Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County

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Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is a collaborative/network of nonprofits in Hamilton County. GSN utilizes two serving approaches, Direct and InDirect services, and in part is designed to ensure efficiency and communication among the different agencies, social services, nonprofits, local government, pantries, and businesses - as together we serve the needs of Hamilton County residents who are at-risk or underserved.

A community thrives when its residents are able to provide for themselves and their families. Meeting the needs of people in emergencies or crisis is our passion. We do that by serving our community directly (clients) and indirectly (Network). We are convinced that a combination of things affect the stability of individuals and families, including: education and training, sufficient income, and even an understanding of health issues. Addressing these and other life issues affect the basic needs of people - and that in turn strengthens our community. Our goal is to provide a hand-up and strong opportunities for personal empowerment. We are consistently multitasking and working together to address individual, family, community and Network needs, all designed to achieve a healthy, strong and vibrant Hamilton County.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County
12933 Parkside Drive
Fishers, IN 46038


Phone: 317-842-2603


Organization details

EIN: 204371453

CEO/President: Nancy S. Chance

Chairman: Nancy S. Chance

Board size: 10

Founder: Nancy S. Chance

Ruling year: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


The vision of Good Samaritan Network is to position ourselves in the community with a suitable location and with strong physical and financial resources - aligned to an effective organizational structure for the facilitation, collaboration, and coordination of appropriate services to those residents of Hamilton County in need of physical, spiritual and emotional support; who find themselves among the at-risk people we serve.

Mission statement

The mission of Good Samaritan Network is to demonstrate the unconditional love of Christ by serving the physical, financial and emotional needs of the underserved individuals and families in Hamilton County.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1 of 10221 of 76
Fund acquisition rating28 of 10241 of 76
Resource allocation rating15 of 10241 of 76
Asset utilization rating2 of 10221 of 76

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$33,009$24,791$31,510$12,419$13,230
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$184,812$376,901$402,915$344,499$219,798
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,689$14,592$19,326$28,338$42,793
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$18,689$14,592$19,326$28,338$42,793
Total assets$203,501$391,493$422,241$372,837$262,591
Payables and accrued expenses$5,546$24,917$14,994$23,617$21,235
Other current liabilities$0$60,000$115,000$85,000$70,000
Total current liabilities$5,546$84,917$129,994$108,617$91,235
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$5,546$84,917$129,994$108,617$91,235
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$197,955$298,698$284,369$256,342$150,070
With donor restrictions$0$7,878$7,878$7,878$21,286
Net assets$197,955$306,576$292,247$264,220$171,356
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$14,671,105$20,659,559$14,956,158$12,266,009$11,304,719
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total revenue$14,671,105$20,659,559$14,956,158$12,266,009$11,304,719
Program services$14,534,117$20,431,926$14,731,687$11,987,386$11,085,481
Management and general$194,035$146,654$138,975$155,040$133,215
Total expenses$14,779,725$20,645,231$14,933,693$12,173,145$11,301,657
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($108,620)$14,328$22,465$92,864$3,062
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($108,620)$14,328$22,465$92,864$3,062


Nancy ChanceExecutive Director$27,692

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


The underlying beginnings of GSN actually found its roots in the heart of Nancy (Mason) Chance when she was only four years old. As a very small child she was moved by the needs of others. In fact, this driving passion to help naturally originated due to a focused family value of helping people. Her earliest recollection of initially executing and extending this value became evident along a simple railroad track near her grandfather's cabinet and carpentry shop. The idea was simple. Take what you have and share it with others. From that moment on her life would be never the same as the call to be an advocate for people continued to root and define itself in her childlike beginnings.

From childhood thru her adult life she felt God continue to expand her passion and felt-need to reach out to help people who were hurting and experiencing life crisis and emergencies. Eventually she founded GSN based on that call and compassion for people. She worked diligently from her home to coordinate an extensive effort to serve people. She was meticulous in finding creative ways to repurpose goods (food, clothing, toys, etc) and to even raise funds to assist families financially. In fact, it was Hamilton County government leaders and various social agencies that came to her and asked her to consider how she might coordinate an approach that would ensure efficiency and help eliminate duplication of services in Hamilton County - especially during the holidays. That began what we now call the "InDirect Services" or the "Network" part of Good Samaritan Network.

Good Samaritan Network has grown and expanded its services to what has now become an intermediary hybrid nonprofit charity status organization ( a go-between or intermediate agent of one or more sources) working uniquely with both clients and organizations to intermediate the needs of Hamilton County's underserved. The hope of helping build better lives for people is not limited to food and shelter insecurities or financial instability, it reaches to the spiritual and everyday life, as well as education, job and health issues.

Nancy has always believed that cultivating a culture of doing good - the principle of the Good Samaritan - would ultimately and significantly impact the residents of Hamilton County. Further, community outreach lets the public know that no matter who you are, no matter where you live or work - everyone can invest in the communities they live in. So that giving back is not just a social responsibility or moral obligation, but quite simply, it's just the right thing to do to meet people at their need!

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