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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Great Falls Rescue Mission

A beacon of hope since 1963

four stars

90.19

408 2nd Avenue South Great Falls, MT 59405
tel: (406) 761-2653   Web Site
EIN: 81-6014374

Board Leadership
Tom Moore
Board President

CEO
Jim McCormick
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.19 four stars
  Financial 91.56 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Great Falls Rescue Mission is a non-profit Christian organization committed to serving North Central Montana. Our mission is transforming the hungry, hurting and homeless through Jesus Christ's love.

Great Falls Rescue Mission is a non-profit Christian organization committed to serving North Central Montana. Our mission is transforming the hungry, hurting and homeless through Jesus Christ's love.

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.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Great Falls Rescue Mission
Program Activities
Great Falls Rescue Mission provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
4/5
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 Great Falls Rescue Mission.
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

four stars

91.56

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.26
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Falls Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Falls Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Falls Rescue Mission (MT) 90.19 four stars
Charlotte Rescue Mission (NC) 89.71 three stars
Rockford Rescue Mission (IL) 91.76 four stars
Jesus House (OK) 91.43 four stars
Raleigh Rescue Mission (NC) 90.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,241,209
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,574
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,256,783
   Program Service Revenue $16,593
Total Primary Revenue $3,273,376
   Other Revenue $36,249
TOTAL REVENUE $3,309,625
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,619,506
   Administrative Expenses $329,036
   Fundraising Expenses $469,404
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,417,946
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-108,321
   
Net Assets $8,047,895

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
Providing Shelter to the Homeless $2,370,680 90.5%
The Thrift Store $248,826 9.5%

Ratings History
Great Falls Rescue Mission has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 90.19 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2019 95.81 four stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 91.63 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 90.60 four stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 92.06 four stars
2014-09 12/01/2016 85.30 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.75 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 83.91 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 86.96 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 88.32 three stars
2011-09 03/01/2013 86.91 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 82.45 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 81-6014374
Name in IRS Master File GREAT FALLS RESCUE MISSION
NTEE Code P28
NTEE Classification Neighborhood Centers, Settlement Houses
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(36) Fraternity or sorority
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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 March, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$54,942 1.60% Jim McCormick Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Falls Rescue Mission (MT) 90.19 four stars
Hope Gospel Mission (WI) 86.32 three stars
The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake (UT) 87.68 three stars
St. Francis House (MA) 86.45 three stars
Community Enrichment Center (TX) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Great Falls Rescue Mission
408 2nd Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405
tel: (406) 761-2653
fax: (406) 452-7734
EIN: 81-6014374

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Board Leadership

Tom Moore
Board President

CEO

Jim McCormick
Executive Director

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