Atlanta Mission

Summary

Atlanta Mission is the city's largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women and children.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Atlanta Mission
2353 Bolton Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Website: atlantamission.org

Phone: 404-588-4000

Email: info@atlantamission.org


Organization details

EIN: 580572430

CEO/President: Mr. James Harold Reese

Chairman: Mr. Shan Gastineau

Board size: 22

Founder:

Year founded: 1947

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Our vision is a community united in ending homelessness, one friend at a time. Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, temporary shelter, recovery programming, job attainment and transitional housing for more than 950 men, women and children daily. We believe that a relationship with Christ is the key to restoration, redemption, and sustainable change for everyone. We invest in the spiritual, personal, and professional development of people, restoring and equipping them to intentional living. We believe that in empowering and coaching people toward excellence, we impact the quality of all we do.

Various factors lead to homelessness - job loss, eviction, family tragedy, addiction, domestic violence, a major health condition, and more. The common denominator is a major crack in their life foundation. Our programs are multi-pronged and multi-layered, designed to meet people where life has led them.


Mission statement

Atlanta Mission transforms, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating446 of 72593 of 145
Fund acquisition rating443 of 72684 of 145
Resource allocation rating415 of 72688 of 145
Asset utilization rating383 of 72592 of 145

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%12%16%19%22%21%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%11%13%14%18%16%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%87%81%75%82%78%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%13%14%15%17%14%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%13%19%25%18%22%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%77%77%76%74%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%79%92%92%104%113%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%61%71%70%77%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%21%8%8%-4%-13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%11%4%4%-2%-5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%9%8%9%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.420.460.440.400.40
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.931.921.851.932.052.08
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.500.800.850.840.830.84
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.6121.1219.1523.9017.7051.32
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.050.050.040.060.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.2414.3413.3113.6513.7114.06
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%2%3%2%3%1%
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%210%223%241%246%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$5,586,036$2,719,975$2,875,629$2,291,473$1,574,223
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,641,099$2,527,817$444,764$412,644$384,997
Short-term investments$17,452,123$17,485,452$17,694,484$16,667,579$17,384,074
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$24,679,258$22,733,244$21,014,877$19,371,696$19,343,294
Long-term investments$1,536$1,536$0$0$93,382
Fixed assets$22,571,977$19,271,173$19,392,571$20,264,530$20,750,498
Other long-term assets$50,792$50,792$50,792$57,778$57,778
Total long-term assets$22,624,305$19,323,501$19,443,363$20,322,308$20,901,658
Total assets$47,303,563$42,056,745$40,458,240$39,694,004$40,244,952
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$686,370$700,042$386,821$597,042$376,915
Other current liabilities$482,323$487,373$492,424$497,475$0
Total current liabilities$1,168,693$1,187,415$879,245$1,094,517$376,915
Debt$0$13,517$48,410$81,467$113,676
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$13,517$48,410$81,467$113,676
Total liabilities$1,168,693$1,200,932$927,655$1,175,984$490,591
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$34,675,677$32,431,983$31,332,485$30,687,484$31,019,393
Temporarily restricted$10,409,193$7,373,830$7,148,100$6,780,536$7,684,968
Permanently restricted$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000
Net assets$46,134,870$40,855,813$39,530,585$38,518,020$39,754,361
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$21,551,729$17,143,652$14,438,911$12,503,161$11,108,652
Program service revenue$2,618,835$2,618,265$2,643,769$2,760,635$2,883,239
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$878,740$1,558,446$2,267,919$209,534$392,333
Other revenue($161,330)($247,763)($147,324)($139,325)($86,983)
Total other revenue$3,336,245$3,928,948$4,764,364$2,830,844$3,188,589
Total revenue$24,887,974$21,072,600$19,203,275$15,334,005$14,297,241
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$15,126,836$14,950,208$13,503,237$11,871,594$12,389,266
Management and general$1,925,790$1,734,059$1,480,179$1,422,841$1,460,619
Fundraising$2,621,572$2,745,224$2,724,566$2,702,406$2,338,623
Total expenses$19,674,198$19,429,491$17,707,982$15,996,841$16,188,508
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$5,213,776$1,643,109$1,495,293($662,836)($1,891,267)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,213,776$1,643,109$1,495,293($662,836)($1,891,267)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
James H ReeseCEO$284,164
Michael SouthernChief Financial Officer$149,425
Jeff CornelisonChief Operating Officer$118,090
Vanessa CareyVP of Women/Children Services$109,080
Heather ClarsonChief Development Officer$106,557

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019


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History

Since its 1938 beginnings, this Christian nonprofit ministry has grown from a small soup kitchen to a multi-facility organization serving Metro Atlanta's large homeless population. In 1938, Atlanta Union Mission was established on Crew Street as a soup kitchen to feed homeless men displaced by The Great Depression. Today, Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. We serve more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.


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