Crisis Aid International

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Crisis Aid is a St. Louis based international relief and development organization. Crisis Aid's programs and services have reached out to children and families around the world. Core programs include feeding programs, medical care, orphan care, disaster relief, and rescue/rehabilitation homes and programs for girls who have been rescued from human trafficking. Crisis Aid is currently working to open all of the available beds at the U. S. Refuge Home for American survivors of sex trafficking.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Crisis Aid International
PO Box 510167
St. Louis, MO 63151


Phone: 1-888-740-7779


Organization details

EIN: 300060905

CEO/President: Mr. Pat Bradley

Chairman: Mr. Pat Bradley

Board size: 7

Founder: Mr. Pat Bradley

Year founded: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


CAI provides food for malnourished children, medical care, orphan care, water wells, safe homes for victims of sex trafficking, emergency relief & more.

Mission statement

Crisis Aid's mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist. Additionally, we attempt to bring public awareness to these situations and to solicit citizen involvement whenever and wherever possible. All assistance and resources are traditionally secured in the country of need when possible, so as to develop relations with the local business people and foster a true spirit of cooperation. Demonstrating God's love and care for people is our highest and most cherished goal. To accomplish this vision we will continue to target our efforts in "no-go zones" where other organizations cannot or will not go. Frequently this means taking on escalated risks. We feel that these risks are a small price to pay in a game where the stakes are so high: literally, life and death.

Statement of faith

Crisis Aid International was founded on Christian principals. Through our programs, Crisis Aid believes in showing the love of Christ and does not discriminate against any race, religion or ethnicity. Some of Crisis Aid's core beliefs are: - Share the gospel....use words when we have to - Work in a manner that earns the right to be heard - Go to the people in THEIR time of need - Personally oversee the distribution of aid, whenever possible - Live and work with an attitude that respects every person's dignity; we are all made in God's image - Work through establishing effective partnerships/teams with other like hearted groups both here and abroad; "together we can do so much more"

Transparency grade


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating128 of 91319 of 105
Fund acquisition rating109 of 91514 of 105
Resource allocation rating130 of 91516 of 105
Asset utilization rating502 of 91361 of 105

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$11,868$17,998$19,910$2,899$2,431
Short-term investments$0$0$10,383$3,416$2,032
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,736,995$3,370,337$2,892,003$1,626,447$1,788,285
Long-term investments$486,339$454,601$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,511$13,193$4,674$774$1,962
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$496,850$467,794$4,674$774$1,962
Total assets$4,233,845$3,838,131$2,896,677$1,627,221$1,790,247
Payables and accrued expenses$47,049$13,320$68,672$40,160$26,371
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$47,049$13,320$68,672$40,160$26,371
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$9,548$13,244$16,940$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$9,548$13,244$16,940$0$0
Total liabilities$56,597$26,564$85,612$40,160$26,371
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,292,628$723,701$422,234$336,081$303,661
With donor restrictions$2,884,620$3,087,866$2,388,831$1,250,980$1,460,215
Net assets$4,177,248$3,811,567$2,811,065$1,587,061$1,763,876
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,449,544$4,428,752$4,236,230$2,643,408$2,619,222
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$15,402$15,172$4,807$2,918$1,156
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$15,402$15,172$4,807$2,918$1,156
Total revenue$5,464,946$4,443,924$4,241,037$2,646,326$2,620,378
Program services$4,685,274$3,094,707$2,734,980$2,567,573$2,002,703
Management and general$359,441$310,891$225,943$204,031$192,948
Total expenses$5,111,285$3,447,971$3,017,033$2,824,525$2,225,357
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$353,661$995,953$1,224,004($178,199)$395,021
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$353,661$995,953$1,224,004($178,199)$395,021


Mike LempDirector$113,913
Patrick BradleyPresident$107,548
Susan BradleyVice Pres/Secretary$47,812

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/14/2020. To update the information below, please email:


In September 2000, our Founder, Pat Bradley witnessed the results of the genocide in South Sudan first hand and knew at that moment "doing nothing" was not an option. His helplessness turned into action as he returned to the United States to raise money for starving people in "no-go zones" where starvation, disease, and danger are a part of everyday life. He soon returned to provide two-pound bags of rice to Sudanese people in need. A humble beginning turned into life-saving efforts for people in crisis living in eleven different countries. In 2002 Crisis Aid was officially incorporated. Today, we currently concentrate our efforts in East Africa and the United States. Once Pat took that first step to "do something", others quickly joined enabling Crisis Aid to deliver a wide variety of resources over the years. Together with our partners, we have provided more than 17.8 million pounds of food, served 2.6 million adults and malnourished children, and 1,378 sex trafficking victims helped, the youngest being 4 years of age. We are committed to "helping the helpless" with relief efforts locally and globally and equipping those who are beyond the crisis to take responsibility by providing programs that train, inspire, and move them to independent, self-sustaining living. The Crisis Aid Family is large and growing. We invite anyone who "refuses to do nothing" to join in our mission to impact lives, souls, and futures! With your partnership, the prayers and dreams of thousands more children and families will be answered.

Program accomplishments

Together with our partners, we have provided more than 16.9mil lbs of food and served 2.5mil adults & malnourished children, rescued more than 1,360 girls age 4 to 30 years old from sex trafficking, & more.