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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

PRISM

Building healthy and stable lives

three stars

87.83

730 Florida Avenue South Golden Valley, MN 55426
tel: (763) 529-1350   Web Site
EIN: 41-1442049

Board Leadership
Steve Gillette
Board Chair

CEO
Michelle Ness, MSW, LISW
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.83 three stars
  Financial 86.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

86.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.4%
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) 87.83 three stars
Providence Connections (PA) 86.46 three stars
Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children (NJ) 94.69 four stars
Hour Children (NY) 92.04 four stars
North Fulton Community Charities (GA) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,303,744
   Federated Campaigns $95,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $121,749
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $222,594
Total Contributions $2,743,087
   Program Service Revenue $180,460
Total Primary Revenue $2,923,547
   Other Revenue $-38,605
TOTAL REVENUE $2,884,942
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,215,178
   Administrative Expenses $218,812
   Fundraising Expenses $280,840
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,714,830
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $170,112
   
Net Assets $502,498

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
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,495 3.66% Michelle Ness Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PRISM (MN) 87.83 three stars
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (CO) 91.45 four stars
Martha's Table (DC) 92.74 four stars
North Fulton Community Charities (GA) 89.39 three stars
Mujeres Latinas en Acción (IL) 85.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PRISM
730 Florida Avenue South
Golden Valley, MN 55426
tel: (763) 529-1350
EIN: 41-1442049

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Board Leadership

Steve Gillette
Board Chair

CEO

Michelle Ness, MSW, LISW
Executive Director

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