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Human Services : Homeless Services

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

Helping people who are homeless or in need to help themselves

three stars

86.70

1516 Hamilton Street, NW Washington, DC 20011
tel: (202) 722-2280   Web Site
EIN: 52-1434143

Board Leadership
Dan Costello
President

CEO
David Wolf
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.70 three stars
  Financial 81.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (DC) 86.70 three stars
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 89.39 three stars
Adopt-A-Family (FL) 94.95 four stars
Metrocrest Social Services (TX) 93.98 four stars
The Samaritan Inn (TX) 93.19 four stars

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We are a faith-based community partnership – bringing together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness, or other debilitating challenges – with partner leaders, donors, volunteer and paid staff in a shared ministry that improves the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one next step and neighbor at a time. Specifically, we seek to empower our participants to develop capacities and address barriers they face in order to live sustainable purpose-driven lives, guiding them to set goals, and take “next steps” to meet those goals. We engage our partner churches and schools to share in this ministry by offering their time, talent and treasure, cultivating relationships that nurture both their missions of community outreach and the mission of the Samaritan Partnership as a whole. We identify the basic, systemic, and unmet needs of our community that underlie poverty – and engage in organized, collective education, and action to address those needs.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $799,500
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $53,767
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $73,800
Total Contributions $927,067
   Program Service Revenue $27,017
Total Primary Revenue $954,084
   Other Revenue $34,479
TOTAL REVENUE $988,563
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $775,876
   Administrative Expenses $133,134
   Fundraising Expenses $86,795
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $995,805
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,242
   
Net Assets $943,963

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
Employment and Social Programs $706,381 91.0%
Burial Assistance $69,495 9.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.70 three stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 89.63 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.35 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 82.65 three stars
2013-03 09/01/2014 84.11 three stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 80.92 three stars
2011-03 03/01/2012 85.94 three stars
2009-03 09/20/2011 82.45 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 06/01/2010 77.75 two stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 88.41 three stars
2007-03 02/01/2008 85.06 three stars
2006-03 12/15/2006 88.30 three stars
2005-03 02/01/2006 79.97 two stars
2004-03 12/01/2004 95.98 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 52-1434143
Name in IRS Master File SAMARITAN MINISTRY OF GREATER WASHINGTON
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (5) Mission
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 June, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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
$16,158 1.62% Rev. David B. Wolf Executive Director

We are a faith-based community partnership – bringing together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness, or other debilitating challenges – with partner leaders, donors, volunteer and paid staff in a shared ministry that improves the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one next step and neighbor at a time. Specifically, we seek to empower our participants to develop capacities and address barriers they face in order to live sustainable purpose-driven lives, guiding them to set goals, and take “next steps” to meet those goals. We engage our partner churches and schools to share in this ministry by offering their time, talent and treasure, cultivating relationships that nurture both their missions of community outreach and the mission of the Samaritan Partnership as a whole. We identify the basic, systemic, and unmet needs of our community that underlie poverty – and engage in organized, collective education, and action to address those needs.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (DC) 86.70 three stars
Thrive DC (DC) 94.69 four stars
ForKids (VA) 94.74 four stars
Tender Mercies (OH) 92.10 four stars
Transitions Homeless Recovery Center (SC) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
1516 Hamilton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
tel: (202) 722-2280
fax: (202) 722-2288
EIN: 52-1434143

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Board Leadership

Dan Costello
President

CEO

David Wolf
Executive Director

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