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Crossroads Prison Ministries

Reaching God's people in prison

four stars

91.91

2480 44th Street, SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49512
tel: (800) 668-2450   Web Site
EIN: 38-2540316

Board Leadership
James Liske
Chairman

CEO
Lisa Blystra
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.91 four stars
  Financial 96.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Crossroad Bible Institute equips the church to disciple people in prison with the Word of God, free of charge, wherever they are incarcerated. Millions of incarcerated persons in North America and beyond are in darkness and searching for a ray of hope. Now, more than ever, people in prison need the light of God's truth. That's why Crossroad Bible Institute has been working since 1984 to provide them with faith-based reentry education, to equip the church to make disciples, to guide our students into reentry agencies upon their release and to educate the church on criminal and restorative justice issues.

Crossroad Bible Institute equips the church to disciple people in prison with the Word of God, free of charge, wherever they are incarcerated. Millions of incarcerated persons in North America and beyond are in darkness and searching for a ray of hope. Now, more than ever, people in prison need the light of God's truth. That's why Crossroad Bible Institute has been working since 1984 to provide them with faith-based reentry education, to equip the church to make disciples, to guide our students into reentry agencies upon their release and to educate the church on criminal and restorative justice issues.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
180,314
Number of students enrolled
27,656
Number of Course Graduates
10,681
Number of Lessons Sent
132,153
Number of Lessons Received
104,269
Number of bibles requested and distributed
7,206
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 18.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Crossroads Prison Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Crossroads Prison Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 91.91 four stars
South Central Minnesota Youth for Christ (MN) 88.50 three stars
Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown (PA) 96.73 four stars
Mount Carmel Ministries (MN) 88.63 three stars
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NE) 91.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,288,508
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,288,508
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,288,508
   Other Revenue $50,066
TOTAL REVENUE $2,338,574
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,054,155
   Administrative Expenses $236,627
   Fundraising Expenses $230,679
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,521,461
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-182,887
   
Net Assets $1,775,543

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Religious Ministry & Bible Study $2,054,155 100.0%

Ratings History
Crossroads Prison Ministries has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 91.91 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.21 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.11 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.48 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 86.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 86.79 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.84 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 82.72 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 86.28 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 86.37 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 38-2540316
Name in IRS Master File CROSS ROAD CORRECTIONAL MINISTRIES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (5) Mission
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,240 4.72% Lisa Blystra President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 91.91 four stars
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 90.46 four stars
Center for Action and Contemplation (NM) 87.00 three stars
Alpha USA (IL) 85.27 three stars
Shelterwood (MO) 88.51 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Crossroads Prison Ministries
2480 44th Street, SE.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
tel: (800) 668-2450
EIN: 38-2540316

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 900
Grand Rapids, MI 49509

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Board Leadership

James Liske
Chairman

CEO

Lisa Blystra
Executive Director

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