Better Business Bureau Report for
Hand In Hand Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2016

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: Hand In Hand Ministries
Address: 2225 Steier Lane
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-459-9930
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1999, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Hand in Hand Ministries builds strong communities and transforms lives through cultural immersion, education, housing and healthcare.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Hand In Hand Ministries meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Hand in Hand Ministries works to make its vision a reality through a number of agency projects in Belize, Nicaragua and the Appalachian region in the United States. The agency also partners with other local organizations. In general, Hand In Hand Ministries works in Central America, the Caribbean and Appalachia. Hand In Hand Ministries does not proselytize, letting its actions speak for the organization. Agency projects include building homes and operating an outreach program for children and their families who are marginalized by poverty and disease. In Managua, Nicaragua, the agency sponsors over 60 students enrolled in private schools and assists their families through its holistic scholarship programs, Pathway to Change. Agency efforts in Appalachia flow through The Auxier Center near Prestonsburg, KY and into parts of West Virginia and include computer education and distribution, a food pantry, material and moral support for families in need and home renovations.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Hand In Hand Ministries's program expenses were:

Program services 2,081,673
Total Program Expenses: $2,081,673
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Chief Executive : Marla Cautilli, CEO

Chair of the Board: Harry Borders
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 40

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,613,557, 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 Hand In Hand Ministries's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $441,648 in unrestricted net assets and $1,030,678 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $458,280 invested in land, buildings, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 1,720,483
Immersion trip income 726,450
Charitable gaming, net 134,006
Special events, net 32,618
Rental income 875
Investment, other income -1,681
Total Income $2,612,751


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $2,612,751
Program expenses $2,081,673
Fund raising expenses 112,475
Administrative expenses 163,302
Total expenses $2,357,450
Income in Excess of Expenses 255,301
Beginning net assets 1,217,025
Ending net assets 1,472,326
Total liabilities 367,656
Total assets $1,839,982

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