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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Mercy's Gate

Rescuing from Crisis. Restoring Hope.

two stars

71.49

4360 Montebello 4360 Montebello Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
tel: (719) 277-7470   Web Site
EIN: 84-1093341

Board Leadership
Ron Kolakowski
Chair

CEO
Jason Dilger
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.49 two stars
  Financial 86.53 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 62.00 one star
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mercy's Gate began 35 years ago as a food pantry called Northern Churches Care. Our mission was to join together to love our neighbors in Colorado Springs by helping with their physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual needs. Over the years, we've seen the city's boundaries change and the needs of our community grow. As a result of the increased need, we've grown, expanded our services and programs, and have spread out into three different locations. Every week, through our member churches and faithful volunteers and staff, we provide much-needed food, clothing, help with utilities and rent, medical assistance . . . and most importantly, spiritual care and emotional support. The need is great.

Mercy's Gate began 35 years ago as a food pantry called Northern Churches Care. Our mission was to join together to love our neighbors in Colorado Springs by helping with their physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual needs. Over the years, we've seen the city's boundaries change and the needs of our community grow. As a result of the increased need, we've grown, expanded our services and programs, and have spread out into three different locations. Every week, through our member churches and faithful volunteers and staff, we provide much-needed food, clothing, help with utilities and rent, medical assistance . . . and most importantly, spiritual care and emotional support. The need is great.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations
36,100
Number of meals served or provided
121,000
Number of food donation partners
120
Number of partner churches
44
Number of clients served
30,000
Total dollars distributed for utilities assistance
210,000
This impact information is current as of October 2019, 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

three stars

86.53

Accountability & Transparency

one star

62.00

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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mercy's Gate on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mercy's Gate on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy's Gate (CO) 71.49 two stars
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CA) 96.83 four stars
Urban Ministries of Durham (NC) 91.45 four stars
Boston Rescue Mission (MA) 91.22 four stars
Charlotte Rescue Mission (NC) 89.71 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,109,110
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $23,750
Total Contributions $1,132,860
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,132,860
   Other Revenue $2,437
TOTAL REVENUE $1,135,297
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $844,109
   Administrative Expenses $107,946
   Fundraising Expenses $67,044
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,019,099
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $116,198
   
Net Assets $399,357

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
2018-12 11/01/2019 71.49 two stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 80.29 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 78.66 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 75.84 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 79.64 two stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 79.90 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 85.12 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 84-1093341
Name in IRS Master File MERCYS GATE
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (2) Association or convention of churches
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 September, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$69,759 6.84% Jason Dilger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy's Gate (CO) 71.49 two stars
Restoration Ministries (IL) 92.27 four stars
Rescue Mission Alliance (CA) 91.00 four stars
St. Francis House (MA) 86.86 three stars
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 90.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mercy's Gate
4360 Montebello
4360 Montebello Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
tel: (719) 277-7470
fax: (719) 599-4261
EIN: 84-1093341

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 26416
Colorado Springs, CO 80936

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Board Leadership

Ron Kolakowski
Chair

CEO

Jason Dilger
Executive Director

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