Human Services : Homeless Services

Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Providing low-barrier shelter, meals and support services.

two stars

79.49

1420 Mulberry Street Des Moines, IA 50309
tel: (515) 284-5719   Web Site
EIN: 42-1394212

Board Leadership
David Ellis
Chair

CEO
Melissa O'Neil
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.49 two stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 71.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1992 Central Iowa Shelter & Services' mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency. Approximately 2,000 women and men experiencing homelessness have received emergency shelter and supportive services to help them move beyond homelessness each year. In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. The facility grew from being 8,000 square feet and 96 beds to 207 beds and 42,000 square feet. It is equipped to provide expanded emergency shelter (150 beds); expanded transitional housing for Veterans (19 rooms); and 38 Project Based Section 8 Voucher efficiency apartments. Along with expanded housing capacity, CISS also provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classrooms, and a 30-foot growing dome. All guests and residents are provided evening and breakfast meals; access to shower and laundry facilities, a weekly medical clinic, and group counseling; as well as individualized case management, life skills instruction, and referrals to other community services/benefits.

Since 1992 Central Iowa Shelter & Services' mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency. Approximately 2,000 women and men experiencing homelessness have received emergency shelter and supportive services to help them move beyond homelessness each year. In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. The facility grew from being 8,000 square feet and 96 beds to 207 beds and 42,000 square feet. It is equipped to provide expanded emergency shelter (150 beds); expanded transitional housing for Veterans (19 rooms); and 38 Project Based Section 8 Voucher efficiency apartments. Along with expanded housing capacity, CISS also provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classrooms, and a 30-foot growing dome. All guests and residents are provided evening and breakfast meals; access to shower and laundry facilities, a weekly medical clinic, and group counseling; as well as individualized case management, life skills instruction, and referrals to other community services/benefits.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

71.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.72
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Iowa Shelter & Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Iowa Shelter & Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $535,573
   Federated Campaigns $111,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $46,032
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,079,281
Total Contributions $1,771,886
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,771,886
   Other Revenue $44,913
TOTAL REVENUE $1,816,799
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,089,596
   Administrative Expenses $149,888
   Fundraising Expenses $169,590
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,409,074
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-592,275
   
Net Assets $12,968,166

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,800 3.81% Melissa O'Neil CEO

Mission

Since 1992 Central Iowa Shelter & Services' mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency. Approximately 2,000 women and men experiencing homelessness have received emergency shelter and supportive services to help them move beyond homelessness each year. In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. The facility grew from being 8,000 square feet and 96 beds to 207 beds and 42,000 square feet. It is equipped to provide expanded emergency shelter (150 beds); expanded transitional housing for Veterans (19 rooms); and 38 Project Based Section 8 Voucher efficiency apartments. Along with expanded housing capacity, CISS also provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classrooms, and a 30-foot growing dome. All guests and residents are provided evening and breakfast meals; access to shower and laundry facilities, a weekly medical clinic, and group counseling; as well as individualized case management, life skills instruction, and referrals to other community services/benefits.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Iowa Shelter & Services (IA) 79.49 two stars
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.93 three stars
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (CO) 92.40 four stars
Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston (TX) 93.99 four stars
Horizon House (IN) 94.96 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Charity Contact Info

Central Iowa Shelter & Services
1420 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
tel: (515) 284-5719
fax: (515) 883-1692
EIN: 42-1394212

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

David Ellis
Chair

CEO

Melissa O'Neil
CEO