Hope Gospel Mission

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Hope Gospel Mission provides food, shelter, clothing, life-changing rehabilitation programming and more to men, women, and children in western Wisconsin.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope Gospel Mission
2650 Mercantile Dr
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Website: hopegospelmission.org

Phone: 715-552-5566

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 391948605

CEO/President: Sandi Polzin

Chairman: Mike Donnelly

Board size: 11

Founder: Mike Donnelly

Ruling year: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2006


Our Vision: To be a leader in providing help and hope in the communities we serve, and see lives rescued, rebuilt, and renewed to be the people God created us to be.

Mission statement

Hope Gospel Mission exists to offer Christ-centered, life changing help to those who struggle with homelessness, brokenness and addiction. We help accomplish this mission by:

Meeting their basic needs without enabling them.
Requiring them to work and help support themselves.
Providing them a safe and orderly place to stay.
Addressing the root causes of their situation.
Offering them a complete life change through our Renewed Hope Program.
Sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Biblical values.
Involving them in local Bible-believing churches.
Keeping them accountable for their actions.
Showing them both care and correction.

Statement of faith

We believe in the authority and inspiration of the Bible. We believe the Word of God to be infallible and inerrant, our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (Ps. 19:7-11, Mt. 5:18, 24:35, Lk.1:33, 2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Pe. 1:3-4, 3:15-16).

We believe in one true God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, sovereign over all, eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1, Deu. 6:4, Is. 46:9-10, Mt. 28:19, 2 Cor. 13:14, Eph. 2:18, Rev. 1:4-5).

We believe in God the Son, God manifest in flesh, our Lord Jesus Christ, the world's only Savior. We believe in His pre-incarnate existence, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious death, His burial and bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His present mediatorial ministry, and His imminent personal return in power and glory. (Jn. 1:14, 1 Tim. 4:10, Jn. 1:1-2, Mt. 1:23, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Cor. 15:3-4, 2 Cor. 5:21, Heb. 9:15, Rev. 1:7).

We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, regenerates all true believers, and indwells and enables them to live a holy lifestyle of witness to our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jn. 16:7-8, Tit. 3:5, Rom. 8:9-12, Gal. 5:16).

We believe in the inherent sinfulness of mankind. We believe that man is born separated from God and is subject to His eternal judgment, wrath and condemnation. (Jer. 17:9-10, Rom. 3:23, 6:23).

We believe and proclaim that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to change the lives of all who truly believe and make them a new creation in Christ through the new birth. This salvation is provided freely by God's grace through the shed blood, the sacrificial death, and the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. This salvation is not by our own works but is evidenced by good works once obtained. (Rom. 1:16-17, 2 Cor. 5:17, Eph. 2:8-10, Jas. 2:17, 2 Cor. 5:21).

We believe in the eternal promise of Heaven to every believer who is born-again, and endures to the end. (Jn. 3:16, 10:27-30, Rom. 8:38-39, 2 Tim. 2:12, Heb. 3:4, Jude 1:1, 24, Rev. 3:21).

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead: believers to the full enjoyment of eternal life in heaven; unbelievers to the full condemnation of eternal death in hell (Jn. 5:25-26, 1 Cor. 15:51-52, 1 Th. 4:13-17, Rev. 20:11-15).

We believe in the local church and the importance of it in edifying and equipping the believer for the work of the ministry. Every believer should be a part of a local church, serve within, and be accountable to it (Eph. 4:11-12). We are not a church and will therefore partner with local Bible believing churches to provide this function.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating506 of 109481 of 161
Fund acquisition rating438 of 109764 of 161
Resource allocation rating489 of 109767 of 161
Asset utilization rating646 of 1094108 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$879,510$794,941$1,749,356$670,121$446,689
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,998,908$2,375,168$3,273,667$1,763,388$1,324,589
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,296,930$7,183,550$2,892,073$2,664,696$2,937,155
Other long-term assets$33,495$38,115$56,714$58,181$19,927
Total long-term assets$7,330,425$7,221,665$2,948,787$2,722,877$2,957,082
Total assets$10,329,333$9,596,833$6,222,454$4,486,265$4,281,671
Payables and accrued expenses$332,568$270,484$521,955$217,218$230,884
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$332,568$270,484$521,955$217,218$230,884
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$19,727$22,177$31,248$29,965$8,246
Total long-term liabilities$3,111,735$3,066,627$1,575,773$1,608,254$1,652,715
Total liabilities$3,444,303$3,337,111$2,097,728$1,825,472$1,883,599
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$6,706,371$6,016,497$2,819,126$2,440,160$2,397,572
With donor restrictions$176,659$243,225$1,305,300$220,633$500
Net assets$6,885,030$6,259,722$4,124,726$2,660,793$2,398,072
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,072,908$6,183,911$4,872,976$3,573,716$3,212,169
Program service revenue$21,750$43,659$11,552$5,896$3,692
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,435$1,902$125,351$3,382$2,019
Other revenue$130,983$146,873$113,733$87,795$86,514
Total other revenue$159,168$192,434$250,636$97,073$92,225
Total revenue$5,232,076$6,376,345$5,123,612$3,670,789$3,304,394
Program services$3,721,461$3,477,225$2,951,574$2,739,093$2,467,402
Management and general$472,491$312,415$286,049$286,266$277,886
Total expenses$4,606,768$4,241,349$3,659,679$3,408,068$3,144,511
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$625,308$2,134,996$1,463,933$262,721$159,883
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$625,308$2,134,996$1,463,933$262,721$159,883


Sandy PolzinExecutive Director$104,935

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/22/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Having opened in 1998, Hope Gospel Mission is committed to bringing hope to men, women, and now women with children struggling with homelessness and addiction in the Chippewa Valley and Western Wisconsin. Our passion is to be a beacon of hope to those struggling to stay afloat.

For those seeking short-term emergency housing, assistance in procuring safe, long-term housing, stable employment and a workable budget, Hope Gospel Mission is here for them. Much more essential, though, are our long-term programs dedicated to addressing the root causes of a person's problems. We ultimately want to see men and women become contributing, independent members of our society. This takes months of intensive work to break down bad habits, then build and reinforce good ones.

In all our work, we strive to share the Love of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior with those we meet-residents, donors, volunteers, and our neighbors throughout the world. As a "Gospel Mission," we believe that Christ is the key to both eternal salvation and life here on earth. It is amazing to see how our residents change when they accept the Gospel in their hearts. For as it says in Romans 8:31, "If God is for us, who can be against us?"(NIV).

Hope Gospel Mission was founded in December of 1998 under the direction of founder and current board president Mark Donnelly. At that time Mark had become quite concerned about the growing but 'invisible' population of homeless men and women in the Eau Claire area. It was apparent that there was a great need to serve these lost ones with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Hope Gospel Mission has seen hundreds of homeless people come through its doors since 1999.

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