Better Business Bureau Report for
South Louisville Community Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2014

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

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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' mission is to enhance the social, health, economic and community development of adults, youth and children by coordinating community resources.

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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, Dare to Care food closet, home delivered meals, and an adult day center. The emergency financial assistance program helps low-income persons pay their utilities, rent, mortgage, or medications. Each month over 1,000 persons are assisted. The home delivered meals program assists home-bound older persons meet their nutritional needs. Each week approximately 65 older persons receive hot lunches delivered by caring volunteers. The adult day center provides structure and supervision for 25 frail older persons. Many of the participants have early stage Alzheimers.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, SLCM's program expenses were:

Emergency Assistance 406,485
Adult Day Care 342,839
Meals On Wheels 27,538
Youth Services 19,444
Total Program Expenses: $796,306
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Chief Executive : J. Gregory Pike, Interim Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Craig Oeswein
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Grocer

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 15

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


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising methods include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing, and memberships.
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $615,176 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, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $110,604 in unrestricted net assets and $35,082 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $23,775 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 589,852
Program revenue 324,083
Special events, net of direct expenses 25,324
Miscellaneous 8,070
Total Income $947,329


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $947,329
Program expenses $796,306
Fund raising expenses 18,491
Administrative expenses 77,090
Total expenses $891,887
Income in Excess of Expenses 55,442
Beginning net assets 90,244
Ending net assets 145,686
Total liabilities 8,380
Total assets $154,066

This BBB report was originally issued in November 2011. The mission statement, program detail, and financial information were updated in October 2012. Financial information in the report was updated again in December 2013.

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