Evansville Rescue Mission

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For over 100 years, the Evansville Rescue Mission has stood as a beacon in our community to those looking for vital services for survival, and for those looking for a place to serve. Many have sacrificed much so that this ministry would not only survive, but thrive.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Evansville Rescue Mission
500 East Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47713

Website: evansvillerescuemission.org

Phone: 812-421-3800

Email: info@ermstaff.org

Organization details

EIN: 350942622

CEO/President: Tracy L. Gorman

Chairman: Daniel C. Bugher

Board size: 17

Founder: Ernest and Edna Reveal

Ruling year: 1951

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


To see every man, woman and child we serve equipped to be productive citizens who enjoy lasting success in Christ. As our community's oldest and largest ministry of its kind, your ERM seeks to restore dignity, health, and hope through sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those in need.

Mission statement

We exist to glorify God by meeting the basic needs of those we serve and by sharing with them the life-changing message that "Jesus Saves".

Statement of faith

Transparency grade


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating556 of 101088 of 159
Fund acquisition rating753 of 1012129 of 159
Resource allocation rating456 of 101264 of 159
Asset utilization rating392 of 101071 of 159

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$144,984$169,127$178,961$203,304$87,886
Short-term investments$215,868$401,807$402,538$764,762$683,127
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$728,282$972,253$1,820,490$1,866,782$1,276,461
Long-term investments$104,598$122,370$126,698$1,297$1,648
Fixed assets$6,122,189$6,048,368$4,876,418$4,831,594$4,952,994
Other long-term assets$1,098,939$915,864$1,001,426$790,686$755,891
Total long-term assets$7,325,726$7,086,602$6,004,542$5,623,577$5,710,533
Total assets$8,054,008$8,058,855$7,825,032$7,490,359$6,986,994
Payables and accrued expenses$90,915$179,391$197,822$191,812$51,577
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$5,544
Total current liabilities$90,915$179,391$197,822$191,812$57,121
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$277,702$10,655$22,210$21,261
Total long-term liabilities$0$277,702$10,655$22,210$21,261
Total liabilities$90,915$457,093$208,477$214,022$78,382
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$6,897,713$6,695,068$6,320,176$6,494,330$6,212,435
With donor restrictions$1,065,380$906,694$1,296,379$782,007$696,177
Net assets$7,963,093$7,601,762$7,616,555$7,276,337$6,908,612
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,492,532$2,495,486$2,303,831$2,418,278$2,591,105
Program service revenue$2,189,946$2,103,572$2,056,795$2,040,020$1,983,083
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$115,565$22,778$109,699$63,561($19,401)
Other revenue$373,280($80,613)$206,415$32,280($38,704)
Total other revenue$2,678,791$2,045,737$2,372,909$2,135,861$1,924,978
Total revenue$5,171,323$4,541,223$4,676,740$4,554,139$4,516,083
Program services$3,931,640$3,570,761$3,369,439$3,272,698$3,376,858
Management and general$346,343$448,092$444,436$415,870$431,888
Total expenses$4,809,992$4,556,016$4,336,522$4,248,384$4,372,528
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$361,331($14,793)$340,218$305,755$143,555
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$361,331($14,793)$340,218$305,755$143,555


Reverend Tracy L GormanPresident/Ce$135,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/28/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


In 1917, the ministries of your Evansville Rescue Mission commenced under the vision and leadership of its co-founders, Dr. Ernest "Pappy" Reveal and his wife, Mrs. Edna Reveal. Originally on Main Street and near the corner of First Street in downtown Evansville, your local Mission was transferred to larger quarters on Second Street for fifteen years where Dr. and Mrs. Reveal established themselves as prominent leaders in the Tri-State community.

Later in 1932, the Mission moved to the corner of Ninth and Locust streets where the entire block of the Keller-Crescent Printing Company was purchased through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ingleheart.

Leading up to his death in 1959, Pappy touched countless lives by reaching out to the lost and those often shunned in society through the different ministries of the Evansville Rescue Mission, including Mission's church home, the Evansville Christian Center.

Having big shoes to fill, Mr. George Blackmore became the Rescue Mission's second President and eventually moved the Mission in 1972 to 300 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. where our homeless services took place for more than thirty years.

In February 2013, the Evansville Rescue Mission was able to successfully move our main campus to 500 East Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713. What used to be Evansville's Veteran Administrative and Medical Clinic, the ERM now completes our operations all under one roof in a one-level, 32,000 square foot, handicap-accessible facility.

Throughout our 100 years of rich history, the Mission has been able to weather the storm financially through sound leadership, through fiscal responsibility, and through caring, generous folks living right here in the Tri-State.

Program accomplishments


Since your Evansville Rescue Mission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, our ministry relies on the generosity of private, tax-deductible donations from a variety of funding sources. We do not receive funding from the federal or state government and are not a United Way agency.