Human Services : Homeless Services

Pillars

Providing shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community.

three stars

88.89

605 E. Hancock Street Appleton, WI 54911
tel: (920) 734-9192   Web Site
EIN: 39-1447152

Board Leadership
Thomas Veeser
President

CEO
Jerome Martin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.89 three stars
  Financial 88.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

From homelessness to coming home, Pillars provides shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community. Though established in 2018, when the Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Homeless Connections, and Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities consolidated, Pillars has nearly 80 years of collective experience in working to solve homelessness in the Fox Cities.

From homelessness to coming home, Pillars provides shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community. Though established in 2018, when the Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Homeless Connections, and Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities consolidated, Pillars has nearly 80 years of collective experience in working to solve homelessness in the Fox Cities.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley and Motel Vouchers Program
Program Name: Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley and Motel Vouchers Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Homeless Connections provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Pillars.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pillars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pillars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,102,042
   Federated Campaigns $177,675
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $108,175
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $378,960
Total Contributions $1,766,852
   Program Service Revenue $20,205
Total Primary Revenue $1,787,057
   Other Revenue $13,829
TOTAL REVENUE $1,800,886
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,338,535
   Administrative Expenses $206,874
   Fundraising Expenses $154,226
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,699,635
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $101,251
   
Net Assets $2,643,977

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,184 4.83% Jerome Martin Executive Director

Mission

From homelessness to coming home, Pillars provides shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community. Though established in 2018, when the Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Homeless Connections, and Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities consolidated, Pillars has nearly 80 years of collective experience in working to solve homelessness in the Fox Cities.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pillars (WI) 88.89 three stars
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Committee on Temporary Shelter (VT) 87.62 three stars
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.93 three stars
On The Rise (MA) 90.70 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pillars
605 E. Hancock Street
Appleton, WI 54911
tel: (920) 734-9192
fax: (920) 731-7087
EIN: 39-1447152

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Board Leadership

Thomas Veeser
President

CEO

Jerome Martin
Executive Director