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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating524 of 58626 of 42
Fund acquisition rating507 of 58627 of 42
Resource allocation rating420 of 58628 of 42
Asset utilization rating417 of 58612 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%16%19%22%21%21%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%13%14%18%16%16%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%81%75%82%78%77%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%14%15%17%14%15%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%19%25%18%22%23%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%77%76%74%77%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%92%92%104%113%106%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%71%70%77%87%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%8%8%-4%-13%-6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%4%4%-2%-5%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%9%8%9%9%8%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.070.460.440.400.400.39
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.691.851.932.052.082.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.180.850.840.830.840.79
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.7919.1523.9017.7051.3241.72
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.050.040.060.020.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.7113.3113.6513.7114.0614.76
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%3%2%3%1%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%210%223%241%246%255%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$2,719,975$2,875,629$2,291,473$1,574,223$2,397,623
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,527,817$444,764$412,644$384,997$781,175
Short-term investments$17,485,452$17,694,484$16,667,579$17,384,074$17,868,989
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$22,733,244$21,014,877$19,371,696$19,343,294$21,047,787
Long-term investments$1,536$0$0$93,382$124,509
Fixed assets$19,271,173$19,392,571$20,264,530$20,750,498$20,886,979
Other long-term assets$50,792$50,792$57,778$57,778$1,083,478
Total long-term assets$19,323,501$19,443,363$20,322,308$20,901,658$22,094,966
Total assets$42,056,745$40,458,240$39,694,004$40,244,952$43,142,753
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$700,042$386,821$597,042$376,915$504,461
Other current liabilities$487,373$492,424$497,475$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,187,415$879,245$1,094,517$376,915$504,461
Debt$13,517$48,410$81,467$113,676$141,458
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$13,517$48,410$81,467$113,676$141,458
Total liabilities$1,200,932$927,655$1,175,984$490,591$645,919
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$32,431,983$31,332,485$30,687,484$31,019,393$32,675,473
Temporarily restricted$7,373,830$7,148,100$6,780,536$7,684,968$8,771,361
Permanently restricted$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000
Net assets$40,855,813$39,530,585$38,518,020$39,754,361$42,496,834
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$17,143,652$14,438,911$12,503,161$11,108,652$12,154,800
Program service revenue$2,618,265$2,643,769$2,760,635$2,883,239$3,216,331
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,558,446$2,267,919$209,534$392,333$509,425
Other revenue($247,763)($147,324)($139,325)($86,983)($146,841)
Total other revenue$3,928,948$4,764,364$2,830,844$3,188,589$3,578,915
Total revenue$21,072,600$19,203,275$15,334,005$14,297,241$15,733,715
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$14,950,208$13,503,237$11,871,594$12,389,266$12,781,352
Management and general$1,734,059$1,480,179$1,422,841$1,460,619$1,403,021
Fundraising$2,745,224$2,724,566$2,702,406$2,338,623$2,513,096
Total expenses$19,429,491$17,707,982$15,996,841$16,188,508$16,697,469
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$1,643,109$1,495,293($662,836)($1,891,267)($963,754)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,643,109$1,495,293($662,836)($1,891,267)($963,754)

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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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