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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,172 6.99% Robert Langford Executive Director

Mission

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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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