Human Services : Rescue Missions

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,813 1.08% John Crowley President

Mission

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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Water Street Ministries (PA) 90.15 four stars
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Downtown Rescue Mission (AL) 90.69 four 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