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CROSS INTERNATIONAL INC

God's love, transforming deepest need into thriving joy

aka Cross International   |   Pompano Beach, FL   |  http://www.crossinternational.org

Mission

Cross International is an international relief and development ministry established to help the poorest of the poor in Third World countries. Cross International supplies the poor with food, safe drinking water, medicines, clothing, shelter and other necessities through a network of partner churches and Christian ministries already working in the areas of need. This cost-effective method helps the poor while energizing the evangelical efforts that the partnering churches have underway. The ministry also works to create a greater awareness of the plight of the poor and the Biblical mandate calling all Christians to respond to those needs.

Ruling year info

2001

President & CEO

Mr. Kelly Miller

Main address

1280 SW 36th Ave Suite 303

Pompano Beach, FL 33069 USA

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EIN

65-1086387

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (X12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (R12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cross International was built on three foundational pillars of service: orphans and vulnerable children, children with disabilities, and crisis care. Our Thriving Kids Initiative supports thoughtful, accountable projects that help children, families, and whole communities thrive. In every aspect of our work, we share the love of God and the hope of the Gospel. Read below to learn more about our impact.

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?

Cross International Programs Overview

Cross International reaches those in deepest need around the world, helping them thrive. Through longstanding partnerships with local Christian ministries working in their own communities, we empower generous believers who give financial and prayer support to strategically advance the gospel and bring transformative change.

Cross International is active in 14 countries, working with 31 ministry partners across Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, providing food, clean water, orphans and child care, medical aid, education, housing, emergency relief, and microenterprise.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Cross International Programs Overview

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants engaged in programs

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Cross International Programs Overview

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

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Cross International Programs Overview

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Cross International Programs Overview

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Founded in 2001, Cross International reaches those in deepest need around the world, helping them thrive. Through longstanding partnerships with local Christian ministries working in their own communities, we empower generous believers who give financial and prayer support to strategically advance the gospel and bring transformative change.

Cross International works in three phases. First, we determine development needs in our strategic geographical area with tools such as the Human Development Index (HDI) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and assessment of gospel outreach.

Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC):
CI and partner programs provide education, nourishing food, shelter, and faith formation to beneficiaries. SO THAT OVCs pass their school exams, move on to the next grade in their school, are well nourished, and receive appropriate healthcare, shelter, and the love of Christ. SO THAT OVCs complete schooling, are healthy, and have dreams and real opportunities for their future. SO THAT vulnerable children become thriving kids.

Community Transformation Initiatives (CTI’s):
CTI’s support the creation of the necessary environments in which OVCs can truly thrive. This begins with community needs assessments and baseline surveys to determine the needs of potential CTI communities. SO THAT our ministry partners can appropriately provide multi-sectoral support to integrally improve the lives and livelihoods of families and communities. SO THAT families will be better able to provide for the basic needs of their children in nutrition, education, health, housing, access to clean water, and the love of Jesus SO THAT vulnerable children become thriving kids.

Children with Disabilities:
Helping Children with Disabilities thrive means providing necessary medical care for the individual child while sensitizing families and communities about children living with disabilities. SO THAT families and communities increase their knowledge about children living with disabilities which leads to a decrease in social stigma. SO THAT families and communities are more inclusive of the needs of Children with Disabilities. SO THAT vulnerable children become thriving kids.

Crisis Response:
Crisis care can be provided in emergency situations or for those who have been victimized and abused. Cross International understands that crisis care and response almost always begins with emergency support that often takes various forms of aid. However, this aid is always provided with an eye to transition to development initiatives whenever possible. SO THAT Cross International and our ministry partners engage in crisis care and response that includes implementing strategic plans that foster the dignity and empowerment of beneficiaries. SO THAT rapid emergency responses can be provided in crisis situations and can transition appropriately from emergency relief to development. SO THAT vulnerable children can become thriving kids.

We work with 51 local partners in 14 countries. Our partnership support can take the form of technical assistance in strategic planning, financial support, and providing in-kind contributions. Additionally, all Cross International ministry partners receive regular prayer support. Third, through Cross International’s accountable approach, all ministry partners are engaged throughout the project lifecycle. Project plans must be appropriate and feasible. Continuous monitoring occurs through relational conversation, site visits, and weekly mission reports.

Program and financial progress and final reporting ensure transparency and accountability. It also provides the opportunity for program adjustments so that donor-contributed Cross International resources provided to partners are maximized as best possible.

Over 100,000 of the world's most vulnerable people have been reached to date. Additional progress includes:
- 18,246 children and adults have received life-saving food.
- 11,049 people have received clean water.
- 560,495 bottles of pharmaceuticals and medicines have been distributed.
- 4.4 million servings of fortified rice have been distributed.
- 38,460 adults and children have benefited from disaster relief supplies.
- 90 children with disabilities have received medical procedures.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CROSS INTERNATIONAL INC

Board of directors
as of 09/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jimmy Dodd


Board co-chair

Dr. Mark Montoney

Contessa Health

Jimmy Dodd

Executive Director of PastorServe / Youthfront

Joe White

President of Kanakuk Kamps / Men At The Cross

Darrell Borne

President of D. Consulting, Inc.

Will Walton

Principal at Integrity Realty Advisors

Cedric Wade

Caring Transitions Of Scottsdale

Dr. Mark Monteney

Medical Officer, Contessa Health

Mary Coon

Retired SVP/CFO, Ent Credit Union

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/29/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/24/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.