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Place of Forsyth County

Helping people in Forsyth County with emergency basic needs

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four stars

92.22

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

Board Leadership
Bob Shanahan
President

CEO
Joni Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 30.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Place of Forsyth County (GA) 92.22 four stars
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (MN) 86.30 three stars
Parker County Center of Hope (TX) 92.99 four stars
Arm In Arm (NJ) 90.71 four stars
GraceWorks Ministries (TN) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,221,797
   Federated Campaigns $150,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $22,342
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,394,139
   Program Service Revenue $546,237
Total Primary Revenue $2,940,376
   Other Revenue $20,829
TOTAL REVENUE $2,961,205
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,554,086
   Administrative Expenses $101,036
   Fundraising Expenses $125,805
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,780,927
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $180,278
   
Net Assets $2,969,087

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 $1,346,298 52.7%
The Youth Program $585,950 22.9%
Client Assistance $383,308 15.0%

Ratings History
Place of Forsyth County has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$87,779 3.15% Joni Smith Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Place of Forsyth County (GA) 92.22 four stars
Neighbors (MN) 90.63 four stars
St. Joseph Center (CA) 91.99 four stars
Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (NY) 87.94 three stars
House of Hope (FL) 96.46 four 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

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Board Leadership

Bob Shanahan
President

CEO

Joni Smith
Executive Director

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