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Human Services : Homeless Services

The Light House Mission Ministries

Serving the Needs of Transient and Needy Since 1890

two stars

72.38

1450 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47807
tel: (812) 232-7001   Web Site
EIN: 35-6023923

Board Leadership
Dave Rogers
President

CEO
Rev. Timothy J. Fagg
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.38 two stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 63.00 one star
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Light House Mission was established in 1890 to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our Community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. The Mission has expanded its range and geographic scope of services to include 19 counties in Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois. We have a working relationship with the law enforcement agencies, welfare departments, government agencies, state prison system, and many churches in these counties who refer people in need to us.

The Light House Mission was established in 1890 to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our Community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. The Mission has expanded its range and geographic scope of services to include 19 counties in Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois. We have a working relationship with the law enforcement agencies, welfare departments, government agencies, state prison system, and many churches in these counties who refer people in need to us.

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.

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Program Name: Light House Mission
Program Activities
Light House Mission provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$50 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 Light House 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 November 2019, 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

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

one star

63.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
91.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.67
  Program Expenses Growth -6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Light House Mission Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Light House Mission Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Light House Mission Ministries (IN) 72.38 two stars
N Street Village (DC) 98.04 four stars
Chapman Partnership (FL) 96.95 four stars
Pine Street Inn (MA) 90.22 four stars
Samaritan Ministries (NC) 89.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $458,823
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $458,823
   Program Service Revenue $34,587
Total Primary Revenue $493,410
   Other Revenue $143,077
TOTAL REVENUE $636,487
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $983,284
   Administrative Expenses $60,413
   Fundraising Expenses $11,461
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,055,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-418,671
   
Net Assets $2,821,041

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
2017-12 04/01/2019 72.38 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 71.76 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 72.10 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.10 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 70.85 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 61.00 one star
2012-12 04/01/2014 65.97 one star
2011-12 04/01/2013 64.91 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 35-6023923
Name in IRS Master File LIGHT HOUSE MISSION INC
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(29) Other religious activities
(399) Other housing activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,236 10.06% Timothy Fagg Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$106,507 10.09% Paul Shaw COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Light House Mission Ministries (IN) 72.38 two stars
reStart (MO) 89.48 three stars
Rosie's Place (MA) 92.55 four stars
SOME (So Others Might Eat) (DC) 93.72 four stars
Sunnyvale Community Services (CA) 95.25 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Light House Mission Ministries
1450 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47807
tel: (812) 232-7001
EIN: 35-6023923

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 89
Terre Haute, IN 47808

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Board Leadership

Dave Rogers
President

CEO

Rev. Timothy J. Fagg
CEO

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