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Bridging

We furnish homes with hope.

three stars

88.47

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 88.47 three stars
  Financial 85.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bridging, serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in North America. 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 60,000 homes, and every year, reduces landfill space by 7 to 10 million pounds.

Bridging, serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in North America. 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 60,000 homes, and every year, reduces landfill space by 7 to 10 million pounds.

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Financial

three stars

85.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
94.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.6%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridging (MN) 88.47 three stars
The INN (NY) 88.17 three stars
Our House, Arkansas (AR) 89.39 three stars
Inspiration Corporation (IL) 88.45 three stars
Safe Haven Family Shelter (TN) 91.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,770,212
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $185,427
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,955,639
   Program Service Revenue $1,036,224
Total Primary Revenue $10,991,863
   Other Revenue $39,465
TOTAL REVENUE $11,031,328
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,036,912
   Administrative Expenses $209,071
   Fundraising Expenses $313,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,559,362
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,471,966
   
Net Assets $4,488,597

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 $8,036,912 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$44,135 0.51% Mark Wilkening Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$69,634 0.81% Sara Sternberger Executive Director - Former

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridging (MN) 88.47 three stars
Turning Points (FL) 89.39 three stars
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless (OK) 92.22 four stars
My Friend's Place (CA) 94.34 four stars
Stephen Center (NE) 85.74 three 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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