Human Services : Social Services (Grantmaking)

Leaven

Turning Hardship Into Hope.

three stars

89.98

1475 Opportunity Way Menasha, WI 54952
tel: (920) 738-9635   Web Site
EIN: 39-1572168

Board Leadership
Patricia Exarhos
President

CEO
Mary Parsons
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.98 three stars
  Financial 91.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

LEAVEN was created in 1986 and opened its doors on January 1, 1987. The founders were local clergy, businesspeople, and community leaders. They were concerned about low income people not having emergency access to the basic necessities of life, not knowing where to turn for help, and the number of individuals who were going from place to place (particularly to churches) seeking assistance. Duplications of effort, and the real possibility of a few taking advantage of the charity of others, were also of great concern. The agency began with a tiny budget, a few volunteers, and a very part-time staff person. Since 1987, the agency has grown in budget, staff, and number of volunteers. There are currently over 200 volunteers that donate over 17,000 hours each year. This is equivalent to 8.3 full time employees and 67% of all hours worked. It has grown tremendously in its capacity for effective administration, raising money, growing endowments, and caring for the less fortunate in the Fox Valley Area.

LEAVEN was created in 1986 and opened its doors on January 1, 1987. The founders were local clergy, businesspeople, and community leaders. They were concerned about low income people not having emergency access to the basic necessities of life, not knowing where to turn for help, and the number of individuals who were going from place to place (particularly to churches) seeking assistance. Duplications of effort, and the real possibility of a few taking advantage of the charity of others, were also of great concern. The agency began with a tiny budget, a few volunteers, and a very part-time staff person. Since 1987, the agency has grown in budget, staff, and number of volunteers. There are currently over 200 volunteers that donate over 17,000 hours each year. This is equivalent to 8.3 full time employees and 67% of all hours worked. It has grown tremendously in its capacity for effective administration, raising money, growing endowments, and caring for the less fortunate in the Fox Valley Area.

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Financial

four stars

91.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.20
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leaven on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leaven on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,791,460
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $96,624
Total Contributions $1,888,084
   Program Service Revenue $5,807
Total Primary Revenue $1,893,891
   Other Revenue $17,827
TOTAL REVENUE $1,911,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,023,033
   Administrative Expenses $102,733
   Fundraising Expenses $32,767
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,158,533
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $753,185
   
Net Assets $6,152,409

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,393 6.24% Mary Parsons Executive Director

Mission

LEAVEN was created in 1986 and opened its doors on January 1, 1987. The founders were local clergy, businesspeople, and community leaders. They were concerned about low income people not having emergency access to the basic necessities of life, not knowing where to turn for help, and the number of individuals who were going from place to place (particularly to churches) seeking assistance. Duplications of effort, and the real possibility of a few taking advantage of the charity of others, were also of great concern. The agency began with a tiny budget, a few volunteers, and a very part-time staff person. Since 1987, the agency has grown in budget, staff, and number of volunteers. There are currently over 200 volunteers that donate over 17,000 hours each year. This is equivalent to 8.3 full time employees and 67% of all hours worked. It has grown tremendously in its capacity for effective administration, raising money, growing endowments, and caring for the less fortunate in the Fox Valley Area.

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Charity Contact Info

Leaven
1475 Opportunity Way
Menasha, WI 54952
tel: (920) 738-9635
EIN: 39-1572168

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Board Leadership

Patricia Exarhos
President

CEO

Mary Parsons
Executive Director