Better Business Bureau Report for
Highlands Community Ministries, Inc.

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Highlands Community Ministries, Inc.
Address: 1228 E. Breckinridge Street
  Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502-451-3695
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1970, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The purpose of Highlands Community Ministries is to provide a ministry to persons in the Highlands area of Louisville and to provide programs and activities which will foster human and spiritual growth and development without regard to race or creed.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Highlands Community Ministries, Inc. (HCM) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Highlands Community Ministries programs include child and adult day care, a wide array of community based services for the elderly, emergency financial assistance and a food pantry for low income individuals and families, recreational and leisure activities for children, youth, and adults, neighborhood development services, and subsidized housing for low income elderly and handicapped persons.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, HCM's program expenses were:

St. Paul Douglas Blvd Day Care 1,200,531
Eastern Star Home 933,971
Outreach Older Persons 272,011
Central office 206,951
Adult Day 200,135
Individual and Family Assistance 168,217
Highland Youth Recreation 69,790
Other 11,146
Total Program Expenses: $3,062,752
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Chief Executive : Troy D Burden, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Patricia Willis
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Dentist

Board Size: 33

Paid Staff Size: 96

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


Method(s) Used:

Highlands Community Ministries is an association of congregations in the Highlands neighborhood and receives financial support from each member congregation. Other sources of revenue include direct mail, radio and website appeals, an annual campaign, special events, grants, and planned giving arrangements.

Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $405,953, 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 HCM's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.

Ending net assets include $1,667,673 in operating assets, $261,194 in assets designated for fringe benefits and $973,626 in a Quasi-Endowment Fund.

Source of Funds  
Fees 2,436,458
earnings, invested funds 278,903
Grants 246,416
Program Income 154,408
Gifts, unrestricted 79,411
Church Pledges 76,888
Misc 44,137
Gifts, restricted 3,238
Total Income $3,319,859


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 93%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $3,319,859
Program expenses $3,062,752
Fund raising expenses 4,014
Administrative expenses 216,833
Total expenses $3,283,599
Income in Excess of Expenses 36,260
Beginning net assets 3,172,553
Other Changes in Net Assets (306,319)
Ending net assets 2,902,494
Total liabilities 173,164
Total assets $3,075,658

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