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Human Services : Homeless Services

CHUM

Offering food, shelter, dignity and hope

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four stars

94.83

102 West Second Street Duluth, MN 55802
tel: (218) 720-6521   Web Site
EIN: 41-1227969

Board Leadership
Rev. Marta Maddy
President

CEO
Lee Stuart
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.83 four stars
  Financial 92.69 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) is a human services agency sponsored and governed by 39 Duluth congregations. CHUM began in 1973 when ten Central Hillside congregations pooled resources to assist low-income people in Duluth. The organizational goals are to provide basic needs services for homeless and marginalized members of our community while working to effect changes which will eliminate the need for our services. CHUM provides core social safety net programs which include emergency food, shelter, advocacy, and outreach to over 7,000 hungry, homeless and low-income people each year. Housing advocates and street case managers provide stabilization services through case management programs for homeless or imminently homeless families and single adults. CHUM's congregational outreach and community organizing efforts center on social justice issues relating to homelessness, poverty and employment.

Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) is a human services agency sponsored and governed by 39 Duluth congregations. CHUM began in 1973 when ten Central Hillside congregations pooled resources to assist low-income people in Duluth. The organizational goals are to provide basic needs services for homeless and marginalized members of our community while working to effect changes which will eliminate the need for our services. CHUM provides core social safety net programs which include emergency food, shelter, advocacy, and outreach to over 7,000 hungry, homeless and low-income people each year. Housing advocates and street case managers provide stabilization services through case management programs for homeless or imminently homeless families and single adults. CHUM's congregational outreach and community organizing efforts center on social justice issues relating to homelessness, poverty and employment.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Total number of clients experiencing homelessness
1,060
Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)
26,559
Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services
247
Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs
497,544
Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year
47,333
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CHUM on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CHUM on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CHUM (MN) 94.83 four stars
JOIN (OR) 92.74 four stars
CaringWorks (GA) 90.94 four stars
The Midnight Mission (CA) 94.78 four stars
Sulzbacher Center (FL) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,828,651
   Federated Campaigns $59,738
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $111,874
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $510,565
Total Contributions $2,510,828
   Program Service Revenue $3,604
Total Primary Revenue $2,514,432
   Other Revenue $-2,507
TOTAL REVENUE $2,511,925
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,318,460
   Administrative Expenses $137,403
   Fundraising Expenses $202,860
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,658,723
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-146,798
   
Net Assets $1,303,187

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
Stabilization Services $1,520,615 65.6%
Distribution Services $584,967 25.2%
Congregational Outreach $212,878 9.2%

Ratings History
CHUM has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 94.83 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.23 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 95.00 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 97.32 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 90.92 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 41-1227969
Name in IRS Master File CHURCHES UNITED IN MINISTRY
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 (2) Association or convention of churches
(408) Community service organization
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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 July, 1974
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$69,586 2.61% Lee Stuart Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CHUM (MN) 94.83 four stars
Larkin Street Youth Services (CA) 90.61 four stars
St. John Center (KY) 89.59 three stars
Sunnyvale Community Services (CA) 95.10 four stars
Interfaith Family Services (TX) 90.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CHUM
102 West Second Street
Duluth, MN 55802
tel: (218) 720-6521
fax: (218) 722-6042
EIN: 41-1227969

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Board Leadership

Rev. Marta Maddy
President

CEO

Lee Stuart
Executive Director

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