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Forgotten Man Ministries

Bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Forgotten ... in Michigan county jails.

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three stars

86.34

3940 Fruit Ridge Avenue, NW. Grand Rapids, MI 49544
tel: (616) 784-4620   Web Site
EIN: 38-1813208

Board Leadership
David Ellis
President

CEO
Rev. Nathan DeWard
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.34 three stars
  Financial 80.69 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1966, Forgotten Man Ministries (FMM) brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay ministers in the study and ministry of God's Word in Michigan county jails.
FMM chaplains and associate chaplains conduct daily in-jail ministries that include:
* Daily prayer * Bible distribution * Biblical counseling & discipleship * Bible self-study courses * Group Bible studies * Facilitate local church worship services * Teach Biblically based life principles * Maintain the jail library & book carts
Jesus told us that we were to go and make disciples of all the nations. This of course includes jail inmates. Today, Forgotten Man Ministries follows in Christ's footsteps by bringing the healing powers of the Great Physician to those incarcerated in our Michigan jails.

Established in 1966, Forgotten Man Ministries (FMM) brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay ministers in the study and ministry of God's Word in Michigan county jails.
FMM chaplains and associate chaplains conduct daily in-jail ministries that include:
* Daily prayer * Bible distribution * Biblical counseling & discipleship * Bible self-study courses * Group Bible studies * Facilitate local church worship services * Teach Biblically based life principles * Maintain the jail library & book carts
Jesus told us that we were to go and make disciples of all the nations. This of course includes jail inmates. Today, Forgotten Man Ministries follows in Christ's footsteps by bringing the healing powers of the Great Physician to those incarcerated in our Michigan jails.

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Financial

three stars

80.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Forgotten Man Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Forgotten Man Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forgotten Man Ministries (MI) 86.34 three stars
Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 86.36 three stars
Youth For Christ of Northern Indiana (IN) 88.56 three stars
Frontier Fellowship (MN) 92.15 four stars
The Presidential Prayer Team (AZ) 90.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,628,557
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,628,557
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,628,557
   Other Revenue $185
TOTAL REVENUE $1,628,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,263,518
   Administrative Expenses $145,111
   Fundraising Expenses $147,503
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,556,132
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $72,610
   
Net Assets $184,647

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
Jail Chaplaincy Program $1,263,518 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.34 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 81.61 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.39 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 81.10 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 85.89 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.89 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 80.13 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2014 79.68 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 78.24 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 72.65 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 74.09 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 82.05 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 73.44 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 69.35 one star
2006-06 05/01/2007 73.02 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 75.27 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 76.11 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 38-1813208
Name in IRS Master File FORGOTTEN MAN MINISTRIES
NTEE Code I43
NTEE Classification Services to Prisoners and Families - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(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 December, 1966
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,355 4.84% Bill Cariano Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forgotten Man Ministries (MI) 86.34 three stars
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Freedom in Christ Ministries (TN) 89.48 three stars
Open Air Campaigners-USA (PA) 89.13 three stars
Officers' Christian Fellowship (CO) 91.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Forgotten Man Ministries
3940 Fruit Ridge Avenue, NW.
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
tel: (616) 784-4620
fax: (616) 784-4622
EIN: 38-1813208

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Board Leadership

David Ellis
President

CEO

Rev. Nathan DeWard
Executive Director

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