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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

PRISM

Building healthy and stable lives

three stars

89.19

1220 Zane Avenue North Golden Valley, MN 55422
tel: (763) 529-1350   Web Site
EIN: 41-1442049

Board Leadership
Steve Gillette
Board Chair

CEO
Michelle Ness
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.19 three stars
  Financial 86.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PRISM (People Responding In Social Ministry) is a social service agency that helps local families during times of financial hardship. For over 45 years, the volunteers and staff at PRISM have provided services to empower people to build healthy, stable lives.

The three core programs at PRISM address food, clothing and housing. Guiding values are Dignity, Accountability, Collaboration and Innovation.

PRISM (People Responding In Social Ministry) is a social service agency that helps local families during times of financial hardship. For over 45 years, the volunteers and staff at PRISM have provided services to empower people to build healthy, stable lives.

The three core programs at PRISM address food, clothing and housing. Guiding values are Dignity, Accountability, Collaboration and Innovation.

Financial

three stars

86.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PRISM on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PRISM on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PRISM (MN) 89.19 three stars
Safe & Sound (CA) 93.52 four stars
Jewish Family Service of the Desert (CA) 87.07 three stars
Edgewood Children's Ranch (FL) 91.36 four stars
Chai Lifeline (NY) 89.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,469,370
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $111,685
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $225,434
Total Contributions $2,806,489
   Program Service Revenue $219,791
Total Primary Revenue $3,026,280
   Other Revenue $-52,620
TOTAL REVENUE $2,973,660
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,514,928
   Administrative Expenses $247,959
   Fundraising Expenses $217,063
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,979,950
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,290
   
Net Assets $498,905

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 11/01/2020 89.19 three stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 87.83 three stars
2017-09 07/01/2018 83.37 three stars
2017-09 05/01/2018 81.63 three stars
2016-01 03/01/2017 80.29 three stars
2015-01 06/01/2016 80.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 12/22/2015 76.24 two stars
2014-01 08/01/2015 76.65 two stars
2013-01 10/01/2014 84.71 three 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 41-1442049
Name in IRS Master File PEOPLE RESPONDING IN SOCIAL MINISTRY
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (569) Referral service (social agencies)
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 September, 1993
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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,329 3.29% Michelle Ness Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PRISM (MN) 89.19 three stars
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (CA) 97.46 four stars
Family Resource Center Association (CO) 87.25 three stars
Merrick Community Services (MN) 89.00 three stars
The Sheepfold (CA) 87.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PRISM
1220 Zane Avenue North
Golden Valley, MN 55422
tel: (763) 529-1350
EIN: 41-1442049

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Board Leadership

Steve Gillette
Board Chair

CEO

Michelle Ness
Executive Director

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