospel-powered life transformation. This refocusing and rebranding initiative unfolded over the better part of a year, with numerous meetings with think-tank groups, focus groups, a Blue Ribbon Panel, the staff, and the board. In the end, members and stakeholders widely embraced the changes, leading some nonprofit leaders to point to the Citygate Network rebranding process as the model to follow when rolling out an organizational makeover.

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Program accomplishments

Citygate Network has some 300 members across North America. Each year, Citygate Network members serve approximately 66 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights of shelter and housing, assist some 45,000 people in finding employment, provide clothing to more than 750,000 people, and graduate nearly 17,000 homeless men and women from addiction recovery programs into productive living. The ramification of their work positively influences surrounding communities in countless ways.