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Place of Forsyth County

Helping people in Forsyth County with emergency basic needs

three stars

89.39

2550 The Place Circle Cumming, GA 30040
tel: (770) 887-1098   Web Site
EIN: 58-2355072

Board Leadership
Bob Shanahan
President

CEO
Joni Smith
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Place of Forsyth County was founded in 1975 by four Dominican Nuns. The sisters offered the residents assistance with financial needs, clothing, food and even tutoring children. Throughout our 40 years, we have been the catalyst for several agencies that had their beginnings as programs at The Place. Today we are serving the community with financial emergency assistance, clothing, food and many additional support services. In August 2015 we started a workforce development initiative in conjunction with several local agencies to help the under employed and unemployed prepare for and secure jobs. We also embraced an 8 year old service, Focus on Forsyth, which helps needy households through referrals from schools and senior center. Through our services to the community we are changing lives in Forsyth County Georgia.

The Place of Forsyth County was founded in 1975 by four Dominican Nuns. The sisters offered the residents assistance with financial needs, clothing, food and even tutoring children. Throughout our 40 years, we have been the catalyst for several agencies that had their beginnings as programs at The Place. Today we are serving the community with financial emergency assistance, clothing, food and many additional support services. In August 2015 we started a workforce development initiative in conjunction with several local agencies to help the under employed and unemployed prepare for and secure jobs. We also embraced an 8 year old service, Focus on Forsyth, which helps needy households through referrals from schools and senior center. Through our services to the community we are changing lives in Forsyth County Georgia.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 26.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Place of Forsyth County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Place of Forsyth County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Place of Forsyth County (GA) 89.39 three stars
Mustard Seed of Central Florida (FL) 91.45 four stars
Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc. (NC) 92.24 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle|King County (WA) 86.35 three stars
Sharing House (NC) 90.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,438,497
   Federated Campaigns $154,100
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,625
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,628,222
   Program Service Revenue $588,769
Total Primary Revenue $3,216,991
   Other Revenue $15,429
TOTAL REVENUE $3,232,420
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,804,545
   Administrative Expenses $72,932
   Fundraising Expenses $150,257
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,027,734
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $204,686
   
Net Assets $3,199,284

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
Food Distribution $1,421,746 50.7%
Client Assistance $622,899 22.2%
The Youth Program $458,730 16.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 89.39 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.22 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 96.48 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 85.08 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 58-2355072
Name in IRS Master File PLACE OF FORSYTH COUNTY INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 November, 1998
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,304 2.75% Joni Smith Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Place of Forsyth County (GA) 89.39 three stars
Crossroads of Michigan (MI) 90.32 four stars
Memorial Assistance Ministries (TX) 100.00 four stars
The Brother Benno Foundation (CA) 96.46 four stars
The New Path (OH) 88.79 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Place of Forsyth County
2550 The Place Circle
Cumming, GA 30040
tel: (770) 887-1098
EIN: 58-2355072

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2607
Cumming, GA 30028

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Board Leadership

Bob Shanahan
President

CEO

Joni Smith
President, CEO

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