Wheeler Mission Ministries

Summary

Wheeler Mission helps the homeless in Indiana. Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion. Wheeler is not a church, but does cooperate with many different churches that are concerned about poverty and homelessness in the inner city. 9 locations, dozens of ministries, a $11 million budget and 180+ employees. Wheeler is the largest and most diverse ministry of its kind in the state.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Wheeler Mission Ministries
205 E. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Website: wheelermission.org

Phone: (317) 635-3575

Email: info@wheelermission.org


Organization details

EIN: 350888771

CEO/President: Rick A. Alvis

Chairman: Jim Fountain

Board size: 18

Founder: William V. Wheeler

Year founded: 1942

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

To see every man, woman, and child we serve equipped to be productive citizens who enjoy lasting success in Christ.


Mission statement

To provide Christ-centered programs and services to the homeless and those in need.


Statement of faith

This statement of our faith below shall keep each of us grounded in Biblical truth so that we can lead others to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and correctly disciple them.

The following declarations are statements of fundamental doctrines with which all who serve Wheeler Mission, Inc. should be in agreement:

We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. Ps. 1; John 1:1, 14; Rom. 2:11-22; 1 Thess. 2:13; II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 2:20-21; 1 John 2:1-5

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Gen. 1:1-2, 26; Matt. 16:16-17; Matt. 28:18-19; John 1:1, 14; Acts 5:3-4; I Cor. 2:9-11; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 1:1-14

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. Is. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-20; John 3:17; Gal. 4:4; Phil. 2:5-11; I Tim. 2:5-6

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word and deed. Gen. 1: 26-27; Gen. 3:1-19; Ps. 51:5; Is. 43:7; Is. 64:6; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 5:12; I Thess. 5:23; Heb. 4:12

We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. Rom. 5:8; Rom. 8:12-17; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 9:13-28; I John 2:2

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us, as a High Priest and Advocate. John 1:29-36, 10:11-15; John 3:16-17; Rom. 3:25, 10:3; Rom. 5:10-11; Rom. 8:32-35; II Cor. 5:21; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 2:17

We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dan. 2:44; Matt. 24:30-31; Matt. 24:36-44; John 5:28-30; Acts 1:9; I Cor. 15:50-57; I Thess. 4:13-17

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God John 3:1-16; Rom. 8:15; II Cor. 5:17; Eph. 1:3-14

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever and exclude all evil, suffering and death. Ps. 1:5; Matt 12:36; Rom. 4:10; Rom. 6:5; 1 Cor. 4:5, 3:13-14; II Cor. 5:10; I Thess. 4:13-17; I Tim. 3:6; Heb. 9:27; Jude 1:6; Rev. 20:5-6

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating645 of 725130 of 145
Fund acquisition rating526 of 72699 of 145
Resource allocation rating542 of 726112 of 145
Asset utilization rating575 of 725124 of 145

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%15%25%26%24%24%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%13%20%22%21%20%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%92%81%83%86%84%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%25%22%23%24%24%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%8%19%17%14%16%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%69%72%73%72%71%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%54%90%94%87%83%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%37%65%68%63%59%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%46%10%6%13%17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%36%6%3%7%9%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%6%5%4%4%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.400.500.470.460.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.936.965.154.854.693.29
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.502.822.572.262.141.43
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.6110.709.007.499.6322.45
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.090.110.130.100.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.243.864.154.615.038.00
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%5%6%6%6%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
144%234%189%202%207%216%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$1,569,136$494,893$1,222,440$1,112,552$2,266,152
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$538,007$373,175$442,470$646,722$848,980
Short-term investments$3,231,009$3,975,182$3,207,823$3,025,361$3,239,283
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,338,152$4,843,250$4,872,733$4,784,635$6,354,415
Long-term investments$4,968,460$4,951,460$4,820,184$4,789,184$3,718,796
Fixed assets$12,943,972$11,381,004$10,844,184$10,429,196$8,753,660
Other long-term assets$13,894,182$3,773,009$3,109,845$2,458,314$2,106,944
Total long-term assets$31,806,614$20,105,473$18,774,213$17,676,694$14,579,400
Total assets$37,144,766$24,948,723$23,646,946$22,461,329$20,933,815
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$498,821$538,330$650,534$497,098$282,987
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$498,821$538,330$650,534$497,098$282,987
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,515,594$925,809$814,290$750,400$947,082
Total long-term liabilities$1,515,594$925,809$814,290$750,400$947,082
Total liabilities$2,014,415$1,464,139$1,464,824$1,247,498$1,230,069
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$20,233,909$20,657,202$20,028,616$19,132,308$16,842,562
Temporarily restricted$4,593,042$1,523,982$850,106$1,115,556$2,095,217
Permanently restricted$10,303,400$1,303,400$1,303,400$965,967$765,967
Net assets$35,130,351$23,484,584$22,182,122$21,213,831$19,703,746
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$25,504,717$11,309,444$9,809,875$10,064,052$9,179,021
Program service revenue$2,191,887$1,706,237$1,369,023$1,373,890$1,264,578
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$595,300$488,799$154,894($114,249)$152,188
Other revenue($461,537)$407,730$422,527$442,173$332,503
Total other revenue$2,325,650$2,602,766$1,946,444$1,701,814$1,749,269
Total revenue$27,830,367$13,912,210$11,756,319$11,765,866$10,928,290
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$10,385,965$9,012,928$8,001,123$7,356,538$6,492,786
Management and general$942,602$660,137$426,209$431,682$419,323
Fundraising$3,709,496$2,782,212$2,569,639$2,443,846$2,194,506
Total expenses$15,038,063$12,455,277$10,996,971$10,232,066$9,106,615
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$12,792,304$1,456,933$759,348$1,533,800$1,821,675
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$12,792,304$1,456,933$759,348$1,533,800$1,821,675

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Alvis Richard APresident/CEO$181,078
Steven MeyerChief Operating Offic$120,245

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

1893 - The Mission is founded under the name Door of Hope. It's led by a hardware salesman, William V. Wheeler, who volunteers his time.

1908 - William Wheeler dies, and organization is renamed in his honor.

1929 - Present building built at 245 North Delaware Street.

1959 - Wheeler's own camp (later named Camp Hunt) opens.

1990 - Rick Alvis becomes President/CEO

1991 - Wheeler begins to transform the Dearborn Hotel at 3208 East Michigan Street into a youth and family center, named the John D. Hughes Community Center, after its chief benefactor.

2001 - Wheeler and The Care Center merge.

2002 - Wheeler purchases the building adjacent to the men's shelter at 205 East New York Street.

2006 - Wheeler merges with Lighthouse Mission to enhance the programs offered to homeless men (later renamed Shelter for Men).

2009 - The Care Center moves to the Community Center at 3208 East Michigan Street and is renamed to Center for Women & Children.

2015 - New addition to Shelter for Men. Merged with Backstreet Missions in Bloomington, IN.


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