Atlanta Mission

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Atlanta Mission is the city's largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women and children.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Atlanta Mission
2353 Bolton Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318


Phone: 404-588-4000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 580572430

CEO/President: Jim Reese

Chairman: Thomas L. Wilkes

Board size: 25


Ruling year: 1947

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Our vision is a community united in ending homelessness, one friend at a time. Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, temporary shelter, recovery programming, job attainment and transitional housing for more than 950 men, women and children daily. We believe that a relationship with Christ is the key to restoration, redemption, and sustainable change for everyone. We invest in the spiritual, personal, and professional development of people, restoring and equipping them to intentional living. We believe that in empowering and coaching people toward excellence, we impact the quality of all we do.

Various factors lead to homelessness - job loss, eviction, family tragedy, addiction, domestic violence, a major health condition, and more. The common denominator is a major crack in their life foundation. Our programs are multi-pronged and multi-layered, designed to meet people where life has led them.

Mission statement

Atlanta Mission transforms, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating884 of 1033141 of 161
Fund acquisition rating759 of 1035130 of 161
Resource allocation rating794 of 1035124 of 161
Asset utilization rating657 of 1033113 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,192,952$8,726,301$1,641,099$2,527,817$444,764
Short-term investments$21,627,196$17,030,992$17,452,123$17,485,452$17,694,484
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$32,456,636$37,824,393$24,679,258$22,733,244$21,014,877
Long-term investments$1,536$1,536$1,536$1,536$0
Fixed assets$17,001,078$19,970,319$22,571,977$19,271,173$19,392,571
Other long-term assets$12,563,742$50,792$50,792$50,792$50,792
Total long-term assets$29,566,356$20,022,647$22,624,305$19,323,501$19,443,363
Total assets$62,022,992$57,847,040$47,303,563$42,056,745$40,458,240
Payables and accrued expenses$727,104$1,315,613$686,370$700,042$386,821
Other current liabilities$764,874$2,448,241$482,323$487,373$492,424
Total current liabilities$1,491,978$3,763,854$1,168,693$1,187,415$879,245
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$13,517$48,410
Total liabilities$1,491,978$3,763,854$1,168,693$1,200,932$927,655
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$45,584,854$32,010,593$34,675,677$32,431,983$31,332,485
With donor restrictions$14,946,160$22,072,593$11,459,193$8,423,830$8,198,100
Net assets$60,531,014$54,083,186$46,134,870$40,855,813$39,530,585
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$21,376,452$27,436,934$21,551,729$17,143,652$14,438,911
Program service revenue$2,425,054$2,333,662$2,618,835$2,618,265$2,643,769
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$489,670($2,395,210)$878,740$1,558,446$2,267,919
Other revenue($178,732)($648,528)($161,330)($247,763)($147,324)
Total other revenue$2,735,992($710,076)$3,336,245$3,928,948$4,764,364
Total revenue$24,112,444$26,726,858$24,887,974$21,072,600$19,203,275
Program services$14,097,243$14,498,239$15,126,836$14,950,208$13,503,237
Management and general$1,790,323$1,986,425$1,925,790$1,734,059$1,480,179
Total expenses$19,062,451$19,027,751$19,674,198$19,429,491$17,707,982
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$5,049,993$7,699,107$5,213,776$1,643,109$1,495,293
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,049,993$7,699,107$5,213,776$1,643,109$1,495,293


James H ReeseCEO/Officer and Director/Trustee$342,364
Heather ClarsonChief Development Officer$198,780
Jeff CornelisonChief Operating Officer$191,893
Michael SouthernChief Financial Officer$168,174
James BarrellSalesforce Director$116,689
Vanessa CareyVP of Women and Children's Services$111,645
Shana DanielsDirector of Thrift Ministries$104,835

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/4/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Since its 1938 beginnings, this Christian nonprofit ministry has grown from a small soup kitchen to a multi-facility organization serving Metro Atlanta's large homeless population. In 1938, Atlanta Union Mission was established on Crew Street as a soup kitchen to feed homeless men displaced by The Great Depression. Today, Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. We serve more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.


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