Better Business Bureau Report for
South Louisville Community Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2019

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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(SLCM) mission is to empower our neighbors in crisis to move toward stability and self-sufficiency. We do this by demonstrating respectful compassion; practicing faithful stewardship; and providing: emergency assistance with food, medicine, housing and utilities, comprehensive referral services and partnerships(individual, family and marriage counseling), and daily enrichment services for senior adults.

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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, a Dare to Care food closet, and home delivered meals to seniors. The emergency financial assistance program helps families in crisis pay their utilities, rent, mortgage, or medications and counseling services. We assist over 1,500 households each year with over $180,000 of assistance. Our food pantry provides monthly food orders and weekly produce orders to over 6,000 households (22,000+ individuals) each year, distributing over 195,00 lbs of food. Additionally, we provided baby supplies (250+ families), personal items, clothing and furniture vouchers (100+ families), and employment and information and referral services (6,000+ families). The home delivered meals program assists home-bound seniors in meeting their nutritional needs by providing hot lunch every weekday. Each week approximately 70 older persons receive lunches. We served 115 seniors last year with over 19,000 meals.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, SLCM's program expenses were:

Emergency Assistance 531,242
Adult Day Care 97,499
Meals on Wheels 32,954
Food Pantry 27,533
Volunteer Services 6,305
Total Program Expenses: $695,533
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Chief Executive : Yvette Livers, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Michael Chinigo
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Humana, National Sales Manager

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 7

*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, Golf, Taste of South Louisville
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $734,717, 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, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $38,882 in unrestricted net assets and $128 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $45,684 invested in leasehold improvements and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions & Grants 673,720
Program Revenue 66,251
Special Events 60,997
Gain (loss) on sale of equipment 5,396
Special Events expense -8,351
Total Income $798,013


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $798,013
Program expenses $695,533
Fund raising expenses 43,490
Administrative expenses 104,599
Total expenses $843,622
Expenses in Excess of Income (45,609)
Beginning net assets 84,619
Ending net assets 39,010
Total liabilities 41,008
Total assets $80,018

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