Better Business Bureau Report for
Hand In Hand Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Hand In Hand Ministries
Address: 518 N. 26th St.
  Louisville, KY 40212
Phone: 502-459-9930
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1999, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Hand in Hand Ministries builds strong communities and transforms lives through cultural immersion, education, housing and healthcare.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Hand In Hand Ministries meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Hand in Hand Ministries works to make its vision a reality through a number of agency projects in Belize, Nicaragua, Appalachian and Louisville in the United States. The agency also partners with other local organizations. In general, Hand In Hand Ministries works locally and in Central America, the Caribbean and Appalachia. Hand In Hand Ministries does not proselytize, letting its actions speak for the organization. Agency projects include building homes and operating an outreach program for children and their families who are marginalized by poverty and disease. In Managua, Nicaragua, the agency sponsors over 90 students enrolled in private schools and assists their families through its holistic scholarship programs, Pathway to Change. Agency efforts in Appalachia flow through The Auxier Center near Prestonsburg, Kentucky and include a food pantry, material and moral support for families in need, home renovations and wheelchair ramps.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Hand In Hand Ministries's program expenses were:

Belize programs 663,141
Nicaragua programs 436,707
Appalachia programs 393,398
Gift in Kind distribution value 371,960
Other programs 78,157
Gift in Kind program expense 70,781
Total Program Expenses: $2,014,144
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Chief Executive : Marla Cautilli, CEO

Chair of the Board: Scott Karem
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: attorney

Co-Chair of the Board : Tom Wittman

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: retired IT consultant

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 33

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


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,394,989, 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 Hand In Hand Ministries's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $657,485 in unrestricted net assets and $816,696 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $612,486 invested in land, buildings, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 1,260,962
Imm trip & other program income 862,064
Charitable gaming, net of direct expenses 134,027
Investment & Other -14
Total Income $2,257,039


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $2,257,039
Program expenses $2,014,144
Fund raising expenses 192,270
Administrative expenses 159,357
Total expenses $2,365,771
Expenses in Excess of Income (108,732)
Beginning net assets 1,582,913
Ending net assets 1,474,181
Total liabilities 270,197
Total assets $1,744,378

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