Christian Relief Services Charities

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Christian Relief Services was established to connect the vast resources of America by forming partnerships among grass roots charitable groups, churches, and human service agencies to empower local volunteers to help those in need in their own communities and to enables people to help themselves. They have a wide variety of programs that provide services in the areas of food, housing, medical, etc. Some of their affiliate ministries are:
Food - Running Strong for American Indian Youth, Eagle Butte Food Pantry, etc.
Housing - Arbors Apartments, The Courtyard Apartments, Brentwood Apartments, etc.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Relief Services Charities
8301 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309-2309


Phone: 703-317-9086


Organization details

EIN: 521394775

CEO/President: Brian Krizek

Chairman: Mr. James J. O'Brien, Esq.

Board size: 10

Founder: Gene Krizek

Year founded: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Christian Relief Services Charities seeks to connect the vast resources of the developed world with the ideas and labor of those who need help.

Mission statement

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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating777 of 84461 of 70
Fund acquisition rating750 of 84463 of 70
Resource allocation rating484 of 84441 of 70
Asset utilization rating758 of 84459 of 70

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,581,244$2,267,951$6,169,662$8,341,617$14,000,733
Short-term investments$93,100,208$88,661,140$596,844$471,577$464,142
Other current assets$0$0$0$1,622,918$1,593,035
Total current assets$99,904,059$102,394,989$14,170,702$14,998,021$20,681,595
Long-term investments$7,941,409$3,046,970$73,955,919$48,699,142$50,430,720
Fixed assets$91,765,324$82,347,106$75,975,987$52,905,379$46,652,526
Other long-term assets$7,274,228$5,793,432$2,419,327$2,374,903$2,208,526
Total long-term assets$106,980,961$91,187,508$152,351,233$103,979,424$99,291,772
Total assets$206,885,020$193,582,497$166,521,935$118,977,445$119,973,367
Payables and accrued expenses$1,669,985$1,546,234$2,354,233$2,136,529$3,008,431
Other current liabilities$591,215$444,681$185,692$570,016$96,480
Total current liabilities$2,261,200$1,990,915$2,539,925$2,706,545$3,104,911
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$1,944,153$2,102,487$2,233,004
Total long-term liabilities$81,606,811$72,743,659$75,862,833$55,920,624$50,426,561
Total liabilities$83,868,011$74,734,574$78,402,758$58,627,169$53,531,472
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$31,627,291$13,165,037$11,959,042$10,191,364$11,348,503
Permanently restricted$0$16,547,477$16,547,477$15,547,477$16,547,477
Net assets$123,017,009$118,847,923$88,119,177$60,350,276$66,441,895
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$21,203,105$26,105,447$26,720,605$25,557,959$23,445,111
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,061,708$3,559,903$6,874,140$935,899$951,868
Other revenue$21,588,725$20,218,427$18,498,075$16,558,201$15,201,168
Total other revenue$26,650,433$23,778,330$25,372,215$17,494,100$16,153,036
Total revenue$47,853,538$49,883,777$52,092,820$43,052,059$39,598,147
Program services$36,728,895$39,464,844$42,006,639$43,738,920$33,131,397
Management and general$1,705,293$2,280,024$2,211,870$1,924,596$2,277,867
Total expenses$43,684,452$45,694,960$48,139,468$49,143,678$38,911,571
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Surplus (deficit)$4,169,086$4,188,817$3,953,352($6,091,619)$686,576
Other changes in net assets$0$26,539,929$23,815,549$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,169,086$30,728,746$27,768,901($6,091,619)$686,576


Bryan L KrizekPresident/CEO$250,208
Paul E Krizek EsqVice President/General Cou$227,528
Bieu DoCFO$101,004
Nhi Ho CAOSecretary$73,122

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/28/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Christian Relief Services Charities (CRSC) was founded over 35 years ago by Gene Krizek, born with his dream of making a difference for the poor and suffering at home and around the world - mindful of the biblical admonition that much is required from those who receive much.

Critical water and sewage problems on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota prompted CRSCs first work: delivering water, drilling wells, installing windmills and repairing a sewage plant. Continuing on to address urgent needs for food, water, medicines and medical supplies around the world, Christian Relief Services Charities has now grown through its many affiliates to expand its reach into establishing vital development programs to address the long-term sustainability of communities for water, farming, housing, schools, orphanages, clinics and hospitals in underdeveloped areas across the United States and worldwide.

Program accomplishments

Over the last 35 years, Christian Relief Services Charities affiliates delivered more than $600 million in assistance through programs across 31 states in the U.S. and 63 countries throughout Eastern Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. This work has benefited hundreds of communities and thousands of people helping them to a better and more self-sufficient life. We are also proud to have earned the Better Business Bureaus Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal for meeting their rigorous standards for charitable accountability.


Christian Relief Services Charities' affiliates provide help to those domestically and internationally by utilizing donations (that the affiliates raise, both cash and in-kind materials like medicines and food) in the most efficient and effective way possible. Without these generous donations, our affiliates would not be able to provide their programs with adequate resources, supplies and technical assistance. To acquire these resources, Christian Relief Services Charities works with its affiliates to provide the back-office administrative (everything from helping them keep up with the very necessary state registrations every year in order that they can fundraise, accounting, HR to IT help) support necessary to help them to procure donations and utilize the support of volunteers and partnerships with local non-governmental organizations in order to attain adequate funding to provide for their programs.