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Allentown Rescue Mission

Since 1900, The Allentown Rescue Mission has fed multitudes of hungry and hurting people.

three stars

82.32

355 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101
tel: (610) 740-5500   Web Site
EIN: 23-6005983

Board Leadership
John Hinkle
Board Vice President

CEO
Stuart
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.32 three stars
  Financial 75.01 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than a century, the Allentown Rescue Mission has addressed the changing face of homelessness, tackling the root causes of homelessness, and helping to end homelessness one life at a time throughout the Lehigh Valley. Thousands have come to us and received life-changing help throughout the decades.

The Mission continues to reinvent itself to address the increasingly complex root causes and issues of homelessness. Many of our clients experience dual-diagnosis; they have both a chemical addiction and some form of mental illness. Staff is educated and experienced, professional and compassionate. For more than 100 years, the Mission has been a place where men have begun to experience restoration with God, their families, and their communities.

For more than a century, the Allentown Rescue Mission has addressed the changing face of homelessness, tackling the root causes of homelessness, and helping to end homelessness one life at a time throughout the Lehigh Valley. Thousands have come to us and received life-changing help throughout the decades.

The Mission continues to reinvent itself to address the increasingly complex root causes and issues of homelessness. Many of our clients experience dual-diagnosis; they have both a chemical addiction and some form of mental illness. Staff is educated and experienced, professional and compassionate. For more than 100 years, the Mission has been a place where men have begun to experience restoration with God, their families, and their communities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of meals served or provided
42,912
Hours of volunteer service
5,368
Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)
964
Number of program graduates
48
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

75.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
58.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 27.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Allentown Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Allentown Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
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Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allentown Rescue Mission (PA) 82.32 three stars
Erie City Mission (PA) 86.70 three stars
Charlotte Rescue Mission (NC) 89.71 three stars
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (MN) 87.02 three stars
Atlanta Mission (GA) 91.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,786,355
   Federated Campaigns $29,033
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $181,179
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $53,129
Total Contributions $3,049,696
   Program Service Revenue $706,993
Total Primary Revenue $3,756,689
   Other Revenue $11,708
TOTAL REVENUE $3,768,397
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,182,693
   Administrative Expenses $495,629
   Fundraising Expenses $915,370
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,593,692
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $174,705
   
Net Assets $5,141,869

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
Clean Team Workforce Development $770,087 35.3%
Gateway Center $677,583 31.0%
Christian Living Transitional Program $431,516 19.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 82.32 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 75.21 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 75.72 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2017 76.42 two stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 75.92 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 74.30 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.35 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 74.09 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 72.30 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 70.84 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 74.29 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 81.10 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 82.04 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 90.00 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 81.99 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 79.18 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 72.10 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 70.18 two stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 72.07 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 23-6005983
Name in IRS Master File ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (324) YMCA, YWCA, YMCA, etc.
(399) Other housing activities
(29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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 October, 1959
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
$111,103 3.09% Jim Byrnes Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allentown Rescue Mission (PA) 82.32 three stars
Phoenix Rescue Mission (AZ) 86.82 three stars
Rescue Mission of Trenton (NJ) 96.46 four stars
Shelter KC: A Kansas City Rescue Mission (MO) 93.97 four stars
Atlanta Mission (GA) 91.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Allentown Rescue Mission
355 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
tel: (610) 740-5500
EIN: 23-6005983

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Board Leadership

John Hinkle
Board Vice President

CEO

Stuart
CEO

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