Christian Appalachian Project

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Summary

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love through service in Appalachia.

Since our founding more than 50 years ago, we have been committed to improving the lives of Appalachian children, families and seniors who are struggling to escape poverty.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Appalachian Project
P.O. Box 55911
Lexington, KY 40555-5911

Website: www.christianapp.org

Phone: 866-270-4CAP (4227)

Email: capinfo@chrisapp.org


Organization details

EIN: 610661137

CEO/President: Guy Adams

Chairman: Jackie Collier

Board size: 18

Founder: Father Ralph Beiting

Ruling year: 1966

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our guiding principles are to:

Promote the dignity and self-worth of individuals by promoting self-help.
Practice and encourage good stewardship of and accountability for all of the resources entrusted to us.
Foster individual growth among staff, volunteers, donors, and program participants.
Live out and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ through all of our actions.
Foster open, honest and effective communication both inside and outside the organization.
Involve the Appalachian people at all social and economic levels in developing a solution to poverty.


Mission statement

Christian Appalachian Project's mission is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love through service in Appalachia.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating72 of 10226 of 76
Fund acquisition rating428 of 102428 of 76
Resource allocation rating108 of 10249 of 76
Asset utilization rating42 of 10224 of 76

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%7%8%10%8%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%7%8%10%8%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
78%97%99%99%98%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%8%10%8%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
22%3%1%1%2%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%90%88%85%89%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%95%100%101%98%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%85%88%86%87%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%5%0%-1%2%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
10%27%1%-5%7%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%3%3%5%4%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.814.314.613.634.203.51
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.041.471.681.871.811.86
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.736.327.766.797.616.52
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.1223.8123.3926.0737.8814.42
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.040.040.040.030.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.931.821.481.701.541.71
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%8%14%8%8%11%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
3%0%5%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
97%21%19%25%22%25%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$8,674,319$3,845,296$814,684$1,442,050$1,397,050
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,346,259$1,745,760$2,635,856$3,213,151$3,047,458
Short-term investments$14,214,390$11,783,513$11,217,423$11,246,615$10,564,662
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$25,234,968$17,374,569$14,667,963$15,901,816$15,009,170
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$11,767,053$11,876,557$12,758,285$12,874,092$12,859,500
Other long-term assets$9,223$14,656$19,487$24,182$29,151
Total long-term assets$11,776,276$11,891,213$12,777,772$12,898,274$12,888,651
Total assets$37,011,244$29,265,782$27,445,735$28,800,090$27,897,821
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$1,059,862$742,914$562,689$419,753$1,040,778
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,059,862$742,914$562,689$419,753$1,040,778
Debt$0$1,481,900$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,734,468$1,784,853$1,679,114$1,861,423$2,044,194
Total long-term liabilities$1,734,468$3,266,753$1,679,114$1,861,423$2,044,194
Total liabilities$2,794,330$4,009,667$2,241,803$2,281,176$3,084,972
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$29,095,251$20,695,638$20,421,952$21,867,482$21,123,817
With donor restrictions$5,121,663$4,560,477$4,781,980$4,651,432$3,689,032
Net assets$34,216,914$25,256,115$25,203,932$26,518,914$24,812,849
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$163,826,787$133,715,375$97,269,938$120,827,521$95,223,265
Program service revenue$266,223$296,531$383,126$485,585$437,698
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,008,734$1,415,745$307,368$909,199$1,103,609
Other revenue$539,513($321,748)$457,539$580,842$515,529
Total other revenue$4,814,470$1,390,528$1,148,033$1,975,626$2,056,836
Total revenue$168,641,257$135,105,903$98,417,971$122,803,147$97,280,101
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$143,346,420$119,024,777$85,098,767$107,176,272$82,974,081
Management and general$5,066,709$4,624,867$4,797,655$4,496,116$5,471,874
Fundraising$11,098,308$11,153,149$9,730,236$9,266,114$9,349,895
Total expenses$159,511,437$134,802,793$99,626,658$120,938,502$97,795,850
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$9,129,820$303,110($1,208,687)$1,864,645($515,749)
Other changes in net assets($169,021)($250,927)($106,295)($158,580)($222,345)
Total change in net assets$8,960,799$52,183($1,314,982)$1,706,065($738,094)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Guy AdamsPresident/CEO$224,186
Brian StiefelController/Corp Treasurer$145,909
Gloria JordanVP of Administration$141,395
Anita SealsVP of Human Resources$136,281
Phyllis CaudillVP of Philanthropy$135,147

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020


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 5/4/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

For over 50 years, Christian Appalachian Project has served the people of Appalachia by building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love.

Our work started when Reverend Ralph W. Beiting, a Catholic priest from northern Kentucky, was assigned to pastor a large portion of east-central Kentucky. Through his outreach, he witnessed tremendous poverty in Appalachia. He saw children weak from hunger, families beaten down by hardship, seniors living in fear and isolation, and communities desperate for hope.

With the help of family and friends, he provided food, clothing, and other essentials to neighbors in need. What started small quickly grew, and Christian Appalachian Project was founded in 1964.

Through donor support, dedicated volunteers, and a selfless staff, CAP now touches the lives of more than 1 million people each year. By working with other local food banks and humanitarian service providers, our reach extends to parts of all 13 states of the Appalachian region, including Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Appalachia is home to many proud Americans, but it is also home to some of the poorest regions of our nation. Your gift provides nutritious food, warm clothing, and safe housing to people in need.