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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Operation Shoestring

By teaching children and inspiring families, Operation Shoestring ensures we all rise together.

four stars

94.49

1711 Bailey Avenue PO Box 11223
Jackson, MS 39283
tel: (601) 353-6336   Web Site
EIN: 64-0471554

Board Leadership
Wayne Drinkwater
President

CEO
Robert Langford
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.49 four stars
  Financial 92.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Operation Shoestring is in the business of empowerment. We believe that empowered children become empowered adults; empowered adults create empowered communities; and empowered communities rise. When we invest in the children and families of our central Jackson service community, all of Jackson rises. In other words, We All Rise Together.

Through an elementary to high school continuum of academic, social and emotional support through afterschool programs, summer camps and more, we're empowering our children to reach their own best potential. We also partner with people and organizations from across our city and state to bring needed services and support to our children and their families, including health screenings, financial counseling, social services and more.

Find out more at www.operationshoestring.org.

Operation Shoestring is in the business of empowerment. We believe that empowered children become empowered adults; empowered adults create empowered communities; and empowered communities rise. When we invest in the children and families of our central Jackson service community, all of Jackson rises. In other words, We All Rise Together.

Through an elementary to high school continuum of academic, social and emotional support through afterschool programs, summer camps and more, we're empowering our children to reach their own best potential. We also partner with people and organizations from across our city and state to bring needed services and support to our children and their families, including health screenings, financial counseling, social services and more.

Find out more at www.operationshoestring.org.

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Financial

four stars

92.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.46
  Program Expenses Growth 17.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Shoestring on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Shoestring on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Shoestring (MS) 94.49 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (FL) 96.55 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Heart of Virginia Council (VA) 86.89 three stars
MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership (MA) 90.58 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (TX) 86.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,567,473
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,567,473
   Program Service Revenue $9,750
Total Primary Revenue $2,577,223
   Other Revenue $61,311
TOTAL REVENUE $2,638,534
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,020,273
   Administrative Expenses $146,489
   Fundraising Expenses $123,199
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,289,961
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,348,573
   
Net Assets $3,052,871

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
Child and Youth Development $836,330 82.0%
Family Development $183,943 18.0%

Ratings History
Operation Shoestring has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 12/01/2019 94.49 four stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 93.27 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 84.68 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 83.29 three stars
2015-09 12/21/2016 83.05 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 82.35 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 76.15 two stars
2014-09 11/01/2015 75.07 two stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 86.74 three stars
2012-09 05/01/2014 91.61 four 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 64-0471554
Name in IRS Master File OPERATION SHOESTRING INC
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 (574) Day care center
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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, 1969
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,172 6.99% Robert Langford Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Shoestring (MS) 94.49 four stars
Girls Inc. (NY) 98.23 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (WA) 90.85 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington (WA) 91.51 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas (KS) 85.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Operation Shoestring
1711 Bailey Avenue
PO Box 11223
Jackson, MS 39283
tel: (601) 353-6336
EIN: 64-0471554

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Board Leadership

Wayne Drinkwater
President

CEO

Robert Langford
Executive Director

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