Disable all preview features
There was a problem enabling Giving Basket donations for this page. If you're looking to donate you can try refreshing the page.
If the problem perisists you can contact us or email: helpandsupport@charitynavigator.org.
You can include the Cart ID: Not assigned

Human Services : Social Services

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

94.56

15555 Kuykendahl Road Houston, TX 77090
tel: (281) 885-4555   Web Site
EIN: 76-0088702

Board Leadership
Rodney E. Watson
Chair

CEO
Les Cave
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.56
  Financial 92.31
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

92.31

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.5%
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) 94.56
Casa De Amigos (TX) 89.60
Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education (NY) 87.69
ProJeCt of Easton (PA) 92.92
Neighborhood House, St. Paul (MN) 89.60

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,926,631
   Federated Campaigns $463,865
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $665,170
   Related Organizations $98,896
   Government Grants $1,968,832
Total Contributions $8,123,394
   Program Service Revenue $330,016
Total Primary Revenue $8,453,410
   Other Revenue $459,318
TOTAL REVENUE $8,912,728
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,148,527
   Administrative Expenses $897,896
   Fundraising Expenses $714,367
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,760,790
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,848,062
   
Net Assets $7,131,203

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 $5,638,421 55.6%
Family Violence Center $1,870,323 18.4%
Senior Assistance $1,402,350 13.8%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/01/2020 94.56
2018-09 02/01/2020 96.46
2017-09 03/01/2019 90.57
2016-09 03/01/2018 90.50
2016-09 02/01/2018 89.67
2015-09 04/01/2017 93.81
2014-09 07/01/2016 90.99
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.55
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 91.40
2013-09 04/01/2015 82.71
2012-09 09/01/2014 82.32
2012-09 12/01/2013 81.64
2011-09 11/06/2012 82.32
2010-09 09/20/2011 88.52
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 78.47
2008-09 04/01/2010 85.95
2007-09 02/01/2009 83.66
2006-09 02/01/2008 91.53
2005-09 02/01/2007 84.01
2004-09 05/01/2005 84.08

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,000 1.70% Alfred Cave III President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Assistance Ministries (TX) 94.56
Father Joe's Villages (CA) 89.41
Middle Tyger Community Center (SC) 85.43
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (NY) 89.68
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (MA) 93.94

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Northwest Assistance Ministries
15555 Kuykendahl Road
Houston, TX 77090
tel: (281) 885-4555
EIN: 76-0088702

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Rodney E. Watson
Chair

CEO

Les Cave
President & CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.