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FOCAS

To see lives transformed by the truth and power of Jesus Christ

two stars

74.25

1211 York Street Cincinnati, OH 45214
tel: (513) 621-5300   Web Site
EIN: 31-1237943

Board Leadership
Yolanda Carter
Chairwoman

CEO
Scott Bowers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.25 two stars
  Financial 80.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 69.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission: GO to people in need in Greater Cincinnati neighborhoods, CREATE safe places, DEMONSTRATE God's love in practical ways, ENCOURAGE self-responsibility. FOCAS-Foundation of Compassionate American Samaritans, was founded 31 years ago as a faith based, non-profit ministry to serve those in poverty in Haiti. In 1992 FOCAS expanded its parameters to the great need in our own city through the first Lord's Gym in Over the Rhine. Since that time FOCAS' The Lord's Gym, now in its 25th year of operation, has grown to meet the desperate poverty in Greater Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky. We serve children, women, men and entire families that are homeless, underserved children who are neglected, women trapped in human trafficking, anyone who needs us and accepts our love and guidance. We demonstrate God's love in practical ways to people who feel unworthy and unlovable, by working with them as they are lifted up to a transformed life of purpose, self-sufficiency and dignity.

Our mission: GO to people in need in Greater Cincinnati neighborhoods, CREATE safe places, DEMONSTRATE God's love in practical ways, ENCOURAGE self-responsibility. FOCAS-Foundation of Compassionate American Samaritans, was founded 31 years ago as a faith based, non-profit ministry to serve those in poverty in Haiti. In 1992 FOCAS expanded its parameters to the great need in our own city through the first Lord's Gym in Over the Rhine. Since that time FOCAS' The Lord's Gym, now in its 25th year of operation, has grown to meet the desperate poverty in Greater Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky. We serve children, women, men and entire families that are homeless, underserved children who are neglected, women trapped in human trafficking, anyone who needs us and accepts our love and guidance. We demonstrate God's love in practical ways to people who feel unworthy and unlovable, by working with them as they are lifted up to a transformed life of purpose, self-sufficiency and dignity.

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Financial

three stars

80.91

Accountability & Transparency

one star

69.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
70.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth -11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FOCAS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FOCAS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FOCAS (OH) 74.25 two stars
Rising Tide Capital (NJ) 91.45 four stars
May Dugan Center (OH) 90.94 four stars
Humanitarian Service Project (IL) 85.93 three stars
Sacred Heart Community Service (CA) 90.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $545,411
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $545,411
   Program Service Revenue $2,402
Total Primary Revenue $547,813
   Other Revenue $89,446
TOTAL REVENUE $637,259
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $392,739
   Administrative Expenses $101,065
   Fundraising Expenses $36,152
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $529,956
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $107,303
   
Net Assets $828,136

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
2018-12 07/01/2020 74.25 two stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 71.92 two stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 74.94 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 70.51 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 71.26 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 67.59 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 65.83 one star
2012-12 04/01/2014 67.64 one star
2011-12 05/01/2013 70.60 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 65.20 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.03 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 72.39 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 93.58 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 93.81 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 88.48 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 80.94 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 70.30 two stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 73.68 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 70.94 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 90.92 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 31-1237943
Name in IRS Master File FOUNDATION OF COMPASSIONATE AMERICAN SAMARITANS
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary 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 June, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$66,006 12.45% Scott Bowers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FOCAS (OH) 74.25 two stars
Ministry of Caring (DE) 91.30 four stars
Maine Seacoast Mission (ME) 92.92 four stars
Mustard Seed of Central Florida (FL) 91.45 four stars
Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries (TX) 92.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

FOCAS
1211 York Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214
tel: (513) 621-5300
EIN: 31-1237943

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5099
Cincinnati, OH 45205

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Board Leadership

Yolanda Carter
Chairwoman

CEO

Scott Bowers
Executive Director

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