Better Business Bureau Report for
Salvation Army of Southern Indiana

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2016

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Salvation Army of Southern Indiana
Address: 2300 Green Valley Road
  New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-944-1018
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1935, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Salvation Army, founded in 1865, is a not-for-profit international religious organization and charitable movement organized and operated on a quasi-military pattern and is a branch of the Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Salvation Army of Southern Indiana meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Salvation Army of Southern Indiana serves the counties of Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Scott, Crawford and Washington and has its headquarters at 2300 Green Valley Road in New Albany, IN. Programs and services include: --Emergency Financial Assistance --Disaster and Emergency Services --Transitional Housing --Thrift Stores --Christmas Assistance --Youth Programs, including After-School Kids' Academy --Day Camp and overnight camping --adult and senior programming --worship and congregational activities --Back to School Clothing Give-Away --nursing home and hospital visitation

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, Salvation Army of Southern Indiana's program expenses were:

Program services 2,013,871
Total Program Expenses: $2,013,871
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Chief Executive : Stephen L Kiger, Major / Corps Officer

Chair of the Board: Michael Killen
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Banking

Board Size: 25

Paid Staff Size: 40

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, and memberships. The Salvation Army also generates income from thrift store operations.

In addition, the Salvation Army of Southern Indiana is a Metro United Way member

Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,213,867, 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 Salvation Army of Southern Indiana's financial statements are included in the audited financial statements of the Salvation Army Central Territory.

Financial information presented below is based on Salvation Army of Southern Indiana's Pro Forma IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Additional information and a full accreditation report for the Salvation Army National Corporation is available from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance at

Source of Funds  
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received 2,213,867
Program service fees 128,780
Investment income 136
Total Income $2,342,783


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $2,342,783
Program expenses $2,013,871
Fund raising expenses 244,718
Administrative expenses 102,811
Total expenses $2,361,400
Expenses in Excess of Income (18,617)
Beginning net assets 334,803
Ending net assets 316,186
Total liabilities 168,389
Total assets $484,575

This report was originally issued in December 2014. Financial information was updated in March 2016.

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