Mercy Multiplied America

Summary

Mercy Multiplied's residential program is voluntary, biblically-based, free-of-charge for women ages 13-32; our outpatient services are free-of-charge for women ages 13 and older; and our Outreach Services offer multiple resources online and onsite designed to equip men and women of all ages to live free and stay free in Jesus Christ.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mercy Multiplied America
PO Box 111060
Nashville, TN 37222

Website: www.mercymultiplied.com

Phone: (615) 831-6987

Email: info@mercymultiplied.com


Organization details

EIN: 720973419

CEO/President: Nancy Alcorn

Chairman: Dr. Shep Dunlevie

Board size: 11

Founder: Nancy Alcorn

Year founded: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Purpose

"It is our belief that if we provide places at no charge where girls can come and receive new life through Jesus Christ, as well as professional training in other areas, their lives will never be the same!"


Mission statement

Mercy Multiplied exists to provide opportunities for all to experience God's unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power.


Statement of faith

The Scriptures: We believe that the Holy Bible was written by divine inspiration, and that it is a record of God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a book of divine instruction. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 1:1-14)

God: We believe there is only one living and true God, and that the eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity has distinct personal attributes, but yet is still one. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 12:28-31)

God the Father

He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men. He is all powerful, all knowing, omnipresent, omnipotent, and sovereign. (Jeremiah 10:12; Psalm 139: 7-10; Psalm 147:5; Proverbs 15:3; Romans 1:20)

God the Son

Jesus is the eternal Son of God. We believe He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was crucified, willingly shedding His blood for the redemption of mankind and forgiveness of sins to all who receive the sacrifice. He was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day He rose from the dead with a glorified body, appeared to His disciples, ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, bringing reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to complete His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever-present Lord. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 3:17; Acts 1:8-11; Romans 8:31-34; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-6; Titus 2:11-14)

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God (the Comforter, the Intercessor, the Strengthener, the Standby, the Counselor). He illuminates men to understand truth, and He draws men to the Father. He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service. (John 16:7-8; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 5:16-17; Romans 8:5-13)

Man: We believe man was created in the image of God by a special act of God Himself. Man was created free of sin and innocent, but with a free choice. By man's choice, sin entered the human race. Thus, the fall came by choosing to follow Satan and his temptation. Redemption comes through receiving Christ as a free gift and believing in the heart that He died for sins through the shedding of His own blood, and receiving and accepting the free gift of salvation offered to "whosoever will." (Genesis 1:26; Galatians 3:17-24; Romans 5:6-10; 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)

Salvation: We believe in the new birth as work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 16:24-26; John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-13)

The Church: The Church universal is the Body of Christ, and it consists of all true believers who are associated by their covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel. The various local churches are smaller entities of the universal body of true believers. The Church operates under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and He raises up pastors and deacons as leaders. The pastors are the shepherds of the individual flocks. (Ephesians 1:18-23; Ephesians 4:4-13)

Baptism: We believe in following the example of Christ in water baptism. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and the believer's death to sin, burial of the old life, and a resurrection to walk in the newness of life in Christ Jesus. (Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 1:4-11)

The Lord's Supper: We believe in the Lord's Supper as a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church remember the death of Christ by partaking of bread and fruit of the vine. (Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Tithing: We believe in giving a tithe, or a tenth, of total income in order to balance responsible stewardship with following the Holy Spirit. (Malachi 3:8-10)

Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality: We believe God created every person in His image as male or female. These are two distinct, complementary genders and rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe marriage is an institution created by God as a covenant relationship established by mutual vows exchanged exclusively between one man and one woman. We believe God intends for sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:18-24; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 18-20; 1 Corinthians 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4; Romans 1:18-32; Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13)

Sanctity of Life: This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, the infallible, written Word of God, is the sole basis and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Mercy Multiplied's faith, practice, policy, and discipline, our board of directors is the final interpretive authority on the meaning and application of the Statement of Faith for Mercy Multiplied.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating64 of 77514 of 146
Fund acquisition rating160 of 77630 of 146
Resource allocation rating89 of 77624 of 146
Asset utilization rating205 of 77541 of 146

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%5%5%6%6%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%5%5%6%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%99%98%98%99%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%5%6%6%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%1%2%2%1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%88%86%85%85%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%90%94%103%100%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%79%81%88%85%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%10%6%-3%0%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%10%6%-3%0%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%7%8%9%10%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.830.850.920.890.88
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.894.374.736.415.405.70
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.573.624.045.934.784.99
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.195.315.103.875.595.26
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.190.200.260.180.19
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.072.692.391.502.061.95
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%9%12%14%17%18%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%5%8%10%14%15%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
139%109%103%93%93%94%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$1,993,603$1,598,014$1,144,435$1,379,919$1,417,745
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$332,218$392,357$247,761$403,198$294,029
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,325,821$1,990,371$1,392,196$1,783,117$1,711,774
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,810,035$7,419,718$7,532,834$7,839,515$8,045,757
Other long-term assets$25,055$5,510$500$5,750$1,660
Total long-term assets$7,835,090$7,425,228$7,533,334$7,845,265$8,047,417
Total assets$10,160,911$9,415,599$8,925,530$9,628,382$9,759,191
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$437,789$390,571$360,178$318,853$325,694
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$437,789$390,571$360,178$318,853$325,694
Debt$502,078$751,187$858,929$1,345,146$1,429,511
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$502,078$751,187$858,929$1,345,146$1,429,511
Total liabilities$939,867$1,141,758$1,219,107$1,663,999$1,755,205
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$8,148,427$7,260,315$7,095,176$7,002,134$7,282,107
Temporarily restricted$522,617$463,526$61,247$412,249$171,879
Permanently restricted$550,000$550,000$550,000$550,000$550,000
Net assets$9,221,044$8,273,841$7,706,423$7,964,383$8,003,986
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$9,305,519$8,409,179$7,867,076$8,385,227$8,377,123
Program service revenue$28,646$40,961$59,100$31,085$7,650
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$9,846$433$362$395$445
Other revenue$33,699$87,962$69,708$68,910$12,652
Total other revenue$72,191$129,356$129,170$100,390$20,747
Total revenue$9,377,710$8,538,535$7,996,246$8,485,617$8,397,870
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$7,377,930$6,900,677$7,037,890$7,218,517$7,345,410
Management and general$601,926$678,896$759,388$843,135$777,826
Fundraising$450,651$453,419$456,928$463,568$424,589
Total expenses$8,430,507$8,032,992$8,254,206$8,525,220$8,547,825
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$947,203$505,543($257,960)($39,603)($149,955)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$947,203$505,543($257,960)($39,603)($149,955)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Nancy AlcornDirector$279,164
Leah HayesExec Dir/Sec$134,486
Deborah FrostFinance Dire$78,640
Emily McCormackTreasurer$48,905

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018


Response from ministry

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History

The vision for Mercy Multiplied was launched in 1983 after Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn, spent eight years working for the government. Realizing that true transformation would never come as the result of any government system, Nancy started the first residential home in West Monroe, Louisiana. Mercy's residential counseling program helps young women ages 13-32 break free from life controlling issues and situations, including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, unplanned pregnancy, and sex trafficking. These residential services are offered free-of-charge.

Over the years, Mercy has expanded its United States residential locations to Nashville, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; and Sacramento, California, with future plans to build a residential home in the panhandle of Florida. The organization has grown beyond the borders of the United States, including locations in the United Kingdom, and Canada. In September of 2020, Mercy Multiplied launched its first Mercy Multiplied Center for Wellness and Counseling in West Monroe, LA - right in the very location where the ministry began in 1983. This center offers a free-of-charge outpatient counseling program to women aged 13 and older. This center is a prototype and Mercy expects to expand these services to other locations in 2021.

In 2016, after seeing thousands of lives transformed in the residential program, Mercy decided that it was time to adapt its highly successful counseling model into an 8-week discipleship resource so men and women of all ages, at any point in their walk with the Lord, could find new levels of freedom and healing in Christ. In addition to the Keys to Freedom study, our Outreach Services also train and resource men and women to effectively support and minister to those who are hurting and struggling through workshops, videos, podcasts, and other practical resources. Our goal is to share the life transforming principles used in our residential program to empower men and women of all ages to live in freedom.


Program accomplishments

Remaining ever faithful to its three founding principles: (1) accept girls free-of-charge, (2) always give at least ten percent of all donations to other organizations and ministries, and (3) do not take any state or federal funding or any money that interferes with the freedom to share Christ, Mercy has seen thousands of lives transformed through the power of Christ.

In a recent survey of former Mercy residents, 94 percent of respondents said Mercy transformed their lives and restored their hope. Time and time again we have seen girls who have no hope or will to live develop into strong, passionate leaders. God is using Mercy graduates to impact lives all over the world.


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