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Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Providing low-barrier shelter, meals and support services.

two stars

79.49

1420 Mulberry Street Des Moines, IA 50309
tel: (515) 284-5719   Web Site
EIN: 42-1394212

Board Leadership
David Ellis
Chair

CEO
Melissa O'Neil
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.49 two stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 71.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1992 Central Iowa Shelter & Services' mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency. Approximately 2,000 women and men experiencing homelessness have received emergency shelter and supportive services to help them move beyond homelessness each year. In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. The facility grew from being 8,000 square feet and 96 beds to 207 beds and 42,000 square feet. It is equipped to provide expanded emergency shelter (150 beds); expanded transitional housing for Veterans (19 rooms); and 38 Project Based Section 8 Voucher efficiency apartments. Along with expanded housing capacity, CISS also provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classrooms, and a 30-foot growing dome. All guests and residents are provided evening and breakfast meals; access to shower and laundry facilities, a weekly medical clinic, and group counseling; as well as individualized case management, life skills instruction, and referrals to other community services/benefits.

Since 1992 Central Iowa Shelter & Services' mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency. Approximately 2,000 women and men experiencing homelessness have received emergency shelter and supportive services to help them move beyond homelessness each year. In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. The facility grew from being 8,000 square feet and 96 beds to 207 beds and 42,000 square feet. It is equipped to provide expanded emergency shelter (150 beds); expanded transitional housing for Veterans (19 rooms); and 38 Project Based Section 8 Voucher efficiency apartments. Along with expanded housing capacity, CISS also provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classrooms, and a 30-foot growing dome. All guests and residents are provided evening and breakfast meals; access to shower and laundry facilities, a weekly medical clinic, and group counseling; as well as individualized case management, life skills instruction, and referrals to other community services/benefits.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

71.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.72
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Iowa Shelter & Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Iowa Shelter & Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Iowa Shelter & Services (IA) 79.49 two stars
Lantern House (UT) 87.27 three stars
On The Rise (MA) 90.82 four stars
The Institute for Human Services (HI) 92.74 four stars
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless (OK) 89.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $535,573
   Federated Campaigns $111,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $46,032
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,079,281
Total Contributions $1,771,886
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,771,886
   Other Revenue $44,913
TOTAL REVENUE $1,816,799
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,089,596
   Administrative Expenses $149,888
   Fundraising Expenses $169,590
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,409,074
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-592,275
   
Net Assets $12,968,166

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
Homeless Shelter $1,581,877 75.7%
Meals Program $279,484 13.4%
Veteran Shelter and Support $228,235 10.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 79.49 two stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.09 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.09 four stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 87.26 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 42-1394212
Name in IRS Master File CENTRAL IOWA SHELTER & SERVICES
NTEE Code L99
NTEE Classification Housing, Shelter N.E.C.
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (399) Other housing 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]
Ruling Date January, 1998
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
$91,800 3.81% Melissa O'Neil CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Iowa Shelter & Services (IA) 79.49 two stars
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (MI) 86.72 three stars
Turning Points (FL) 94.07 four stars
Deborah's Place (IL) 94.10 four stars
Save the Family (AZ) 85.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Central Iowa Shelter & Services
1420 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
tel: (515) 284-5719
fax: (515) 883-1692
EIN: 42-1394212

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Board Leadership

David Ellis
Chair

CEO

Melissa O'Neil
CEO

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