Better Business Bureau Report for
Shively Area Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2017

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, 2015, Shively Area Ministries's program expenses were:

Program services 666,700
Total Program Expenses: $666,700
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Chief Executive : Gary Copeland, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Larry Higginbotham
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Pastor

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 8

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $894,466, 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, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Public suport 275,675
Donated food 212,115
Fund raising 147,447
Organizational grants 102,187
Government grants 84,700
Organizational support 67,342
Other income 6,361
Capital campaign 5,000
Investment income 1,346
Interest 77
Loss on sale of property and equipment -550
Total Income $901,700


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $901,700
Program expenses $666,700
Fund raising expenses 72,419
Administrative expenses 58,115
Total expenses $797,234
Income in Excess of Expenses 104,466
Beginning net assets 775,113
Ending net assets 879,579
Total liabilities 82,390
Total assets $961,969

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