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Wheeler Mission

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three stars

86.65

205 East New York Street Indianapolis, IN 46204
tel: (317) 635-3575   Web Site
EIN: 35-0888771

Board Leadership
Jim Fountain
Chairman

CEO
Rick Alvis
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.65 three stars
  Financial 81.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Wheeler Mission is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or religion. Founded in 1893, Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state of Indiana. With nine locations, dozens of ministries, a budget of more than 11 Million, and about 160 employees, Wheeler is the also the largest and most diverse ministry of its kind in the state. Please note, that on October 1, 2015, Wheeler Mission officially merged with Backstreet Missions. Wheeler Mission will assume day-to-day operations.

Wheeler Mission is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or religion. Founded in 1893, Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state of Indiana. With nine locations, dozens of ministries, a budget of more than 11 Million, and about 160 employees, Wheeler is the also the largest and most diverse ministry of its kind in the state. Please note, that on October 1, 2015, Wheeler Mission officially merged with Backstreet Missions. Wheeler Mission will assume day-to-day operations.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of meals served or provided
366,393
This impact information is current as of July 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

three stars

81.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wheeler Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wheeler Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wheeler Mission (IN) 86.65 three stars
Topeka Rescue Mission (KS) 92.22 four stars
Greensboro Urban Ministry (NC) 92.74 four stars
Community Enrichment Center (TX) 93.47 four stars
Downtown Rescue Mission (AL) 90.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,851,042
   Federated Campaigns $201,725
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $256,677
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,309,444
   Program Service Revenue $1,706,237
Total Primary Revenue $13,015,681
   Other Revenue $896,529
TOTAL REVENUE $13,912,210
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,012,928
   Administrative Expenses $660,137
   Fundraising Expenses $2,782,212
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,455,277
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,456,933
   
Net Assets $23,484,584

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
Men's Ministry & Shelter $2,732,631 30.3%
Substance Abuse Treatment Program $2,599,882 28.8%
Women's Shelter Program $1,688,701 18.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 09/03/2019 86.65 three stars
2017-05 12/21/2018 85.32 three stars
2017-05 09/01/2018 84.50 three stars
2016-05 11/01/2017 84.90 three stars
2015-05 10/01/2016 84.37 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 84.89 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 03/01/2016 86.93 three stars
2014-05 11/01/2015 86.93 three stars
2013-05 03/01/2015 81.86 three stars
2013-05 11/01/2014 81.20 three stars
2012-05 10/01/2013 79.69 two stars
2011-05 04/01/2012 81.89 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 84.22 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 07/01/2011 78.78 two stars
2009-05 10/01/2010 89.83 three stars
2008-05 12/01/2009 82.53 three stars
2007-05 10/01/2008 80.13 three stars
2006-05 04/01/2007 59.53 one star
2005-05 07/01/2006 64.09 one star
2004-05 05/01/2005 74.39 two 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 35-0888771
Name in IRS Master File WHEELER MISSION MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
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 August, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,848 1.13% Richard A. Alvis President/ CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wheeler Mission (IN) 86.65 three stars
Raleigh Rescue Mission (NC) 88.55 three stars
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (TN) 89.48 three stars
Guiding Light Mission (MI) 87.17 three stars
Breakthrough (IL) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wheeler Mission
205 East New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
tel: (317) 635-3575
EIN: 35-0888771

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Board Leadership

Jim Fountain
Chairman

CEO

Rick Alvis
President, CEO

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