Atlanta Mission

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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: Jim Reese

Chairman: Mr. Shan Gastineau

Board size: 25

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 rating524 of 91396 of 160
Fund acquisition rating398 of 91573 of 160
Resource allocation rating597 of 915102 of 160
Asset utilization rating488 of 91398 of 160

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%9%12%16%19%22%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%10%11%13%14%18%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%103%87%81%75%82%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%13%13%14%15%17%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%-3%13%19%25%18%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%76%77%77%76%74%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%71%79%92%92%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%54%61%71%70%77%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%29%21%8%8%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%14%11%4%4%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%10%10%9%8%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.580.330.420.460.440.40
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.761.531.921.851.932.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.260.500.800.850.840.83
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.1910.0521.1219.1523.9017.70
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.100.050.050.040.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.4521.4814.3413.3113.6513.71
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%7%2%3%2%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
141%284%234%210%223%241%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$12,067,100$5,586,036$2,719,975$2,875,629$2,291,473
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
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
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
Debt$0$0$13,517$48,410$81,467
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
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
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
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
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
Fundraising$2,543,087$2,621,572$2,745,224$2,724,566$2,702,406
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)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
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: info@ministrywatch.com


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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