Better Business Bureau Report for
Shively Area Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 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: Shively Area Ministries
Address: 4415 Dixie Highway
  Louisville, KY 40216
Phone: 502-447-4330
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1988, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To respond to persons in poverty and crisis by uniting the community for service. To offer immediate care to those in crisis and to offer hope through empowerment while striving for financial stability for clients and for the organization.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Shively Area Ministries meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Shively Area Ministries provides emergency assistance by helping clients with rent or utilities or prescription assistance. The agency also provides a 3 day emergency food order. Meals on wheels, counseling, transportation vouchers and referrals to other agencies are also provided, as requested or needed.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Shively Area Ministries's program expenses were:

Program Services 613,128
Total Program Expenses: $613,128
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Chief Executive : Gary Copeland, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Colleen Abate
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Financial advisor

Co-Chair of the Board : Larry Higginbotham

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Pastor

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 8

*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, grant proposals, internet.
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $798,826, 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 Shively Area Ministries's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $534,399 in unrestricted net assets, $354,484 in board designated unrestricted assets and $87,422 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Public Support 212,014
Organizational Grants 161,635
Fundraising 147,248
Donated Food 118,299
Government Grants 84,700
Organizational Support 74,930
Investment Income 27,506
Other Income 5,901
Interest Income 69
Total Income $832,302


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $832,302
Program expenses $613,128
Fund raising expenses 82,689
Administrative expenses 73,369
Total expenses $769,186
Income in Excess of Expenses 63,116
Beginning net assets 913,189
Ending net assets 976,305
Total liabilities 97,917
Total assets $1,074,222

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