Better Business Bureau Report for
Matthew 25: Ministries, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Matthew 25: Ministries, Inc.
Address: 11060 Kenwood Road
  Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: (513) 793-6256
Web Address:
Also known as:M25M
Center for Humanitarian Relief
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To fulfill Matthew 25:34-40 of the New Testament by providing nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, affordable shelter to the homeless, medical care to the ill and humanitarian supplies to those in need. Additionally, Matthew 25: Ministries is committed to fulfilling Matthew 25:40 by educating the public on the conditions and needs of the “least of these” and by providing resources for action.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Matthew 25: Ministries, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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BBB Accreditation


 A BBB Accredited Charity since 01/17/2006 .

BBB has determined that in addition to meeting BBB's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, Matthew 25: Ministries, Inc. adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any complaints.  Charities that display the BBB Accredited Charity Seal pay a fee for review / monitoring and for support of BBB's services to the public. 

BBB accreditation does not mean that the charity's programs or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB or that BBB has made a determination as to the charity's competency in performing services.

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Through the "Caring For a Needy World With the Things We Throw Away" program, Matthew 25: Ministries distributes approximately 14,000,000 pounds of clothing, medical supplies, personal care items, school supplies, food and beverages, household supplies, cleaning products, reblended paint and micro-enterprise supplies each year through projects targeted to specific regions and needs. Matthew 25 seeks to address the comprehensive problems of severe poverty worldwide by fostering an environment where individuals can utilize assistance to take steps toward a more sustainable future for themselves and their communities.

For the fiscal year-ended December 31, 2012, Matthew 25: Ministries, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Humanitarian Supplies and Aid 123,247,282
Total Program Expenses: $123,247,282
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Chief Executive : Rev. Wendell Mettey, Founder and President

Chair of the Board: Mr. Michael Brandy
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, Brandicorp

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 50

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fundraising costs were 18% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,699,571, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Matthew 25: Ministries, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year-ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Donated Products 116,227,069
Contributions 3,699,571
Handling and Shipping 1,390,361
Investment 144,592
Race Registration 79,947
Processing 61,549
Rice/Soy 60,324
Other income 35,137
Recycling 16,077
Total Income $121,714,627


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 99%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: Less than 1% 

Total income $121,714,627
Program expenses $123,247,282
Fund raising expenses 656,241
Administrative expenses 387,848
Total expenses $124,291,371
Expenses in Excess of Income (2,576,744)
Beginning net assets 36,337,998
Ending net assets 33,761,254
Total liabilities 184,487
Total assets $33,945,741

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