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Human Services : Homeless Services

Olympia Union Gospel Mission

Restoring hope. Transforming lives.

four stars

90.16

413 Franklin Street NE Olympia, WA 98501
tel: (360) 709-9725   Web Site
EIN: 91-1680748

Board Leadership
Andrew Christensen
President

CEO
Loren "Skip" Steffen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.16 four stars
  Financial 91.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.48

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.93
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Olympia Union Gospel Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Olympia Union Gospel Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Olympia Union Gospel Mission (WA) 90.16 four stars
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission (WA) 96.66 four stars
Oliver Gospel Mission (SC) 87.32 three stars
Rescue Mission Alliance (CA) 90.34 four stars
Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia (GA) 92.38 four stars

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The Olympia Union Gospel Mission began its work with the homeless and needy in 1995 through a street ministry outreach. Sandwiches and hot drinks were offered in an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Our goal was and still is to share God's love in practical ways. Today, the Olympia Union Gospel Mission has numerous programs. Hundreds of men and women are served each week and OUGM is still sharing God's love in practical ways. At the same time, we work to help individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Meals, hygiene and addiction recovery services are ways we reach out to make a difference in people's lives. Hot meals is one of the most powerful tools for sharing the Gospel with people in need because food is a tangible way to show God's love (Luke 10:27).

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,631,479
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $44,808
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,676,287
   Program Service Revenue $645
Total Primary Revenue $1,676,932
   Other Revenue $34,129
TOTAL REVENUE $1,711,061
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,271,290
   Administrative Expenses $52,479
   Fundraising Expenses $213,372
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,537,141
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $173,920
   
Net Assets $2,726,308

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
Street Ministry and Food Service $860,250 67.7%
Dental Clinic $213,353 16.8%
Women and Family Program $109,936 8.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 11/01/2016 90.16 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 80.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 79.58 two stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 80.17 three stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 69.40 one star
2011-08 12/01/2012 69.05 one star

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

EIN 91-1680748
Name in IRS Master File UNION GOSPEL MISSION ASSOCIATION OF OLYMPIA
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$19,520 1.26% Loren Steffen Executive Director

The Olympia Union Gospel Mission began its work with the homeless and needy in 1995 through a street ministry outreach. Sandwiches and hot drinks were offered in an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Our goal was and still is to share God's love in practical ways. Today, the Olympia Union Gospel Mission has numerous programs. Hundreds of men and women are served each week and OUGM is still sharing God's love in practical ways. At the same time, we work to help individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Meals, hygiene and addiction recovery services are ways we reach out to make a difference in people's lives. Hot meals is one of the most powerful tools for sharing the Gospel with people in need because food is a tangible way to show God's love (Luke 10:27).

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Olympia Union Gospel Mission (WA) 90.16 four stars
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (CO) 91.10 four stars
Oliver Gospel Mission (SC) 87.32 three stars
Carriage Town Ministries (MI) 96.45 four stars
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 86.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Olympia Union Gospel Mission
413 Franklin Street NE
Olympia, WA 98501
tel: (360) 709-9725
fax: (360) 570-8848
EIN: 91-1680748

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Board Leadership

Andrew Christensen
President

CEO

Loren "Skip" Steffen
Executive Director

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