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Men's Shelter of Charlotte Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 03/26/2009.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Men's Shelter of Charlotte Inc.
Phone: (704) 334-3187
Fax: (704) 334-1545
Address: 1210 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28236-6471
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Report Creation Date: April 18, 2013
Report Expiration Date: April 18, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1985
Principal: Mr. W. Carson Dean, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mr. W. Carson Dean, Executive Director - (704) 334-3187 or
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1985, NC
Employees: 70 Full Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: Men's Shelter of Charlotte Inc. is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Uptown Shelter
Men's Shelter

Stated Purpose

Uptown Shelter's mission is to help men experiencing homelessness by providing safe emergency shelter and meeting basic needs, addressing barriers relating to homelessness and self-sufficiency, and helping to obtain and maintain more appropriate housing.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Uptown Shelter's programs include basic shelter, food, clothing and access to other services and resources needed for a client to rebuild his life to get out of homelessness.

Total Program Expenses:$3,269,233


Chief Executive Officer:Carson Dean, Executive Director
Board Size:18
Paid Staff Size:70 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Uptown Shelter's fundraisingmethods include direct mail appeals, grant proposals, and requests via newsletters.

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.


According to Men's Shelter of Charlotte Inc.'s IRS 990 for the year ended June 30, 2012:

 Total Income:$3,414,764
Expenses     % of total
% of total
  Programs: $3,269,233   84.49% 95.74%
  Fund Raising: $362,059   9.36% 10.60%
  Administrative: $237,884   6.15% 6.97%
  Other: $0   0.00% 0.00%
  Total Expenses: $3,869,176
* Excess of Expenses over Income$454,412
Ending Net Assets:$2,075,832
Total Assets$3,218,111
Total Liabilities$1,142,279

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
PO Box 36471
Charlotte, NC  28236-6471

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ID: 117569
Report as of April 18, 2014 19:56
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