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Human Services : Homeless Services

CHUM

Offering food, shelter, dignity and hope

four stars

93.91

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

Board Leadership
Rev. Thomas Asbury
President

CEO
Lee Stuart
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
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) 93.91 four stars
SOME (DC) 98.23 four stars
The Urban Ministry Center (NC) 98.23 four stars
Preble Street (ME) 98.23 four stars
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MA) 90.76 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,671,882
   Federated Campaigns $57,105
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $96,365
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $534,834
Total Contributions $2,360,186
   Program Service Revenue $42,980
Total Primary Revenue $2,403,166
   Other Revenue $-2,077
TOTAL REVENUE $2,401,089
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,908,803
   Administrative Expenses $138,582
   Fundraising Expenses $92,094
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,139,479
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $261,610
   
Net Assets $1,836,253

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 $1,244,730 65.2%
Outreach and Organizing Services $536,565 28.1%
Distribution Services $127,508 6.7%

Ratings History
CHUM has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$63,534 2.96% Lee Stuart Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CHUM (MN) 93.91 four stars
The Lord's Place (FL) 98.23 four stars
Presbyterian Night Shelter (TX) 90.69 four stars
Family Gateway (TX) 94.27 four stars
JOIN (OR) 93.98 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. Thomas Asbury
President

CEO

Lee Stuart
Executive Director

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