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Human Services : Homeless Services

Light of Life Rescue Mission

Life Sustaining. Life Changing

four stars

90.58

913 Western Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233
tel: (412) 258-6100   Web Site
EIN: 25-1056389

Board Leadership
Glenn Graner
Chairman

CEO
Craig Schweiger
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.58 four stars
  Financial 86.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Light of Life Rescue Mission will provide a home for the homeless and food for the hungry, and will build disciples for the Kingdom of God among the poor, addicted, abused and needy. Founded in 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization providing food, shelter and a life transforming recovery program designed to help people rebuild their lives. Our comprehensive recovery program provides education and employment training, addiction recovery, life skills counseling and many other services.

As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Light of Life Rescue Mission will provide a home for the homeless and food for the hungry, and will build disciples for the Kingdom of God among the poor, addicted, abused and needy. Founded in 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization providing food, shelter and a life transforming recovery program designed to help people rebuild their lives. Our comprehensive recovery program provides education and employment training, addiction recovery, life skills counseling and many other services.

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Financial

three stars

86.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Light of Life Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Light of Life Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 90.58 four stars
Grace Centers of Hope (MI) 92.96 four stars
Breakthrough (IL) 96.46 four stars
Erie City Mission (PA) 86.26 three stars
Fresno Rescue Mission (CA) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,733,357
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $252,515
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,985,872
   Program Service Revenue $45,760
Total Primary Revenue $7,031,632
   Other Revenue $35,613
TOTAL REVENUE $7,067,245
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,890,292
   Administrative Expenses $414,485
   Fundraising Expenses $1,368,209
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,672,986
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $394,259
   
Net Assets $6,022,510

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 Residential Program $2,327,056 47.6%
Samaritan Ministries $1,965,321 40.2%
Women & Children's Program $597,915 12.2%

Ratings History
Light of Life Rescue Mission has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 90.58 four stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 90.12 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 91.44 four stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 86.88 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 83.17 three stars
2013-09 07/01/2014 83.96 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 77.49 two stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 81.55 three stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 82.90 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 78.23 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 72.94 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 72.45 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 58.27 one star
2005-06 03/01/2007 55.29 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 25-1056389
Name in IRS Master File LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 March, 1953
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$36,469 0.54% Craig Schweiger Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 90.58 four stars
Neighborhood Ministries (AZ) 87.80 three stars
Kansas City Rescue Mission (MO) 92.39 four stars
Broad Street Ministry (PA) 89.86 three stars
City of Refuge (GA) 86.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Light of Life Rescue Mission
913 Western Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
tel: (412) 258-6100
EIN: 25-1056389

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Board Leadership

Glenn Graner
Chairman

CEO

Craig Schweiger
Executive Director

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