Mission: Matthew 25 Ministries (M25M) is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor locally, nationally and internatio ... (More)

Matthew 25: Ministries is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1992, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.m25m.org

  11060 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati OH 45242 

  513-793-6256


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Financial and Accountability & Transparency score for Matthew 25: Ministries is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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Exceptional

This charity's score is 100.00, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS. 

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

99.3%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

0.3%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

0.3%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

2.6%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.00


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

0.47 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

4.13%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
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Policies


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization has these policies in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Policies:
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Donor Privacy ... (More)

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  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


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Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990 ... (More)
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Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are this organizations key compensated staff members as identified by our analysts. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



Tim Mettey, CEO

$288,275 (0.14% of Total Expenses)


Current CEO and Board Chair can be found in the Leadership & Adaptability report below.

Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Mission (BMF activity code: 005)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Matthew 25: Ministries reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Grants Received

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Product and in-kind donations to our organization held steady or increased as corporate donors became aware of the support we were providing to front-line and essential workers. Matthew 25 received generous financial support from corporate, foundation and individual donors. Matthew 25 also applied for and received a PPP loan.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Due to travel, customs and shipping restrictions, an unusually large percentage (65%) of our distributions remained in the U.S. in 2020. We established new partnerships throughout the nation to better serve frontline workers and high-risk individuals. We increased distribution of PPE, sanitizer, and other essential items related to keeping people safe during the pandemic. In order to best protect our staff, volunteers, and the public against the spread of COVID-19, and in alignment with recommendations from state and national health officials, Matthew 25: Ministries implemented a work from home policy for vulnerable employees and suspended volunteer opportunities at our facility for the majority of 2020.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

As a disaster response organization, Matthew 25: Ministries is always planning and preparing to respond in the most effective manner during times of humanitarian crisis. As a product-based organization, Matthew 25 is in a unique position to either have or have access to critically needed emergency supplies. During the pandemic, Matthew 25: Ministries maintained internal operations and achieved a record year of shipments, all with reduced staff and no/minimal volunteers for the better part of 10 months. In 2020, Matthew 25 shipped 946 truckloads (approximately 19 million pounds) of cumulative aid and helped more than 23 million people – the most truckloads we have shipped and the most people we have helped in a single year.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Throughout our COVID-19 response, Matthew 25 continued to build additional relationships with new partners, and to expand our existing partner relationships. Matthew 25 is continuing to maintain relationships with many of these organizations. The economic challenges that are the result of the pandemic will persist for years to come and the essential items we supply will continue to be in high demand. Matthew 25 is continuing to work with partners and communities throughout the U.S. and worldwide to fill these gaps and to transition these efforts into long-term post-pandemic relief. Additionally, during the pandemic, Matthew 25 relied on in-country staff members to carry on essential international programming and will continue to foster the growth and development of our in-country staff to operate and develop our international programs.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
7/1/20212019 100.00
5/1/20202018 100.00
3/1/20192017 100.00
4/1/20182016 100.00
4/1/20172015 97.17
6/1/20162014 97.17
Rating Version: 2.0
12/22/20152014 94.69
5/1/20152013 97.14
4/1/20152013 94.32

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to its Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

12/20/20132012 99.49
12/20/20122011 99.95
2/1/20122010 99.96
10/1/20112009 99.96
9/20/20112009 89.39
Rating Version: 1.0
3/1/20112009 99.94
5/1/20102008 99.94
4/1/20092007 92.44
2/1/20082006 94.91
2/1/20072005 92.42
1/1/20062004 78.60
10/1/20052003 71.07

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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Matthew 25: Ministries cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Matthew 25: Ministries reported its two largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$175,511,643

Spent in most recent FY

87%

Percent of program expenses


Humanitarian Aid


$21,465,158

Spent in most recent FY

10%

Percent of program expenses


Disaster Relief


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Matthew 25: Ministries is a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


The mission of Matthew 25: Ministries is to fulfill Matthew 25:34-40 of the New Testament by providing nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, affordable shelter to the homeless, medical care to the ill, and humanitarian supplies to those in need.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


The vision of Matthew 25: Ministries is to fulfill founder Rev. Wendell Mettey's dream of being a place where all people can come together no matter their differences and work toward the common goal of helping those in need, as Matthew 25: 34-40 shows us how. In order to accomplish this in the most efficient and ethical way, we will continue to grow to help more people in need, welcome more volunteers, engage with more donors, and save more products from the landfill, allowing us to lead by example for all to witness. Caring for a needy world is not just something we want to do, it is what we are called to do, to show God's love.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: • Increase inbound shipments of products and outbound shipments of aid By increasing inbound and outbound shipments , we will be able to help more of the poorest of the poor and disaster victims.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: • Expand distribution partner relationships throughout the United States and worldwide By expanding distribution partner relationships, we can reach more people in need with essential supplies.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: • Help more people Everything Matthew 25 does is done with the goal of helping people in need. By achieving Goals 1 and 2, we are able to fulfill our most essential goal – to help more people.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Matthew 25: Ministries conducted a two-part staff training program in February and March of 2021 that reinforced or expanded staff knowledge of ministry and provided them with additional tools for communicating effectively. • Mission & Vision • Organizational Culture • Products and Operations • History • Our Finances • Our Volunteers • Special Programs • General Philosophies • Basic communication and public relations skills

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Matthew 25: Ministries is a product based organization with extensive experience in acquiring, processing and responsibly distributing humanitarian aid and disaster relief to people in need. Matthew 25’s operational template is to work with partners who are local to the recipient area – already established in the recipient location, aware of the needs in the surrounding community and able to get that aid to the people who need it. Additionally, Matthew 25 builds strategic partnerships that expand, enhance or enrich core activities. Matthew 25 provides ongoing training and enrichment for staff and meets with partners to assess the success of current programs and to discuss next steps. Matthew 25 participates in several reputable professional membership organizations relevant to their work. Matthew 25 promotes organizational awareness through marketing, PR and social media activities.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


Matthew 25 is in a unique position to either have or have access to critically-needed emergency supplies. As a disaster response organization, Matthew 25: Ministries is always planning and preparing to respond in the most effective manner during times of humanitarian crisis. The focus of Matthew 25's process may shift to accommodate extraordinary circumstances like a pandemic, but we continue to do what we do every day, providing basic necessities, personal care, hygiene, cleaning and other supplies to partners who care for those in need. The WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Matthew 25: Ministries began COVID-19 relief efforts on March 16. In 2020, Matthew 25: Ministries distributed approximately 6.5 million pounds of COVID-19 aid to more than 1,300 unique organizations in 46 states, Washington DC and 2 U.S. territories. These items helped support our partners’ tireless efforts to care for high-risk populations including the sick, the elderly, the impoverished, and others in need. Matthew 25 established many wonderful partnerships during the onset period of the Coronavirus pandemic, and these partners continued needing our support. The economic challenges that are the result of closed or downsized businesses and elevated unemployment or under-employment will persist for years to come and the essential items we supply continue to be in high demand. Because of these challenges, many non-profits are struggling to serve their growing clientele. In 2021, Matthew 25 is continuing to work with partners to fill the gaps brought on by the pandemic and will provide COVID-19 hope and help as long as a need exists and we are able to meet that need efficiently and effectively.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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Organization Leadership

Organization Leadership


Tim Mettey

CEO

Michael Brandy, Jr.

Chairman

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

100

out of 100

Matthew 25: Ministries has earned a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Not Scored


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


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Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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