CHRISTIAN RELIEF SERVICES CHARITIES, INC.

Alexandria, VA   |  www.crsc-family.org

Mission

Christian Relief Services Charities works to support the efforts of its charitable affiliates to answer urgent needs for housing, food, water and medical care around the world as well as to support programs that address the long-term sustainability of communities locally and internationally.

Ruling year info

1985

CEO

Mr. Bryan Krizek

Vice President

Mr. Paul Krizek

Main address

8301 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, VA 22309 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

52-1394775

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2021, 2020 and 2019.
Register now

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Americans Helping Americans®

Americans Helping Americans® is an affiliate of Christian Relief Services Charities. Our mission is join communities, build and strengthen neighbor relations, and work side-by-side with residents to address community-wide concerns, linking resources supportive of a healthy, safe and economically vibrant standard of living. Americans Helping Americans® partners with community-based agencies that identify and target the emergency needs of severely poverty stricken families and individuals in rural Appalachia. The basic needs of food, shoes and boots, winter coats, medical assistance, school supplies, household assistance and home repairs are met for families, veterans and their families, people with disabilities and elderly individuals who suffer due to economic and physical hardship.

Our goal is to ease unnecessary and chronic suffering by creating long-term solutions to the problems of hunger, limited education, substandard housing and insufficient medical care.

Our work focuses on supporting local youth programs (afterschool and summer camps), home rehabilitation, providing for basic needs of food, clothing and personal hygiene needs and veteran support.

Population(s) Served

Running Strong for American Indian Youth® is an affiliate of Christian Relief Services Charities. Running Strong works to help American Indian people meet their immediate survival needs – food, water and shelter – while implementing and supporting programs designed to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and self-esteem, especially for Native youth.

Population(s) Served

Christian Relief Services provides administrative and fundraising support for programs in the alleviation of human suffering, misery, pain and disability in the world by advancing and improving the welfare of all persons while preserving native heritages, customs and beliefs.

Population(s) Served

Christian Relief Services Charities affiliate Bread and Water for Africa®, is committed to promoting positive changes in 7 different countries in Africa. We support and strengthen impoverished communities through our partnerships with local grassroots organizations to promote self-sufficiency and improvements in health, education, agricultural practices and sustainable energy. We work closely with charitable affiliates, partner charities, churches, and non-government organizations (NGOS) providing relief to distressed and underserved communities and determining effective ways to share resources and develop long-term sustainable solutions.

Bread and Water for Africa® programs span across the continent each providing one or more initiatives toward building healthy and sustainable communities.

1) Orphan Care Program - Provides loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children, including the basic necessities of food, clean water, health care and an education so they can build a better life as they enter adulthood.

2) Education Program - Offers quality education at preschool, primary and high school levels, as well as vocational training to give children and young adults the best opportunities for self-sufficiency.

3) Clean Water Program - Builds clean water wells to provide life's most vital resource.

4) Food Security/Agricultural Program - Trains individuals in sustainable farming methods to provide food for their families and surplus to sell at local markets.

5) Healthcare Program - Provides essential medicines, medical supplies and equipment in order to save lives.

6) Basic Relief Program - Provides basic relief support for unexpected disasters and crises such as the Ebola outbreak.

7) Income Generation Program - Provides the initial funding to our program partners to create an income generating project to help sustain their programs' future funding needs.

Our support is put into action due to the incredible work of our local partners -
Hope Services and Hope Outreach Foundation (Cameroon); Haramaya University Health Center and Yeteem Children and Destitute Mothers Fund (Ethiopia); Baraka Farm, Kipkeino Primary School and lewa Children's Home (Kenya); Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone, Faith Healing Development Organization, Ndegbormei Development Organization, and United Methodist Church Development Office (Sierra Leone); Kabwata Orphanage and Transit Centre (Zambia); and Shinga Development Trust (Zimbabwe).

Support for international efforts in Africa assist impoverished communities through grants made to the Bread and Water for Africa® network in the United Kingdom and United States to help them grow and financially support their administrative and fundraising infrastructure as charities that support local grassroots initiatives in Africa.

Population(s) Served

Christian Relief Services Charities affiliate Christian Relief Services of Virginia serves the mission to bring people to levels of self-sufficiency so that they may break the cycle of homelessness.

In Northern Virginia, Christian Relief Services of Virginia works diligently to address and alleviate the multiple barriers people with special needs face to secure permanent housing locally for homeless families and disabled adults in Fairfax County. Christian Relief Services of Virginia in conjunction with Christian Relief Services Charities’ extensive portfolio of multi-family affordable housing fully demonstrates the organization’s commitment and well-established experience in housing development and related services.

Christian Relief Services of Virginia is a nonprofit housing developer and qualified Community Housing Development Organization serving Fairfax County and other locations in Virginia for 23 years with the purpose of acquiring, preserving, constructing and managing properties exclusively to serve low-income, homeless and disadvantaged residents of the Commonwealth.

Throughout Fairfax County, Christian Relief Services of Virginia owns and manages 77 individually scattered site properties (as of January 15, 2015) comprised of single family homes, condominiums and townhouses which fill a vital gap serving as temporary or permanent housing for homeless families and disabled adults, as well as survivors of domestic violence and low-income residents of the county where the availability of affordable housing is extremely scarce, particularly for those with special needs.

The properties have been acquired by Christian Relief Services of Virginia over the years through its participation in the Fairfax County Continuum of Care securing a variety of funding streams awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and multiple low-interest loans from the Virginia Development Housing Authority with approximately $533,000 from the county’s Redevelopment Housing Authority.

Christian Relief Services of Virginia operates the properties in collaboration with several other nonprofit agencies to offer quality affordable and supportive housing for the most vulnerable residents of the county.

Population(s) Served

This single purpose affiliate of Christian Relief Services owns the Melrose Apartments, Triangle, VA which has 370 units of very low and moderate income housing in a Virginia suburb of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, incorporated December, incorporated November, 1998.

Population(s) Served

Christian Relief Services Charities affiliate Christian Relief Services Kansas Affordable Housing Corporation is a single purpose non-profit affiliate which owns Brentwood Apartments in Wichita, KS. The apartment complex offers 196 units rented to mixed income population, 20% of the units are set aside for families making less than 50% of Area Median Income (AMI), incorporated September, 1995.

Population(s) Served

Mountain Lakes Apartments, Tucson, AZ a 96 one and two bedroom units of which 50% are set aside for persons earning less than 50% of the AMI, incorporated in 1992.

Population(s) Served

Sun King Apartments, Scottsdale, AZ a 360 units of multifamily housing serving low to moderate-income community. A minimum of 20% of the units are reserved for persons earning less than 50% of the AMI and Casa Castillo Apartments, Phoenix, AZ which has 15 units 2 bedroom project of which 3 units are for persons earning less than 65% AMI, incorporated March, 2000.

Population(s) Served

Cambridge Court Apartments, Phoenix, AZ has 286 units of very low and moderated income housing in central Phoenix, incorporated June, 2001

Population(s) Served

Fountain Place I and II Apartments, Peoria, Arizona a (164-unit townhouse development rented to families and individuals who primarily earn less than 80% of AMI. 20% of units are rented to families earning less than 50% of AMI, incorporated June, 2001

Population(s) Served

Country Village Apartments, Peoria, AZ - 118 units of low and moderate income housing in Peoria, incorporated December, 2012.

Population(s) Served

Somerset Place Apartments, Tucson, AZ (160 units of low to moderate income housing in Tucson), incorporated October, 2013.

Population(s) Served

CRSC Residential is a non-profit affiliate responsible for the property management for CRSC Housing non-profit affiliates. CRSC Residential works to provide quality, safe and affordable housing to very low, low and moderate-income persons and families enhancing the quality of living for the residents as well as the work environment for the dedicated staff on all of the residential properties it operates.

Population(s) Served

The purpose of this non-profit 501(c)(3) affiliate of Christian Relief Services Charities is to develop, purchase, own, operate, manage and foster affordable multifamily housing and related facilities for low income individuals; to develop, expand, foster or maintain services and programs at such projects designed to meet the needs of low and moderate income families and individuals, the elderly, disabled or young.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add geographic service areas to create a map on your profile.

Login and update

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau 2015

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Christian Relief Services Charities seeks to connect the vast resources of the developed world with the ideas and labor of those who need help. We work to support the efforts of its charitable affiliates to answer urgent needs for housing, food, water and medical care around the world as well as to support programs that address the long-term sustainability of communities locally and internationally.

Our affiliates choose locally-based, accountable partners that fit into our focus areas of orphan care, education and vocational training, organic gardening and agriculture, health care, basic needs, cultural preservation, youth programs, housing and clean water. We not only support these programs through monetary funding and in-kind provisions, but through our partnership approach we can guide them to sustainable practices and methods that ensure the longevity of their initiative. It is not our intention to support these programs indefinitely, though we do pride ourselves on working with our partners until they achieve their ultimate goal of self-sufficiency. It is our hope that after a period of time, the local organizations that we support will no longer need external financial support to continue in their work. In this way the programs will become self-empowered and able to progress further in helping the communities where they are located and inspiring confidence in their ability to make change. Once a partner eliminates its financial dependence we can seek new organizations to partner with and help them achieve their vision of a brighter future for their community.

Through our affiliates donations may be received from individuals, government grants, foundations and in-kind support from a variety of groups. We maintain a regular, critical relationship with donors of medical supplies, medicines and other in-kind suppliers that equip our health care, food, emergency needs and education programs. This ensures that our donations and funds are spent responsibly through our partnership approach which affords us an intimate and regular correspondence with our program partners, and also allows us to regularly monitor each project and its adherence to our standards of budgeting and planning. By working with partners, we become closely engaged with the community and the beneficiaries of each project, which prepares us for subsequent projects in the region or with the same program partner. In this way, we can deliver responsible change in partnership with local programming, and we can be accountable to our supporters around the world.

Christian Relief Services Charities affiliates assess progress by observing the growth of our partners: the improvements of their facilities, the life-changing accomplishments in their own communities, the success of the individuals who learn from them, the improvements in the health of the communities, the number of vulnerable children and orphans attending school, the empowerment and self-sufficiency of individuals benefitting from our housing support, the number of children cared for in the afterschool and summer camp programs, and the number of overall beneficiaries we are able to reach through our various grant and in-kind programs and services delivered throughout the country and Africa. Our housing affiliates assess progress through maintaining or increasing the number of affordable housing units and ensuring equal opportunity quality housing properties and management services for our residents.

Financials

CHRISTIAN RELIEF SERVICES CHARITIES, INC.
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

CHRISTIAN RELIEF SERVICES CHARITIES, INC.

Board of directors
as of 10/04/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. James O'Brien

O'Brien Law, LLC

Term: 2015 - 2016

Clyde Richardson

Loriche Productions

Eugene Krizek

Christian Relief Services Charities

Robert Hisel

Thomas O'Brien

Travel Centers of America

Emil Her Many Horses

NMAI Cultural Resource Center

Frank Stitely

Stitely & Karstetter, LLC

Captain Eric Jones

U.S. Coast Guard

Ketlen Solak

Brandywine Collaborative Ministries

Colonel John Williams

The Pentagon

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes