Shepherd Community Inc

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Summary

Shepherd's programming is designed to help children and adults build a strong base in four key areas of their lives: physical, emotional, academic and spiritual by providing programs that make up a Continuum of Care.

Building upward stability - Our neighbors on the near eastside of Indianapolis live on the edge of crisis. Shepherd works to build assets into people's lives so they can break the bonds of generational poverty. By fighting systemic causes and serving with life-long, relationship-based care, Shepherd makes a difference - physically, socially, and spiritually.

Serving the community - Shepherd walks alongside our neighbors in every phase of life, meeting people where they are and encouraging them to lives of greater wholeness. We see and serve each person-from newborn babies to students, working families to lonely shut-ins-with wrap-around programs, one-on-one mentoring, and community outreach with a long-term focus.

Supporting pandemic needs - The Coronavirus pandemic continues to deeply impact our neighbors. Food insecurity, job instability, educational upheaval, and isolation are all major issues for the families Shepherd serves. Since March, we've worked hard to implement support and relief, while continuing to build relationships even in a time of social distancing. Our long-term plan for focuses on five key areas of need-Learning, Food, Medical, Connection/Mental Health, and Family Support-critical for helping our community adapt and thrive.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Shepherd Community Inc
4107 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Website: shepherdcommunity.org

Phone: 317-375-0203

Email: shepherdcommunity.org/connect/#contact


Organization details

EIN: 351765846

CEO/President: Jay Height

Chairman: Ben Lotter

Board size: 12

Founder:

Year founded: 1988

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2001


Purpose

At Shepherd, we do life with our neighbors, and see their felt needs first-hand. Some causes of poverty are systemic, and others are situational, but all restrict people's ability to navigate life. Breaking down our preconceived notions and cultural blind-spots is key to achieving real impact in the lives of neighbors living in generational poverty.

As we grow in our understanding of generational poverty, we know that there is no quick fix. Throwing money at the complexity of cultural and systemic issues isn't enough. That's why our relationship-based model focuses on ten key assets that we've found are essential for breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

1. Faith in a personal God who provides purpose and guidance is foundational for hope.

2. Physical health and mobility are key to functioning at school, at work, and within social networks.

3. Relationships provide critical help in times of need, stress, and crisis.

4. Emotional control enables healthy responses to negative circumstances and challenge.

5. Mental acuity in academic skills and critical thinking supports good decision-making.

6. Identifying with stable adults that model stability, planning, and perseverance promotes growth.

7. Self-advocacy-the belief that you can question the status quo and pursue your dreams-empowers change.

8. Knowledge of dominant, mainstream culture helps people succeed and get things done in work and life.

9. Future-orientation supports long-term planning, life-long learning, and perseverance.

10. The money to provide for basic needs such as housing, food, and healthcare is foundational for escaping generational poverty.


Mission statement

Shepherd Community Center's mission is to break the cycle of poverty on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic needs of our neighbors.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating696 of 93845 of 59
Fund acquisition rating794 of 94052 of 59
Resource allocation rating478 of 94032 of 59
Asset utilization rating494 of 93832 of 59

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%17%20%18%5%14%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%12%13%14%5%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
78%72%65%78%91%85%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%11%10%14%12%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
22%28%35%22%9%15%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%80%65%73%74%73%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%105%132%99%39%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%84%86%72%29%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-5%-32%1%61%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%-4%-22%1%78%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%8%25%13%14%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.960.750.860.630.491.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.721.181.251.381.233.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.750.891.070.880.604.46
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.2315.5423.8129.8627.643.63
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.060.040.030.040.28
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.8212.6210.7413.2319.301.95
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
14%6%4%2%3%39%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
3%0%1%0%0%30%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
81%125%112%154%199%42%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$811,680$733,843$936,631$7,478,720$689,680
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$53,778$125,007$1,232,588$259,775$360,563
Short-term investments$6,013,341$5,278,515$4,910,933$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,878,799$6,137,365$7,080,152$7,738,495$1,050,243
Long-term investments$0$0$965,195$0$0
Fixed assets$1,238,512$1,504,910$1,745,298$1,747,901$1,844,908
Other long-term assets$28,270$0$0$0$369,800
Total long-term assets$1,266,782$1,504,910$2,710,493$1,747,901$2,214,708
Total assets$8,145,581$7,642,275$9,790,645$9,486,396$3,264,951
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$203,859$184,098$189,145$148,792$268,172
Other current liabilities$238,664$73,665$48,000$131,159$21,420
Total current liabilities$442,523$257,763$237,145$279,951$289,592
Debt$0$55,000$0$0$994,885
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$31,260$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$31,260$55,000$0$0$994,885
Total liabilities$473,783$312,763$237,145$279,951$1,284,477
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,366,698$1,739,772$2,165,003$2,691,808$1,436,831
With donor restrictions$6,305,100$5,589,740$7,388,497$6,514,637$543,643
Net assets$7,671,798$7,329,512$9,553,500$9,206,445$1,980,474
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$4,201,283$3,246,105$4,907,594$10,833,545$4,150,847
Program service revenue$1,219,952$1,310,605$1,238,253$1,116,350$899,770
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$393,921$270,445$86,642($119,621)($141,145)
Other revenue$0$136,867$36,616$33,109$0
Total other revenue$1,613,873$1,717,917$1,361,511$1,029,838$758,625
Total revenue$5,815,156$4,964,022$6,269,105$11,863,383$4,909,472
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$4,908,225$4,291,261$4,504,160$3,412,735$3,403,089
Management and general$509,556$1,631,754$833,904$670,469$682,531
Fundraising$702,110$643,944$869,959$554,208$600,923
Total expenses$6,119,891$6,566,959$6,208,023$4,637,412$4,686,543
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($304,735)($1,602,937)$61,082$7,225,971$222,929
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($304,735)($1,602,937)$61,082$7,225,971$222,929

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jay HeightExecutive Director$150,503
Richard WestlakeCFO$105,036
Andrew GreenAsst Executive Director$95,375

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/24/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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When you give to Shepherd Community Center, you make a difference in the lives of the children, families, and neighbors we serve. Your gift helps to feed, educate, and care for your neighbors, providing a continuum of relationship-based care.