Better Business Bureau Report for
Salvation Army of Southern Indiana

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

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Salvation Army of Southern Indiana
Address: 2300 Green Valley Road
  New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-944-1018
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1935, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Salvation Army, founded in 1865, is a not-for-profit international religious organization and charitable movement organized and operated on a quasi-military pattern and is a branch of the Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Salvation Army of Southern Indiana meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Salvation Army of Southern Indiana serves the counties of Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Scott, Crawford and Washington and has its headquarters at 2300 Green Valley Road in New Albany, IN. Programs and services include: --Emergency Financial Assistance --Disaster and Emergency Services --Transitional Housing --Thrift Stores --Christmas Assistance --Youth Programs, including After-School Kids' Academy --Day Camp and overnight camping --adult and senior programming --worship and congregational activities --Back to School Clothing Give-Away --nursing home and hospital visitation

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, Salvation Army of Southern Indiana's program expenses were:

Salvation Army Thrift Store Program 785,887
Emergency Social Services 529,766
Salvation Army's Corps Community Center 327,432
Other program services 288,551
Total Program Expenses: $1,931,636
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Chief Executive : Stephen L. Kiger, Major / Corps Officer

Chair of the Board: Todd Lancaster
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President - River Valley Financial Bank

Board Size: 33

Paid Staff Size: 40

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, and memberships. The Salvation Army also generates income from thrift store operations.

In addition, the Salvation Army of Southern Indiana is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,293,449, 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 Salvation Army of Southern Indiana's financial statements are included in the audited financial statements of the Salvation Army Central Territory.

Financial information presented below is based on Salvation Army of Southern Indiana's Pro Forma IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received 2,139,338
Program service fees 131,079
Gifts in-kind 104,447
Fund raising events 49,664
Investment income 1,058
Total Income $2,425,586


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $2,425,586
Program expenses $1,931,636
Fund raising expenses 231,545
Administrative expenses 102,141
Total expenses $2,265,322
Income in Excess of Expenses 160,264
Beginning net assets 151,660
Ending net assets 311,924
Total liabilities 249,823
Total assets $561,747

This report was originally issued in February 2013. Financial information was updated in March 2014.

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