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Human Services : Homeless Services

Solid Ground

Helping families build strong foundations

four stars

98.15

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 98.15 four stars
  Financial 97.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
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) 98.15 four stars
Homeless Connections (WI) 92.24 four stars
Turning Points (FL) 89.39 three stars
Cross Roads House (NH) 88.91 three stars
Inspiration Corporation (IL) 88.45 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $538,667
   Federated Campaigns $90,037
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $275,101
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $360,721
Total Contributions $1,264,526
   Program Service Revenue $31,713
Total Primary Revenue $1,296,239
   Other Revenue $49,508
TOTAL REVENUE $1,345,747
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,085,391
   Administrative Expenses $35,728
   Fundraising Expenses $80,350
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,201,469
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $144,278
   
Net Assets $1,566,208

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
East Metro Place $711,606 65.6%
HomeSafe Transitional Housing $203,682 18.8%
Home Again Rapid Re-housing $170,103 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,428 7.69% Trisha Cummins-Kauffman Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Solid Ground (MN) 98.15 four stars
Homeward Bound of Marin (CA) 93.56 four stars
Homeless Empowerment Program (FL) 91.29 four stars
Frisco Family Services (TX) 87.24 three stars
SOME (DC) 98.23 four 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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