Charity Review

Issued: February 2016 Expires: February 2018

Charity Seal Holder

The Main Place

Meets Standards
 
(740) 345-6874 112 S 3rd St, The Newark Recovery Center, Newark OH 43055-5335 www.themainplace.org
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Tax Status
  7. Financial
  8. BBB Comment
Conclusions

The Main Place meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Purpose

MISSION STATEMENT: 

The Main Place, Inc., Your Recovery Center, is a consumer-operated mental health recovery center that promotes recovery through peer support, socialization, education, and training. By working together, consumers build better lives for themselves, gain employment, maintain independence and earn acceptance within their communities.

Incorporated: 1999 in OH

Also Known As: The Main Place, Inc.

Programs

The Main Place provides:

 * Diagnostic Assessment

 * Diagnostic Impression

 * Peer Support

 * Individual Case Management(CPST)

 * Housing and Housing Support

 * Employment Assistance

 * Group Activities and Classes

 * Computer and Internet Training

Governance & Staff

Board Chair: Ms. Lauren Kellett Business Affiliation: Park National Bank

CEO: Mr. Cary Loughman, Co-Executive Director

CEO: Ms. Rhonda Gibson, Co-Executive Director

Board Size: 8

Staff: 15

Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Direct Mail Appeals Grant Proposals

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 3.98%

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.

Financial

The following information is based on The Main Place Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds
MHR Board $592,783
Medicaid $409,908
Other Grants and Contracts $69,409
Contributions $9,651
Rental Income net of vacancies $178,363
Other Non-rental Housing Income $1,520
In-kind Revenue $6,000
Interest $15
Developer's Fee $0
Miscellaneous Revenue $6,492
Net Assets Released from Restriction $18,110
Total Income: $1,292,251
 
Fusion Chart
 
Program Expenses: $773,722
Fundraising Expenses: $27,268
Administrative Expenses: $443,241
Total Expenses: $1,244,231
 
Income in Excess of Expenses: $48,020
 
Beginning Net Assets: $999,853
Ending Net Assets: $1,029,763
Total Liabilities: $1,463,469
Total Assets: $2,493,232

BBB Comment

A BBB Accredited Charity since February 18, 2016. BBB has determined that in addition to meeting BBB's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, The The Main Place, Inc. adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any complaints. Charities that display the BBB Accredited Charity Seal pay a fee for review/monitoring and for support of BBB's services to the public. BBB accreditation does not mean that this charity's programs or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB or that BBB has made a determination as to this charity's competency in performing services.


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Standard 1: Board Oversight


Description:

Organizations shall have a board of directors that provides adequate oversight of the charity's operations and its staff. Indication of adequate oversight includes, but is not limited to, regularly scheduled appraisals of the CEO's performance, evidence of disbursement controls such as board approval of the budget, fund raising practices, establishment of a conflict of interest policy, and establishment of accounting procedures sufficient to safeguard charity finances.

The Main Place does not meet meet this standard because:

The charity reports its Board of Directors has not approved a conflict of interest policy.

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Standard 8: Program Expenses


Description:

Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

The Main Place does not meet meet this standard because:

According to the charity's Audited Financial Statements for the year-ended 6/30/2014, the charity spent $701,331.00, or 57.48%, of its total expenses ($1,220,109.00) on program service activities.

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Standard 12: Detailed Expense Breakdown


Description:

Include in the financial statements a breakdown of expenses (e.g., salaries, travel, postage, etc.) that shows what portion of these expenses was allocated to program, fund raising, and administrative activities. If the charity has more than one major program category, the schedule should provide a breakdown for each category.

The Main Place does not meet meet this standard because:

The charity's Audited Financial Statements for the year-ended 6/30/2014 did not include a detailed functional breakdown of expenses by natural classification that shows what portion of the charity's expenses was allocated to program, fundraising, and administrative activities.

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Standard 13: Accurate Expense Reporting


Description:

Accurately report the charity's expenses, including any joint cost allocations, in its financial statements. For example, audited or unaudited statements which inaccurately claim zero fund raising expenses or otherwise understate the amount a charity spends on fund raising, and/or overstate the amount it spends on programs will not meet this standard.

The Main Place does not meet meet this standard because:

 

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Standard 14: Budget Plan


Description:

Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.

The Main Place does not meet meet this standard because:

The charity's budget for the current fiscal year does not identity the amounts to be spent on its major programs.

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Standard 16: Annual Report


Description:

Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

The Main Place does not meet meet this standard because:

The charity states that it does not provide its annual report covering its activities for the past fiscal year to the public upon request.

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Standard 17: Website Disclosures


Description:

Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

The Main Place does not meet meet this standard because:

Although the charity solicits for contribution on its website, http://www.themainplace.org, the charity does not describe its past year program service accomplishments on its website, the charity does not provide a roster of its Board of Directors on its website, the charity does not provide a roster of the officers of its Board of Directors on its website, the charity does not list its total income for the past fiscal year on its website, the charity does not list its total program expenses for the past fiscal year on its website, the charity does not list its total fundraising expenses for the past fiscal year on its website, the charity does not list its total administrative expenses for the past fiscal year on its website and the charity does not list its total end-of-year net assets for the past fiscal year on its website.