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Support Our Aging Religious

Support Our Aging Religious helps congregations of Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests care for their aging members.

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three stars

86.36

3025 4th Street NE Suite 14
Wasington, DC 20017
tel: (202) 529-7627   Web Site
EIN: 52-1485481

Board Leadership
Michael J. Castellano
Chair

CEO
Sister Kathleen Lunsmann
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.36 three stars
  Financial 96.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Support Our Aging Religious, (SOAR!) is to:
*raise and provide funds for congregations to meet immediate needs of their retired and infirm members;
*educate the public about the serious retirement needs confronting elderly religious; and
* develop a national network of concerned individuals who wish to respond to this need.

The mission of SOAR! brings together people from all religious denominations whose lives have been touched by the unparalleled contributions of Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests.

The mission of Support Our Aging Religious, (SOAR!) is to:
*raise and provide funds for congregations to meet immediate needs of their retired and infirm members;
*educate the public about the serious retirement needs confronting elderly religious; and
* develop a national network of concerned individuals who wish to respond to this need.

The mission of SOAR! brings together people from all religious denominations whose lives have been touched by the unparalleled contributions of Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of grants awarded
77
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
1,244,740
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

four stars

96.74

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
90.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Support Our Aging Religious on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Support Our Aging Religious on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 86.36 three stars
Mount Carmel Ministries (MN) 87.01 three stars
CRISTA Ministries (WA) 90.95 four stars
Frontier Fellowship (MN) 92.15 four stars
Entrust (CO) 95.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,256,239
   Federated Campaigns $44,406
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $340,177
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,640,822
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,640,822
   Other Revenue $113,432
TOTAL REVENUE $2,754,254
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,485,299
   Administrative Expenses $83,812
   Fundraising Expenses $151,036
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,720,147
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $34,107
   
Net Assets $1,353,785

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
Financial Assistance to Retired Religious Clergy $2,485,299 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 86.36 three stars
2017-06 04/01/2018 87.13 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 78.49 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 52-1485481
Name in IRS Master File SUPPORT OUR AGING RELIGIOUS INC SOAR
NTEE Code X11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(150) Hospital
(120) Publishing 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 July, 2014
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Kathleen Lunsmann President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 86.36 three stars
Shelterwood (MO) 88.51 three stars
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NE) 91.52 four stars
The Presidential Prayer Team (AZ) 90.61 four stars
Frontier Fellowship (MN) 92.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Support Our Aging Religious
3025 4th Street NE
Suite 14
Wasington, DC 20017
tel: (202) 529-7627
fax: (202) 529-7633
EIN: 52-1485481

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 96409
Washington, DC 20090

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Board Leadership

Michael J. Castellano
Chair

CEO

Sister Kathleen Lunsmann
President

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