Better Business Bureau Report for
Good Shepherd Manor, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2016

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Good Shepherd Manor, Inc.
Address: 4129 N. Routes 1 &17
PO Box 260
  Momence, IL 60954
Phone: 815-472-3700
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1971, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To serve the needs of men with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are not capable of earning their own livelihood or meeting their basic needs in a non-structured environment.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Good Shepherd Manor, Inc. does not meet the following 4 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 12: Detailed Functional Breakdown of Expenses - Include in the financial statements a breakdown of expenses (e.g., salaries, travel, postage, etc.) that shows what portion of these expenses was allocated to program, fund raising, and administrative activities. If the charity has more than one major program category, the schedule should provide a breakdown for each category.

Standard 14: Budget - Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.

Good Shepherd Manor, Inc. does not meet this Standard because, when the organization provided budget information, it indicated that the budget:

  • Did not identify total projected program service expenses.
  • Did not identify total projected fund raising expenses.
  • Included total projected program service expenses, however, did not break these expenses down by major program category.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

Good Shepherd Manor, Inc. does not meet this standard because:

  • The organization states it does not have an annual report covering activities conducted in the past year.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Good Shepherd Manor, Inc. does not meet this Standard because the organization's website,, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • A roster of the board of directors.
  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • End of year net assets.
  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, finances, solicitation materials, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 10Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, and 19.
Good Shepherd Manor, Inc. meets the remaining 5 Standards for Charity Accountability. Please note that as of the date of this report 1 out of the 20Standards for Charity Accountability are not currently effective. As a result, this standard has not been applied to this evaluation.
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The Manor offers academic and vocational stimulation to prevent regression and to develop skills. Programs and daily activities for the men to stimulate the body, mind and spirit include broad range health care, instruction in academics, functional life skills, leisure and living skills, vocational training, regular recreation in a large gymnasium and on an athletic field, and Special Olympics competition.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Good Shepherd Manor, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board:
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size:

Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

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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 Good Shepherd Manor, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Fees from residents for service 5,818,352
Illinois Department of Human Services - day training 1,403,659
Contributions 772,219
Other revenue 171,704
Workshop revenues 10,624
Total Income $8,176,558


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 94%    Administrative: 6% 

Total income $8,176,558
Program expenses $7,495,265
Fund raising expenses 0
Administrative expenses 469,147
Total expenses $7,964,412
Income in Excess of Expenses 212,146
Beginning net assets 207,879
Ending net assets 420,025
Total liabilities 1,511,960
Total assets $1,931,985

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