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319 Martingale Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138
tel: (615) 391-5723
fax: (615) 391-5730
EIN: 20-4023482

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Board Leadership

Bernadette Lane
Board Chair


Buddy Teaster
President and CEO

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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies


Wearing Out Poverty

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 4 stars
  Financial 87.50 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth -9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Soles4Souls on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $37,071,560
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $834,477
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $37,906,037
   Program Service Revenue $2,760,499
Total Primary Revenue $40,666,536
   Other Revenue $92,387
TOTAL REVENUE $40,758,923
   Program Expenses $41,005,081
   Administrative Expenses $663,663
   Fundraising Expenses $852,605
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,762,426
Net Assets $12,484,360

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$227,581 0.53% Earnest C. Teaster III Chief Executive Officer


Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution committed to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Soles4Souls has distributed more than 22 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in 127 countries.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator

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