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Human Services : Homeless Services

Solid Ground

Helping families build strong foundations

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four stars

97.29

3521 Century Avenue North White Bear Lake, MN 55110
tel: (651) 773-8401   Web Site
EIN: 36-3578158

Board Leadership
Molly Jungbauer
Chair

CEO
Trisha Cummins Kauffman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.29 four stars
  Financial 96.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Solid Ground is an award winning nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach helps families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future. Through safe, affordable housing and innovative supportive programming, Solid Ground helps families transition to a higher-level of self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for the next generation. Solid Ground currently runs five programs in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties housing over 100 families annually.

Solid Ground is an award winning nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach helps families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future. Through safe, affordable housing and innovative supportive programming, Solid Ground helps families transition to a higher-level of self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for the next generation. Solid Ground currently runs five programs in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties housing over 100 families annually.

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Financial

four stars

96.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.48
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solid Ground on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solid Ground on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Solid Ground (MN) 97.29 four stars
Christian Community Action, Connecticut (CT) 87.94 three stars
Good Shepherd Center (NC) 89.32 three stars
FACETS (VA) 85.62 three stars
Hesed House (IL) 91.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $657,993
   Federated Campaigns $200,230
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $283,041
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $318,814
Total Contributions $1,460,078
   Program Service Revenue $44,995
Total Primary Revenue $1,505,073
   Other Revenue $71,540
TOTAL REVENUE $1,576,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,176,479
   Administrative Expenses $63,354
   Fundraising Expenses $96,914
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,336,747
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $239,866
   
Net Assets $1,806,074

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
HomeSafe Transitional Housing $430,066 36.6%
East Metro Place $294,256 25.0%
Home Again Rapid Re-housing $169,927 14.4%

Ratings History
Solid Ground has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 97.29 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 98.15 four 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 36-3578158
Name in IRS Master File SOLID GROUND
NTEE Code P40
NTEE Classification Family Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 June, 1988
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,703 7.00% Trisha Cummins-Kauffman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Solid Ground (MN) 97.29 four stars
Gateway180 :: Homelessness Reversed (MO) 87.43 three stars
DuPage PADS (IL) 90.86 four stars
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida (FL) 91.40 four stars
New Horizons (NH) 89.33 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Solid Ground
3521 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
tel: (651) 773-8401
fax: (651) 773-1492
EIN: 36-3578158

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Board Leadership

Molly Jungbauer
Chair

CEO

Trisha Cummins Kauffman
Executive Director

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