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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Light of Life Rescue Mission

Where hope and healing meet

88.61

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

Board Leadership
Glenn Graner
Chairman

CEO
Jerrel T. Gilliam
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.61
  Financial 83.90
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to transform lives through the love of Christ by providing food, shelter, and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction to restore them as healthy members of our community. Founded in 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization. Our comprehensive recovery program provides education and employment training, addiction recovery, life skills counseling, and many other services.

Our mission is to transform lives through the love of Christ by providing food, shelter, and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction to restore them as healthy members of our community. Founded in 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization. Our comprehensive recovery program provides education and employment training, addiction recovery, life skills counseling, and many other services.

Financial

83.90

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 88.61
Eugene Mission (OR) 86.16
City Mission of Schenectady (NY) 94.13
Nashville Rescue Mission (TN) 88.91
Raleigh Rescue Mission (NC) 90.87

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,051,354
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $365,717
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,417,071
   Program Service Revenue $27,562
Total Primary Revenue $11,444,633
   Other Revenue $-13,679
TOTAL REVENUE $11,430,954
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,266,721
   Administrative Expenses $562,429
   Fundraising Expenses $1,688,334
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,517,484
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,913,470
   
Net Assets $9,942,963

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 $2,141,753 40.7%
Food & Emergency Shelter Program $2,050,620 38.9%
Women & Children's Program $1,074,348 20.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 88.61
2019-09 12/01/2020 88.26
2018-09 11/01/2019 90.62
2017-09 02/01/2019 90.12
2016-09 12/01/2017 91.44
2015-09 10/01/2016 86.88
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.33
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 83.17
2013-09 07/01/2014 83.96
2012-09 09/01/2013 77.49
2011-09 07/01/2012 81.55
2010-09 11/01/2011 82.90
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.75
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 78.23
2008-06 11/01/2009 72.94
2007-06 10/01/2008 72.45
2006-06 07/01/2007 58.27
2005-06 03/01/2007 55.29

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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$34,985 0.46% Craig Schweiger CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$72,759 0.96% Jerrel Gilliam Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 88.61
Salina Rescue Mission (KS) 88.14
Durham Rescue Mission (NC) 100.00
Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc. (DBA The Rescue Mission) (IN) 90.88
Christian Services (MS) 92.61

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Official Charity Response

In December of 2018, we launched a $20 million capital campaign to 1) construct a new shelter that will enable us to expand our services and 2) renovate a building we purchased in 2012. The extra fundraising expenditures due to the capital campaign have impacted our expense ratios and our rating.  This is a normal occurrence during capital campaigns. We anticipate the campaign lasting three years.  We take financial stewardship seriously at Light of Life, and seek to ensure that every dollar we spend is making a significant difference and enabling us to better serve those who come to us in need. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Director of Development, Doug Smith, at 412-297-1041. 

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

Jerrel T. Gilliam
Executive Director

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