Disable all preview features

Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Straight Ahead Ministries

Equipping you for juvenile justice ministries

four stars

92.30

791 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610
tel: (508) 753-8700   Web Site
EIN: 04-3103694

Board Leadership
David B. Quinones
Chairman

CEO
Scott Larson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.30 four stars
  Financial 89.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Straight Ahead Ministries train and equip Christians to lead Bible Study discussion groups, facilitate recovery discussion groups, and mentor youth who are locked up in juvenile facilities, as well as provide effective aftercare models to help youth transition successfully back into the community. Our strength-based resources, curriculums, training modules, and direct ministry models help youthful offenders become all that God intended them to be. We welcome you to partner with us in what God is doing in the lives of juvenile offenders.

Straight Ahead Ministries train and equip Christians to lead Bible Study discussion groups, facilitate recovery discussion groups, and mentor youth who are locked up in juvenile facilities, as well as provide effective aftercare models to help youth transition successfully back into the community. Our strength-based resources, curriculums, training modules, and direct ministry models help youthful offenders become all that God intended them to be. We welcome you to partner with us in what God is doing in the lives of juvenile offenders.

Financial

three stars

89.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Straight Ahead Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Straight Ahead Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Straight Ahead Ministries (MA) 92.30 four stars
High Plains Children's Home and Family Services (TX) 88.24 three stars
Attention Homes (CO) 88.89 three stars
Wichita Children's Home (KS) 91.57 four stars
Our Little Haven (MO) 96.66 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,829,904
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $305,947
Total Contributions $2,135,851
   Program Service Revenue $105,327
Total Primary Revenue $2,241,178
   Other Revenue $25,549
TOTAL REVENUE $2,266,727
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,682,907
   Administrative Expenses $512,991
   Fundraising Expenses $232,562
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,428,460
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,733
   
Net Assets $2,034,765

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
Youth Reentry Program $979,660 58.2%
Juvenile Ministry $432,453 25.7%
Straight 2 Work Program $270,794 16.1%

Ratings History
Straight Ahead Ministries has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 07/01/2017 92.30 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 90.13 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 90.56 four stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 91.38 four stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 90.48 four stars
2011-03 12/01/2012 81.50 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 04-3103694
Name in IRS Master File STRAIGHT AHEAD MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
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, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,000 4.07% Scott Larson President
Other Salaries of Note
$24,000 0.98% Hanne Larson Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Straight Ahead Ministries (MA) 92.30 four stars
Covenant House Texas (TX) 94.61 four stars
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery (MN) 91.16 four stars
Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch (MO) 88.39 three stars
Eagle Ranch (GA) 96.81 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Straight Ahead Ministries
791 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
tel: (508) 753-8700
fax: (508) 433-0182
EIN: 04-3103694

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

David B. Quinones
Chairman

CEO

Scott Larson
President

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.