Better Business Bureau Report for
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency
Address: 213 Washington Street
  Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: 502-633-7162
Web Address: www.mpcaa.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1974, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is one of 23 community action programs in the state of Kentucky. The agency serves the core counties of Shelby, Bullitt and Spencer and provides some services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties. The agency's purpose is to assist people in achieving their maximum level of independence and self sufficiency while being offered the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society and community life by focusing on the positive aspects of their lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency programs and services include: Adult Day Care which provides out-of-home respite care for functionally impaired elderly clients. Activities are designed to provide social interaction as well as support services for families and care givers. Senior Centers - the agency operates three senior centers that serve as focal points for the rural communities that the agency serves. The primary purpose of the senior centers is to enhance the quality of life for older adults. Congregate Meals - seniors are offered a nutritionally balanced noon meal in a group social setting. Home Delivered Meals - Frail homebound clients can receive a hot meal delivered to their home on the days each of the senior centers are open. Client Advocacy - the agency takes action on behalf of an older person to secure their rights and benefits. Counseling-staff assist clients through interviewing and listening with a sympathetic ear and advising when appropriate to help solve problems. Education/Training - formal and informal opportunities are offered for individuals to acquire knowledge, experience or skills in such areas as nutrition; crime or accident prevention; computer usage; arts & crafts; and promotion of personal enrichment. Health Promotion-provides services designed to maintain or improve the health and well being of older persons, including health screening and exercise. Information & Assistance provides individuals with current information on opportunities and services available within their communities. Outreach-staff contact older persons within the community to assess their needs and to encourage them to use services that are available. Friendly Visiting-volunteers visit elderly shut-ins on a regular basis and spend time with them. Telephone Reassurance - volunteers call elderly clients at a preset time to make sure they are doing well. Low Income Assistance Weatherization provides energy related home repairs to help lower heating and cooling expenses. Repairs can include fixing or replacing the heating system; adding insulation; and stopping air infiltration. Low Income Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) provides assistance towards heating expenses during the winter months. In order to qualify participants must meet income guidelines and be responsible for their heating expense. Self Sufficiency targets families and individuals who are working toward becoming self sufficient. Services include case management, goal setting, employment skill development, educational enhancement, household financial management and financial support. Emergency Services provides financial assistance with food, utility, clothing, shelter and medical needs. Families experiencing a temporary financial crisis receive budget counseling along with financial assistance to help them identify problem areas and to avoid crisis situations in the future. We also offer commodities monthly to eligible senior citzens over the age of 60. The agency also provides food pantries in Spencer & Shelby county to help families through a short term crisis. The Wintercare program helps clients with electric bills from participating utility companies. Information and referral services are provided to clients to help access the available resources in their community.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency's program expenses were:

  
Low Income Housing Energy Assistance 525,897
Other programs 342,900
Aging Programs 245,170
Weatherization Program 226,886
Community Services Block Grant 170,038
Emergency Food and Shelter Program 76,757
Total Program Expenses: $1,587,648
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Kim Embrey Hill, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$64,746

Chair of the Board: Hon. Judge Rob Rothenburger
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Judge Executive, Shelby County

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 22

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

              

Method(s) Used:

The agency's primary source of revenue is government grants. In addition, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is a Metro United Way member agency.
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,517,040, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $225,805 in unrestricted net assets and $34,894 in temporarily restricted net assets.




Source of Funds  
Grant Funds 1,427,902
Other locally generated funds 89,138
Program Fees 21,577
Investment Income 363
Total Income $1,538,980


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 98%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 1% 

Total income $1,538,980
Program expenses $1,587,648
Fund raising expenses 8,849
Administrative expenses 18,638
Total expenses $1,615,135
Expenses in Excess of Income (76,155)
Beginning net assets 336,854
Ending net assets 260,699
Total liabilities 79,974
Total assets $340,673


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