Mission: KEYSTONE RESCUE MISSION WAS ESTABLISHED TO BE A CATALYST FOR THE COMMUNITY IN PROVIDING HELP AND HOPE TO THE HOMELESS, HUNGRY, AND HURTING PEOPLE IN NORTHEAST, PA. T ... (More)

Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2006, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.keystonemission.org

  8 W OLIVE ST
Scranton PA 18508-2532


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

95

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

94

out of 100

The score earned by Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

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



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Finance & Accountability Report

94

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

79.83%

Higher effect on score

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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.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

7/7 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Audited

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

4.32%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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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 up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. 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



JOHN GLEASON RESIGNED 3819, EXECUTIVE DI

$55,188


MARY WOOD, CHAIRWOMAN

$0


MICHAEL R GOFFER, VICE CHAIR

$0


ROBERT THOMAS, TREASURER

$0


SUSAN DUCKWORTH, SECRETARY

$0


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:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


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.


Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Grants Received


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

Donations to our organization has fluctuate from month to month with some months showing at least a decline of 12%. We also applied and received the PPP loan thus we were able to retain all of our staff and hire two new employees.


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

Due to the social distancing we had to implement protocols to protect staff, volunteers and our guests. We also opened a shelter in place emergency shelter for the homeless in Scranton. There the CEO of the organization lived with them training them and helping them through issues.


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

We moved resources around to open the shelter in place emergency shelter. We also provided food weekly to those families that were in need. We also moved staff that could work from home and had them remotely work. We educated the homeless on Covid and how to protect them selves.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Due to the pandemic we have a greater understanding of the homeless needs. We have developed a mobile outreach that is now able to practice critical time intervention and help change their lives. We are able to work in developing better hygiene facilities to keep them clean and get them the treatment they need to get better.


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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

Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. 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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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$1,681,332

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


PROGRAM SERVICES INCLUDE FOOD AND CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS FOR NEEDY INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY MEALS WHERE VOLUNTEERS HELP PREPARE AND SERVE MEALS TO PEOPLE IN NEED. FINALLY, AN AF ... (More)


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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 Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. is a passing score.

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


To be the Catalyst for the Community, to provide help and hope to the homeless, hungry, and hurting people in Northeast PA.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Keystone Mission's vision is to build a community of hope through providing long-term sustainability and independence to men and women who are broken and homeless in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


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: Open a 15-bed Transformation Center for men

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


Goal Two: Grow our network of community agencies throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania that provide the necessary services to homeless men and women.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Three: Move from our current location in Scranton into a bigger building for the Administrative Offices, Day Center, and a Transformation Center.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Keystone Mission provided training for the Program staff to provide better care and guidance to the homeless men and women through the Genesis Process. The program is an evidence-based, behavioral-cognitive program. Each of the Program Staff is trained and certified with the program. The Program staff also meet weekly to discuss issues and goals for the department and the guests they serve daily. The Development Staff has attended professional seminars to build stronger relationships with donors and expand their financial giving to benefit the community. The Development staff also meet weekly for leadership development by listening to podcasts and discussing them. As an organization, we are part of a network of other Rescue Missions called CityGate. Our staff has access to a network of individuals in the same line of work and can build a network and ask questions.

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

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Keystone Mission is a member of two Chamber of Commerce, has effective partnerships with other community agencies that provide services like medical, mental health, drug and alcohol rehab, job readiness, spiritual training, and life skill training. Members of the Administration staff are networking with other non-profits, businesses, organizations, and churches to further our reach and discover different ways to join forces to better Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our organization is also part of a professional organization called CityGate, in which we are in a network with other 300+ Rescue Missions across the nation.

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.


With the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic, Keystone Mission decided to take care of the roads. We started a new program called "Team Agape," which goes and builds relationships with the homeless wherever they are currently at in life. Keystone Mission also announced the opening of a 15-bed Transformation Center in Wilkes-Barre, which will serve all of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our focus hasn't changed; it's been renewed. We stopped our distribution programs because we aim to provide help and hope to the homeless in the community. We transferred that program to a church in Luzerne county, and in Lackawanna county, we just stopped because there are 3–4 other agencies that give food weekly. We don't want just to feed a man a fish; we desire to teach them to fish for themselves.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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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

Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

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

  • Constituent Feedback: Not Scored

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

100/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization's score of 100 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 14 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


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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

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. However, it did not respond to one or more survey questions, and therefore is not eligible for a score on this metric. (View our beacon methodology.) 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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