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Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

Bringing people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service.

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four stars

91.45

3303 Main Street Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 533-4900   Web Site
EIN: 74-1488102

Board Leadership
Shaukat Zakaria
Chair of the Board

CEO
Martin B. Cominsky
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 87.92 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.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. IM provides three main services: Meals on Wheels which delivers more than 1.5 million meals each year to seniors in Harris, Galveston, and surrounding counties and the affiliated aniMeals on Wheels which provides pet food and care to the dogs and cats of our seniors; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, resettles hundreds of legal refugees in Houston each year; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which engages diverse groups to promote understanding and volunteerism. In late 2017, Volunteer Houston became part of the IM family; it matches volunteers with non-profits across the Greater Houston area.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. IM provides three main services: Meals on Wheels which delivers more than 1.5 million meals each year to seniors in Harris, Galveston, and surrounding counties and the affiliated aniMeals on Wheels which provides pet food and care to the dogs and cats of our seniors; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, resettles hundreds of legal refugees in Houston each year; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which engages diverse groups to promote understanding and volunteerism. In late 2017, Volunteer Houston became part of the IM family; it matches volunteers with non-profits across the Greater Houston area.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Average number of service recipients per month
4,000
Number of service recipients who are employed
508
Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months
345
Number of older adults being supported to live at home through home care, assistive technology, and/or personal support plans
4,000
Number of refugees resettled
345
Number of meals delivered
1,500,000
Number of partner churches
50
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

three stars

87.92

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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (TX) 91.45 four stars
Rockwall County Helping Hands (TX) 85.89 three stars
Crisis Control Ministry (NC) 89.83 three stars
OUR Center (CO) 92.75 four stars
Mustard Seed of Central Florida (FL) 95.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,979,204
   Federated Campaigns $840,239
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $538,755
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,438,371
Total Contributions $16,796,569
   Program Service Revenue $708,240
Total Primary Revenue $17,504,809
   Other Revenue $-149,526
TOTAL REVENUE $17,355,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,683,113
   Administrative Expenses $1,555,377
   Fundraising Expenses $1,336,765
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,575,255
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,780,028
   
Net Assets $16,388,112

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
Meals & Animeals on Wheels $8,708,222 68.7%
The Refugee Services Program $3,278,870 25.9%
Interfaith Relations $620,717 4.9%

Ratings History
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.45 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 96.13 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 95.21 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 95.53 four stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 94.00 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 95.89 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.32 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 94.83 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 95.87 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 93.10 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.08 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.16 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 91.23 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 90.67 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 90.66 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 80.36 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 91.06 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 85.98 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 90.27 four 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 74-1488102
Name in IRS Master File INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1964
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$256,699 1.64% Martin B. Cominsky President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (TX) 91.45 four stars
Unity Shoppe (CA) 89.57 three stars
OUR Center (CO) 92.75 four stars
Rockwall County Helping Hands (TX) 85.89 three stars
Maine Seacoast Mission (ME) 90.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
3303 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 533-4900
fax: (713) 520-4663
EIN: 74-1488102

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Board Leadership

Shaukat Zakaria
Chair of the Board

CEO

Martin B. Cominsky
President and CEO

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