Cherry Street Mission Ministries

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Since 1947, we have been serving people in need by cooking them meals, offering housing, and most importantly pointing them to the hope found in Jesus Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Cherry Street Mission Ministries
1501 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43604


Phone: 419-214-3007

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 341133369

CEO/President: Ann Ebbert

Chairman: Joshua Rochon

Board size: 14

Founder: Jessie and Bertha Fleck

Ruling year: 1950

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Cherry Street Mission Ministries envisions our full community, rooted in God's Grace, where all people are empowered with wholeness of spirit, soul, and body and able to live and participate as contributing members of society. We deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its new life of freedom to men, women, and families and we are directed by the two Great Commandments: Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12: 29-31)

Mission statement

Cherry Street Mission Ministries is committed to delivering solutions that will reverse the cycle of poverty for people in our communities through purposeful discipleship and restoration of hope while releasing God's greatness.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating566 of 110460 of 140
Fund acquisition rating247 of 110519 of 140
Resource allocation rating941 of 1105117 of 140
Asset utilization rating494 of 110453 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,809,244$938,478$933,966$1,253,774$1,395,992
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,792,563$3,679,339$3,056,710$2,436,103$2,089,039
Long-term investments$213,257$209,422$283,001$150,943$164,945
Fixed assets$7,193,513$5,642,893$5,563,761$5,788,139$5,360,336
Other long-term assets$53,930$28,111$30,023$64,159$42,966
Total long-term assets$7,460,700$5,880,426$5,876,785$6,003,241$5,568,247
Total assets$11,253,263$9,559,765$8,933,495$8,439,344$7,657,286
Payables and accrued expenses$749,863$486,355$415,966$445,622$238,446
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$749,863$486,355$415,966$445,622$238,446
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$445,862$452,269$779,800$1,191,849$1,257,901
Total liabilities$1,195,725$938,624$1,195,766$1,637,471$1,496,347
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$8,608,623$7,156,020$6,429,608$5,726,942$4,926,803
With donor restrictions$1,448,915$1,465,121$1,308,121$1,074,931$1,234,136
Net assets$10,057,538$8,621,141$7,737,729$6,801,873$6,160,939
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$8,008,793$6,184,738$6,632,073$5,883,478$6,081,186
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,634$2,867$5,336$36,253($98,144)
Other revenue$150,246$192,233$121,614$256,836$47,632
Total other revenue$153,880$195,100$126,950$293,089($50,512)
Total revenue$8,162,673$6,379,838$6,759,023$6,176,567$6,030,674
Program services$4,699,067$4,273,106$4,237,201$3,722,277$4,741,088
Management and general$1,508,558$753,632$1,195,198$1,400,994$1,116,570
Total expenses$6,676,150$5,512,238$5,842,434$5,553,691$6,358,872
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,486,523$867,600$916,589$622,876($328,198)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,486,523$867,600$916,589$622,876($328,198)


Ann EbbertPresident/CEO$164,125

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/14/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Humble Beginnings

Jessie and Bertha Fleck founded Cherry Street Mission Ministries in 1947, their calling was to provide people in need with sustenance for the body and nourishment for the soul. Named for its location on Cherry Street in Toledo, the mission provided meals, housing, and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the poor and homeless.

A Wide Footprint

Cherry Street serves those living in poverty throughout our region. As the largest entity acting as a homeless shelter, Cherry Street has been here of the community for generations. Within those years, our focus has expanded beyond basic needs, like food and shelter; to plan development and a continuum of care. Similarly, our area of responsibility has expanded to include more rural counties and areas outside of the central city. Simply put, poverty occurs all across northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Program accomplishments