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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Restoring lives in Jesus' name

four stars

90.58

418 North Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917
tel: (865) 673-6540   Web Site
EIN: 62-0670972

Board Leadership
Dan Hurst
Chair

CEO
Burt Rosen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.58 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Knox Area Rescue Ministries was formally established on December 8, 1960 by five local pastors. Recognizing the necessity for a permanent ministry effort to meet the needs of the growing population of the homeless in Knoxville, these men forged the vision as well as established the first ministry center located in the heart of the downtown area on Fifth Avenue. Today, Knox Area Rescue Ministries is more equipped and prepared than ever before to fulfill its mandate and pledge to the hurting and homeless of the greater Knoxville area. Our mission is to seek to rescue the poor and needy of the Knox Area by providing services in Jesus' name.

Knox Area Rescue Ministries was formally established on December 8, 1960 by five local pastors. Recognizing the necessity for a permanent ministry effort to meet the needs of the growing population of the homeless in Knoxville, these men forged the vision as well as established the first ministry center located in the heart of the downtown area on Fifth Avenue. Today, Knox Area Rescue Ministries is more equipped and prepared than ever before to fulfill its mandate and pledge to the hurting and homeless of the greater Knoxville area. Our mission is to seek to rescue the poor and needy of the Knox Area by providing services in Jesus' name.

Impact & Results Score

Score
50/100
Program Name: Family Emergency Services and Overnight Shelter
Program Name: Family Emergency Services and Overnight Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Knox Area Rescue Ministries provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$110 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Knox Area Rescue Ministries.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Knox Area Rescue Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Knox Area Rescue Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (TN) 90.58 four stars
Modesto Gospel Mission (CA) 94.55 four stars
Good News Rescue Mission (CA) 85.93 three stars
MUST Ministries (GA) 90.92 four stars
Whosoever Gospel Mission (PA) 89.08 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,431,088
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,487,393
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $20,918,481
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $20,918,481
   Other Revenue $107,764
TOTAL REVENUE $21,026,245
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,814,304
   Administrative Expenses $856,677
   Fundraising Expenses $1,350,866
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,021,847
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,004,398
   
Net Assets $9,398,548

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
Rescue Emergency Service $16,731,570 93.9%
Recovery Program $621,847 3.5%
Berea Program $460,887 2.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 90.58 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 89.48 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 89.48 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 88.22 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 82.22 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.32 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 79.69 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 86.68 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 86.58 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.65 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 90.42 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 79.85 two stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 75.12 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 65.27 one star
2005-06 06/01/2006 67.73 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 71.55 two stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 67.03 one star

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

EIN 62-0670972
Name in IRS Master File KNOX AREA RESCUE MINISTRIES
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(399) Other housing activities
(319) Other social 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, 1964
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,193 1.02% Burt Rosen President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (TN) 90.58 four stars
Charlotte Rescue Mission (NC) 90.03 four stars
Primavera Foundation (AZ) 94.37 four stars
Open Door Mission, Houston (TX) 85.08 three stars
Rowan Helping Ministries (NC) 89.42 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Knox Area Rescue Ministries
418 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
tel: (865) 673-6540
fax: (865) 673-6556
EIN: 62-0670972

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3310
Knoxville, TN 37927

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Board Leadership

Dan Hurst
Chair

CEO

Burt Rosen
President, CEO

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