Human Services : Homeless Services

Solid Ground

Helping families build strong foundations

four stars

97.58

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

Board Leadership
Mary Berger
Chair

CEO
Trisha Cummins Kauffman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.58 four stars
  Financial 96.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

96.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
88.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $868,260
   Federated Campaigns $109,018
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $239,605
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $333,021
Total Contributions $1,549,904
   Program Service Revenue $53,722
Total Primary Revenue $1,603,626
   Other Revenue $91,706
TOTAL REVENUE $1,695,332
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,189,916
   Administrative Expenses $78,442
   Fundraising Expenses $102,857
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,371,215
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $324,117
   
Net Assets $2,130,191

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,160 7.15% Trisha Cummins-Kauffman Executive Director

Mission

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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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

Mary Berger
Chair

CEO

Trisha Cummins Kauffman
Executive Director