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Christian Services

Breaking the Shackles of Bondage Through the Living Word

four stars

90.91

301 East Second Street Hattiesburg, MS 39402
tel: (601) 582-5683   Web Site
EIN: 64-0730835

Board Leadership
Adam Calhoun
Chairman

CEO
Jim Prout
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Christian Services, Inc. is to break the chains of bondage, bring hope, and change lives through the practical demonstration of God's love- through feeding programs, emergency financial assistance, a residential homeless and recovery program, low-cost thrift store, grocery distribution, and special community events.

The mission of Christian Services, Inc. is to break the chains of bondage, bring hope, and change lives through the practical demonstration of God's love- through feeding programs, emergency financial assistance, a residential homeless and recovery program, low-cost thrift store, grocery distribution, and special community events.

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: Christian Services of America
Program Activities
Christian Services of America prepares and serves meals to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.80 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 Christian Services of America.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Christian Services of America 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 Christian Services of America’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

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
95.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth -2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Services (MS) 90.91 four stars
Orange County Rescue Mission (CA) 94.84 four stars
Union Gospel Mission of Grays Harbor (WA) 85.38 three stars
Nashville Rescue Mission (TN) 87.32 three stars
CityTeam (CA) 90.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $535,741
   Federated Campaigns $64,235
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $21,638
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $621,614
   Program Service Revenue $167,199
Total Primary Revenue $788,813
   Other Revenue $16,037
TOTAL REVENUE $804,850
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $846,570
   Administrative Expenses $32,798
   Fundraising Expenses $9,264
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $888,632
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-83,782
   
Net Assets $937,703

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
Soup Kitchen $208,000 24.6%
Liberty Ministries $135,387 16.0%
Loving Hands Ministry $120,539 14.2%

Ratings History
Christian Services has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 90.91 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.61 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 92.85 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 95.72 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.56 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 89.09 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 90.58 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 90.53 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 64-0730835
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN SERVICES INC OF AMERICA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 March, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$39,750 4.47% James Prout President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$28,250 3.17% Maggie Prout Vice President, CFO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Services (MS) 90.91 four stars
Good News Rescue Mission (CA) 85.93 three stars
Bethesda Mission (PA) 95.47 four stars
Modesto Gospel Mission (CA) 94.55 four stars
Jesus House (OK) 91.43 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christian Services
301 East Second Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
tel: (601) 582-5683
fax: (601) 544-9903
EIN: 64-0730835

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1994
Hattiesburgh, MS 39403

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Board Leadership

Adam Calhoun
Chairman

CEO

Jim Prout
Executive Director

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