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Water Street Ministries

Changing one life at a time

four stars

90.15

210 South Prince Street Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (717) 393-7709   Web Site
EIN: 23-6004676

Board Leadership
Michael Burkholder
Chairperson

CEO
Jack Crowley
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.15 four stars
  Financial 87.97 three 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.

Since 1905 our purpose has been to advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief, and rescue work of all kinds. As the only year-round emergency shelter in Lancaster, PA, we believe homes, jobs and support are three critical answers for individuals who find themselves in the traumatic crisis of homelessness. However, to truly end cycles of homelessness, we have a vision to help individuals come to know lasting, life transformation. Then, they can break out of lifestyles that may have led to their homelessness.

Since 1905 our purpose has been to advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief, and rescue work of all kinds. As the only year-round emergency shelter in Lancaster, PA, we believe homes, jobs and support are three critical answers for individuals who find themselves in the traumatic crisis of homelessness. However, to truly end cycles of homelessness, we have a vision to help individuals come to know lasting, life transformation. Then, they can break out of lifestyles that may have led to their homelessness.

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Financial

three stars

87.97

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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.09
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water Street Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water Street Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water Street Ministries (PA) 90.15 four stars
City Rescue Mission (FL) 86.19 three stars
Charlotte Rescue Mission (NC) 89.71 three stars
Rescue Mission of Roanoke (VA) 91.71 four stars
The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake (UT) 88.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,127,777
   Federated Campaigns $380,326
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $50,885
   Related Organizations $67,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,625,988
   Program Service Revenue $81,209
Total Primary Revenue $8,707,197
   Other Revenue $420,947
TOTAL REVENUE $9,128,144
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,450,126
   Administrative Expenses $644,652
   Fundraising Expenses $1,328,771
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,423,549
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $704,595
   
Net Assets $23,164,526

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
Water Street Mission $5,892,729 91.4%
Wonder Club Early Learning Center $282,456 4.4%
Teen Haven $274,941 4.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 90.15 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.22 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.69 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 84.81 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.69 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 78.42 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 79.38 two stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 85.96 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 23-6004676
Name in IRS Master File WATER STREET MINISTRIES
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
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)
(29) Other religious activities
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 October, 1941
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,813 1.08% John Crowley President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water Street Ministries (PA) 90.15 four stars
Martha O'Bryan Center (TN) 89.40 three stars
Light of Life Rescue Mission (PA) 90.62 four stars
Lighthouse Ministries, Florida (FL) 85.69 three stars
Broad Street Ministry (PA) 89.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Water Street Ministries
210 South Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (717) 393-7709
EIN: 23-6004676

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Board Leadership

Michael Burkholder
Chairperson

CEO

Jack Crowley
President

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