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Union Mission Ministries

God's people doing God's work

85.78

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 85.78
  Financial 81.16
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Men's Shelter, Women and Family Shelter and Women's Shelter
Program Name: Men's Shelter, Women and Family Shelter and Women's Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

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.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Union Mission Ministries.
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 September 2020, 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

81.16

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
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) 85.78
Whosoever Gospel Mission (PA) 89.08
Miracle Hill Ministries (SC) 92.44
CEC (TX) 92.22
Christian HELP Foundation (FL) 90.58

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,504,654
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,504,654
   Program Service Revenue $890,301
Total Primary Revenue $8,394,955
   Other Revenue $204,570
TOTAL REVENUE $8,599,525
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,434,238
   Administrative Expenses $724,363
   Fundraising Expenses $1,399,035
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,557,636
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,889
   
Net Assets $14,722,664

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
Rehabilitation and Training Services $4,470,434 69.5%
Retail Training Program $872,673 13.6%
Children's Home $350,069 5.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 85.78
2019-06 06/01/2020 88.68
2018-06 11/01/2019 84.02
2017-06 06/01/2018 87.63
2016-06 06/01/2017 85.38
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.58
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.67
2013-06 06/01/2014 84.82
2012-06 07/01/2013 79.64
2011-06 05/01/2012 83.94
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.94
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 79.94
2009-06 06/01/2010 89.81
2008-06 04/01/2009 77.92
2007-06 09/01/2008 82.42
2006-06 03/01/2007 80.57
2005-06 03/01/2006 81.32
2004-06 07/01/2005 84.37

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)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$64,945 0.75% John W. Gray Jr. Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Union Mission Ministries (VA) 85.78
Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan (MI) 92.42
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (MN) 85.13
Phoenix Rescue Mission (AZ) 88.85
Nashville Rescue Mission (TN) 88.57

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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

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3203
Norfolk, VA 23514

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Board Leadership

James R. Herndon
President

CEO

Rev. John W. Gray, Jr.
Executive Director

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