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Human Services : Homeless Services

Tender Mercies

Security. Dignity. Community.

four stars

92.10

27 West 12th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 721-8666   Web Site
EIN: 31-1137270

Board Leadership
Denise Montfort
President

CEO
Russell Winters
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.10 four stars
  Financial 92.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.41
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tender Mercies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tender Mercies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tender Mercies (OH) 92.10 four stars
Lazarus House (MA) 90.32 four stars
CHUM (MN) 95.00 four stars
Solid Ground (MN) 98.15 four stars
Family Gateway (TX) 97.12 four stars

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Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home. Security means a housing environment where residents' personal safety is a priority. Dignity means a housing environment that allows residents to develop personal, social, and economic strengths. And community is a regular, predictable housing environment that offers a sense of family, while affirming the individual. We achieve our mission by maintaining 134 units of permanent supportive housing and 16 units of transitional housing in 6 buildings in Over-the-Rhine. Our model of housing is based on the belief that by addressing the root causes of homelessness, we can help an individual break the cycle of homelessness once he or she leaves Tender Mercies.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,309,229
   Federated Campaigns $127,223
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $229,967
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,165,338
Total Contributions $2,831,757
   Program Service Revenue $137,414
Total Primary Revenue $2,969,171
   Other Revenue $53,993
TOTAL REVENUE $3,023,164
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,531,076
   Administrative Expenses $348,233
   Fundraising Expenses $185,320
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,064,629
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-41,465
   
Net Assets $5,738,861

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
Permanent Housing $1,770,689 70.0%
Transitional Housing $406,036 16.0%
Outreach $354,351 14.0%

Ratings History
Tender Mercies has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.10 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.15 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 85.17 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 85.79 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 31-1137270
Name in IRS Master File TENDER MERCIES INC
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1985
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$99,234 3.23% Russell Winters Chief Executive Officer

Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home. Security means a housing environment where residents' personal safety is a priority. Dignity means a housing environment that allows residents to develop personal, social, and economic strengths. And community is a regular, predictable housing environment that offers a sense of family, while affirming the individual. We achieve our mission by maintaining 134 units of permanent supportive housing and 16 units of transitional housing in 6 buildings in Over-the-Rhine. Our model of housing is based on the belief that by addressing the root causes of homelessness, we can help an individual break the cycle of homelessness once he or she leaves Tender Mercies.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tender Mercies (OH) 92.10 four stars
Homeless Family Center (FL) 87.05 three stars
The Road Home (UT) 96.66 four stars
Tedford Housing (ME) 87.88 three stars
Turning Points (FL) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tender Mercies
27 West 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 721-8666
fax: (513) 639-7037
EIN: 31-1137270

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Board Leadership

Denise Montfort
President

CEO

Russell Winters
Chief Executive Officer

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