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Buffalo City Mission

Restoring lives since 1917

three stars

80.13

100 East Tupper Street Buffalo, NY 14203
tel: (716) 854-8181   Web Site
EIN: 16-0743965

Board Leadership
Grace Huff
President

CEO
Stuart Harper
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.13 three stars
  Financial 71.91 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1917, Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Buffalo City Mission's vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. We provide emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children. With the strengths of our Men's Center and our new state-of-the-art shelter for women and children, Cornerstone Manor, Buffalo City Mission provides comprehensive recovery programs to help homeless men, women and children rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives. We will continue to expand our services and develop innovative programs as the complexities of homelessness change.

Founded in 1917, Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Buffalo City Mission's vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. We provide emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children. With the strengths of our Men's Center and our new state-of-the-art shelter for women and children, Cornerstone Manor, Buffalo City Mission provides comprehensive recovery programs to help homeless men, women and children rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives. We will continue to expand our services and develop innovative programs as the complexities of homelessness change.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients in the DREAM transitional program
80
Number of clients assisted with finding safe affordable housing
451
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

71.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Buffalo City Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Buffalo City Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Buffalo City Mission (NY) 80.13 three stars
St. Matthew's House (FL) 90.71 four stars
MUST Ministries (GA) 90.84 four stars
Frederick Rescue Mission (MD) 95.41 four stars
Carriage Town Ministries (MI) 91.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,130,656
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $450,388
Total Contributions $8,581,044
   Program Service Revenue $527,119
Total Primary Revenue $9,108,163
   Other Revenue $130,841
TOTAL REVENUE $9,239,004
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,974,511
   Administrative Expenses $591,059
   Fundraising Expenses $2,143,663
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,709,233
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $529,771
   
Net Assets $7,846,030

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
2017-09 11/01/2019 80.13 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 87.83 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 85.62 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 90.56 four stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 84.94 three stars
2012-09 05/01/2014 76.83 two stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 76.31 two stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 75.80 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 84.18 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 83.93 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 78.36 two stars
2009-09 11/01/2010 77.47 two stars
2008-09 06/01/2009 88.09 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 87.93 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2008 87.97 three stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 85.56 three stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 84.02 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 16-0743965
Name in IRS Master File CITY MISSION SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,798 1.20% Stuart Harper Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Buffalo City Mission (NY) 80.13 three stars
Primavera Foundation (AZ) 94.58 four stars
Wayside Christian Mission (KY) 85.43 three stars
Everett Gospel Mission (WA) 85.14 three stars
Modesto Gospel Mission (CA) 88.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Buffalo City Mission
100 East Tupper Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
tel: (716) 854-8181
EIN: 16-0743965

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Board Leadership

Grace Huff
President

CEO

Stuart Harper
Executive Director

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