Better Business Bureau Report for
South East Associated Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: South East Associated Ministries
Address: 6500 Six Mile Lane, Suite A
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-499-9350
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1974, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: SEAM is an interfaith community through which local faith traditions relate to each other and foster the human growth and potential of residents within the area and the community at large.

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Evaluation Conclusions


South East Associated Ministries (SEAM) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Life Skills/Assistance Center provides the following services: financial assistance for rent, utilities, and medication; clothing; food; Bloodmobiles; holiday assistance; back-to-school supplies; blood pressure screenings and information and referral services. SEAM also coordinates a community Thanksgiving Service annually.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, SEAM's program expenses were:

Program services 441,414
Total Program Expenses: $441,414
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Chief Executive : Patricia Anderson Cook, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mary Kevin Stemmle
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Pharmaceutical Sales Manager

Board Size: 35

Paid Staff Size: 2

*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 invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing, and membership.
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $449,671, 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 SEAM's CPA reviewed financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $524,982 in unrestricted net assets and $4,635 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $317,852 invested in buildings and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributed Food 237,550
Contributions 107,952
Grants 88,396
Fundraising Activities 15,773
Interest Income 8,070
Realized/unrealized Gain on Inv 7,738
Total Income $465,479


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $465,479
Program expenses $441,414
Fund raising expenses 3,226
Administrative expenses 46,527
Total expenses $491,167
Expenses in Excess of Income (25,688)
Beginning net assets 555,305
Ending net assets 529,617
Total liabilities 11,065
Total assets $540,682

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