Madera Rescue Mission

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The Madera Rescue Mission is a faith based, Christ centered ministry that houses, feeds, and cloths those that are in need. In addition, we have an in-patient recovery program for those struggling with all issues that dominate ones life in a negative way.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Madera Rescue Mission
PO Box 642
Madera, CA 93639


Phone: 559-675-8321


Organization details

EIN: 770144133

CEO/President: Jesse Chavez


Board size: 0


Year founded: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The Madera Rescue Mission strives to provide emergency radical care to the Least the Last and the Lost through the life changing love of Christ.

Mission statement

Serving the Least, the Last, and the Lost with radical hospitality.

Statement of faith

We believe...

In the Bible, the Word of God - inspired, inerrant, and authoritative.

In one God who exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His future personal return to rule in power and glory.

In the inborn sinfulness of all humanity and our resulting alienation from God, and the absolute necessity of redemption through faith in Christ's atoning death and regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation by being born again as a child of God.

In the complete forgiveness and eternal salvation of the true believer.

In the empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives in Christians, thereby enabling each to live a godly life.

In the bodily resurrection and eternal conscious existence of both the saved and the lost - the saved in eternal life in the company of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the lost in everlasting punishment separated from Him for eternity.

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating487 of 84490 of 154
Fund acquisition rating200 of 84434 of 154
Resource allocation rating595 of 844108 of 154
Asset utilization rating589 of 844120 of 154

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$48,685$25,442$6,039$29,007$25,567
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$898,777$696,122$553,794$470,829$359,564
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,724,224$1,847,607$1,975,816$2,108,933$2,202,984
Other long-term assets$4$4$4$4$4
Total long-term assets$1,724,228$1,847,611$1,975,820$2,108,937$2,202,988
Total assets$2,623,005$2,543,733$2,529,614$2,579,766$2,562,552
Payables and accrued expenses$9,002$11,551$11,272$13,182$12,666
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$9,002$11,551$11,272$13,182$12,666
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$109
Total long-term liabilities$1,532,969$1,532,969$1,532,969$1,532,969$1,533,078
Total liabilities$1,541,971$1,544,520$1,544,241$1,546,151$1,545,744
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Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,081,034$999,213$985,373$1,033,615$1,016,808
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Total contributions$699,977$619,727$594,825$629,541$477,656
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,445$664$116$0$0
Other revenue$67,158$75,957$52,579$36,183$18,029
Total other revenue$68,603$76,621$52,695$36,183$18,029
Total revenue$768,580$696,348$647,520$665,724$495,685
Program services$511,793$504,980$512,986$476,601$407,718
Management and general$138,548$142,422$146,732$141,263$117,646
Total expenses$686,759$682,508$695,762$648,917$550,843
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$81,821$13,840($48,242)$16,807($55,158)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$81,821$13,840($48,242)$16,807($55,158)


Mike UngerExecutive Dir.$80,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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 12/16/2020. To update the information below, please email:


The dreamers behind the Madera Rescue Mission established its roots on January 5th, 1987 when it became a "Soup Kitchen" with further plans of becoming a full service shelter designed to get those without a home off the streets and safe from the elements. This plan eventually began to take shape in 1989 when building began with a proposed 60 beds and a dining hall designed to seat 60 or so people.

But this growth wasn't easy; in fact, there were numerous hurdles and slowdowns that caused those in the thick of things to wonder whether it would ever come to fruition. Then in July of 1990; under the blazing sun of the Central Valley, the 8,000 square foot Madera Rescue Mission was formally dedicated and fast became a safe refuge. In the inaugural year of 1990, some 19,500 meals were served while providing bed space for 12,775 displaced guests. But in all of this success the main thing remained the main thing, the Good news Gospel of Jesus Christ. Shortly thereafter, a 12 month in-patient Christ-centered recovery program began offering men the opportunity to turn their lives around so that they could return to society, both restored and ready to work.

In 1991 the Women's transitional building was constructed. This building would serve a dual purpose of housing women and small children as well as providing space for women to get back on their feet while maintaining some semblance of dignity. In 2001 a Women's recovery program was established under the banner of Christ that would re-establish the women as loved and valuable.

Yet another transformation was in store for the Men's facilities, and beginning in 2005 a remodel expanded the potential Kingdom reach by providing for more bed space and a larger dining hall. (100+ beds and dining that now can accommodate 120 during any given meal.)

2007 brought an exciting edition to the suite of services through the construction of four Emergency housing units. These are multi-bedroomed condo style homes designed to bring relief to families that have found themselves displaced.

Then in 2010 the Mission had a brand new Women's Emergency shelter built that would also provide space for moms with small children. These beautiful facilities provide a respite that is unrivaled in our community, and as such the community should be proud of their support. These new facilities in turn allow us to repurpose the old women's shelter to better serve 8-10 women in our 12 month in-patient recovery program, as well as provide for much needed transitional housing for the community as a whole.

Today, we are undergoing a dramatic face-lift by way of a large foundation gift made by longtime residents Red & Nancy Arnold. Looking forward, only God knows what's next for us but one thing remains, God's love never changes and we will continue to do everything possible to make Him famous. Of course this extends well beyond the facilities He's provided us, but when all is said and done, the Lord has provided beautiful facilities and for that we are grateful.

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