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The Lamb Center

Serving the poor and homeless, transforming lives, and sharing God's love

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four stars

95.84

3160 Campbell Drive Fairfax, VA 22031
tel: (703) 691-3178   Web Site
EIN: 41-2222581

Board Leadership
Tara Ruszkowski
Board Chair

CEO
John MacPherson
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.84 four stars
  Financial 95.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lamb Center is a group of caring and determined problem-solvers who want to make a difference. Our mission is to serve the poor and homeless, transform lives, and share God's love. Counseling is our core program and encompasses spiritual, psychological, life and employment dimensions. We partner with local groups and organizations who have a passion for serving the homeless.

The Lamb Center is a group of caring and determined problem-solvers who want to make a difference. Our mission is to serve the poor and homeless, transform lives, and share God's love. Counseling is our core program and encompasses spiritual, psychological, life and employment dimensions. We partner with local groups and organizations who have a passion for serving the homeless.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of clients experiencing homelessness
1,516
Number of meals served or provided
46,123
Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered
8,920
Number of hygiene kits distributed
15,143
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.69
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Lamb Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Lamb Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Lamb Center (VA) 95.84 four stars
Homeless Empowerment Program (FL) 90.16 four stars
Chrysalis (CA) 92.92 four stars
Samaritan Inns, Inc. (DC) 99.57 four stars
Sarah's Circle (IL) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,213,311
   Federated Campaigns $44,112
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $165,650
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $228,342
Total Contributions $1,651,415
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,651,415
   Other Revenue $-27,248
TOTAL REVENUE $1,624,167
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,122,689
   Administrative Expenses $182,882
   Fundraising Expenses $56,168
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,361,739
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $262,428
   
Net Assets $5,199,907

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
Services for the Homeless $1,122,689 100.0%

Ratings History
The Lamb Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 95.84 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 92.44 four stars
2017-06 04/01/2018 91.92 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 89.61 three 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 41-2222581
Name in IRS Master File THE LAMB CENTER
NTEE Code C20
NTEE Classification Pollution Abatement and Control Services
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,222 7.06% John MacPherson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Lamb Center (VA) 95.84 four stars
Men's Shelter of Charlotte (NC) 87.57 three stars
Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 90.69 four stars
FACETS (VA) 87.55 three stars
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach (NE) 91.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Lamb Center
3160 Campbell Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
tel: (703) 691-3178
EIN: 41-2222581

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1385
Fairfax, VA 22038

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Board Leadership

Tara Ruszkowski
Board Chair

CEO

John MacPherson
Executive Director

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