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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Goodwill Rescue Mission

Dare to Hope

two stars

73.27

79 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 621-9560   Web Site
EIN: 22-1487207

Board Leadership
Scott Stephenson
Chair

CEO
James Winans
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.27 two stars
  Financial 67.33 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1896, Goodwill Rescue Mission has provided daily meal service and other forms of basic needs care to those experiencing homelessness and hunger in Newark. In 2017, Goodwill Rescue Mission became a controlled affiliate of The Bowery Mission, the nation's oldest rescue mission serving New Yorkers experiencing homelessness since the 1870s. Beginning in March 2020, as part of new efforts to work toward a financially sustainable strategy, services are temporarily suspended for a period of two to three years, as the organization explores new opportunities for redeveloping its campus on University Avenue to more effectively care for Newark neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Since 1896, Goodwill Rescue Mission has provided daily meal service and other forms of basic needs care to those experiencing homelessness and hunger in Newark. In 2017, Goodwill Rescue Mission became a controlled affiliate of The Bowery Mission, the nation's oldest rescue mission serving New Yorkers experiencing homelessness since the 1870s. Beginning in March 2020, as part of new efforts to work toward a financially sustainable strategy, services are temporarily suspended for a period of two to three years, as the organization explores new opportunities for redeveloping its campus on University Avenue to more effectively care for Newark neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Essex Shelter
Program Name: Essex 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
Goodwill Rescue Mission provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$70 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 Goodwill Rescue 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

one star

67.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
59.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Goodwill Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Goodwill Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Goodwill Rescue Mission (NJ) 73.27 two stars
Guiding Light Mission (MI) 88.17 three stars
The Gospel Mission (IA) 92.02 four stars
Christian Services (MS) 90.91 four stars
Winston-Salem Rescue Mission (NC) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,434,205
   Federated Campaigns $41,825
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,476,030
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,476,030
   Other Revenue $-426
TOTAL REVENUE $1,475,604
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,536,805
   Administrative Expenses $192,599
   Fundraising Expenses $411,198
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,140,602
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-664,998
   
Net Assets $1,411,172

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
Emergency Services $1,536,805 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 73.27 two stars
2018-09 05/01/2020 67.46 one star
2017-09 11/01/2019 70.22 two stars
2016-04 11/01/2017 65.87 one star
2015-04 06/01/2016 70.03 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 02/01/2016 67.32 one star
2014-04 05/01/2015 67.20 one star
2013-04 11/01/2014 68.49 one star
2012-04 07/01/2013 65.48 one star
2010-04 09/20/2011 67.58 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 07/01/2011 55.50 one star
2009-04 07/01/2010 62.62 one star
2008-04 07/01/2009 51.07 zero star
2007-04 06/01/2008 56.90 one star
2006-04 05/01/2007 56.56 one star
2005-04 06/01/2006 67.41 one star
2004-04 04/01/2005 70.33 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 22-1487207
Name in IRS Master File GOODWILL RECSUE MISSION INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (917) Thrift ship, retail outlet, etc.
(29) Other religious activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 December, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- James Winans Chief Development Officer $181,416

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Goodwill Rescue Mission (NJ) 73.27 two stars
Restoration Ministries (IL) 89.66 three stars
Central Union Mission (DC) 86.48 three stars
San Diego Rescue Mission (CA) 85.01 three stars
Clara White Mission (FL) 87.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Goodwill Rescue Mission
79 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 621-9560
EIN: 22-1487207

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 7026
Roseville Station
Newark, NJ 07107

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Board Leadership

Scott Stephenson
Chair

CEO

James Winans
President & CEO

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