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Human Services : Homeless Services

Ministry With Community

Rebuilding Lives

four stars

99.73

500 North Edwards Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007
tel: (269) 343-6073   Web Site
EIN: 38-2596981

Board Leadership
Nathan Bolton
President

CEO
Kelly Henderson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.73 four stars
  Financial 99.63 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ministry with Community works to improve lives by providing food, daytime shelter and other services to people in Kalamazoo struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and other challenges. Ministry with Community was founded in 1978 by a small group of people led by Dorothy Markusse. The mission continues: to improve lives by providing food, daytime shelter, and other services to people in Kalamazoo struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and other challenges. Through community cooperation, we provide these services in an atmosphere of dignity, hope and unconditional acceptance.

Ministry with Community works to improve lives by providing food, daytime shelter and other services to people in Kalamazoo struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and other challenges. Ministry with Community was founded in 1978 by a small group of people led by Dorothy Markusse. The mission continues: to improve lives by providing food, daytime shelter, and other services to people in Kalamazoo struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and other challenges. Through community cooperation, we provide these services in an atmosphere of dignity, hope and unconditional acceptance.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Ministry with Community
Program Activities
Ministry with Community prepares and serves meals to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Ministry with Community.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Ministry with Community publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Ministry with Community’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. 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 June 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

four stars

99.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.37
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ministry With Community on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ministry With Community on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ministry With Community (MI) 99.73 four stars
Cross Roads House (NH) 90.75 four stars
Metropolitan Ministries (FL) 90.87 four stars
Family Gateway (TX) 85.76 three stars
The Samaritan Inn (TX) 93.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,206,679
   Federated Campaigns $104,568
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $65,505
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $10,438
Total Contributions $1,387,190
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,387,190
   Other Revenue $56,824
TOTAL REVENUE $1,444,014
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,488,591
   Administrative Expenses $162,303
   Fundraising Expenses $110,647
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,761,541
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-317,527
   
Net Assets $8,589,918

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
Drop-in Center $540,122 36.3%
Meals Program $501,922 33.7%
Life Skills $218,106 14.6%

Ratings History
Ministry With Community has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 99.73 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 92.12 four stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 89.82 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 89.26 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 88.85 three stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 88.63 three stars
2012-09 04/01/2014 86.50 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 38-2596981
Name in IRS Master File MINISTRY WITH COMMUNITY INC
NTEE Code K34
NTEE Classification Congregate Meals
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 May, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,210 2.96% Kelly Henderson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$12,581 0.71% Elizabeth J. Scheffel Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ministry With Community (MI) 99.73 four stars
Vision House (WA) 91.47 four stars
The Lamb Center (VA) 95.84 four stars
Christ House (DC) 93.97 four stars
Family Gateway (TX) 85.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ministry With Community
500 North Edwards Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
tel: (269) 343-6073
fax: (269) 343-0508
EIN: 38-2596981

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Board Leadership

Nathan Bolton
President

CEO

Kelly Henderson
Executive Director

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