Matthew 25, Inc.
625 Benton Avenue Box 120
Nashville TN 37204
Lending a hand is the least we can do.
Mission Statement
Matthew 25 provides transitional housing and support services to homeless men in the Nashville-Davidson County area who have the potential to establish self-sufficiency within the period of their participation in the program.
CEO/Executive Director Patrick Clemens
Board Chair Mr Hal E Sauer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1986
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Projected Expenses $546,800.00
Projected Annual Revenue $589,500.00 (2015)
Mission Matthew 25 provides transitional housing and support services to homeless men in the Nashville-Davidson County area who have the potential to establish self-sufficiency within the period of their participation in the program.
Background Matthew 25 had its beginning in 1986. It was the combined efforts of Fletch Coke and Ames Davis from Christ Church Cathedral and Cotton Clark and Sue Spickard from First Presbyterian Church. They recognized that homeless men with full time jobs needed more structured and supportive housing than what was available in night-by-night programs. Their combined efforts resulted in the creation of a place from which homeless men could go to work, return to a home-like environment, and there, with the help of a caring staff, be taught the skills needed to live more effective lives.Matthew 25 opened its doors on 8th and Broadway with 22 beds. In 1991, it was relocated to Vine Hill Towers where 50 beds were made available. In December 2004, Matthew 25 started its Progressive Housing Program, which provides permanent apartments to “graduating” residents. This program serves to move residents from a group setting into a more self-sufficient setting.
In the past year Matthew 25 has under taken a full restructuring ot the organization.  A new Executive Director was hired in April 2011, Patrick Clemens with over twenty-five years of experience in non-profit work. We added a new Social Service Director, Sonya Johnson in October and a new Employment Counselor, Alvin Myles in February, 2012. This has lead to a great improvement in the services Matthew 25 offers. For example, currently 100% of the men at Matthew 25 are employed. We added an Administrative Assistant, Kristy Brandenberg in December. 
We also added a twelve passenger van to our organization in March.
For the coming year our goals are to add a LDAC Drug and Alcohol Counselor to complete our services staffing. Increase our fundraising from outside donors and to increase awareness and marketing for our organization. We also want to expand our outside housing program from eight units to twenty-four.
1) Professional kitchen equipment.
2) Volunteers to bring food and serve meals to residents, especially holidays
3) Outside organizations to conduct fundraising events.
4)  A&D Counselor 
5) Cash donations for program operations
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Mail a check, credit card.  We also have groups come and serve food on the weekends or do house keeping type work during the week.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Temporary Housing
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Homeless Shelters
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Homeless Services/Centers
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
Board Chair Statement
In the five years that I have been on the Board of Directors at Matthew 25, I have personally seen the success stories of clients that are told on this website and the Matthew 25 web site.  The Matthew 25 program has been proven to help men pick themselves off the streets and make them once again a productive member of society. As more and more veterans return from Iraq and Afganistan, their issues with Post Traumatic Syndrome will cause a larger population of homeless on the streets.  Matthew 25 is prepared to work, in conjuction with caring benefactors, with Veterans to ensure that they get the care they deserve.
CEO Statement

 There are so many reasons why a person becomes homeless and every person’s story is different. Homeless people often face insurmountable barriers to obtaining housing once they become homeless including lack of income, transportation, and family support. At Matthew 25 we are working to aid people who are homeless with the first steps out by providing safe, supportive emergency housing coupled with strong supports for employment. 


Description MT 25 provides transitional housing for 50 formerly homeless men. All residents must be employed. Mt 25 provides food, recreation, employment support, laundry facilities, and supportive services (counseling, support groups, 12-step groups)
Budget 363,883
Population Served Homeless, ,
The first 30 days of a man's residency at Matthew 25 is defined as "emergency" as the man is coming off the street.  In this 30 day period, the man completes an assessment to determine needs including medical, emotional, employment, and other needs which be addressed before entering our Transitional program.
Budget 216667
Population Served , Homeless,
Description MT 25 partners with area apartment complexes to provide structured housing to men who are working. With the support of HUD these men pay a maximum of 30% of their income for rent and a Matthew 25 staff person meets weekly with these men to address problems or concerns about independent living.
Budget 69450
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments
The challenge is to raise funds for a social service agency that deals with a chronic problem that faces all major metropolitian areas.  Unemployment and  addiction that leads to single men being homeless.
We are attempting to increase our reach into the community to raise awareness about this issue.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Hal E Sauer
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2012 to June 2015
Board Members
Ms. Karon Uzell Baggett Tennessee State UniversityVoting
Mr. Stephen Butler Terada, IncVoting
Mr. Richard "Dick" Flemming Cushman & Wakefield|CornerstoneVoting
Ms. Jennifer Halverson Adventureworks, Inc.Voting
Mr. John Kell National College of Business and TechnologyVoting
Mr. Kristopher D. Miller LBMCVoting
Ms. Tera Rica Murdock Esq.Waller/Lasden Attorneys at LawVoting
Mr. Hal Sauer Akiva SchoolVoting
Mr. Ryan Witherell Seigenthaler Public RelationsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 20%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Raising
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Directors & Officers Policy
General Property Coverage
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
CEO Comments MT 25 is aware that board diversity is important to agency well-being. While the board does not have ethnic diversity, 50% of the senior management staff represents minority groups.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Patrick Clemens
Term Start Apr 2011
Mr. Clemens has 25 years of experience in nonprofit management including the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, Recordings for the Blind and the Leukemia Society of America.
Former CEOs
Mr Leslie Cousins Jan 1989 - Nov 1994
Mr. Bob Jackson Dec 1994 - Dec 2010
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? No
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? No
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Jan 2009
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Senior Staff
Title Dir. of Social Services
Title Employment Counselor
CEO Comments
We have an employee handbook now in place. Staff review process and overall budget and financial oversite in place.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $589,500.00
Projected Expenses $546,800.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$360,317$304,350$291,167
Individual Contributions$121,601$110,731$217,923
Investment Income, Net of Losses$5,965$5,041$5,105
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$22,340($537)$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$8,066$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$498,543$483,792$556,979
Administration Expense$38,270$79,107$28,989
Fundraising Expense$6,279$19,893$21,106
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.850.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%83%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%5%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$113,307$128,754$187,720
Current Assets$102,058$128,754$100,546
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$21,504
Current Liabilities$39,858$71,068$16,724
Total Net Assets$73,449$57,686$149,492
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.561.816.01
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%11%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants $360,317Government Grants $304,350Government Grants $291,167
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $121,601Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $110,731Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts (Individuals) $217,923
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $50,419Program Service Revenue $60,981Program Service Revenue (Earned) $45,743
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2014
Organization Comments
Over next few years Matthew 25 is looking at a flat budget.  We will increase funding, but all monies will be put back into the organization for upgrading of programs and services. Financial Comments
Financials taken from the 990.
Financial documents prepared by Fraiser, Dean & Howard, PLLC.
Comments provided by Laurel Fisher 4/7/14.
Nonprofit Matthew 25, Inc.
Address 625 Benton Avenue Box 120
Nashville, TN 37204
Primary Phone (615) 383-9577
CEO/Executive Director Patrick Clemens
Board Chair Mr Hal E Sauer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Year of Incorporation 1986

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