Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation

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Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a non-profit, faith based organization committed to empowering people, creating positive opportunities for the community and loving our neighbors as ourselves.

Contact information

Mailing address:
1550 Taylor St
Detroit, MI 48206

Website: centraldetroitchristian.org

Phone: 313-873-0064

Email: fprince@detcdc.org

Organization details

EIN: 383128822

CEO/President: Fikre Prince

Chairman: Denise Gray

Board size: 12

Founder: Lisa Johanon and Melvin Green

Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2006


Vision: "Once again, men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets . . . the city streets will be filled with boys and girls there. This is what the Lord Almighty says!" -Zechariah 8:4-5

Mission statement

To transform individuals to reach their highest potential while transforming the community to be a place of peace and wholeness, "Shalom".

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating284 of 99922 of 73
Fund acquisition rating72 of 10016 of 73
Resource allocation rating108 of 100110 of 73
Asset utilization rating980 of 99972 of 73

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$127,125$93,914$190,140$360,956$34,180
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,196,706$890,164$653,802$808,433$635,184
Long-term investments$1,476,279$1,719,922$2,059,416$101,474$44,108
Fixed assets$8,990,161$8,124,654$8,622,744$8,744,786$1,893,567
Other long-term assets$1,663,456$995,326$657,466$497,908$338,425
Total long-term assets$12,129,896$10,839,902$11,339,626$9,344,168$2,276,100
Total assets$13,326,602$11,730,066$11,993,428$10,152,601$2,911,284
Payables and accrued expenses($320,240)($252,622)$156,855$219,860$121,307
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities($320,240)($252,622)$156,855$219,860$121,307
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$311,345$60,050$52,384$94,358$58,611
Total long-term liabilities$1,413,928$1,392,658$1,438,193$1,421,183$329,340
Total liabilities$1,093,688$1,140,036$1,595,048$1,641,043$450,647
Net assets20202019201820172015
Without donor restrictions$7,627,131$5,654,965$5,378,146$2,870,727$2,173,847
With donor restrictions$4,605,783$4,935,065$5,020,234$5,640,831$286,790
Net assets$12,232,914$10,590,030$10,398,380$8,511,558$2,460,637
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,241,941$1,871,759$2,911,714$2,212,863$2,481,043
Program service revenue$651,364$616,008$1,300,593$157,085$386,649
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$18,942$92,206$44,905($78,746)($5,750)
Other revenue$204,390$232,202$109,914$118,764$0
Total other revenue$874,696$940,416$1,455,412$197,103$380,899
Total revenue$4,116,637$2,812,175$4,367,126$2,409,966$2,861,942
Program services$2,681,166$2,352,035$2,227,884$2,008,011$2,060,167
Management and general$225,523$283,942$229,044$220,747$163,028
Total expenses$2,911,300$2,663,424$2,480,304$2,278,386$2,223,195
Change in net assets20202019201820172015
Surplus (deficit)$1,205,337$148,751$1,886,822$131,580$638,747
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,205,337$148,751$1,886,822$131,580$638,747


Fikre PrinceExecutive Director$71,913
Sarah JohnsonFinance Director$30,000
Lisa JohanonExecutive Director$7,800

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 11/24/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


About the Founder: Lisa is the Founder, and former Executive Director of Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC), a non-profit organization that she co-founded with Melvin Green in 1993. Central Detroit Christian CDC follows the tenets of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), relocate, reconcile, and redistribute. Lisa believes deep in her heart that the only way to serve a neighborhood is to live there and be a neighbor.

Detroit has been a racially and economically divided city for decades. Healing this divide takes time, presence, mutual trust, love and prayer. Redistribution of resources to remediate the resource and economic gap is a natural extension of the blessings we have received.

Central Detroit Christian CDC has aggregated resources from partner churches, our supporters, and foundations to help our neighbors get into affordable homes, learn new skills to get a job, get a house painted, and provide assistance during a crisis. Sometimes this means taking calls in the middle of the night to pray for and console a family that lost a loved one. Sometimes this means lending a helping hand during a time of need. Relocation, reconciliation and redistribution work together in Central Detroit to create peace (Shalom). Lisa, and her staff, strive towards the same goal, Shalom in the neighborhood and to hear Christ say, "Well done good and faithful servant!"

Lisa is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College with a major in Education and Bible and a graduate of John Marshall Law School. Lisa's husband Dan is active in several ministries, including The Urban Ministry Institute, TUMI, and Bring Our Men Back, BOMB Squad and Kingsmen, while holding down a job as an electrician. They have two children, Justin and Emma and many non-biological children. They live where they serve in central Detroit.

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