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Guiding Light Mission

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three stars

86.41

255 Division Avenue Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 451-0236   Web Site
EIN: 38-2638465

Board Leadership
Edward Postma
Board Chair

CEO
Stuart Ray
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.41 three stars
  Financial 82.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Guiding Light Mission exists to create a healing experience that allows individuals to discover a new life in Christ. We expect re-engagement in community. We provide food and shelter to all and resources to men that support their social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.

Guiding Light Mission exists to create a healing experience that allows individuals to discover a new life in Christ. We expect re-engagement in community. We provide food and shelter to all and resources to men that support their social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.

Financial

three stars

82.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 40.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guiding Light Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guiding Light Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guiding Light Mission (MI) 86.41 three stars
Manos De Cristo (TX) 94.69 four stars
Hope Clinic (MI) 95.84 four stars
Neighborhood Ministries (AZ) 87.80 three stars
Rockford Rescue Mission (IL) 90.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,311,580
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,311,580
   Program Service Revenue $2,849,741
Total Primary Revenue $6,161,321
   Other Revenue $91,556
TOTAL REVENUE $6,252,877
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,636,722
   Administrative Expenses $264,219
   Fundraising Expenses $852,881
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,753,822
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $499,055
   
Net Assets $3,369,490

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
2018-06 06/01/2019 86.41 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 83.75 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 87.32 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 86.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.88 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.29 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 82.17 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 78.25 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 77.71 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.66 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 68.47 one star
2009-06 03/01/2010 70.66 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 84.77 three stars
2007-06 02/01/2008 87.79 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 79.69 two 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 38-2638465
Name in IRS Master File GUIDING LIGHT MISSION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 May, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,670 1.62% Stuart P. Ray Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guiding Light Mission (MI) 86.41 three stars
Atlanta Mission (GA) 85.25 three stars
City Rescue Mission of Saginaw (MI) 94.69 four stars
Wheeler Mission (IN) 85.32 three stars
Miracle Hill Ministries (SC) 89.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Guiding Light Mission
255 Division Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 451-0236
EIN: 38-2638465

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1703
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

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Board Leadership

Edward Postma
Board Chair

CEO

Stuart Ray
Executive Director

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