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Mel Trotter Ministries

Compassion Demonstrated.

two stars

77.88

225 Commerce Avenue, SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 454-8249   Web Site
EIN: 38-1410467

Board Leadership
Kurt Hein
Chair

CEO
Dennis Van Kampen
Executive Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.88 two stars
  Financial 69.77 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ toward the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area.

Since 1900, Mel Trotter Ministries has dedicated its ministry to feeding the hungry, lifting the fallen, restoring the broken and healing the hurting. Every year, thousands of women, children and men experience the love and compassion of Jesus Christ through Mel Trotter's primary services: Emergency Shelter, 4x4 Program that transitions individuals and families out of homelessness by finding them stable employment and permanent housing, Community Food Services, Public Inebriates Program and Thrift stores.

At Mel Trotter, we believe God has called us to use our faith to help those in crisis. In partnership with the community, we provide hot meals, warm beds, educational opportunities, job training, dental, vision and chiropractic care, emergency food boxes, clothing, personal-care items, diapers and many other needed items.

Our mission is to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ toward the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area.

Since 1900, Mel Trotter Ministries has dedicated its ministry to feeding the hungry, lifting the fallen, restoring the broken and healing the hurting. Every year, thousands of women, children and men experience the love and compassion of Jesus Christ through Mel Trotter's primary services: Emergency Shelter, 4x4 Program that transitions individuals and families out of homelessness by finding them stable employment and permanent housing, Community Food Services, Public Inebriates Program and Thrift stores.

At Mel Trotter, we believe God has called us to use our faith to help those in crisis. In partnership with the community, we provide hot meals, warm beds, educational opportunities, job training, dental, vision and chiropractic care, emergency food boxes, clothing, personal-care items, diapers and many other needed items.

Financial

one star

69.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
66.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mel Trotter Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mel Trotter Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mel Trotter Ministries (MI) 77.88 two stars
Rescue Mission of El Paso (TX) 94.20 four stars
Durham Rescue Mission (NC) 100.00 four stars
Christian HELP Foundation (FL) 86.46 three stars
Manos De Cristo (TX) 90.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,870,816
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $154,413
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,025,229
   Program Service Revenue $141,670
Total Primary Revenue $10,166,899
   Other Revenue $1,214,905
TOTAL REVENUE $11,381,804
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,702,959
   Administrative Expenses $1,975,752
   Fundraising Expenses $1,870,534
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,549,245
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $832,559
   
Net Assets $6,732,567

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 77.88 two stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 80.65 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 83.29 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 83.84 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 78.87 two stars
2014-06 08/01/2015 78.87 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 80.20 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 81.60 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 82.58 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.96 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 69.42 one star
2007-09 03/01/2009 84.65 three stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 71.84 two stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 79.78 two stars
2004-09 05/01/2006 78.65 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 83.12 three stars
2002-09 10/01/2003 85.62 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 82.73 three stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 84.66 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 38-1410467
Name in IRS Master File MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES
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 (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(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, 1960
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,826 1.06% Dennis Vankampen President, CEO

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Mel Trotter Ministries (MI) 77.88 two stars
Downtown Rescue Mission (AL) 91.06 four stars
Everett Gospel Mission (WA) 86.26 three stars
Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia (GA) 93.67 four stars
Whosoever Gospel Mission (PA) 89.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mel Trotter Ministries
225 Commerce Avenue, SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 454-8249
fax: (616) 454-5255
EIN: 38-1410467

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Board Leadership

Kurt Hein
Chair

CEO

Dennis Van Kampen
Executive Director and CEO

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