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Human Services : Homeless Services

reStart

Empowering people. Ending homelessness.

two stars

76.32

918 East 9th Street Kansas City, MO 64106
tel: (816) 472-5664   Web Site
EIN: 43-1349378

Board Leadership
Barry Rogers
Chair

CEO
Stephanie Boyer
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.32 two stars
  Financial 78.91 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

reStart Inc. is an interfaith ministry with homeless persons committed to providing shelter and supportive services to homeless men, women, youth and families with the goal of helping them move toward independence and self-sufficiency and ending homelessness in our community. reStart Inc. is the outgrowth of an overnight emergency shelter established by an inter-faith group in 1981 at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church in downtown Kansas City. A non-profit corporation for the purpose of serving homeless persons was created in 1984. reStart provides more than 110,000 bed nights of emergency, transitional and permanent shelter to approximately 11,000 homeless men, women, families with children and unaccompanied youth.

reStart Inc. is an interfaith ministry with homeless persons committed to providing shelter and supportive services to homeless men, women, youth and families with the goal of helping them move toward independence and self-sufficiency and ending homelessness in our community. reStart Inc. is the outgrowth of an overnight emergency shelter established by an inter-faith group in 1981 at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church in downtown Kansas City. A non-profit corporation for the purpose of serving homeless persons was created in 1984. reStart provides more than 110,000 bed nights of emergency, transitional and permanent shelter to approximately 11,000 homeless men, women, families with children and unaccompanied youth.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Restart
Program Activities
Restart provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Restart.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.91

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 54.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by reStart on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by reStart on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
reStart (MO) 76.32 two stars
Siena Francis House (NE) 96.64 four stars
Community Action House (MI) 85.17 three stars
Lotus House (FL) 94.69 four stars
The INN (NY) 89.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,440,725
   Federated Campaigns $132,701
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,947,695
Total Contributions $5,521,121
   Program Service Revenue $111,075
Total Primary Revenue $5,632,196
   Other Revenue $63,605
TOTAL REVENUE $5,695,801
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,679,752
   Administrative Expenses $411,465
   Fundraising Expenses $398,744
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,489,961
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-794,160
   
Net Assets $2,968,611

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 76.32 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 89.48 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.58 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.45 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.44 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.05 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.17 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.00 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 87.09 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 43-1349378
Name in IRS Master File RESTART INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (573) Rehabilitating alcoholics, drug abusers, compulsive gamblers, etc.
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 December, 1989
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$76,154 1.17% Evelyn E. Craig President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
reStart (MO) 76.32 two stars
Committee on Temporary Shelter (VT) 87.26 three stars
Ministry With Community (MI) 99.73 four stars
ACCESS (OH) 87.89 three stars
Family Promise (NJ) 99.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

reStart
918 East 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
tel: (816) 472-5664
fax: (816) 472-6127
EIN: 43-1349378

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Board Leadership

Barry Rogers
Chair

CEO

Stephanie Boyer
President & CEO

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