Better Business Bureau Report for
South Louisville Community Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2017

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: South Louisville Community Ministries
Address: 415 1/2 Ashland Avenue
  Louisville, KY 40214
Phone: 502-367-6445
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1976, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: South Louisville Community Ministries mission is to unite the time, talent and treasure of churches, businesses, community organizations, and individuals to empower neighbors to move from crisis to thriving. We do this by demonstrating respectful compassion; practicing faithful stewardship; and providing effective services.

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Evaluation Conclusions


South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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SLCM seeks to fulfill its mission by providing emergency financial assistance, Dare to Care food closet, home delivered meals, and an adult day center. The emergency financial assistance program helps low-income persons pay their utilities, rent, mortgage, or medications. Each month over 1,000 persons are assisted. The home delivered meals program assists home-bound older persons meet their nutritional needs. Each week approximately 65 older persons receive hot lunches delivered by caring volunteers. The adult day center provides structure and supervision for 25 frail older persons. Many of the participants have early stage Alzheimers.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, SLCM's program expenses were:

Emergency Assistance 575,000
Adult Day Care 302,834
Meals On Wheels 46,552
Total Program Expenses: $924,386
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Chief Executive : Yvette Livers, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Rob Fohr
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Mission Catalyst -Presbyterian Agency

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 11

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $718,184, 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 SLCM's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below include $106,864 in unrestricted net assets and $14,079 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $65,970 invested in leasehold improvements and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 692,395
Program revenue 267,348
Special events, net of direct expense 25,789
Miscellaneous 131
Total Income $985,663


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $985,663
Program expenses $924,386
Fund raising expenses 13,910
Administrative expenses 72,110
Total expenses $1,010,406
Expenses in Excess of Income (24,743)
Beginning net assets 145,686
Ending net assets 120,943
Total liabilities 6,345
Total assets $127,288

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