Denver Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 6/13/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


We are committed to helping people who are experiencing homelessness and addiction in our city change their lives. Thanks to the support of friends like you, we meet their needs through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Denver Rescue Mission
PO Box 5206
Denver, CO 80217


Phone: (303) 297-1815

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 846038762

CEO/President: Brad Meuli

Chairman: Don Manuell

Board size: 10

Founder: Joshua Gravett

Ruling year: 1931

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1991


Denver Rescue Mission has been serving the most vulnerable in our community for more than 128 years. Our history is rooted in a love of Christ and a commitment to share that love with others.

At multiple locations throughout our community, we help restore the lives of people experiencing homelessness and addiction through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach.

Mission statement

Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

Statement of faith

Denver Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization. We are committed to the following essential truths of biblical Christianity.

We believe in:

The divine inspiration of the Bible and its importance as the only rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, John 17:17)

The unique Deity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (John 1:1-3, Hebrews 1:1-8, Isaiah 7:14)

Salvation by grace, through faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:24-26, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:1-2)

The responsibility and duty of every believer to live a godly life in Jesus Christ and give the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15, Ephesians 2:10)

The personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:10-11, John 14:3)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating211 of 102139 of 155
Fund acquisition rating597 of 102496 of 155
Resource allocation rating232 of 102436 of 155
Asset utilization rating209 of 102128 of 155

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,031,889$2,253,776$1,791,439$1,217,594$1,390,390
Short-term investments$2,365,505$9,127,942$7,624,035$7,262,419$2,004,931
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$19,992,349$15,444,851$11,728,435$11,046,513$9,357,876
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$34,475,936$29,505,955$29,318,992$29,729,261$30,895,169
Other long-term assets$124,048$152,842$204,390$212,194$291,649
Total long-term assets$34,599,984$29,658,797$29,523,382$29,941,455$31,186,818
Total assets$54,592,333$45,103,648$41,251,817$40,987,968$40,544,694
Payables and accrued expenses$2,701,055$2,100,736$1,837,320$1,609,673$2,472,015
Other current liabilities$41,298$14,993$41,987$54,540$41,094
Total current liabilities$2,742,353$2,115,729$1,879,307$1,664,213$2,513,109
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,012,621$122,856$39,259$39,418$36,236
Total long-term liabilities$1,591,549$1,076,027$2,348,296$2,720,064$3,708,954
Total liabilities$4,333,902$3,191,756$4,227,603$4,384,277$6,222,063
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$49,825,448$41,324,389$35,352,135$35,122,967$33,076,642
With donor restrictions$432,983$587,503$1,672,079$1,480,724$1,245,989
Net assets$50,258,431$41,911,892$37,024,214$36,603,691$34,322,631
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$50,481,618$39,345,479$34,424,260$31,585,740$32,135,180
Program service revenue$8,390,121$2,647,516$1,868,321$1,717,672$1,542,123
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($106,576)$129,540($288,590)$1,899,898$10,801
Other revenue($186,514)$41,279$17,990$71,213$69,790
Total other revenue$8,097,031$2,818,335$1,597,721$3,688,783$1,622,714
Total revenue$58,578,649$42,163,814$36,021,981$35,274,523$33,757,894
Program services$42,895,822$31,037,272$29,549,412$26,588,674$26,680,904
Management and general$1,755,825$1,317,666$1,432,368$1,760,482$1,652,662
Total expenses$50,223,917$37,290,188$35,608,616$32,935,233$33,211,636
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$8,354,732$4,873,626$413,365$2,339,290$546,258
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$8,354,732$4,873,626$413,365$2,339,290$546,258


Brad MeuliPresident/CEO$258,767
Kevin MannCFO$178,997
Griff FreyschlagVP Development$170,588
Josh GeppeltVP of Programs$132,243
John MorarieVP of Operations$122,263
Shirley NormanController$112,909

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/13/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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Program accomplishments

815,516 meals provided

322,027 nights of shelter

82 new life program graduates

170 families moved into permanent housing


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