CROSS INTERNATIONAL INC

aka Cross International   |   Pompano Beach, FL   |  http://www.crossinternational.org

Mission

Cross International is a 501(c)(3) Christian relief and development organization that provides food, shelter, medical care, water, education, self-help programs, care for orphans and emergency relief to the poorest of the poor around the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

We collaborate with dedicated Christian ministry partners who employ a community-minded strategy and who strive to increase the self-sufficiency of the poor. With our larger, more advanced partners, we provide not only financial and material resources, but also help with monitoring and evaluation, impact reporting, and financial accountability. They, in turn, open doors in the community and help ensure we can reach families with the greatest needs.

Regardless of our church partner's size or complexity, we remain dedicated to serving the Lord and acting as good stewards of His resources. By working in partnership with existing church-based ministries and other faith-based Christian organizations, Cross International has developed an extremely cost-effective network for distributing food and other resources where they are needed most.

Cross International also considers sharing the Gospel a priority and we strive to serve others with humility for the glory of God. Everything we provide is given in the name of Jesus, and we believe a strong, personal relationship with Christ is essential to the ultimate well-being of the poor. Our Lord is the only source of spiritual transformation and is the key to salvation and the blessings of eternal life.

Ruling year info

2001

President

Mr. James Cavnar

Main address

600 SW Third Street Suite 2201

Pompano Beach, FL 33060 USA

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EIN

65-1086387

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (X12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (R12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Relief & Development Projects

Cross International serves the poor in more than 25 countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia – including Haiti, Mozambique and the Philippines. The organization provides resources to meet a wide variety of needs, including food, clothing, projects for safe water, medicines and medical equipment for clinics, materials for schools and self-help programs, houses for the homeless and micro-enterprise loans to promote self-sufficiency. Virtually all of these efforts are organized through Christian churches already in place overseas, which allows Cross International to offer one of the most cost effective charitable outreaches in the country. Since its inception, 95 percent or more of donations received are used for program services, with less than 5 percent used for administrative and fund-raising expenses. Cross is also noteworthy for offering donors opportunities to sponsor unique projects and urgent needs. The charity provides a project catalog of these needs on its website and donors who participate can use this process to fund efforts of many types in various countries. For example, an individual can sponsor the construction of a house for a group of AIDS orphans in a specific village in Africa or supply food to a specific school in Haiti or contribute to a medical outreach in the Philippines. Some projects are also seasonal or focused on special interest groups. For example, Cross International’s Harmony of Hearts program involves church worship teams and choirs in a music presentation that can benefit the poor overseas. Other programs are geared to church school use and highlight back-to-school programs, home building and other specific goals.  While Cross International has been recognized by the U.S. government for its effectiveness and professionalism, most of the funding for the charity’s programs come from U.S. Christians and U.S. churches seeking to sponsor specific projects that will have a direct and meaningful impact on the poor.

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Financials

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CROSS INTERNATIONAL INC

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jimmy Dodd

James Cavnar

President of Cross International

Jimmy Dodd

Executive Director of PastorServe / Youthfront

Joe White

President of Kanakuk Kamps / Men At The Cross

Jim Brown

State Farm Agency (retired) & Community Advocate

Linda Brown

State Farm Agency (retired) & Community Advocate

Darrell Borne

President of D. Consulting, Inc.

Will Walton

Principal at Integrity Realty Advisors

Cedric Wade

Investment Professional at National Planning Corporation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No