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Human Services : Social Services

Family Assistance Ministries

Preventing hunger and homelessness in Orange County

four stars

91.16

1030 Calle Negocio San Clemente, CA 92673
tel: (949) 492-8477   Web Site
EIN: 33-0864870

Board Leadership
Dick Veale
President

CEO
Mary Gray Perdue
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Family Assistance Ministries (FAM) is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization assisting those in need in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency. FAM was founded in 1999 by Ellen Gilchrist to accommodate the families that a local church was no longer able to serve. Today FAM provides food, shelter, and client aid to tens of thousands in Orange County. We provide assistance for utilities, transportation, medical, dental, and prescription drugs, as well as financial counseling, free income tax preparation and collaboration with other social services organizations to provide referrals and medical screenings, immunizations, eye glasses, and much more.

Family Assistance Ministries (FAM) is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization assisting those in need in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency. FAM was founded in 1999 by Ellen Gilchrist to accommodate the families that a local church was no longer able to serve. Today FAM provides food, shelter, and client aid to tens of thousands in Orange County. We provide assistance for utilities, transportation, medical, dental, and prescription drugs, as well as financial counseling, free income tax preparation and collaboration with other social services organizations to provide referrals and medical screenings, immunizations, eye glasses, and much more.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 25.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Family Assistance Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Family Assistance Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Assistance Ministries (CA) 91.16 four stars
Women's Way (PA) 88.78 three stars
Ecumenical Hunger Program (CA) 94.74 four stars
NETWORK of Community Ministries (TX) 92.75 four stars
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (VA) 86.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,036,345
   Federated Campaigns $7,182
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $352,609
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $349,817
Total Contributions $5,745,953
   Program Service Revenue $2,022
Total Primary Revenue $5,747,975
   Other Revenue $180,005
TOTAL REVENUE $5,927,980
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,988,125
   Administrative Expenses $466,402
   Fundraising Expenses $263,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,717,949
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $210,031
   
Net Assets $1,654,148

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
Hunger Prevention Food Pantry $4,075,374 81.7%
Permanent Supportive Housing $255,096 5.1%
Family House $248,738 5.0%

Ratings History
Family Assistance Ministries 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 91.16 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.26 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 82.09 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2017 84.00 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 33-0864870
Name in IRS Master File FAMILY ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 January, 2000
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
$137,600 2.40% Mary Gray Perdue Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Assistance Ministries (CA) 91.16 four stars
American Friends of Meir Panim (NY) 94.69 four stars
GOOD+ Foundation (NY) 98.23 four stars
Ministry of Caring (DE) 94.95 four stars
MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) (TN) 90.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Family Assistance Ministries
1030 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA 92673
tel: (949) 492-8477
fax: (949) 492-8081
EIN: 33-0864870

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Board Leadership

Dick Veale
President

CEO

Mary Gray Perdue
Executive Director

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