John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation

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Summary

The John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation for Justice, Reconciliation & Community Development (JVMPF) is a non-profit organization that teaches and promotes the principles of Christian Community development and racial reconciliation. It was founded in Pasadena, California in February 1983 by Drs. John M. and Vera Mae Perkins and a few friends and supporters. In 1998 it moved to Jackson, Mississippi to begin its work in the economically and physically deteriorating West Jackson community.

Through years of experience among the poor, Dr. John Perkins recognized that the problems encountered by those living in West Jackson and similar communities cannot be solved without strong commitment and risky actions on the part of ordinary Christians with heroic faith. He observed that most creative long-term solutions to the problems of the poor came from grass-roots and church-based efforts of people who saw themselves as the replacements, the agents of Jesus here on earth and in their own neighborhoods and communities.

The John and Vera Mae Perkins philosophy is a community development concept. It wasn't developed in a classroom, nor formulated by those foreign to the poor community. Our Biblical principles are practical and evolved from years of living and working among families living in our target area. In rural Mississippi, John Perkins first developed this philosophy. He, his wife, Dr. Vera Mae Perkins, and their children have lived out this philosophy for more than 61 years.


Contact information

Mailing address:
John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation
PO Box 10773
Jackson, MS 39289-0773

Website: www.jvmpf.org

Phone: (601) 354-1563

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 953818477

CEO/President: Elizabeth, Priscilla, and Deborah Perkins

Chairman: Gary Vander Ark

Board size: 19

Founder: Gary Vander Ark

Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1985


Purpose

The John M Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation ("JPFR") strives to support Christian churches and other Christian organizations; to encourage the study of the Holy Bible and grant aid, materially and spiritually, to the distressed, the homeless and the needy, to assist minorities in bettering their lives and communities; and to lessen racial tensions in a spirit of Christian harmony.


Mission statement

Encouraging and developing leaders and resources to further the vision of wholistic Christian community development and racial reconciliation.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating861 of 110289 of 122
Fund acquisition rating185 of 110320 of 122
Resource allocation rating1079 of 1103120 of 122
Asset utilization rating937 of 1102104 of 122

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%2%2%3%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%1%2%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
88%88%84%79%78%84%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%2%3%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
12%12%16%21%22%16%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%59%52%55%63%59%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%103%65%75%87%83%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%60%34%42%54%49%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-3%35%25%13%17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-1%14%9%5%6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%39%46%42%37%41%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.840.300.260.250.310.28
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.761.831.882.132.362.71
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.720.550.490.540.740.75
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
16.96290.06118.97109.3699.4654.93
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.000.010.010.010.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.2721.7324.2321.9016.1215.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%0%1%1%1%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
102%331%379%389%318%357%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$223,478$208,470$183,060$175,960$123,749
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,376$5,369$32,502$12,895$6,204
Short-term investments$884,513$903,883$634,250$510,048$451,703
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,112,367$1,117,722$849,812$698,903$581,656
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$919,641$985,965$961,557$949,833$992,639
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$919,641$985,965$961,557$949,833$992,639
Total assets$2,032,008$2,103,687$1,811,369$1,648,736$1,574,295
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$3,835$9,395$7,771$7,027$10,590
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$3,835$9,395$7,771$7,027$10,590
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,073$12,337$10,897$2,717$2,924
Total long-term liabilities$4,073$12,337$10,897$2,717$2,924
Total liabilities$7,908$21,732$18,668$9,744$13,514
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,865,210$1,952,201$1,666,947$1,507,238$1,450,891
With donor restrictions$158,890$129,754$125,754$131,754$109,890
Net assets$2,024,100$2,081,955$1,792,701$1,638,992$1,560,781
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$523,125$705,955$485,939$460,047$444,536
Program service revenue$12,649$16,466$7,975$38,879$79,500
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,849$9,720$29,264$8,426$7,100
Other revenue$47,846$106,040$91,946$86,036($2,460)
Total other revenue$72,344$132,226$129,185$133,341$84,140
Total revenue$595,469$838,181$615,124$593,388$528,676
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$360,100$287,100$255,762$322,924$258,925
Management and general$240,535$250,369$192,105$192,253$178,349
Fundraising$11,610$11,458$13,548$0$0
Total expenses$612,245$548,927$461,415$515,177$437,274
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($16,776)$289,254$153,709$78,211$91,402
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($16,776)$289,254$153,709$78,211$91,402

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
John M PerkinsPresident Emeritus$54,500
Priscilla PerkinsCo-President/Board Member$44,500

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

Biography - The Legacy of John and Vera Mae Perkins

Founders of Mendenhall Ministries & Bible Church

John, Vera Mae and their families have ministered among the poor for the past 56 years. In 1960, the couple left a successful life in California and moved back to Mendenhall, MS to begin living out a new principle. In 12 years, John Perkins helped start a day-care center, youth program, church, cooperative farm, thrift store, housing repair ministry, a health center, and an adult education program.

John and Vera Mae also organized their communities during the Civil Rights era. With marches, community action and bravely taking a stand in their own personal lives, John and Vera Mae led the way for civil disobedience. Their children were some of the first students to integrate their local schools and they sheltered the difficulties of that time together as a family.

John was brutally beaten by law enforcement during this time. He was imprisoned after he attempted to free black college students from Tougaloo College and Jackson State University who had been jailed for freedom marching with the Perkins.

Today, Mendenhall Ministries continues under the leadership of Artis & Carolyn Fletcher and Dr. Carrie Turner.


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