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Wheeler Mission

Help. Hope. Healing.

three stars

88.00

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 88.00 three stars
  Financial 83.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agape House Center for Women & Children, Center for Men, Center for Women and Children and Mens Shelter
Program Name: Agape House Center for Women & Children, Center for Men, Center for Women and Children and Mens Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Wheeler Mission Ministries provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$10 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Wheeler Mission.
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 September 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

three stars

83.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
71.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.93
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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) 88.00 three stars
Evansville Rescue Mission (IN) 86.19 three stars
Miracle Hill Ministries (SC) 92.44 four stars
Hope Gospel Mission (WI) 92.13 four stars
People's City Mission (NE) 86.91 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,256,548
   Federated Campaigns $93,874
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,154,295
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $25,504,717
   Program Service Revenue $2,191,887
Total Primary Revenue $27,696,604
   Other Revenue $133,763
TOTAL REVENUE $27,830,367
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,385,965
   Administrative Expenses $942,602
   Fundraising Expenses $3,709,496
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,038,063
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,792,304
   
Net Assets $35,130,351

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 $3,066,440 29.5%
Substance Abuse Treatment Program $3,013,200 29.0%
Women's Shelter Program $2,058,841 19.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 11/01/2020 88.00 three stars
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

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, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,389 1.01% Richard A. Alvis President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wheeler Mission (IN) 88.00 three stars
Rowan Helping Ministries (NC) 89.42 three stars
Good News Rescue Mission (CA) 85.93 three stars
St. Matthew's House (FL) 90.17 four 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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