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Desire Street Ministries

Developing thriving and sustainable urban ministries

three stars

89.45

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 89.45 three stars
  Financial 85.09 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

85.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.19
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 89.45 three stars
Christian Motorcyclists Association (AR) 92.02 four stars
Mile High Ministries (CO) 85.83 three stars
Mission Waco Mission World (TX) 98.21 four stars
Youth for Christ, Miami (FL) 94.06 four stars

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Desire Street Ministries (DSM) began in 1990 in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA. By the time Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, DSM had established a church, started a junior-senior high school for 200 African-American males, partnered to provide a children's medical clinic for neighbors without adequate transportation, sponsored community gardening projects and various community development initiatives. The storm both forced DSM out of its home and pushed it forward in its plan for replication. Today, the ministry employs strategic partnerships to effectively and efficiently expand their reach to hundreds of inner-city children and their families in FL, GA, AL, LA and TX. As an intermediary organization, DSM is using its resources to develop thriving, sustainable urban ministries by offering coaching and encouragement to ministry leaders, as well as support, and assistance with ministry and business strategies, fundraising and development.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,525,240
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $202,417
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $391,038
Total Contributions $2,118,695
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,118,695
   Other Revenue $85,079
TOTAL REVENUE $2,203,774
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,080,610
   Administrative Expenses $167,438
   Fundraising Expenses $210,944
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,458,992
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $744,782
   
Net Assets $5,050,836

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-12 02/01/2004 90.28 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
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,697 10.60% Danny Wuerffel President, Executive Director

Desire Street Ministries (DSM) began in 1990 in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA. By the time Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, DSM had established a church, started a junior-senior high school for 200 African-American males, partnered to provide a children's medical clinic for neighbors without adequate transportation, sponsored community gardening projects and various community development initiatives. The storm both forced DSM out of its home and pushed it forward in its plan for replication. Today, the ministry employs strategic partnerships to effectively and efficiently expand their reach to hundreds of inner-city children and their families in FL, GA, AL, LA and TX. As an intermediary organization, DSM is using its resources to develop thriving, sustainable urban ministries by offering coaching and encouragement to ministry leaders, as well as support, and assistance with ministry and business strategies, fundraising and development.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 89.45 three stars
Frontier Fellowship (MN) 89.73 three stars
Christian Motorcyclists Association (AR) 92.02 four stars
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 89.48 three stars
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex (TX) 94.45 four 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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