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Soles4Souls

Wearing Out Poverty

four stars

96.66

319 Martingale Drive Old Hickory, TN 37138
tel: (866) 521-7463   Web Site
EIN: 20-4023482

Board Leadership
Nancy Youssef
Board Chair

CEO
Buddy Teaster
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes 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. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.

Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes 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. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of shoes (pairs) distributed for short-term relief
152,313
Number of shoes (pairs) distributed for micro-enterprise
2,772,540
Total amount of economic impact (USD$)
32,369,700
Pieces of clothing distributed for short-term relief
514,896
Pieces of clothing distributed for micro-enterprise
3,146,300
Pounds of textiles (shoes and clothing) kept out of landfills
5,500,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
97.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 24.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Soles4Souls on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Soles4Souls on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Soles4Souls (TN) 96.66 four stars
LeSea Global Feed the Hungry (IN) 92.92 four stars
Feed My Hungry Children (AZ) 91.45 four stars
Food For The Poor (FL) 86.17 three stars
Orphan Grain Train (NE) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $86,933,642
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $86,933,642
   Program Service Revenue $6,175,442
Total Primary Revenue $93,109,084
   Other Revenue $1,304
TOTAL REVENUE $93,110,388
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $85,154,013
   Administrative Expenses $1,211,849
   Fundraising Expenses $1,263,905
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $87,629,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,480,621
   
Net Assets $19,948,884

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
Shoe Collection $80,551,275 94.6%
Disaster Relief and Free Distribution of Donations $4,602,738 5.4%

Ratings History
Soles4Souls has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 96.66 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.27 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 85.60 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.32 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 99.64 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 97.15 four stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 90.09 four stars
2010-06 06/01/2012 74.54 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 20-4023482
Name in IRS Master File SOLES 4 SOULS
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 October, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$315,436 0.35% Earnest C. Teaster III Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Soles4Souls (TN) 96.66 four stars
CitiHope Relief & Development (NY) 92.38 four stars
Youth With A Mission, Gleanings For The Hungry (CA) 95.05 four stars
Children's Hunger Fund (CA) 95.47 four stars
Feed My Hungry Children (AZ) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Soles4Souls
319 Martingale Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138
tel: (866) 521-7463
fax: (615) 391-5730
EIN: 20-4023482

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Board Leadership

Nancy Youssef
Board Chair

CEO

Buddy Teaster
President and CEO

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