Better Business Bureau Report for
Good Samaritan Ministries, Ltd.

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2017

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Good Samaritan Ministries, Ltd.
Address: 2307 Hull Street
  Richmond, VA 23224
Phone: 804-231-9995
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Virginia

Mission: Our motto has always been "a hand up, not a hand out." Good Samaritan's two main goals are the transformation of lives and the reconciliation of families. Our objectives are to give hope through Christ Jesus; and help to prepare them for the real world by providing avenues for job training/placement and providing a safe place to live to regain their self-esteem and reconnect with their families.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Good Samaritan Ministries, Ltd. (GSM) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Good Samaritan Ministries is a Christian mission bringing people out of homelessness, poverty, drug, and alcohol dependency. GSM's mission is to help individuals overcome these dependencies and become changed individuals. The immediate causes of poverty and alienation vary from person to person and may include anything from generational welfare dependency, involvement in abusive relationships, educational failure, criminal behavior, or organic dysfunction. The past cannot be changed, but the individual can change the effects of negative forces by changing his/her responses to them and taking advantage of existing resources for a brighter future. The key to success is character transformation. Deeply rooted character transformation results in long-lasting behavior changes and leads to restored or new relationships with family and society. Character transformation is a spiritual process that begins when the individual acknowledges his sinfulness and helplessness and accepts the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ to restore him to fellowship with God. Spiritual empowerment overcomes chemical addictions and dysfunctional behaviors where emotional will power fails. An enhanced quality of spiritual, emotional and physical life and a different belief system motivate the individual to maintain his new lift style permanently. After leaving Good Samaritan, church attendance and personal Bible study solidifies the individual's way of life and helps prevent a relapse into destructive habits. Good Samaritan Ministries’ programs include residential substance abuse program at no cost to participants; work training programs to introduce the unemployed into the workplace and help establish job history; transitional apartments for newly employed ex-homeless persons; Food Bank - Collecting and distributing exceed food received from area grocery/bakery stores; holiday assistance for needy families with food baskets at Thanksgiving and gifts at Christmas; emergency assistance with food, household goods, clothing and money for needy families; and camping for children of public housing projects. In 2012: 43 Individuals completed Phase I of GSM’s programs; 26 Individuals completed Phase II of GSM’s programs; and 1,383 individuals/families were assisted through the services identified above.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, GSM's program expenses were:

Thrift stores 737,955
Shelter and rehabilitation 565,572
Work program 141,156
Other programs 126,446
Auto shop and auto sales 76,144
Total Program Expenses: $1,647,273
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Chief Executive : Dr. Michael D. McClary, President

Chair of the Board: Mr. Michael S. Beall
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Davenport & Company, LLC

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 30

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, grant proposals, and email & website appeals.
Fund raising costs were 20% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,852,490, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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The following information is based on GSM's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Contributions - cash 1,237,448
Contributions - noncash 615,042
Thrift store, yard and other sales 280,946
Rental income 278,273
Auto sales 49,188
Work program fees 33,573
Auto shop revenue 2,128
Other revenue 1,869
Investment income 249
Total Income $2,498,716


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 70%  Fund Raising: 16%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $2,498,716
Program expenses $1,647,273
Fund raising expenses 366,627
Administrative expenses 336,750
Total expenses $2,350,650
Income in Excess of Expenses 148,066
Beginning net assets 697,175
Ending net assets 845,241
Total liabilities 1,495,608
Total assets $2,340,849

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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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