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Martha O'Bryan Center

Exceptional Youth, Strong Families, Full Lives

three stars

89.19

711 South Seventh Street Nashville, TN 37206
tel: (615) 254-1791   Web Site
EIN: 62-0477728

Board Leadership
Tim Sinks
Board Chair

CEO
Marsha Edwards
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.19 three stars
  Financial 89.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The ministry that is now known as Martha O'Bryan Center began in 1894, when Miss Martha O'Bryan organized The Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church, Nashville to assist her in delivering food, clothing and furniture to families in need. On a foundation of Christian faith, the Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. Martha O'Bryan Center services are targeted to the 1,856 residents who live in 720 apartments in the James A. Cayce Homes, Nashville's oldest and largest public housing development, as well as residents of surrounding East Nashville neighborhoods. Joining Martha O'Bryan Center in service to the families of East Nashville is the CWA-Cayce Learning Center, which serves families in Cayce and the CWA Plaza Apartments.

The ministry that is now known as Martha O'Bryan Center began in 1894, when Miss Martha O'Bryan organized The Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church, Nashville to assist her in delivering food, clothing and furniture to families in need. On a foundation of Christian faith, the Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. Martha O'Bryan Center services are targeted to the 1,856 residents who live in 720 apartments in the James A. Cayce Homes, Nashville's oldest and largest public housing development, as well as residents of surrounding East Nashville neighborhoods. Joining Martha O'Bryan Center in service to the families of East Nashville is the CWA-Cayce Learning Center, which serves families in Cayce and the CWA Plaza Apartments.

Financial

three stars

89.40

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 24.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Martha O'Bryan Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Martha O'Bryan Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Martha O'Bryan Center (TN) 89.19 three stars
Water Street Ministries (PA) 87.22 three stars
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (TX) 89.77 three stars
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 91.44 four stars
Grace Centers of Hope (MI) 94.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,878,071
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,169,755
Total Contributions $7,047,826
   Program Service Revenue $7,827,652
Total Primary Revenue $14,875,478
   Other Revenue $60,848
TOTAL REVENUE $14,936,326
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,818,862
   Administrative Expenses $1,773,363
   Fundraising Expenses $349,985
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,942,210
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,884
   
Net Assets $4,753,920

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
East End Preparatory $8,577,907 66.9%
Academic Student Union $1,993,174 15.5%
Tied Together $1,364,716 10.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.19 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 88.72 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.85 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.55 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 96.95 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 95.19 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 92.65 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.16 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 92.15 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.28 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 83.78 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 77.84 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 88.61 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 80.48 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 75.80 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 78.44 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 79.21 two 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 62-0477728
Name in IRS Master File MARTHA OBRYAN CENTER INC
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(59) Other school related 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 February, 2004
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,206 0.98% Marsha Edwards President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Martha O'Bryan Center (TN) 89.19 three stars
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People's City Mission (NE) 85.37 three stars
Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles (CA) 87.47 three stars
Rescue Mission Alliance (CA) 91.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Martha O'Bryan Center
711 South Seventh Street
Nashville, TN 37206
tel: (615) 254-1791
fax: (615) 242-3411
EIN: 62-0477728

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Board Leadership

Tim Sinks
Board Chair

CEO

Marsha Edwards
President, CEO

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