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Rocketown of Middle Tennessee

Offering hope to the next generation through Christ's love.

three stars

87.72

601 Fourth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37210
tel: (615) 843-4001   Web Site
EIN: 62-1571573

Board Leadership
Brian Sweatt
Chair

CEO
Kenny Alonzo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.72 three stars
  Financial 84.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rocketown's mission is to offer hope to the next generation through Christ's love. Our vision is to be THE place for peace, purpose, and possibilities for youth. Our approach to working with youth is holistic, with programs and services nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of young people. Rocketown serves youth between 8 and 22 years of age of all races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. All young people are welcome at Rocketown, and we regularly interact with those are under-served, unsupported, disconnected, and feel isolated and hopeless. We believe young people grow and learn more readily in a community that is welcoming, diverse, and challenges them to think.

Founded by Contemporary Christian Music Artist Michael W. Smith in 1994, Rocketown has served more than 1,000,000 since its inception, through intramural sports activities, after school programs, ministry and outreach programs, live concert events, Tennessee's only indoor skatepark, and our on site coffee bar.

Rocketown's mission is to offer hope to the next generation through Christ's love. Our vision is to be THE place for peace, purpose, and possibilities for youth. Our approach to working with youth is holistic, with programs and services nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of young people. Rocketown serves youth between 8 and 22 years of age of all races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. All young people are welcome at Rocketown, and we regularly interact with those are under-served, unsupported, disconnected, and feel isolated and hopeless. We believe young people grow and learn more readily in a community that is welcoming, diverse, and challenges them to think.

Founded by Contemporary Christian Music Artist Michael W. Smith in 1994, Rocketown has served more than 1,000,000 since its inception, through intramural sports activities, after school programs, ministry and outreach programs, live concert events, Tennessee's only indoor skatepark, and our on site coffee bar.

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Financial

three stars

84.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
66.1%
  Administrative Expenses 24.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.62
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocketown of Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocketown of Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.72 three stars
Forgotten Man Ministries (MI) 86.34 three stars
South Central Minnesota Youth for Christ (MN) 88.50 three stars
Capitol Commission (NC) 85.40 three stars
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NE) 91.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $273,068
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,520
   Fundraising Events $335,247
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $58,146
Total Contributions $670,981
   Program Service Revenue $141,091
Total Primary Revenue $812,072
   Other Revenue $791,200
TOTAL REVENUE $1,603,272
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,231,665
   Administrative Expenses $408,588
   Fundraising Expenses $94,330
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,734,583
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-131,311
   
Net Assets $6,093,659

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
Other Program Services $812,086 65.9%
Music Venue and Coffee Bar $331,743 26.9%
Sixth Avenue Skate Park $87,836 7.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 87.72 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 79.42 two stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 83.05 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 81.60 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 81.08 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 72.56 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 79.53 two stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 67.91 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 62-1571573
Name in IRS Master File ROCKETOWN OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
NTEE Code O55
NTEE Classification Youth Development - Religious Leadership
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(29) Other religious activities
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 January, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,120 6.80% Kenny Alonzo Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.72 three stars
Forgotten Man Ministries (MI) 86.34 three stars
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 90.46 four stars
Man in the Mirror (FL) 87.62 three stars
Officers' Christian Fellowship (CO) 91.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rocketown of Middle Tennessee
601 Fourth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210
tel: (615) 843-4001
fax: (615) 656-0205
EIN: 62-1571573

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Board Leadership

Brian Sweatt
Chair

CEO

Kenny Alonzo
Executive Director

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