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CREATIO INC

Adventure in Nature - Journey in the Spirit

aka Creatio   |   Denver, CO   |  www.creatio.org
GuideStar Charity Check

CREATIO INC

EIN: 26-1600553


Mission

Creatio guides all people to encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator. We lead transformative experiences to restore relationships with ourselves, with others, with nature, and fundamentally with God.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Ashley Piche

Main address

623 Fox Street

Denver, CO 80204 USA

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EIN

26-1600553

Subject area info

Environment

Catholicism

International development

Population served info

Young adults

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Roman Catholic (X22)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Creatio is an answer to the most important question facing the Church - how do we “go and make disciples of all nations” in a world completely desensitized to God? Young adults are struggling to navigate life’s most important decisions. Constant distraction, an unfulfilled search for identity, moral relativism, and religious apathy - are a few of the symptoms of this generation’s struggle. Creatio’s work as a Catholic apostolate focuses on transforming the hearts plagued by the wounds of this generation through beauty and relationship. We form young adult missionaries to lead transformative pilgrimage, mission, and wilderness excursions designed to challenge participants to disconnect from today’s culture and restore their fundamental relationships - with themselves, with each other, with creation, and with the Creator.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

the Creatio Experience

Creatio is an answer to the most important question facing the Church - how do we “go and make disciples of
all nations” in a world completely desensitized to God? Young adults are struggling to navigate life’s most important decisions. Constant distraction, an unfulfilled search for identity, moral relativism, and religious apathy - are a few of the symptoms of this generation’s struggle. Creatio’s work as a Catholic apostolate focuses on transforming the hearts plagued by the wounds of this generation through beauty and relationship. We form young adult missionaries to lead transformative pilgrimage, mission, and wilderness excursions designed to challenge participants to disconnect from today’s culture and restore their fundamental relationships - with themselves, with each other, with creation, and with the Creator.

Population(s) Served
Young men
Young women
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Financials

CREATIO INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 0.00 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.9

Average of 3.9 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7%

Average of 6% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

CREATIO INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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CREATIO INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CREATIO INC’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $23,059 $57,759 $83,969 $140,495 -$197,476
As % of expenses 5.6% 11.7% 20.3% 30.7% -27.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $23,059 $57,759 $83,969 $140,495 -$197,476
As % of expenses 5.6% 11.7% 20.3% 30.7% -27.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $452,174 $549,941 $463,030 $598,706 $547,826
Total revenue, % change over prior year 93.7% 21.6% -15.8% 29.3% -8.5%
Program services revenue 67.7% 50.5% 33.0% 12.6% 35.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 32.2% 49.0% 66.7% 87.2% 64.4%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $412,852 $492,182 $414,632 $458,211 $729,392
Total expenses, % change over prior year 77.8% 19.2% -15.8% 10.5% 59.2%
Personnel 29.4% 45.3% 69.3% 75.8% 65.9%
Professional fees 0.2% 0.6% 1.6% 3.1% 3.5%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.8% 0.7%
Interest 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 69.2% 53.6% 29.1% 20.3% 29.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $412,852 $492,182 $414,632 $458,211 $729,392
One month of savings $34,404 $41,015 $34,553 $38,184 $60,783
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $447,256 $533,197 $449,185 $496,395 $790,175

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.0 3.1 6.3 9.4 2.9
Months of cash and investments 2.0 3.1 6.3 9.4 2.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.6 3.1 6.1 9.2 2.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $70,439 $128,198 $219,029 $359,640 $173,977
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $100 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $54,176 $128,198 $212,167 $352,662 $162,717
Temporarily restricted net assets $16,263 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 $16,263 $0 $7,531 $7,531 $15,910
Total net assets $70,439 $128,198 $219,698 $360,193 $178,627

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ashley Piche

I am Ashley, I am super humbled and grateful to be serving Creatio’s mission, and I would love to meet you. I moved to Colorado from Washington, DC in 2015 with my husband and two kids to be closer to the mountains, and I converted to Catholicism in 2019 because the mountains drew me closer to God. Originally from Columbia, MD, I earned my undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and Neuroscience from Brown University and MBA from Georgetown University. Prior to joining Creatio as Executive Director, I led a 15-year career in education reform working to ensure that children in high poverty neighborhoods - specifically in Washington, DC and rural Colorado - have access to high-quality educational opportunities. I served as an executive leader within two nationally recognized charter school management organizations and led school and district turnaround and accountability initiatives at the Colorado State Department of Education.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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CREATIO INC

Board of directors
as of 09/18/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Liz Sellyei

Martha Reichert

Mike Resman

Jenni Gasbarro

John Bixenman

Nick Reichert

Bo Brustkern

Fr. Sean Conroy

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/18/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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