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The Foundry Ministries

Where lives are reshaped by the hands of God.

three stars

87.70

1804 Sixth Avenue North Bessemer, AL 35020
tel: (205) 424-4673   Web Site
EIN: 63-0624278

Board Leadership
Tom Mayfield
Chairman

CEO
Micah Andrews
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.70 three stars
  Financial 86.53 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to restore hope and rebuild the lives of the addict, the ex-inmate and the destitute through Christ-centered recovery, re-entry and rescue programs. Our Recovery Program helps men and women overcome addictions, regain basic necessities, restore self-esteem and achieve permanent change in their lives. Our Rescue Program provides for Birmingham's chronically homeless community through long-term transitional housing, case management, connecting individual needs with existing resources, financial literacy classes, assistance with missing and expired identification documents, and providing access to appropriate medical/dental care.

Our mission is to restore hope and rebuild the lives of the addict, the ex-inmate and the destitute through Christ-centered recovery, re-entry and rescue programs. Our Recovery Program helps men and women overcome addictions, regain basic necessities, restore self-esteem and achieve permanent change in their lives. Our Rescue Program provides for Birmingham's chronically homeless community through long-term transitional housing, case management, connecting individual needs with existing resources, financial literacy classes, assistance with missing and expired identification documents, and providing access to appropriate medical/dental care.

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Financial

three stars

86.53

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 57.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Foundry Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Foundry Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
SMS text surveys, 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
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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Foundry Ministries (AL) 87.70 three stars
Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada (CA) 87.51 three stars
Guest House (MI) 87.17 three stars
Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth (TN) 91.74 four stars
Teen Challenge of Southern California (CA) 91.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,752,722
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,752,722
   Program Service Revenue $1,652,194
Total Primary Revenue $7,404,916
   Other Revenue $393,771
TOTAL REVENUE $7,798,687
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,484,022
   Administrative Expenses $331,467
   Fundraising Expenses $552,798
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,368,287
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-569,600
   
Net Assets $2,394,709

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
2018-06 11/01/2019 87.70 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 87.63 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 90.64 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 88.16 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 81.78 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 86.10 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 86.26 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 85.14 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 87.69 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 63-0624278
Name in IRS Master File THE FOUNDRY MINISTRIES INC
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(29) Other religious activities
(902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
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, 1972
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,200 1.11% Micah Andrews CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Foundry Ministries (AL) 87.70 three stars
Teen Challenge of Southern California (CA) 91.91 four stars
Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey (MA) 92.04 four stars
Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada (CA) 87.51 three stars
Brooklyn Teen Challenge (NY) 96.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Foundry Ministries
1804 Sixth Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
tel: (205) 424-4673
EIN: 63-0624278

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 824
Bessemer, AL 35021

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Board Leadership

Tom Mayfield
Chairman

CEO

Micah Andrews
Chief Executive Officer

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