Crossnore Communities for Children

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Crossnore Communities for Children

EIN: 56-0567980


Crossnore Communities for Children grows healthy futures for children and families by providing a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing.

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Chief Executive Officer

Brett Loftis

Main address

PO Box 249

Crossnore, NC 28616-0249 USA

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Formerly known as

The Crossnore School

The Children's Home



Subject area info

Mental health care

Child advocacy

Child welfare

Foster care

Population served info

Children and youth


At-risk youth

Victims of crime and abuse


NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

Charter Schools (B29)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Care

Crossnore Communities for Children admits residential children in two ways. The first is through the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice Systems. If you are a government agency and are interested in placing a child with Crossnore Communities for Children, please complete the appropriate application below.

The second type of admission is for Private Placements. Private Placements are children that are currently living with a parent and/or legal custodian and are in need of possible out of home placement. If you are interested in placing a child with us and have utilized other resources, such as your local Department of Social Service agency, intensive in-home services or counseling, but are in need of further assistance, please fill out the appropriate application below. Once this application is received, the intake specialist will contact the legal custodian about a possible interview.

Children who come to live at Crossnore Communities for Children live in one of 21 campus cottages, with live-in cottage parents. Cottage parents serve in a 7 day on/7 day off rotation. This relationship model allows our children learn to build healthy relationships, while receiving the support they need to make progress towards reaching their own goals.

For students who live with us into high school, we offer the Stepping Stones program. This program recognizes and rewards students who have made enough progress toward independence to live with minimal supervision.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Therapy Services are offered to children following a complete assessment to determine their level of need. This assessment then drives the services that will best meet those needs. Therapy services are offered to children in our foster care programs, as well as to children as outpatients or in school-based therapy. Therapists are available in all three of our locations: Crossnore, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, and Hendersonville, NC

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Crossnore Communities for Children's Foster Care and Adoptions program licenses and supervises single family foster homes and therapeutic foster homes. We also partner with the counties we serve to effectively and efficiently recruit for and match children who desire to be adopted with qualified loving families.

Families interested in providing a foster home or forever home for children in need will receive training, a home study, and ongoing monthly support throughout the licensing process and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Crossnore Communities for Children puts a high emphasis on education to offer children choices for their future. Education helps our children break generational cycles of abuse and neglect, as well as provide more than $1 million in additional income over their lifetimes.

In Winston-Salem, NC, our students attend the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County public schools. For those who are eligible, our Day Treatment program provides:

Year-round programming (7:25 a.m.–1:55 p.m. five days a week)
Treatment groups
Psycho-Educational groups
Experiential and Adventure-Based counseling
Individual counseling
Family counseling
Individualized goals/interventions

The program utilizes a structured environment concentrating on strengths, skill building, and problem solving through individual therapy and in groups. Day Treatment also provides interventions that address the reduction of mental health symptoms, improvement of behavioral functioning, increased coping and relational skills, recovery, and ability to function in an educational and community setting.

For students living on the Crossnore, NC campus, educational services are provided at Marjorie Williams Academy, a K-12 public charter school located on our campus.

The mission of Williams Academy is to offer a stable, emotionally supportive, educational environment for children with a goal of empowering each child to achieve his or her real academic and social potential.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Youth Independent Living (YIL) supports youth and young adults who are currently in or have aged out of the foster care system by offering age-appropriate, normative assistance to build skills and connections in order to increase positive life outcomes and create resiliency.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work


Crossnore Communities for Children
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.82 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 26% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Crossnore Communities for Children

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Crossnore Communities for Children

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Crossnore Communities for Children

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Crossnore Communities for Children’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $60,610 $3,900,793 $4,146,144 $4,274,252 $5,124,826
As % of expenses 0.3% 19.4% 21.5% 19.6% 21.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$2,140,658 $1,745,838 $1,925,541 $2,321,855 $3,410,260
As % of expenses -10.1% 7.8% 8.9% 9.8% 13.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $18,959,265 $28,162,486 $21,652,679 $36,255,249 $24,142,300
Total revenue, % change over prior year 14.8% 48.5% -23.1% 67.4% -33.4%
Program services revenue 49.4% 33.4% 42.0% 24.4% 34.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.7%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 49.6% 65.0% 52.3% 72.0% 53.5%
Other revenue 1.0% 1.5% 5.6% 3.7% 8.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $18,898,655 $20,089,585 $19,294,787 $21,785,665 $23,957,306
Total expenses, % change over prior year 11.8% 6.3% -4.0% 12.9% 10.0%
Personnel 70.2% 64.5% 71.0% 70.9% 69.6%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 3.1% 2.6% 2.9% 3.0% 2.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 26.6% 32.9% 26.1% 26.2% 27.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $21,099,923 $22,244,540 $21,515,390 $23,738,062 $25,671,872
One month of savings $1,574,888 $1,674,132 $1,607,899 $1,815,472 $1,996,442
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $4,113,295 $0 $0 $0 $2,649,647
Total full costs (estimated) $26,788,106 $23,918,672 $23,123,289 $25,553,534 $30,317,961

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 0.2 2.6 3.0 1.0 3.7
Months of cash and investments 0.2 2.6 3.0 1.0 4.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -1.6 1.6 3.1 4.7 5.5
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $325,218 $4,302,484 $4,747,579 $1,748,868 $7,422,821
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,289,759
Receivables $1,878,886 $1,677,729 $1,446,201 $16,923,163 $13,699,142
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $47,681,797 $46,421,683 $48,192,316 $48,918,723 $51,552,346
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 42.5% 48.3% 51.0% 54.2% 54.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 17.8% 13.6% 6.5% 3.4% 5.3%
Unrestricted net assets $24,933,600 $26,679,438 $28,604,979 $30,926,834 $34,337,094
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $9,477,648 $10,452,281
Total net assets $24,933,600 $26,679,438 $28,604,979 $40,404,482 $44,789,375

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Brett Loftis

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Crossnore Communities for Children

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Crossnore Communities for Children

Board of directors
as of 05/04/2023
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Board co-chair

Jr. Bickerton Cardwell

Board co-chair

B. Kelly Graves

Marilyn Williams

Ted Laporte

Katheryn Northington

Kim Barnhardt

Kim Belk

Jonathan Blanco

Carol B. Dabbs

Saribeth Dozier

Cathy Fields

Harvey Freeman

Nelitza Gonzalez

Redge Hanes

Charles O. Izard

Morgan Lake

Carolyn S. Moretz

Randall Richardson

David Riggins

Traci Royster

Robynn Rutledge

Steve Shelton

Henry Stokes

Iris Sunshine

Philip Vineyard

Carole Weiss

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/9/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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