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Bridging

We furnish homes with hope.

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four stars

91.42

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

Board Leadership
Todd May
Board Chair

CEO
Mark Wilkening
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.42 four stars
  Financial 87.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bridging, serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in the United States. Providing furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty, 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 90,000 homes, and every year, reduces landfill space by approximately 10 million pounds.

Bridging, serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in the United States. Providing furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty, 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 90,000 homes, and every year, reduces landfill space by approximately 10 million pounds.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of low-income households who receive high-quality furniture and household goods.
4,408
Number of volunteer hours each year towards fulfilling our mission.
78,680
Number of items of furniture and household goods provided to low-income households.
209,424
Clients (households) transitioning out of homelessness.
2,537
Number of low-income families served with children.
2,425
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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) 91.42 four stars
CHUM (MN) 94.83 four stars
Pacific House (CT) 90.45 four stars
Urban Ministry Center (NC) 91.33 four stars
Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,588,986
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $508,196
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,097,182
   Program Service Revenue $1,188,593
Total Primary Revenue $9,285,775
   Other Revenue $144,678
TOTAL REVENUE $9,430,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,271,007
   Administrative Expenses $227,114
   Fundraising Expenses $265,349
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,763,470
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $666,983
   
Net Assets $6,413,547

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 $8,271,007 100.0%

Ratings History
Bridging has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,042 1.66% Mark Wilkening Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridging (MN) 91.42 four stars
Adopt-A-Family (FL) 95.55 four stars
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (DC) 92.80 four stars
On The Rise (MA) 89.22 three stars
N Street Village (DC) 93.54 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

Todd May
Board Chair

CEO

Mark Wilkening
Executive Director

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