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MorningStar Mission Ministries

Caring and sharing the love of Christ

three stars

86.95

350 East Washington Street Joliet, IL 60433
tel: (815) 722-5780   Web Site
EIN: 36-2422510

Board Leadership
Dave O'Dell
President

CEO
Sandi Perzee
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.95 three stars
  Financial 81.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MorningStar Mission Ministries is a non-denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor. We do this by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all. Ministering to men, women, children and entire families, MorningStar Mission has served the less fortunate of Joliet and the surrounding Will County area since 1909. Whether it's through a one-time meal or a long-term recovery program, we're committed to offering hope for the hurting.

MorningStar Mission Ministries is a non-denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor. We do this by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all. Ministering to men, women, children and entire families, MorningStar Mission has served the less fortunate of Joliet and the surrounding Will County area since 1909. Whether it's through a one-time meal or a long-term recovery program, we're committed to offering hope for the hurting.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of people using homeless shelters per week
675
Number of meals served or provided
150,376
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

81.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MorningStar Mission Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MorningStar Mission Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MorningStar Mission Ministries (IL) 86.95 three stars
Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan (MI) 92.42 four stars
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (TX) 91.07 four stars
Durham Rescue Mission (NC) 100.00 four stars
MUST Ministries (GA) 90.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,152,018
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,152,018
   Program Service Revenue $20,595
Total Primary Revenue $6,172,613
   Other Revenue $1,241,579
TOTAL REVENUE $7,414,192
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,536,864
   Administrative Expenses $286,552
   Fundraising Expenses $770,374
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,593,790
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-179,598
   
Net Assets $3,736,294

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
East Side Cafe $2,011,118 30.8%
Treasure Chest Resale Shop $769,175 11.8%
Community Outreach Program $473,550 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 86.95 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 84.42 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 89.50 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.23 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 81.98 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 77.25 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.38 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 75.19 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 74.41 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 76.26 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 81.34 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 81.35 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 73.37 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 92.99 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 90.30 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 85.23 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 90.25 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 85.26 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 85.34 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 36-2422510
Name in IRS Master File MORNING STAR MISSION MINISTRIES
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 April, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,125 1.23% Sandra Perzee Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MorningStar Mission Ministries (IL) 86.95 three stars
Modesto Gospel Mission (CA) 94.55 four stars
Salina Rescue Mission (KS) 92.25 four stars
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission (WA) 96.66 four stars
Springfield Rescue Mission (MA) 85.70 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

MorningStar Mission Ministries
350 East Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433
tel: (815) 722-5780
fax: (815) 726-9450
EIN: 36-2422510

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Board Leadership

Dave O'Dell
President

CEO

Sandi Perzee
Executive Director

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