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Human Services : Homeless Services

Ministry With Community

Rebuilding Lives

94.10

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 94.10
  Financial 92.69
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Meals Program
Program Name: Meals 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
Ministry with Community prepares and serves meals to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. 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 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 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

92.69

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.67
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  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) 94.10
Family Gateway (TX) 96.26
Downtown Women's Center (CA) 91.68
Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston (TX) 93.03
WINGS Program, Inc. (IL) 92.71

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,172,657
   Federated Campaigns $91,133
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $53,165
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,775
Total Contributions $1,331,730
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,331,730
   Other Revenue $132,535
TOTAL REVENUE $1,464,265
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,467,132
   Administrative Expenses $183,703
   Fundraising Expenses $166,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,817,190
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-352,925
   
Net Assets $8,188,421

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 $490,858 33.5%
Meals Program $438,495 29.9%
Front Desk $309,472 21.1%

Ratings History
Ministry With Community has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 94.10
2018-09 02/01/2020 99.73
2017-09 12/01/2018 92.12
2016-09 12/22/2017 89.82
2015-09 02/01/2017 89.26
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.49
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 88.85
2013-09 03/01/2015 88.63
2012-09 04/01/2014 86.50

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,296 3.75% Kelly Henderson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ministry With Community (MI) 94.10
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Sheffield Place (MO) 100.00
SOME (So Others Might Eat) (DC) 94.35

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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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