Denver Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 4/25/2023. 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: Joseph Fortna

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 rating457 of 107661 of 143
Fund acquisition rating762 of 1077109 of 143
Resource allocation rating455 of 107755 of 143
Asset utilization rating288 of 107639 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,987,938$4,031,889$2,253,776$1,791,439$1,217,594
Short-term investments$2,111,249$2,365,505$9,127,942$7,624,035$7,262,419
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$20,957,885$19,992,349$15,444,851$11,728,435$11,046,513
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$39,290,515$34,475,936$29,505,955$29,318,992$29,729,261
Other long-term assets$109,204$124,048$152,842$204,390$212,194
Total long-term assets$39,399,719$34,599,984$29,658,797$29,523,382$29,941,455
Total assets$60,357,604$54,592,333$45,103,648$41,251,817$40,987,968
Payables and accrued expenses$2,345,015$2,701,055$2,100,736$1,837,320$1,609,673
Other current liabilities$31,280$41,298$14,993$41,987$54,540
Total current liabilities$2,376,295$2,742,353$2,115,729$1,879,307$1,664,213
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$38,950$1,012,621$122,856$39,259$39,418
Total long-term liabilities$232,315$1,591,549$1,076,027$2,348,296$2,720,064
Total liabilities$2,608,610$4,333,902$3,191,756$4,227,603$4,384,277
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$56,230,736$49,825,448$41,324,389$35,352,135$35,122,967
With donor restrictions$1,518,258$432,983$587,503$1,672,079$1,480,724
Net assets$57,748,994$50,258,431$41,911,892$37,024,214$36,603,691
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$41,685,938$50,481,618$39,345,479$34,424,260$31,585,740
Program service revenue$9,401,655$8,390,121$2,647,516$1,868,321$1,717,672
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($61,306)($106,576)$129,540($288,590)$1,899,898
Other revenue$3,039,974($186,514)$41,279$17,990$71,213
Total other revenue$12,380,323$8,097,031$2,818,335$1,597,721$3,688,783
Total revenue$54,066,261$58,578,649$42,163,814$36,021,981$35,274,523
Program services$38,549,480$42,895,822$31,037,272$29,549,412$26,588,674
Management and general$1,571,059$1,755,825$1,317,666$1,432,368$1,760,482
Total expenses$46,571,043$50,223,917$37,290,188$35,608,616$32,935,233
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$7,495,218$8,354,732$4,873,626$413,365$2,339,290
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,495,218$8,354,732$4,873,626$413,365$2,339,290


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

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/25/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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Program accomplishments

1,015,731 meals provided

351,471 nights of shelter

80 new life program graduates

480 families moved into permanent housing


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