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Human Services : Homeless Services

Solid Ground

Helping families build strong foundations

four stars

96.57

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

Board Leadership
Erika Perrault
Chair

CEO
Trisha Cummins Kauffman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.57 four stars
  Financial 97.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

97.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.66
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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) 96.57 four stars
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.93 three stars
Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 89.39 three stars
St. John Center (KY) 87.72 three stars
Transitions Homeless Recovery Center (SC) 92.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $586,286
   Federated Campaigns $138,358
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $365,581
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $531,258
Total Contributions $1,621,483
   Program Service Revenue $93,285
Total Primary Revenue $1,714,768
   Other Revenue $54,937
TOTAL REVENUE $1,769,705
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,452,417
   Administrative Expenses $63,258
   Fundraising Expenses $100,360
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,616,035
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $153,670
   
Net Assets $2,472,310

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
Transitional Housing $796,543 54.8%
Time-Limited Housing $442,470 30.5%
Prevention Assistance $176,121 12.1%

Ratings History
Solid Ground has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 96.57 four stars
2018-12 12/20/2019 97.34 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 97.58 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,115 6.69% Trisha Cummins-Kauffman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Solid Ground (MN) 96.57 four stars
Lantern House (UT) 89.36 three stars
Deborah's Place (IL) 90.25 four stars
Charlotte Family Housing (NC) 87.42 three stars
Homes with Hope, Inc. (CT) 92.08 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

Erika Perrault
Chair

CEO

Trisha Cummins Kauffman
Executive Director

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