Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry

The information on this page was last updated 4/8/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Bringing the Good News to the Forgotten


Contact information

Mailing address:
Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry
1480 Buchanan Ave
SW Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Website: jailministry.org

Phone: 616-784-4620

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 381813208

CEO/President: Nate DeWard

Chairman: Robert Ellis

Board size: 9

Founder:

Ruling year: 1966

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Purpose

Our vision is for every incarcerated person to experience new life in Christ and develop healthy family, church, and community relationships.


Mission statement

Our mission is to provide Christ-centered hope and healing through biblically-based, chaplain led, volunteer jail ministries.


Statement of faith

Donor confidence score

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating846 of 111280 of 121
Fund acquisition rating1011 of 1114100 of 121
Resource allocation rating939 of 1114103 of 121
Asset utilization rating203 of 111223 of 121

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%13%11%8%9%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%13%11%8%9%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%99%92%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%12%12%10%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%1%8%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%74%71%71%71%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%113%84%66%92%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%83%60%47%66%77%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-13%16%34%8%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-22%26%68%35%26%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%15%17%17%18%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.821.771.331.022.225.10
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.771.241.161.181.101.24
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.662.191.541.202.456.34
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
15.2018.0214.1816.0710.623.19
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.060.070.060.090.31
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.445.167.249.394.431.30
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%9%6%23%47%25%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%18%38%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
101%52%71%76%24%15%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$1,137,199$1,018,276$938,352$633,407$252,223
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$33,598$434,691$430,138$37,216$24,621
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,170,797$1,452,967$1,368,490$670,623$276,844
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$219,891$233,332$195,680$70,161$67,195
Other long-term assets$64,667$0$48,314$0$0
Total long-term assets$284,558$233,332$243,994$70,161$67,195
Total assets$1,455,355$1,686,299$1,612,484$740,784$344,039
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$64,984$102,459$85,151$63,170$86,652
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$64,984$102,459$85,151$63,170$86,652
Debt$0$0$283,345$283,345$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$64,667$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$64,667$0$283,345$283,345$0
Total liabilities$129,651$102,459$368,496$346,515$86,652
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,287,399$1,482,515$1,157,979$285,662$174,370
With donor restrictions$38,305$101,325$86,009$108,607$83,017
Net assets$1,325,704$1,583,840$1,243,988$394,269$257,387
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$2,244,193$2,443,323$2,483,874$1,780,269$1,820,589
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$33,256$210,838$1,574$775$847
Other revenue$330$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$33,586$210,838$1,574$775$847
Total revenue$2,277,779$2,654,161$2,485,448$1,781,044$1,821,436
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$1,896,164$1,582,510$1,164,788$1,171,272$1,396,145
Management and general$384,793$377,212$273,729$303,989$177,708
Fundraising$288,679$279,718$201,704$169,071$181,742
Total expenses$2,569,636$2,239,440$1,640,221$1,644,332$1,755,595
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($291,857)$414,721$845,227$136,712$65,841
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($291,857)$414,721$845,227$136,712$65,841

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Nathan DewardExecutive Director$100,090

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/8/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History


Program accomplishments

Over 2,000 Volunteers serve in jails across Michigan

Over 15,000 Bibles distributed each year

Over 16,000 Bible courses completed each year


Needs