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Forgotten Man Ministries

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

82.32

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

Board Leadership
David Ellis
President

CEO
Nathan Deward
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.32
  Financial 75.32
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

75.32

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.7%
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) 82.32
Entrust (CO) 97.17
Urban Youth Impact (FL) 89.53
Youth for Christ, Miami (FL) 89.23
Men of Valor (TN) 85.07

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,780,269
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,780,269
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,780,269
   Other Revenue $775
TOTAL REVENUE $1,781,044
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,171,272
   Administrative Expenses $303,989
   Fundraising Expenses $169,071
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,644,332
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $136,712
   
Net Assets $394,269

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 $1,171,272 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 82.32
2019-06 10/01/2020 91.53
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.34
2017-06 07/01/2018 81.61
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.39
2015-06 09/01/2016 81.10
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.42
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 85.89
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.89
2013-06 08/01/2014 80.13
2012-06 07/01/2014 79.68
2012-06 08/01/2013 78.24
2011-06 06/01/2012 72.65
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.88
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 74.09
2009-06 11/24/2010 82.05
2008-06 08/01/2009 73.44
2007-06 08/01/2008 69.35
2006-06 05/01/2007 73.02
2005-06 06/01/2006 75.27

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
$80,831 4.91% Nathan Deward Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forgotten Man Ministries (MI) 82.32
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.59
Officers' Christian Fellowship (CO) 95.77
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 91.91
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 85.10

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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

Nathan Deward
Executive Director

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