Sunshine Ministries

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Summary

Sunshine Ministries provides Christian social services to the poor & needy of St. Louis.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Sunshine Ministries
PO Box 6680
St. Louis, MO

Website: sunshineministries.org

Phone: 314-231-8209

Email: sunshine@sunshineministries.org


Organization details

EIN: 430896665

CEO/President: Zachary Fay

Chairman: Zachary Fay

Board size: 6

Founder: Edward Card

Year founded: 1942

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


Purpose

We help men break the cycle of homelessness and substance abuse by equipping them to become self-sufficient, and offering them hope for a brighter future. We reach out to families in our community with practical, emotional, and spiritual help through programs and special events. We provide a firm educational foundation for youth and help them discover their unique God-given gifts and talents, encouraging them to achieve their full potential.


Mission statement

Sunshine Ministries is committed to providing high quality Christian social services to the poor and needy of St. Louis by offering healing from the past, help for the present, and hope for the future.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating538 of 81799 of 150
Fund acquisition rating593 of 817104 of 150
Resource allocation rating245 of 81750 of 150
Asset utilization rating612 of 817121 of 150

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%15%16%15%16%15%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%14%15%14%16%14%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%93%92%93%98%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%13%14%17%21%19%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%7%8%7%2%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%82%82%79%75%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%107%110%80%76%73%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%88%90%64%58%56%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-7%-10%20%24%27%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-1%-1%2%4%5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%4%4%4%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.110.110.100.110.13
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.902.692.752.811.921.79
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.490.300.300.280.220.24
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.92140.74167.41267.2229.89190.37
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.010.010.000.030.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.1339.3539.2142.5953.7349.76
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%0%0%0%2%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
143%886%902%1000%873%746%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$4,392,596$4,426,885$3,751,541$4,221,431$4,191,464
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$23,366$21,345$46,546$28,117$29,724
Short-term investments$1,294,564$1,157,992$1,738,144$3,778,169$3,939,139
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,710,526$5,606,222$5,536,231$8,027,717$8,160,327
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$9,647,178$9,804,437$10,027,127$7,364,385$6,484,756
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$9,647,178$9,804,437$10,027,127$7,364,385$6,484,756
Total assets$15,357,704$15,410,659$15,563,358$15,392,102$14,645,083
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$40,574$33,488$20,718$268,539$42,865
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$40,574$33,488$20,718$268,539$42,865
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$40,574$33,488$20,718$268,539$42,865
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$15,317,130$15,377,171$15,542,640$15,123,563$14,602,218
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$15,317,130$15,377,171$15,542,640$15,123,563$14,602,218
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,511,381$1,432,130$1,792,351$2,219,494$2,546,408
Program service revenue$0$0$2,736$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$110,809$116,247$137,926$48,691$122,129
Other revenue$1,251$2,452$1,990$3,230$2,460
Total other revenue$112,060$118,699$142,652$51,921$124,589
Total revenue$1,623,441$1,550,829$1,935,003$2,271,415$2,670,997
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$1,423,623$1,398,869$1,233,976$1,308,038$1,504,850
Management and general$85,474$75,629$54,942$68,987$77,616
Fundraising$219,905$231,110$264,982$355,814$375,231
Total expenses$1,729,002$1,705,608$1,553,900$1,732,839$1,957,697
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($105,561)($154,779)$381,103$538,576$713,300
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($105,561)($154,779)$381,103$538,576$713,300

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Carol ClarksonExecutive Director$159,494

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019


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 12/21/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Sunshine Ministries was founded on April 25, 1903 as the St. Louis City Rescue Mission at 14 N. 7th Street (the current site of Kiener Plaza).

Supported by several prominent St. Louis businessmen including George Warren Brown, the founder of Brown Shoe Company, Edward "Daddy" Card (pictured to the right) began the work of the mission by serving free meals to poor men living on the streets of St. Louis. Later changing the name of the ministry to Sunshine Mission, "Daddy" Card continued to lead the mission for 30 years. Under his guidance, the mission moved several times including into three buildings that were located on the current site of the America Center. During those years, Sunshine Mission continued to grow by adding an overnight shelter for the homeless. Through the depression years the mission served an average of 100,000 men a year! William Buschart, "Daddy" Card's successor, led the mission through the celebration of the 50th Anniversary in 1953. At that time he wrote, "God has graciously cared for and brought us to this jubilee year, indicating in innumerable ways His approval upon the work. Let us praise and thank Him from the depths of our hearts." Fifty years later, under the leadership of Jim and Carol Clarkson, the ministry once again proclaimed God's goodness and grace toward the mission as they celebrated 100 years of faithfully answering God's call to care for the poor and needy among us.

Desiring to expand the ministry's outreach to families, programs were added for impoverished women and children with the addition of a Youth and Family Center and Eagle Lodge, a summer camp facility for kids.

In 2000 Sunshine Mission was incorporated and became Sunshine Ministries, Inc. In 2013, God blessed the ministry by allowing Sunshine Ministries to break ground on a new Family C.A.R.E. Center as we celebrated our 110th Anniversary. And three years later, a new Resident Shelter was constructed to offer a "home" for men who were seeking encouragement and help to become the man God created them to be.

From our humble beginnings in a little store-front building on the corner of 7th and Market Streets, Sunshine Ministries is now serving our community from five facilities in the near north side of downtown St. Louis and a beautiful camp facility in Foristell, Missouri.

God has been faithful to Sunshine Ministries for close to 12 decades and we remain fully committed to sharing His love to our neighbors in need.


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