Evansville Rescue Mission

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For over 100 years, the Evansville Rescue Mission has stood as a beacon in our community to those looking for vital services for survival, and for those looking for a place to serve. Many have sacrificed much so that this ministry would not only survive, but thrive.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Evansville Rescue Mission
500 East Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47713

Website: evansvillerescuemission.org

Phone: 812-421-3800

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 350942622

CEO/President: Tracy L. Gorman

Chairman: Daniel C. Bugher

Board size: 16

Founder: Ernest and Edna Reveal

Ruling year: 1951

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


To see every man, woman and child we serve equipped to be productive citizens who enjoy lasting success in Christ. As our community's oldest and largest ministry of its kind, your ERM seeks to restore dignity, health, and hope through sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those in need.

Mission statement

We exist to glorify God by meeting the basic needs of those we serve and by sharing with them the life-changing message that "Jesus Saves".

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating488 of 103390 of 161
Fund acquisition rating645 of 1035108 of 161
Resource allocation rating287 of 103547 of 161
Asset utilization rating568 of 103398 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$117,082$144,984$169,127$178,961$203,304
Short-term investments$417,623$215,868$401,807$402,538$764,762
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,977,481$728,282$972,253$1,820,490$1,866,782
Long-term investments$191,357$104,598$122,370$126,698$1,297
Fixed assets$5,875,872$6,122,189$6,048,368$4,876,418$4,831,594
Other long-term assets$1,148,461$1,098,939$915,864$1,001,426$790,686
Total long-term assets$7,215,690$7,325,726$7,086,602$6,004,542$5,623,577
Total assets$9,193,171$8,054,008$8,058,855$7,825,032$7,490,359
Payables and accrued expenses$143,386$90,915$179,391$197,822$191,812
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$143,386$90,915$179,391$197,822$191,812
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$277,702$10,655$22,210
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$277,702$10,655$22,210
Total liabilities$143,386$90,915$457,093$208,477$214,022
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$7,954,656$6,897,713$6,695,068$6,320,176$6,494,330
With donor restrictions$1,095,129$1,065,380$906,694$1,296,379$782,007
Net assets$9,049,785$7,963,093$7,601,762$7,616,555$7,276,337
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,477,691$2,492,532$2,495,486$2,303,831$2,418,278
Program service revenue$2,218,560$2,189,946$2,103,572$2,056,795$2,040,020
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$37,421$115,565$22,778$109,699$63,561
Other revenue$110,831$373,280($80,613)$206,415$32,280
Total other revenue$2,366,812$2,678,791$2,045,737$2,372,909$2,135,861
Total revenue$5,844,503$5,171,323$4,541,223$4,676,740$4,554,139
Program services$4,053,919$3,931,640$3,570,761$3,369,439$3,272,698
Management and general$223,241$346,343$448,092$444,436$415,870
Total expenses$4,757,811$4,809,992$4,556,016$4,336,522$4,248,384
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,086,692$361,331($14,793)$340,218$305,755
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,086,692$361,331($14,793)$340,218$305,755


Reverend Tracy L GormanPresident/Ce$137,708

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/14/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1917, the ministries of your Evansville Rescue Mission commenced under the vision and leadership of its co-founders, Dr. Ernest "Pappy" Reveal and his wife, Mrs. Edna Reveal. Originally on Main Street and near the corner of First Street in downtown Evansville, your local Mission was transferred to larger quarters on Second Street for fifteen years where Dr. and Mrs. Reveal established themselves as prominent leaders in the Tri-State community.

Later in 1932, the Mission moved to the corner of Ninth and Locust streets where the entire block of the Keller-Crescent Printing Company was purchased through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ingleheart.

Leading up to his death in 1959, Pappy touched countless lives by reaching out to the lost and those often shunned in society through the different ministries of the Evansville Rescue Mission, including Mission's church home, the Evansville Christian Center.

Having big shoes to fill, Mr. George Blackmore became the Rescue Mission's second President and eventually moved the Mission in 1972 to 300 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. where our homeless services took place for more than thirty years.

In February 2013, the Evansville Rescue Mission was able to successfully move our main campus to 500 East Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713. What used to be Evansville's Veteran Administrative and Medical Clinic, the ERM now completes our operations all under one roof in a one-level, 32,000 square foot, handicap-accessible facility.

Throughout our 100 years of rich history, the Mission has been able to weather the storm financially through sound leadership, through fiscal responsibility, and through caring, generous folks living right here in the Tri-State.

Program accomplishments

Provides 259,000 meals each year, & 56,000 nights of safe shelter
Camp Reveal serves 400 children who attend our Day & Summer Camp Programs
Youth Care Center counsels & cares for more than 900 boys and girls each year


Since your Evansville Rescue Mission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, our ministry relies on the generosity of private, tax-deductible donations from a variety of funding sources. We do not receive funding from the federal or state government and are not a United Way agency.