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...501(c)(3) organization

...Donations are tax-deductible

...http://wsm.org/

...210 South Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603 

717-393-7709


Lancaster PA | IRS ruling year: 1941 | EIN: 23-6004676  

 

In response to Christ's love, we join with His mission to walk with our neighbors who are experiencing marginalization and poverty, trusting Him to transform lives and restore hope.
Since 1905 our purpose has been to advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief, and rescue work of all kinds. As the only year-round emergency shelter in Lancaster, PA, we believe homes, jobs and support are three critical answers for individuals who find themselves in the traumatic crisis of homelessness. However, to truly end cycles of homelessness, we have the vision to help individuals come to know lasting, life transformation. Then, they can break out of lifestyles that may have led to their homelessness.

 


Rating Information

Great


This charity's score is 92%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.


This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

Rating Report

  • Impact & Results
  • Accountability & Finance
  • Culture & Community
  • Leadership & Adaptability
Accountability & Finance
Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability

 

Accountability & Finance

 

Water Street Ministries has earned a 91% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019. More recent filing data is available, but it has not been factored into this score, due to COVID-19's effect on this organization.

Rating update postponed due to COVID-19's impact on this organization. View Water Street Ministries's response.

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Accountability and Transparency
...Full Credit
  
...Partial Credit
  
...No Credit
  
...Not Applicable
Governance
Policies
Transparency

Financial Metrics
...Full Credit
  
...Partial Credit
  
...No Credit
  
...Not Applicable
...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 2.80% - 10/10 pts
...Working Capital Ratio - 2.16 years - 10/10 pts
...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.15 - 7.5/10 pts
...Administrative Expense Ratio - 7.30% - 10/10 pts
...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 15.80% - 5/10 pts
...Program Expense Ratio - 76.80% - 7.65/10 pts
...Program Expense Growth - 4.63% - 6.64/10 pts

Unscored Information


Metrics
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Salary of Key Persons Data Available
IRS Published Data (Business Master File) Data Available
Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) Data available
Pandemic Response Data available

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