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Desire Street Ministries

Developing thriving and sustainable urban ministries

four stars

94.60

600 Means St NW, Ste 110 Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: (678) 681-3979   Web Site
EIN: 72-1218825

Board Leadership
Jonathan Colehower
Chair

CEO
Danny Wuerffel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.60 four stars
  Financial 92.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Desire Street Ministries began in 1990 in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA. Today, Desire Street is using its 25+ years of experience to develop thriving and sustainable urban ministries by employing strategic partnerships to effectively and efficiently reach hundreds of inner-city children and their families in FL, GA, SC, AL, LA and TX. Desire Street currently works intensively with leaders in varying stages of a 5-7 year partnership agreement, while also providing day-long topical seminars for leaders and sharing our expertise and support with over 100 leaders annually who contact us for counsel. Through our website, we provide ministry leadership resources to anyone with internet access.

Desire Street Ministries began in 1990 in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA. Today, Desire Street is using its 25+ years of experience to develop thriving and sustainable urban ministries by employing strategic partnerships to effectively and efficiently reach hundreds of inner-city children and their families in FL, GA, SC, AL, LA and TX. Desire Street currently works intensively with leaders in varying stages of a 5-7 year partnership agreement, while also providing day-long topical seminars for leaders and sharing our expertise and support with over 100 leaders annually who contact us for counsel. Through our website, we provide ministry leadership resources to anyone with internet access.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of overall donors
805
Number of first-time donors
132
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.25
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Desire Street Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Desire Street Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.60 four stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 89.05 three stars
Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 86.36 three stars
Christian Motorcyclists Association (AR) 90.60 four stars
Vision New England (ME) 91.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,372,582
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $330,866
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,844
Total Contributions $1,723,292
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,723,292
   Other Revenue $282,397
TOTAL REVENUE $2,005,689
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,537,206
   Administrative Expenses $287,760
   Fundraising Expenses $180,911
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,005,877
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-188
   
Net Assets $7,102,765

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
Leadership Development for Ministry Leaders $763,415 49.7%
Investing in New Orleans $532,551 34.6%
Educating and Engaging $241,240 15.7%

Ratings History
Desire Street Ministries has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 94.60 four stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 94.46 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.57 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 92.95 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.45 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 81.71 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 80.34 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 74.27 two stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 74.12 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.16 three stars
2010-06 08/01/2012 78.22 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.85 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 70.27 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 92.60 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 87.69 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 93.13 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 94.87 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2006 81.72 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 90.53 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 72-1218825
Name in IRS Master File DESIRE STREET MINISTRIES
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 October, 1992
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,050 6.18% Danny Wuerffel Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.60 four stars
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Christian Legal Society (VA) 90.71 four stars
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 92.21 four stars
Youth for Christ, Miami (FL) 89.23 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Desire Street Ministries
600 Means St NW, Ste 110
Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: (678) 681-3979
fax: (678) 681-3978
EIN: 72-1218825

Mail donations to:
600 Means St NW, Ste 110
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Board Leadership

Jonathan Colehower
Chair

CEO

Danny Wuerffel
Executive Director

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