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Human Services : Homeless Services

Bridging

We furnish homes with hope.

four stars

91.72

201 West 87th Street Bloomington, MN 55420
tel: (952) 888-1105   Web Site
EIN: 41-1725396

Board Leadership
Janet Pool
Board Chair

CEO
Mark Wilkening
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.72 four stars
  Financial 88.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bridging empowers people to thrive in their homes by providing quality furniture and household goods for those pursuing housing stability. Bridging gives hope-and for many-a leap toward financial stability for the first time. With locations in Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of furniture and household goods from the community. Since 1987, Bridging has furnished over 95,000 homes, and every year, reduces landfill space by approximately 10 million pounds.

Bridging empowers people to thrive in their homes by providing quality furniture and household goods for those pursuing housing stability. Bridging gives hope-and for many-a leap toward financial stability for the first time. With locations in Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of furniture and household goods from the community. Since 1987, Bridging has furnished over 95,000 homes, and every year, reduces landfill space by approximately 10 million pounds.

Financial

three stars

88.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
94.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridging on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridging on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridging (MN) 91.72 four stars
Vision House (WA) 89.70 three stars
The Lord's Place (FL) 98.23 four stars
Abode Services (CA) 94.69 four stars
Family Promise (NJ) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,544,303
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $621,875
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,166,178
   Program Service Revenue $1,130,861
Total Primary Revenue $9,297,039
   Other Revenue $222,449
TOTAL REVENUE $9,519,488
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,125,161
   Administrative Expenses $266,104
   Fundraising Expenses $303,797
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,695,062
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-175,574
   
Net Assets $6,883,414

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
Provide Furniture and Household Goods $9,125,161 100.0%

Ratings History
Bridging has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 91.72 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 93.61 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 91.42 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.17 four stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 92.48 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 90.59 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.47 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.54 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 08/01/2015 87.32 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.98 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 79.54 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 79.43 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 41-1725396
Name in IRS Master File BRIDGING INCORPORATED
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 October, 1992
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
$156,252 1.61% Mark Wilkening Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridging (MN) 91.72 four stars
Hamilton Families (CA) 97.17 four stars
Transitions Homeless Recovery Center (SC) 92.98 four stars
Pacific House (CT) 90.86 four stars
Shepherd's Table (MD) 97.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bridging
201 West 87th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420
tel: (952) 888-1105
EIN: 41-1725396

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Board Leadership

Janet Pool
Board Chair

CEO

Mark Wilkening
Executive Director

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