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Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Restoring lives in Jesus' name

three stars

89.48

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

Board Leadership
Sallly Fisher
Chair

CEO
Burt Rosen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.48 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Knox Area Rescue Ministries
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.
Impact Assessment
3/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
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 June 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

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (TN) 89.48 three stars
Bethesda Mission (PA) 90.28 four stars
Erie City Mission (PA) 86.70 three stars
The CornerStone Rescue Mission (SD) 92.54 four stars
Whosoever Gospel Mission (PA) 91.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,261,008
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,204,864
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,465,872
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,465,872
   Other Revenue $-52,725
TOTAL REVENUE $18,413,147
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,963,621
   Administrative Expenses $566,047
   Fundraising Expenses $1,342,403
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,872,071
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $541,076
   
Net Assets $8,394,150

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 $14,809,500 92.8%
Berea Program $704,287 4.4%
Recovery Program $449,834 2.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$173,949 0.97% Burt Rosen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (TN) 89.48 three stars
Hope Gospel Mission (WI) 86.32 three stars
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (MN) 87.02 three stars
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CA) 99.63 four stars
Orange County Rescue Mission (CA) 94.84 four 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

Sallly Fisher
Chair

CEO

Burt Rosen
President, CEO

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