Human Services : Rescue Missions

The Bowery Mission

Rebuilding lives since 1879

three stars

88.28

355 Lexington Avenue 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (800) 269-3791   Web Site
EIN: 13-1617086

Board Leadership
Dwight Jacobsen
Chair

CEO
James Winans
Interim CEO & Chief Development Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.28 three stars
  Financial 83.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Bowery Mission's goal is to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City. One of the nation's oldest rescue missions, The Bowery Mission now offers programs and services in nine locations for those experiencing homelessness and poverty. We aim to build trust with our guests by establishing name-knowing relationships, inviting them to choose help, start an individualized care plan and transform their lives. We also serve children experiencing poverty in New York City, with the goal that they never need our services as adults. In 2019, we provided a total of 558,726 warm meals, 140,658 nights of shelter, 100,334 articles of clothing, and 2,423 onsite medical/dental/optometry exams to our guests. In addition, we served 368 adults through our residential programs, and we served 271 children in our year-round programs and 726 children at our summer camp in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.

The Bowery Mission's goal is to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City. One of the nation's oldest rescue missions, The Bowery Mission now offers programs and services in nine locations for those experiencing homelessness and poverty. We aim to build trust with our guests by establishing name-knowing relationships, inviting them to choose help, start an individualized care plan and transform their lives. We also serve children experiencing poverty in New York City, with the goal that they never need our services as adults. In 2019, we provided a total of 558,726 warm meals, 140,658 nights of shelter, 100,334 articles of clothing, and 2,423 onsite medical/dental/optometry exams to our guests. In addition, we served 368 adults through our residential programs, and we served 271 children in our year-round programs and 726 children at our summer camp in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients served
12,500
Number of volunteers
12,825
Number of meals served or provided
620,736
Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)
151,944
This impact information is current as of January 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

83.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.67
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,385,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,043,547
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $51,129
Total Contributions $14,480,604
   Program Service Revenue $372,839
Total Primary Revenue $14,853,443
   Other Revenue $844,849
TOTAL REVENUE $15,698,292
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,025,571
   Administrative Expenses $1,535,382
   Fundraising Expenses $3,271,572
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,832,525
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,134,233
   
Net Assets $33,509,046

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,939 1.15% Dave P. Jones President/CEO

Mission

The Bowery Mission's goal is to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City. One of the nation's oldest rescue missions, The Bowery Mission now offers programs and services in nine locations for those experiencing homelessness and poverty. We aim to build trust with our guests by establishing name-knowing relationships, inviting them to choose help, start an individualized care plan and transform their lives. We also serve children experiencing poverty in New York City, with the goal that they never need our services as adults. In 2019, we provided a total of 558,726 warm meals, 140,658 nights of shelter, 100,334 articles of clothing, and 2,423 onsite medical/dental/optometry exams to our guests. In addition, we served 368 adults through our residential programs, and we served 271 children in our year-round programs and 726 children at our summer camp in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bowery Mission (NY) 88.28 three stars
Good News Rescue Mission (CA) 85.93 three stars
The CornerStone Rescue Mission (SD) 92.54 four stars
City Rescue Mission (FL) 86.19 three stars
Haven of Rest Ministries, Inc. (SC) 87.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Bowery Mission
355 Lexington Avenue
19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (800) 269-3791
fax: (212) 684-3740
EIN: 13-1617086

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Board Leadership

Dwight Jacobsen
Chair

CEO

James Winans
Interim CEO & Chief Development Officer