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Union Mission Ministries

God's people doing God's work

three stars

84.02

5100 East Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502
tel: (757) 627-8686   Web Site
EIN: 54-0506427

Board Leadership
James R. Herndon
President

CEO
Rev. John W. Gray, Jr.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.02 three stars
  Financial 78.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1892 by a group of Christian businessmen, the Union Mission Ministries has served as a beacon of light to needy people for over 120 years. From its humble beginnings as a small shelter in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, to its present status as the capstone of nine different vital ministries in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, the Mission has remained true to its original purpose: to aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing.

Founded in 1892 by a group of Christian businessmen, the Union Mission Ministries has served as a beacon of light to needy people for over 120 years. From its humble beginnings as a small shelter in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, to its present status as the capstone of nine different vital ministries in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, the Mission has remained true to its original purpose: to aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Union Mission
Program Activities
Union Mission provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Union 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 November 2019, 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

two stars

78.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Union Mission Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Union Mission Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Union Mission Ministries (VA) 84.02 three stars
Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia (GA) 96.07 four stars
Atlanta Mission (GA) 91.74 four stars
Peoria Rescue Ministries (IL) 93.72 four stars
Rescue Mission of Roanoke (VA) 91.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,168,098
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,168,098
   Program Service Revenue $959,238
Total Primary Revenue $7,127,336
   Other Revenue $294,488
TOTAL REVENUE $7,421,824
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,252,913
   Administrative Expenses $599,102
   Fundraising Expenses $1,381,260
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,233,275
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-811,451
   
Net Assets $12,339,839

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
Transient Program: Temporary & Short-term Shelter $4,184,827 66.9%
Retail Training Program $810,432 13.0%
Children's Home $436,582 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 84.02 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 87.63 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 85.38 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.58 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.67 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 84.82 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 79.64 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 83.94 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.94 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 79.94 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 89.81 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 77.92 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 82.42 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 80.57 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 81.32 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 84.37 three 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 54-0506427
Name in IRS Master File UNION MISSION
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(399) Other housing activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 January, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$59,061 0.71% John W. Gray Jr. Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$53,294 0.64% Linda B. Vaughan Executive Director Emeritus

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Union Mission Ministries (VA) 84.02 three stars
Wheeler Mission (IN) 86.65 three stars
Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan (MI) 95.65 four stars
The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake (UT) 88.98 three stars
Community Enrichment Center (TX) 93.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Union Mission Ministries
5100 East Virginia Beach Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23502
tel: (757) 627-8686
EIN: 54-0506427

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Board Leadership

James R. Herndon
President

CEO

Rev. John W. Gray, Jr.
Executive Director

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