Better Business Bureau Report for
Eastern Area Community Ministries

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

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Eastern Area Community Ministries
Address: 9104 Westport Road
  Louisville, KY 40242
Phone: 502-426-2824
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1976, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Eastern Area Community Ministries is to partner with people in need or crisis and to equip and support them in leading lives of stability and dignity.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Eastern Area Community Ministries (EACM) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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EACM works to address the basic human needs of people living in eastern Jefferson County. Critical services we provide to the community include a food pantry, meals on wheels, emergency financial assistance for shelter & utilities and a Latino Outreach Program.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, EACM's program expenses were:

Program services 837,466
Total Program Expenses: $837,466
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Chief Executive : Carrie Gerard, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Lisa Smith, Board Chair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Employer is Eldercare

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 8

*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, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $931,117, 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 EACM's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributed food and supplies 458,081
Contributions and grants 444,806
Program services 45,395
Special events fundraising 28,230
Interest 259
Total Income $976,771


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $976,771
Program expenses $837,466
Fund raising expenses 17,725
Administrative expenses 54,936
Total expenses $910,127
Income in Excess of Expenses 66,644
Beginning net assets 230,666
Ending net assets 297,310
Total liabilities 1,640
Total assets $298,950

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