Denver Rescue Mission

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During the year, Denver Rescue Mission provides shelter, food, clothing, education, Christian teaching, and work discipline to meet individuals at their physical and spiritual points of need.

Contact information

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


Phone: (303) 297-1815


Organization details

EIN: 846038762

CEO/President: Brad Meuli

Chairman: Don Manuell

Board size: 9

Founder: Joshua Gravett

Ruling year: 1931

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1991


Deeply rooted in our history is a love of Christ and a desire to share that love with others through critical services and life-changing programs.

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.
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 rating313 of 102261 of 160
Fund acquisition rating649 of 1024104 of 160
Resource allocation rating320 of 102451 of 160
Asset utilization rating247 of 102244 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,253,776$1,791,439$1,217,594$1,390,390$1,124,540
Short-term investments$9,127,942$7,624,035$7,262,419$2,004,931$2,990,000
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$15,444,851$11,728,435$11,046,513$9,357,876$8,311,403
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$29,505,955$29,318,992$29,729,261$30,895,169$30,953,957
Other long-term assets$152,842$204,390$212,194$291,649$299,880
Total long-term assets$29,658,797$29,523,382$29,941,455$31,186,818$31,253,837
Total assets$45,103,648$41,251,817$40,987,968$40,544,694$39,565,240
Payables and accrued expenses$2,100,736$1,837,320$1,609,673$2,472,015$1,444,327
Other current liabilities$14,993$41,987$54,540$41,094$28,529
Total current liabilities$2,115,729$1,879,307$1,664,213$2,513,109$1,472,856
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$122,856$39,259$39,418$36,236$39,441
Total long-term liabilities$1,076,027$2,348,296$2,720,064$3,708,954$3,995,663
Total liabilities$3,191,756$4,227,603$4,384,277$6,222,063$5,468,519
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$41,324,389$35,352,135$35,122,967$33,076,642$33,345,729
With donor restrictions$587,503$1,672,079$1,480,724$1,245,989$750,992
Net assets$41,911,892$37,024,214$36,603,691$34,322,631$34,096,721
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$39,345,479$34,424,260$31,585,740$32,135,180$31,358,331
Program service revenue$2,647,516$1,868,321$1,717,672$1,542,123$1,297,473
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$129,540($288,590)$1,899,898$10,801$542,673
Other revenue$41,279$17,990$71,213$69,790$30,150
Total other revenue$2,818,335$1,597,721$3,688,783$1,622,714$1,870,296
Total revenue$42,163,814$36,021,981$35,274,523$33,757,894$33,228,627
Program services$31,037,272$29,549,412$26,588,674$26,680,904$25,907,612
Management and general$1,317,666$1,432,368$1,760,482$1,652,662$1,365,939
Total expenses$37,290,188$35,608,616$32,935,233$33,211,636$32,351,908
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$4,873,626$413,365$2,339,290$546,258$876,719
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,873,626$413,365$2,339,290$546,258$876,719


Brad MeuliPresident/CEO$241,980
Griff FreyschlagVP Development$153,486
Josh GeppeltVP of Programs$117,028
John MorarieVP Operations$108,450
Kevin MannCFO$19,352

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/22/2021. To update the information below, please email:


In 1892, Joshua Gravett opened a home for former prostitutes called "Market Street Mission," with a vision to see broken lives restored. Today, as Denver Rescue Mission, his vision is still the driving force behind all we do for homeless men, women and children. In 1988, the Mission acquired Mercy Farm in Wellington, Colorado, and renamed it Harvest Farm. In 1989, the Mission started its first computer-based Literacy and Education Center, an award-winning program providing men and women staying at the Mission with the opportunity to improve their academic skills and life skills. In 1991, Cowles Media donated a 37,000-square-foot building to become the Ministry Outreach Center, serving as the central warehouse for food, clothing and furniture. In 1998, our family outreach was founded by former Bronco, Mike Horan, and his wife, Kim, and ministered exclusively to homeless working families. Brad Meuli becomes President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mission in 2001. In 2005, the Mission purchased a 94,000-square-foot former hotel on Smith Road and named it The Crossing. After extensive renovation, this facility is now home to the New Life Program for men in Denver, the STAR transitional program for families in need and the New Life Post-Graduate program. In November 2005, the Family Services was developed to incorporate our three family and transitional programs: STAR Transitional Program: Provides affordable transitional program for up to 90 homeless families at The Crossing. Each family is matched with a case manager to guide them toward self-sufficiency. Family Rescue Ministry (FRM): Provides assistance for permanent housing and mentoring for homeless working families and disabled families to help them rebuild their lives. Family Refugee Services (FRS): Provides housing assistance and other services for refugee families as they transition to a new life in the United States. In November 2012, Denver Rescue Mission acquired Open Door Mission in Fort Collins, just 9 miles from Harvest Farm, and renamed it Fort Collins Rescue Mission (FCRM) to transform the lives of men and women. In 2012, a warehouse on Holly Street was purchased, providing 15,000 more square feet than the previous warehouse. The Mission also purchased Pilgrim's Rest Church to serve as a new site for the Administrative offices. In 2015, the Mission opened a safe, drug- and alcohol-free community center for people experiencing homelessness to go to during the day. The courtyard serves as a queuing area for men and women waiting to access various Mission services.

Program accomplishments

689,718 meals provided

386,219 nights of shelter

113 life program graduates

114 families moved into permanent housing