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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Old Savannah City Mission

Savannah's Five Star Gospel Rescue Mission

two stars

76.79

2414 Bull Street Savannah, GA 31401
tel: (912) 232-1979   Web Site
EIN: 31-1810829

Board Leadership
Pastor Larry McDaniel
Pastor Emeritus

CEO
William E. Stiles
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.79 two stars
  Financial 76.60 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Old Savannah City Mission is a Gospel ministry with a mission "To change lives through preaching the Gospel, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, rehabilitating the addict, and restoring the ex-offender. Programs include Gospel services Mon-Sat @ noon and 7:00 pm with lunch served at 1 pm and dinner served at 8 pm; two Bible Study and/or Life Skills classes taught Mon-Fri 7-7:50 am and 8-8:50 am; emergency shelter with 91 beds; Urban Training Institute-the Mission's residential recovery/transitional programs: CLEAN START-Assists men with alcohol and drug addictions, FRESH START-Serves men from prison who come to faith in Christ; 3 nutritious meals served daily to men, women & children; weekly distribution of meals to inner city children; Families in Crisis-food and clothing program with clergy/agency referrals; two Bargain Centers with all proceeds funding the Mission's programs. Old Savannah City Mission does not apply for nor receive any federal, state, county or city funding.

Old Savannah City Mission is a Gospel ministry with a mission "To change lives through preaching the Gospel, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, rehabilitating the addict, and restoring the ex-offender. Programs include Gospel services Mon-Sat @ noon and 7:00 pm with lunch served at 1 pm and dinner served at 8 pm; two Bible Study and/or Life Skills classes taught Mon-Fri 7-7:50 am and 8-8:50 am; emergency shelter with 91 beds; Urban Training Institute-the Mission's residential recovery/transitional programs: CLEAN START-Assists men with alcohol and drug addictions, FRESH START-Serves men from prison who come to faith in Christ; 3 nutritious meals served daily to men, women & children; weekly distribution of meals to inner city children; Families in Crisis-food and clothing program with clergy/agency referrals; two Bargain Centers with all proceeds funding the Mission's programs. Old Savannah City Mission does not apply for nor receive any federal, state, county or city funding.

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: Old Savannah City Mission
Program Activities
Old Savannah City Mission provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$120 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
3/5
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 Old Savannah City 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 June 2020, 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

two stars

76.60

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 94.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Old Savannah City Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Old Savannah City Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Old Savannah City Mission (GA) 76.79 two stars
Shelter KC: A Kansas City Rescue Mission (MO) 93.97 four stars
William Temple House (OR) 91.59 four stars
Christian Services (MS) 90.91 four stars
Durham Rescue Mission (NC) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,191,125
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $400,758
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,591,883
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,591,883
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,591,883
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,149,072
   Administrative Expenses $180,794
   Fundraising Expenses $220,160
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,550,026
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,857
   
Net Assets $107,544

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
2018-12 07/01/2020 76.79 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 72.32 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 71.52 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 70.34 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 71.25 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 69.56 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 60.45 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 62.30 one star
2012-12 03/01/2014 59.49 one star
2011-12 06/01/2013 63.66 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 31-1810829
Name in IRS Master File OLD SAVANNAH CITY MISSION 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
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 July, 2002
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
$97,500 6.29% William Stiles Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Old Savannah City Mission (GA) 76.79 two stars
Water Street Ministries (PA) 90.15 four stars
City Rescue Mission of Lansing (MI) 91.72 four stars
Star of Hope Mission (TX) 90.57 four stars
Rescue Mission of El Paso (TX) 93.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Old Savannah City Mission
2414 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
tel: (912) 232-1979
EIN: 31-1810829

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 16839
Savannah, GA 31416

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Board Leadership

Pastor Larry McDaniel
Pastor Emeritus

CEO

William E. Stiles
Executive Director

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