Human Services : Homeless Services

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,848 1.13% Richard A. Alvis President/ CEO

Mission

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.

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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