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Samaritan Ministries

Providing food, shelter and hope through Christian love.

four stars

91.02

414 East Northwest Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27105
tel: (336) 748-1962   Web Site
EIN: 56-1490019

Board Leadership
Jerry Enos
Board President

CEO
Jan Kelly
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.02 four stars
  Financial 87.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Samaritan Ministries is an interdenominational, volunteer-based Christian ministry that serves Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Samaritan Ministries is open 365 days and nights a year to serve people in need.

Our four major programs include:
- Samaritan Soup Kitchen, Winston-Salem's only soup kitchen, serving 300-400 guests daily.
- Samaritan Inn, an 70-bed homeless shelter for men.
- Project Cornerstone, a 10-bed residential substance abuse recovery program for homeless men.
- The Empowerment Project, a street outreach program that connects homeless adults and families experiencing mental health struggles or substance use disorders to resources enabling them to work on goals like permanent housing, health and income.

Our mission is: Providing food, shelter and hope through Christian love.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. . . I was a stranger and you invited me in. Matthew 25:35

Samaritan Ministries is an interdenominational, volunteer-based Christian ministry that serves Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Samaritan Ministries is open 365 days and nights a year to serve people in need.

Our four major programs include:
- Samaritan Soup Kitchen, Winston-Salem's only soup kitchen, serving 300-400 guests daily.
- Samaritan Inn, an 70-bed homeless shelter for men.
- Project Cornerstone, a 10-bed residential substance abuse recovery program for homeless men.
- The Empowerment Project, a street outreach program that connects homeless adults and families experiencing mental health struggles or substance use disorders to resources enabling them to work on goals like permanent housing, health and income.

Our mission is: Providing food, shelter and hope through Christian love.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. . . I was a stranger and you invited me in. Matthew 25:35

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Samaritan Inn Shelter
Program Name: Samaritan Inn Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Samaritan Ministries provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Samaritan Ministries.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.96
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritan Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritan Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Samaritan Ministries (NC) 91.02 four stars
Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (VA) 90.61 four stars
Horizon House (IN) 92.20 four stars
Home Sweet Home Ministries, Inc. (IL) 87.02 three stars
The Lamb Center (VA) 97.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,037,605
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $256,402
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $113,141
Total Contributions $1,407,148
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,407,148
   Other Revenue $19,115
TOTAL REVENUE $1,426,263
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,354,455
   Administrative Expenses $40,651
   Fundraising Expenses $152,504
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,547,610
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-121,347
   
Net Assets $4,308,146

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
Samaritan Inn $910,832 67.2%
Soup Kitchen $442,132 32.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 91.02 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 89.84 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.50 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 84.59 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 81.75 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 77.98 two 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 56-1490019
Name in IRS Master File SAMARITAN MINISTRIES
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
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 May, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,645 5.08% Sonjia Kurosky Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Samaritan Ministries (NC) 91.02 four stars
Gateway180 :: Homelessness Reversed (MO) 86.67 three stars
CARITAS (VA) 88.39 three stars
St. John Center (KY) 87.72 three stars
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 88.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Samaritan Ministries
414 East Northwest Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
tel: (336) 748-1962
fax: (336) 748-8207
EIN: 56-1490019

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Board Leadership

Jerry Enos
Board President

CEO

Jan Kelly
Executive Director

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