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Human Services : Homeless Services

Dégagé Ministries

Transforming lives, restoring hope

two stars

78.88

144 Division Avenue South Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 454-1661   Web Site
EIN: 38-1912094

Board Leadership
Fred Lake
President

CEO
Thelma Ensink
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.88 two stars
  Financial 76.18 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in their community. Dégagé Ministries was founded in 1969 and provides responsive programming that is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. These programs include: overnight shelter for women in crisis, low-cost and free meals, hygiene facilities such as showers, laundry and haircuts, lockers to safely store belongings, identification through the State Identification Program, supportive services to meet housing, employment and other goals, pro-bono legal services, support groups and Bible studies, and consumer choice food pantry.

Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in their community. Dégagé Ministries was founded in 1969 and provides responsive programming that is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. These programs include: overnight shelter for women in crisis, low-cost and free meals, hygiene facilities such as showers, laundry and haircuts, lockers to safely store belongings, identification through the State Identification Program, supportive services to meet housing, employment and other goals, pro-bono legal services, support groups and Bible studies, and consumer choice food pantry.

Financial

two stars

76.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
62.9%
  Administrative Expenses 28.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.85
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dégagé Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dégagé Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Degage implemented a diversity and inclusion council for staff and one for patrons as a result of feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dégagé Ministries (MI) 78.88 two stars
Charlotte Family Housing (NC) 87.42 three stars
The Night Ministry (IL) 90.22 four stars
Lantern House (UT) 89.36 three stars
Solid Ground (MN) 96.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,305,326
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $186,187
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,491,513
   Program Service Revenue $84,237
Total Primary Revenue $3,575,750
   Other Revenue $-38,288
TOTAL REVENUE $3,537,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,156,186
   Administrative Expenses $673,838
   Fundraising Expenses $251,259
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,081,283
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,456,179
   
Net Assets $5,491,663

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
2019-12 06/01/2021 78.88 two stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 79.92 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 80.83 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 85.26 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.64 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.23 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.55 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 83.34 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 85.39 three 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 38-1912094
Name in IRS Master File DEGAGE MINISTRIES
NTEE Code P28
NTEE Classification Neighborhood Centers, Settlement Houses
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 May, 1985
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
$92,639 4.45% Marge Palmerlee Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dégagé Ministries (MI) 78.88 two stars
Frisco Family Services (TX) 86.58 three stars
Marian House (MD) 91.37 four stars
Richmond Friends of the Homeless (VA) 85.13 three stars
Mid America Assistance Coalition (MO) 88.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dégagé Ministries
144 Division Avenue South
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 454-1661
fax: (616) 459-7200
EIN: 38-1912094

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Board Leadership

Fred Lake
President

CEO

Thelma Ensink
Executive Director

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