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International : Development and Relief Services (Fundraising)

Cross International

Delivering food, shelter, and hope to the poorest of the poor

three stars

89.39

600 Southwest Third Street Suite 2201
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
tel: (800) 391-8545   Web Site
EIN: 65-1086387

Board Leadership
Rev. Jimmy Dodd
Chairman

CEO
Jim Cavnar
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial * 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial *

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 75.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cross International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cross International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cross International (FL) 89.39 three stars
Islamic Relief USA (VA) 92.92 four stars
VisionSpring (NY) 93.83 four stars
International Disaster Emergency Service (IN) 88.82 three stars
Physicians for Peace (VA) 89.02 three stars

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Cross International was born out of the vision of two ministries with a heart for the poor - Christian Children's Charity and the Kielar Family Foundation. Projects include relief for earthquake, flood and tsunami victims, care and education for orphans and other vulnerable children, housing for the homeless, medicines and health care for the indigent, food for families suffering extreme malnutrition, and clean water for communities that have none, as well as micro-enterprise programs and other long-term development efforts to break the cycle of poverty. In every case, our method of outreach is the same: Cross International locates needy church-based ministries serving the poor and distributes material aid through their existing programs. In this way, we can supply meaningful help where it is needed most.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $91,607,943
   Federated Campaigns $21,653
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $71,890
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $91,701,486
   Program Service Revenue $102,480
Total Primary Revenue $91,803,966
   Other Revenue $37,260
TOTAL REVENUE $91,841,226
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $87,948,094
   Administrative Expenses $1,258,169
   Fundraising Expenses $2,749,578
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $91,955,841
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-114,615
   
Net Assets $1,011,192

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
Medical Aid Focus $83,940,922 94.6%
Focus on Food $1,547,884 1.7%
Focus on Orphans $981,929 1.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 07/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 93.71 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 84.55 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 80.21 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 78.43 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.37 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 79.30 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 87.99 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 92.35 four 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 65-1086387
Name in IRS Master File CROSS INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$30,437 0.03% James J. Cavnar President

Cross International was born out of the vision of two ministries with a heart for the poor - Christian Children's Charity and the Kielar Family Foundation. Projects include relief for earthquake, flood and tsunami victims, care and education for orphans and other vulnerable children, housing for the homeless, medicines and health care for the indigent, food for families suffering extreme malnutrition, and clean water for communities that have none, as well as micro-enterprise programs and other long-term development efforts to break the cycle of poverty. In every case, our method of outreach is the same: Cross International locates needy church-based ministries serving the poor and distributes material aid through their existing programs. In this way, we can supply meaningful help where it is needed most.

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Charity Contact Info

Cross International
600 Southwest Third Street
Suite 2201
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
tel: (800) 391-8545
EIN: 65-1086387

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Board Leadership

Rev. Jimmy Dodd
Chairman

CEO

Jim Cavnar
President

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