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Human Services : Rescue Missions

The Gospel Mission

To feed the hungry, to clothe the poor, to shelter the homeless, to lead them to Christ

91.80

500 Bluff Street Sioux City, IA 51103
tel: (712) 255-1769   Web Site
EIN: 42-0819319

Board Leadership
Thomas Fitch
President

CEO
Paul Mahaffie
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.80
  Financial 96.35
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1938, The Gospel Mission in Sioux City has been a lighthouse for the homeless, the downtrodden, the poor and the needy. We relocated to 500 Bluff Street in 2009 and with the Lord's blessing, the $1.8M mortgage is now paid in full, just as our sins have been paid in full by our Savior. The Gospel is at the core of our name as well as our ministry. Chapel services are provided by partnering churches, youth groups, lay leaders and Mission staff and are required for overnight guests. The goal of the Mission is to utilize the resources we have to lead our guests into a relationship with our Savior. The Mission offers a life skills program as one such resource for our guests who wish to improve themselves spiritually, socially, and vocationally. For 2012, we served 369 meals/day, provided 76 beds/night, assisted our guests in finding 115 day-jobs/week, gave away $1229/week from our thrift store, helped 126 families/week with food baskets, and distributed 38 bibles/month to our guests.

Since 1938, The Gospel Mission in Sioux City has been a lighthouse for the homeless, the downtrodden, the poor and the needy. We relocated to 500 Bluff Street in 2009 and with the Lord's blessing, the $1.8M mortgage is now paid in full, just as our sins have been paid in full by our Savior. The Gospel is at the core of our name as well as our ministry. Chapel services are provided by partnering churches, youth groups, lay leaders and Mission staff and are required for overnight guests. The goal of the Mission is to utilize the resources we have to lead our guests into a relationship with our Savior. The Mission offers a life skills program as one such resource for our guests who wish to improve themselves spiritually, socially, and vocationally. For 2012, we served 369 meals/day, provided 76 beds/night, assisted our guests in finding 115 day-jobs/week, gave away $1229/week from our thrift store, helped 126 families/week with food baskets, and distributed 38 bibles/month to our guests.

Financial

96.35

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Gospel Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Gospel Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Gospel Mission (IA) 91.80
CityTeam (CA) 86.84
Restoration Ministries (IL) 88.72
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 88.61
Evansville Rescue Mission (IN) 90.88

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,274,425
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,274,425
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,274,425
   Other Revenue $198,366
TOTAL REVENUE $3,472,791
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,940,329
   Administrative Expenses $248,397
   Fundraising Expenses $144,300
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,333,026
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $139,765
   
Net Assets $4,836,572

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
Homeless Shelter $1,230,800 41.9%
Nutrition $1,162,794 39.5%
Pastoral Services $88,432 3.0%

Ratings History
The Gospel Mission has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 02/01/2022 91.80
2019-12 12/23/2020 92.02
2018-12 11/01/2019 90.59
2017-12 12/01/2018 89.48
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.74
2015-12 02/01/2017 90.31
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.52
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.11
2013-12 05/01/2015 89.77
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.03
2011-12 02/01/2013 78.35
2010-12 04/01/2012 78.75
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.16
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 95.35
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.20
2007-12 12/17/2008 82.10
2006-12 02/01/2008 87.74
2005-12 05/01/2007 88.01

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 42-0819319
Name in IRS Master File THE GOSPEL MISSION
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (5) Mission
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 February, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,642 1.66% Paul Mahaffie Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Gospel Mission (IA) 91.80
CEC (TX) 92.22
Union Gospel Mission, Sacramento (CA) 85.65
Salina Rescue Mission (KS) 88.14
The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake (UT) 97.82

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Charity Contact Info

The Gospel Mission
500 Bluff Street
Sioux City, IA 51103
tel: (712) 255-1769
EIN: 42-0819319

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3745
Sioux City, IA 51102

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Board Leadership

Thomas Fitch
President

CEO

Paul Mahaffie
Executive Director

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