Atlanta Mission

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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


Phone: 404-588-4000


Organization details

EIN: 580572430

CEO/President: Jim Reese

Chairman: Mr. Shan Gastineau

Board size: 25


Ruling year: 1947

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating589 of 99994 of 157
Fund acquisition rating438 of 100171 of 157
Resource allocation rating674 of 1001101 of 157
Asset utilization rating543 of 99997 of 157

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,726,301$1,641,099$2,527,817$444,764$412,644
Short-term investments$17,030,992$17,452,123$17,485,452$17,694,484$16,667,579
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$37,824,393$24,679,258$22,733,244$21,014,877$19,371,696
Long-term investments$1,536$1,536$1,536$0$0
Fixed assets$19,970,319$22,571,977$19,271,173$19,392,571$20,264,530
Other long-term assets$50,792$50,792$50,792$50,792$57,778
Total long-term assets$20,022,647$22,624,305$19,323,501$19,443,363$20,322,308
Total assets$57,847,040$47,303,563$42,056,745$40,458,240$39,694,004
Payables and accrued expenses$1,315,613$686,370$700,042$386,821$597,042
Other current liabilities$2,448,241$482,323$487,373$492,424$497,475
Total current liabilities$3,763,854$1,168,693$1,187,415$879,245$1,094,517
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$13,517$48,410$81,467
Total liabilities$3,763,854$1,168,693$1,200,932$927,655$1,175,984
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$32,010,593$34,675,677$32,431,983$31,332,485$30,687,484
With donor restrictions$22,072,593$11,459,193$8,423,830$8,198,100$7,830,536
Net assets$54,083,186$46,134,870$40,855,813$39,530,585$38,518,020
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Total contributions$27,436,934$21,551,729$17,143,652$14,438,911$12,503,161
Program service revenue$2,333,662$2,618,835$2,618,265$2,643,769$2,760,635
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($2,395,210)$878,740$1,558,446$2,267,919$209,534
Other revenue($648,528)($161,330)($247,763)($147,324)($139,325)
Total other revenue($710,076)$3,336,245$3,928,948$4,764,364$2,830,844
Total revenue$26,726,858$24,887,974$21,072,600$19,203,275$15,334,005
Program services$14,498,239$15,126,836$14,950,208$13,503,237$11,871,594
Management and general$1,986,425$1,925,790$1,734,059$1,480,179$1,422,841
Total expenses$19,027,751$19,674,198$19,429,491$17,707,982$15,996,841
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$7,699,107$5,213,776$1,643,109$1,495,293($662,836)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,699,107$5,213,776$1,643,109$1,495,293($662,836)


James H ReeseCEO/Officer and Director/Trustee$342,364
Heather ClarsonChief Development Officer$198,780
Jeff CornelisonChief Operating Officer$191,893
Michael SouthernChief Financial Officer$168,174
James BarrellSalesforce Director$116,689
Vanessa CareyVP of Women and Children's Services$111,645
Shana DanielsDirector of Thrift Ministries$104,835

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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 6/22/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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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