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 rating450 of 111256 of 141
Fund acquisition rating795 of 1113105 of 141
Resource allocation rating347 of 111343 of 141
Asset utilization rating346 of 111240 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,740,256$2,987,938$4,031,889$2,253,776$1,791,439
Short-term investments$16,551,437$2,111,249$2,365,505$9,127,942$7,624,035
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$27,125,113$20,957,885$19,992,349$15,444,851$11,728,435
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$38,958,331$39,290,515$34,475,936$29,505,955$29,318,992
Other long-term assets$107,152$109,204$124,048$152,842$204,390
Total long-term assets$39,065,483$39,399,719$34,599,984$29,658,797$29,523,382
Total assets$66,190,596$60,357,604$54,592,333$45,103,648$41,251,817
Payables and accrued expenses$2,189,140$2,345,015$2,701,055$2,100,736$1,837,320
Other current liabilities$43,379$31,280$41,298$14,993$41,987
Total current liabilities$2,232,519$2,376,295$2,742,353$2,115,729$1,879,307
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$38,802$38,950$1,012,621$122,856$39,259
Total long-term liabilities$5,817,550$232,315$1,591,549$1,076,027$2,348,296
Total liabilities$8,050,069$2,608,610$4,333,902$3,191,756$4,227,603
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$56,851,132$56,230,736$49,825,448$41,324,389$35,352,135
With donor restrictions$1,289,395$1,518,258$432,983$587,503$1,672,079
Net assets$58,140,527$57,748,994$50,258,431$41,911,892$37,024,214
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$39,496,600$41,685,938$50,481,618$39,345,479$34,424,260
Program service revenue$10,137,515$9,401,655$8,390,121$2,647,516$1,868,321
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$396,865($61,306)($106,576)$129,540($288,590)
Other revenue($11,366)$3,039,974($186,514)$41,279$17,990
Total other revenue$10,523,014$12,380,323$8,097,031$2,818,335$1,597,721
Total revenue$50,019,614$54,066,261$58,578,649$42,163,814$36,021,981
Program services$40,833,230$38,549,480$42,895,822$31,037,272$29,549,412
Management and general$1,700,652$1,571,059$1,755,825$1,317,666$1,432,368
Total expenses$49,292,553$46,571,043$50,223,917$37,290,188$35,608,616
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$727,061$7,495,218$8,354,732$4,873,626$413,365
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$727,061$7,495,218$8,354,732$4,873,626$413,365


Brad MeuliPresident/CEO$297,718
Griff FreyschlagVP Development$180,766
Sherri HeronemaVP of HR$146,271
Shirley NormanController$132,537
John MorarieVP Operations$131,075
Brad JessenSenior Dr Philanthropy$118,272
Chris JorgensenCFO$46,104

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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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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