Better Business Bureau Report for
Center for Lay Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2019

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: Center for Lay Ministries
Address: 213 East Maple St.
  Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-282-0063
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1971, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission and purpose of the Center for Lay Ministries is to provide services to vulnerable populations in the local community with compassion, dignity and respect.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Center for Lay Ministries meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Center for Lay Ministries programs and services include: 1) Food Pantry: In house for Clark County residents. 2) Bliss House: A half-way house for women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. 3) Bliss Too:Transitional housing for women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. 4) Alumna Association: Graduates of the Bliss House Program who lend support to each other to achieve long term sobriety.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Center for Lay Ministries's program expenses were:

Program Services 252,232
Total Program Expenses: $252,232
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Chief Executive : Gregory Henderzahs, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Walt Coppinger
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Realtor

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 6

*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, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals.

In addition, Center for Lay Ministries is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $299,482, 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 Center for Lay Ministries's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,124,518 in unrestricted net assets and $32,381 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $743,424 invested in property, land, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions,Grants 257,478
User Fees 75,426
Fundraisers / benefits 42,004
Unrealized gains on investments 15,807
Investment Income 5,609
Gain (loss) on sale of assets -308
Total Income $396,016


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 16% 

Total income $396,016
Program expenses $252,232
Fund raising expenses 15,957
Administrative expenses 49,681
Total expenses $317,870
Income in Excess of Expenses 78,146
Beginning net assets 1,078,753
Ending net assets 1,156,899
Total liabilities 7,953
Total assets $1,164,852

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