Disable all preview features

Human Services : Social Services

Action Ministries

Leading People Out of Poverty

four stars

92.41

1700 Century Circle NE Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30345
tel: (404) 881-1991   Web Site
EIN: 58-2070427

Board Leadership
Les Harper
Chair

CEO
S. Kelley Henderson
Interim President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.41 four stars
  Financial 89.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 13.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Action Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Action Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Action Ministries (GA) 92.41 four stars
Humble Area Assistance Ministries (TX) 94.69 four stars
SBH Community Service Network (NY) 93.75 four stars
Interfaith Social Services (MA) 96.66 four stars
Anthony Robbins Foundation (CA) 93.48 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Action Ministries, Inc. is a nonprofit that provides an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty. By meeting basic needs of hunger relief, housing and education, Action Ministries removes barriers that prevent thousands of Georgians from breaking the cycle of poverty and realizing their potential. Last year, nearly 65,000 people were served and many more lives changed by Action Ministries.

Our mission is to mobilize communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,803,951
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,222,228
Total Contributions $8,026,179
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,026,179
   Other Revenue $403,186
TOTAL REVENUE $8,429,365
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,554,657
   Administrative Expenses $941,855
   Fundraising Expenses $433,852
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,930,364
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $499,001
   
Net Assets $1,437,077

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
Food Distribution $3,114,386 47.5%
Long-term Transitional Housing $2,998,125 45.7%
Education and Training $442,146 6.7%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.41 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.66 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.58 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 91.06 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 82.92 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 58-2070427
Name in IRS Master File ACTION MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code S20
NTEE Classification Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General)
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (4) Church auxiliary
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 March, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,440 1.84% John R. Moeller Jr. President, CEO

Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Action Ministries, Inc. is a nonprofit that provides an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty. By meeting basic needs of hunger relief, housing and education, Action Ministries removes barriers that prevent thousands of Georgians from breaking the cycle of poverty and realizing their potential. Last year, nearly 65,000 people were served and many more lives changed by Action Ministries.

Our mission is to mobilize communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Action Ministries (GA) 92.41 four stars
Single Stop USA (NY) 91.45 four stars
Allen Community Outreach (TX) 96.30 four stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix (AZ) 95.47 four stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County (CA) 87.89 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Action Ministries
1700 Century Circle NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30345
tel: (404) 881-1991
fax: (404) 881-1902
EIN: 58-2070427

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Les Harper
Chair

CEO

S. Kelley Henderson
Interim President, CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center

Charity Navigator is turning 15!

Together, with donors like you, we have been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and accountability
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Did you know that we’re a charity, too? Your donation will help us provide new tools and information that you can rely on to make impactful giving choices. Your gift of any size will make a difference!

Support Charity Navigator
Not at This Time

We’re celebrating!

For 15 years, Charity Navigator has equipped donors with unbiased charity evaluations and tools to help you make informed giving decisions. Learn more about that journey and the bold goals on our road ahead.

Charity Navigator is turning 15!

Together, with donors like you, we have been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and accountability
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Did you know that we’re a charity, too? Your donation will help us provide new tools and information that you can rely on to make impactful giving choices. Your gift of any size will make a difference!