Better Business Bureau Report for
Salvation Army of Southern Indiana

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2018

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, 2016, Salvation Army of Southern Indiana's program expenses were:

Social Services 545,162
Clarksville Thrift Store 507,404
Corps Community Center 427,963
Residential & Institutions 247,000
Corydon Thrift Store 145,366
New Albany Thrift Store 140,525
Total Program Expenses: $2,013,420
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Chief Executive : Jonathan and Catherine Fitzgerald, Captains

Chair of the Board: William Amerson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired school teacher/principal

Board Size: 26

Paid Staff Size: 40

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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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 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,095,795, 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, 2016.

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 790,809
Thrift Store 782,935
Special Events & Other 315,885
Fees/Grants from Gov Agencies 216,504
Gifts in Kind 111,194
MUW/Associated Organizations 94,972
Total Income $2,312,299


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 3% 

Total income $2,312,299
Program expenses $2,013,420
Fund raising expenses 251,086
Administrative expenses 78,750
Total expenses $2,343,256
Expenses in Excess of Income (30,957)
Beginning net assets 316,186
Ending net assets 285,229
Total liabilities 132,723
Total assets $417,952

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