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Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

Freedom from addiction starts here.

four stars

96.60

740 East 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404
tel: (612) 373-3366   Web Site
EIN: 41-1517351

Board Leadership
Jay Coughlan
Board Chair

CEO
Pastor Rich Scherber
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.60 four stars
  Financial 97.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For over 30 years, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Our mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our goal is to evaluate the core issues of mind, body and spirit, find solutions, and teach transitional life skills that enable both teens and adults the ability to re-join their families and become contributing members of society.

About Us:
- Largest residential treatment and recovery program in Minnesota
- Five locations statewide (Minneapolis, Rochester, Brainerd, Duluth, Buffalo)
- Client age range from 14 - 74 years
- Programs:
- Prevention
- Licensed short-term; out-patient and residential
- Long-term faith-based residential
- Mental health services
- Aftercare

For over 30 years, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Our mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our goal is to evaluate the core issues of mind, body and spirit, find solutions, and teach transitional life skills that enable both teens and adults the ability to re-join their families and become contributing members of society.

About Us:
- Largest residential treatment and recovery program in Minnesota
- Five locations statewide (Minneapolis, Rochester, Brainerd, Duluth, Buffalo)
- Client age range from 14 - 74 years
- Programs:
- Prevention
- Licensed short-term; out-patient and residential
- Long-term faith-based residential
- Mental health services
- Aftercare

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Financial

four stars

97.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth 12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge (MN) 96.60 four stars
Brooklyn Teen Challenge (NY) 88.48 three stars
Walter Hoving Home (NY) 93.67 four stars
Home of Grace (MS) 93.58 four stars
Beit T'Shuvah (CA) 91.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,576,578
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,326,814
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,903,392
   Program Service Revenue $32,461,741
Total Primary Revenue $44,365,133
   Other Revenue $-162,487
TOTAL REVENUE $44,202,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,802,818
   Administrative Expenses $4,236,661
   Fundraising Expenses $1,689,570
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,729,049
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,473,597
   
Net Assets $60,986,772

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
Licensed Substance Use Treatment Program $18,908,704 57.6%
Long Term Residential Program $11,098,698 33.8%
Lakeside Academy $1,421,886 4.3%

Ratings History
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 96.60 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 99.77 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 97.15 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 99.71 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 95.04 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 97.60 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 97.07 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 91.65 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 41-1517351
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA TEEN CHALLENGE INC
NTEE Code F20
NTEE Classification Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(2) Association or convention of churches
(29) Other religious activities
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, 1998
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,438 0.23% Rev. Richard Scherber CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$127,619 0.32% Eric Vagle President, Secretary
$126,530 0.32% Sarah Gustafson Vice President of Finance and Administration
$120,879 0.31% Jonathan Slag Vice President of Development
$115,292 0.29% Saul Selby Vice President of Clinical Services

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge (MN) 96.60 four stars
Teen Challenge of the Mid-South (TN) 90.37 four stars
Walter Hoving Home (NY) 93.67 four stars
Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PA) 91.03 four stars
Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey (MA) 86.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
740 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
tel: (612) 373-3366
fax: (612) 823-4913
EIN: 41-1517351

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Board Leadership

Jay Coughlan
Board Chair

CEO

Pastor Rich Scherber
CEO

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