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Northwest Assistance Ministries

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

four stars

90.57

15555 Kuykendahl Road Houston, TX 77090
tel: (281) 885-4609   Web Site
EIN: 76-0088702

Board Leadership
James B. Fryfogle
Chair

CEO
Les Cave
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.57 four stars
  Financial 87.29 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The concept of Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) was presented as a community service project to the Northwest Clergy Association in April 1983. A little more than six months later, NAM began operations with a small Food Pantry, Assistance Program and Resale Shop. Today, NAM is a multi-program, community-based social services agency. NAM's mission is to strive to meet basic human needs through neighbors helping neighbors. Our goal is to serve in a spirit of humility and charity and to enable people toward independence while respecting racial, cultural, and religious differences.

The concept of Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) was presented as a community service project to the Northwest Clergy Association in April 1983. A little more than six months later, NAM began operations with a small Food Pantry, Assistance Program and Resale Shop. Today, NAM is a multi-program, community-based social services agency. NAM's mission is to strive to meet basic human needs through neighbors helping neighbors. Our goal is to serve in a spirit of humility and charity and to enable people toward independence while respecting racial, cultural, and religious differences.

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Financial

three stars

87.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
89.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Assistance Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Assistance Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Assistance Ministries (TX) 90.57 four stars
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 93.91 four stars
New Hope Ministries (PA) 95.87 four stars
Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (NC) 90.78 four stars
Chicago Lights (IL) 87.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,197,951
   Federated Campaigns $445,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $729,404
   Related Organizations $169,283
   Government Grants $2,234,089
Total Contributions $10,775,727
   Program Service Revenue $415,224
Total Primary Revenue $11,190,951
   Other Revenue $820,901
TOTAL REVENUE $12,011,852
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,099,152
   Administrative Expenses $630,136
   Fundraising Expenses $412,825
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,142,113
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,869,739
   
Net Assets $8,629,974

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
Assistance Program $3,414,343 42.2%
Family Violence Center $2,178,458 26.9%
Meals on Wheels $1,394,072 17.2%
The Children's Clinic $1,112,279 13.7%

Ratings History
Northwest Assistance Ministries has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 03/01/2019 90.57 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 90.50 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 89.67 three stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 93.81 four stars
2014-09 07/01/2016 90.99 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.55 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 91.40 four stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 82.71 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2014 82.32 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 81.64 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 82.32 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 88.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 78.47 two stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 85.95 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 83.66 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 91.53 four stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 84.01 three stars
2004-09 05/01/2005 84.08 three stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 74.06 two stars
2002-09 11/01/2003 91.06 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 76-0088702
Name in IRS Master File NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
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, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$188,803 2.06% Carole Little President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Assistance Ministries (TX) 90.57 four stars
Christian Appalachian Project (KY) 94.28 four stars
Interfaith Assistance Ministry (NC) 91.71 four stars
The Sharing Center (FL) 92.52 four stars
Tipping Point Community (CA) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northwest Assistance Ministries
15555 Kuykendahl Road
Houston, TX 77090
tel: (281) 885-4609
EIN: 76-0088702

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Board Leadership

James B. Fryfogle
Chair

CEO

Les Cave
President & CEO

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