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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Downtown Rescue Mission

A heart for the homeless

four stars

90.69

1400 Evangel Drive Huntsville, AL 35816
tel: (256) 536-2441   Web Site
EIN: 63-0735295

Board Leadership
Jay Farrell
Chair

CEO
Keith Overholt
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.69 four stars
  Financial 86.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Downtown Rescue Mission, an Alabama organization, is a place of refuge - offering different charities for the homeless of our community. Whether it is a man, a woman or a child, they can find a warm meal and a safe place to stay in one of our homeless missions. Since 1975, the less fortunate have been coming through our doors and finding help and hope for their problems. The Men's Ministry has been a part of the Mission since its inception. The Men's Dormitory can hold from 150 to 170 program and transient men and is used for a variety of ministries. The Women's and Children's Shelter provides food, clothing, shelter and education to women and children in need for both long and short-term care. There is also a separate apartment for families in need whether it is a man with young children or a mom with teenage boys.

The Downtown Rescue Mission, an Alabama organization, is a place of refuge - offering different charities for the homeless of our community. Whether it is a man, a woman or a child, they can find a warm meal and a safe place to stay in one of our homeless missions. Since 1975, the less fortunate have been coming through our doors and finding help and hope for their problems. The Men's Ministry has been a part of the Mission since its inception. The Men's Dormitory can hold from 150 to 170 program and transient men and is used for a variety of ministries. The Women's and Children's Shelter provides food, clothing, shelter and education to women and children in need for both long and short-term care. There is also a separate apartment for families in need whether it is a man with young children or a mom with teenage boys.

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.

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Program Name: Downtown Rescue Mission
Program Activities
Downtown Rescue Mission provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$60 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
4/5
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 Downtown Rescue 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

three stars

86.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Downtown Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Downtown Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Downtown Rescue Mission (AL) 90.69 four stars
Helping Up Mission (MD) 92.74 four stars
San Diego Rescue Mission (CA) 85.41 three stars
Hope Gospel Mission (WI) 86.32 three stars
Nashville Rescue Mission (TN) 87.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,751,776
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,751,776
   Program Service Revenue $13,790
Total Primary Revenue $10,765,566
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $10,765,566
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,132,861
   Administrative Expenses $163,413
   Fundraising Expenses $1,176,773
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,473,047
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,292,519
   
Net Assets $9,573,487

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.69 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.39 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.43 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 84.30 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.82 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 93.70 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 93.56 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.55 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.91 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 88.13 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 69.88 one star
2007-12 03/01/2009 76.79 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 82.07 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 82.15 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 66.79 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 63-0735295
Name in IRS Master File DOWNTOWN 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 (5) Mission
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 July, 1979
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
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,450 1.19% Keith Overholt CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Downtown Rescue Mission (AL) 90.69 four stars
Raleigh Rescue Mission (NC) 89.26 three stars
Lighthouse Ministries, Florida (FL) 85.69 three stars
Boston Rescue Mission (MA) 91.22 four stars
City Rescue Mission, Oklahoma City (OK) 88.52 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Downtown Rescue Mission
1400 Evangel Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816
tel: (256) 536-2441
EIN: 63-0735295

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Board Leadership

Jay Farrell
Chair

CEO

Keith Overholt
President, CEO

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