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Human Services : Rescue Missions

The Bowery Mission

Rebuilding Lives Since 1879

three stars

87.39

355 Lexington Avenue 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 674-3456   Web Site
EIN: 13-1617086

Board Leadership
Scott Stephenson
Chair

CEO
James Winans
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.39 three stars
  Financial 84.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since the 1870s, The Bowery Mission has served generations of men, women and children experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty. Every year we build on this legacy, driven by our desire to deliver the most effective care. Men and women who express interest in our programs work with our clinical staff to create an Individual Action Plan (IAP) with specific, measurable goals for wellness, recovery, employment, housing and more. In order to more effectively combat the epidemic of homelessness, New York City Rescue Mission and Goodwill Rescue Mission (Newark) joined forces with The Bowery Mission. Leveraging more than 400 years of combined service, three historic organizations have become one. Each year, we provide 558,000 meals, 140,000 nights of shelter, 100,000 articles of clothing and 2,400 onsite medical and optometry exams. Additionally, we serve 368 adults in our residential programs, 271 children in year-round enrichment programs and over 700 children at our summer camp.

Since the 1870s, The Bowery Mission has served generations of men, women and children experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty. Every year we build on this legacy, driven by our desire to deliver the most effective care. Men and women who express interest in our programs work with our clinical staff to create an Individual Action Plan (IAP) with specific, measurable goals for wellness, recovery, employment, housing and more. In order to more effectively combat the epidemic of homelessness, New York City Rescue Mission and Goodwill Rescue Mission (Newark) joined forces with The Bowery Mission. Leveraging more than 400 years of combined service, three historic organizations have become one. Each year, we provide 558,000 meals, 140,000 nights of shelter, 100,000 articles of clothing and 2,400 onsite medical and optometry exams. Additionally, we serve 368 adults in our residential programs, 271 children in year-round enrichment programs and over 700 children at our summer camp.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of volunteers
17,000
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

three stars

84.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Bowery Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Bowery Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bowery Mission (NY) 87.39 three stars
Restoration Ministries (IL) 89.66 three stars
Orange County Rescue Mission (CA) 94.84 four stars
Atlanta Mission (GA) 91.74 four stars
The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake (UT) 87.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,253,568
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,541,096
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,794,664
   Program Service Revenue $391,511
Total Primary Revenue $14,186,175
   Other Revenue $3,307,395
TOTAL REVENUE $17,493,570
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,658,238
   Administrative Expenses $1,465,156
   Fundraising Expenses $3,440,198
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,563,592
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-70,022
   
Net Assets $31,358,926

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
Adult Residential Recovery Program $10,350,830 81.8%
Children's Programs $2,307,408 18.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 05/01/2020 87.39 three stars
2017-09 11/01/2019 88.28 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 89.97 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 85.42 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 85.73 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 88.96 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 87.90 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 89.28 three stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 85.18 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 92.28 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 87.73 three stars
2008-09 12/01/2009 83.50 three stars
2007-09 07/01/2009 79.40 two stars
2006-09 05/01/2008 84.28 three stars
2005-09 03/01/2008 85.35 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 77.53 two stars
2003-09 09/01/2004 71.20 two stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 76.32 two stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 81.02 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 13-1617086
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN HERALD ASSN INC
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious 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 April, 1939
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$227,845 1.29% Dave P. Jones President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bowery Mission (NY) 87.39 three stars
Durham Rescue Mission (NC) 100.00 four stars
The Rescue Mission, Fort Wayne (IN) 90.57 four stars
City Union Mission, Inc. (MO) 99.52 four stars
Central Union Mission (DC) 86.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Bowery Mission
355 Lexington Avenue
19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 674-3456
fax: (212) 684-3740
EIN: 13-1617086

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Board Leadership

Scott Stephenson
Chair

CEO

James Winans
President & CEO

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