Nashville Rescue Mission
639 Lafayette Street
Nashville TN 37203-4226
Men's shelter
Mission Statement

Following God’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves, Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing, and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems. Our goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Glenn Cranfield
Board Chair Mrs. Michelle York
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1954
Former Names
Nashville Union Rescue Mission
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $10,199,885.00
Projected Annual Revenue $13,615,723.00 (2014)
Statements
Mission

Following God’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves, Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing, and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems. Our goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community.

Background

In 1954, the Mission opened its doors to provide food, clothing and shelter to homeless men in the Nashville community. In 1968, the Mission expanded to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of homeless women and children in the community.

Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing hope for today, tomorrow and eternity to the hungry, homeless and hurting in Middle Tennessee.

Impact

Our work impacts the homeless community in Nashville on a daily basis. We serve over 2,000 meals each day and have over 1,000 beds available each night. We expect to serve over 660,000 meals and provide more than 300,000 nights of shelter throughout 2015. In 2014, we saw 23,269 volunteer engagements. The lasting, transformational impact that we see at Nashville Rescue Mission includes witnessing the chronically homeless transition into permanent housing, the single mother provide a safe haven for her children, broken families reunited, addictions overcome, and Biblical healing pursued.

Needs

We are in consistent need of financial donations, gifts-in-kind and volunteers. It costs $2.26 to provide a meal (and more) for one individual. Ongoing needed gifts-in-kind include canned goods, other food items, clothing, toiletries, and more. In addition, we have continual volunteer opportunities in several different areas. Almost any skill or passion can be utilized in a serving capacity at Nashville Rescue Mission.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Homeless Shelters
Secondary Organization Category Religion- Related / Christianity
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Travelers' Aid
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Cannon
TN - Cheatham
TN - Clay
TN - Coffee
TN - Cumberland
TN - Davidson
TN - Dekalb
TN - Dickson
TN - Fentress
TN - Franklin
TN - Giles
TN - Hickman
TN - Houston
TN - Humphreys
TN - Jackson
TN - Lawrence
TN - Lewis
TN - Lincoln
TN - Macon
TN - Marshall
TN - Maury
TN - Montgomery
TN - Moore
TN - Overton
TN - Perry
TN - Pickett
TN - Putnam
TN - Robertson
TN - Rutherford
TN - Smith
TN - Stewart
TN - Sumner
TN - Trousdale
TN - Van Buren
TN - Warren
TN - Wayne
TN - White
TN - Williamson
TN - Wilson
Board Chair Statement The Mission strives to be a good steward of all gifts given to us to help serve the needy of our community. We are blessed to have generous in-kind donors who make substantial gifts of food, clothing, holiday gifts, medical services, etc. Through our fundraising efforts, in-kind donations provide a major source of support for the Mission, allowing us to maximize each donated dollar for essential services meeting the physical needs of our guest and providing Christian based recovery programs that are designed to help those enslaved to additions and life-defeating problems to find their way out of homelessness. There are many ways to assess the financial integrity of a charity. GivingMatters does not include in-kind donations when calculating the Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue percentage. Excluding this portion of our contributions inflates our cost of fundraising. Our correct fundraising percentage (including in-kind donations) is 18% for 2009 and 19% in 2008. Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) reports our 2008 fundraising expense at 18.9%. Each year we file an IRS form 990 that discloses our financial information. The Form 990 and our annual audit report of our financial activity can be seen on our website. More importantly, the efficiency of a charity can more appropriately be seen in how effective its programs are. We are very proud of the profound impact that our programs have on the many who participate and how changed their lives are for the better. In addition, in 2011, we provided over 268,000 nights of lodging and served over 662,000 meals to those in need right here in Nashville. An example of how our gift-in-kind enhances our ability to serve more of Nashville’s needy is the amount of donated food we raise. Gifts of food, clothing, equipment and professional services, have real tangible value. Without these donations our ability to serve the many homeless of Nashville would be impeded. We believe that the most appropriate comparison is for fundraising expenses to be viewed in relation to total contributions, not just cash contributions. Please contact us if you have any further questions about our operations.
CEO Statement

Nashville Rescue Mission exists to help others know the saving grace of Jesus, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community. At Nashville Rescue Mission we focus on three distinct areas of ministry:

· Hope for Today

· Hope for Tomorrow

· Hope for Eternity

We offer those in need Hope for Today by meeting their emergency needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. Hope for Tomorrow takes it to the next step. Once immediate needs are met, through case management we assess an individual’s situation and develop a plan just for them to take them out of the situation they are now in and help them make plans for tomorrow. “Hope for Eternity” is the umbrella under which we operate. We are always going to show radical hospitality and point those in need of hope to the one who is the source of hope… Jesus Christ.

I am honored to be the seventh CEO in Nashville Rescue Mission’s long history. This legacy of leadership is a tribute to the success and stability of Nashville Rescue Mission, and to the belief in the importance of our ministry held in common with us by our supporters and volunteers over the past decades. Personally, I am truly humbled to lead the incredibly talented and dedicated people who work for and volunteer at the Mission.

It is a joy and privilege to serve with a Board of Directors genuinely concerned about the homeless and hurting in our community. The Mission is Christ’s hands extended to the hurting, homeless, and poor of Middle Tennessee. Only eternity will reveal the true impact on the men, women, and children who come through our doors each day. Lives have been transformed, families have been restored, jobs have been secured, housing has been found, relationships have been mended, and souls have been added to the Kingdom.

Hope Lives Here—is not just a tagline at Nashville Rescue Mission. We truly are in the business of giving the homeless, hurting, and hopeless—Hope for Today, Hope for Tomorrow, and Hope for Eternity.

Programs
Description

In order for hearts to be open to change, we must first meet the physical needs of the people we serve. We seek to address poverty, hopelessness, and homelessness in a way that is both transformational and Christ-centered. We must give hope for today through addressing the issues of homelessness and hunger before we can look toward tomorrow.



If you or your loved ones are in immediate need of food, clothing, or shelter, Nashville Rescue Mission serves 3 hot meals a day and is open 365 days a year. You are welcome here.



Emergency Services Include:
Food
Shelter
Clothing
Hot Showers & Personal Hygiene
Courtyards/Day Rooms
Case Management
Transformative Programs
Education/Training

Counseling/Spiritual Encouragement

Category
Population Served , ,
Description

The Life Recovery Program is an intense, comprehensive, Christ-centered program designed to help men and women (18 and over) understand the reasons behind their struggle with addiction, homelessness, and other broken lifestyles—and what steps they need to take to rebuild their life on a solid foundation rooted in God’s Word and long-lasting solutions.

The Mission’s program doesn’t focus on just one part of a person’s life—we believe it’s important to affect a person’s entire life—physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social. We are committed to restoring the whole person through a Christian approach that helps the homeless and addicted learn how much God loves them and gain the Biblical insight they need to lead a productive life in and for Christ.

The program includes:


Christian Counseling
Work Therapy
Addiction Education
Anger Management
Financial Planning
Physical Fitness
Marriage & Parenting Enrichment
Bible Classes
Grief & Loss
HiSET™ Classes
(Test for High School Equivalency diploma)
Computer Classes

Category
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments The Nashville Rescue Mission has provided programs of recovery from life-defeating problems from our beginning in 1954. One of the first things we did was begin an alcohol recovery program. Soon after we began the men’s ministry we saw the need to serve homeless and addicted women. Today the Nashville Rescue Mission serves men, women, boys and girls from ages birth to death. Hardly does a year pass that a young mother doesn’t give birth while being in residence at the Family Life or Hope Centers. Also there is rarely a year that someone doesn’t die while at one of our two facilities. Besides programs of recovery, we offer to meet the basic needs of men, women, boys and girls through shelter, meals, counseling, clothing and practical/spiritual guidance. Annually we see up to 7,000 individuals who seek some kind of help from us. In 2011 we saw 3,514 decisions of some kind for Christ. We served over 662,000 meals, provided over 268,000 safe nights of shelter. Education is paramount in our programs; we offer classes in basic living skills and computer training. We helped 17 gain a GED in 2011.  All of the services we offer are and have been provided free of charge. As you can see in our mission statement, we desire every person we meet to gain a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Although we operate as a Christian ministry we offer our services to all who come to our doors without consideration of their faith or religious preference. You do not have to be a Christian to receive help or be in one of the programs at the Nashville Rescue Mission. We receive no local, state or federal funds.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Michelle York
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2014
Email michelyork@aol.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mrs. Leisa Byars
Mr. J.V. Crockett IIILawyerVoting
Mrs. Ann Davis RetiredVoting
Ms. Lorena B. Edwards RetiredVoting
Dr. Charles W. Emerson M.D.PhysicianVoting
Mr. Jerry Faulkner CPAVoting
Mr. Em Ghianni RetiredVoting
Mr. Glenn A. Harris Business OwnerVoting
Mr. James T. Hiatt
Dr. Fran Hoogestraat EdEUniversity ProfessorVoting
Mr. Robert C. McKinney LaywerVoting
Mr. Chris Milam Optical SalesVoting
Mr. Anvil Nelson
Mr. Drew Nixon BankerVoting
Mrs. Rosemary Ragan RetiredVoting
Mr. Glen Roberts FarmerVoting
Mr. Robert E. Roehl Jr.TeacherVoting
Mr. Richard Speer Business OwnerVoting
Mr. Arnold Von Hagen Sr.ArchitectVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 18
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Arnold Von Hagen
Email javh40@gmail.com
Standing Committees
Audit
Building
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Nominating
Strategic Planning
Program / Program Planning
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Boiler & Machinery
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Crime Coverage
Directors & Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
General Property Coverage
General Property Coverage & Professional Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Medical Malpractice
Professional Liability
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
CEO Comments

There are five reasons why the Nashville Rescue Mission operates effectively. First and foremost, God’s Grace is upon the ministry of the Mission. Second, there are real, urgent and substantial needs of the affected poor, hungry and homeless. Third, there are literally thousands of generous donors who continue to bless the Mission with their financial resources. Fourth, there are caring volunteers who give of their time and talents to undergird the efforts of the Mission, approximately 6,000 in calendar year 2011. Fifth, the Mission is blessed with a dedicated staff that see their work as their ministry. Interwoven in and through this fabric is the management of the Mission’s board and staff that reflects humble professionalism, solid experience, proper tools with which to conduct needed work and a passion for serving Christ by ministering to the poor, hungry and homeless. The key to the success of managing the Mission rests with its 26-person board, each of whom is solid in their walk with Christ. This quality is the Mission's primary qualification for serving as a trustee. The board practices looking first to the Lord when deliberating policy and procedure and have effectively done so as a team since conception in 1954. The Mission intentionally has no non-discrimination policy, as it requires both board and staff to embrace Christ as their Savior in order to serve the Mission in their respective roles. The Mission has no limit to the number of terms that board members may serve, thereby ensuring the stability associated with long-term experience to buttress the resolve of new trustees. As of December 31, 2011, eight (8) members of the board each have over 20 years experience serving in the capacity of trustees. The collective length of service helps to underscore the “ministry” of the managing staff.

 

Foundation Staff Comments
Nashville Rescue Mission also has the following Standing Committees in place:
 
Medical
Friends of the Mission
 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Glenn Cranfield
Term Start Feb 2012
Email gcranfield@nashvillerescuemission.org
Co-CEO
Experience N
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Rader Walker Oct 2001 - Feb 2008
Reverend Donald Worrell Feb 2008 -
Staff
Full Time Staff 111
Part Time Staff 23
Volunteers 6000
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 79%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? No
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Sept 2014
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? No
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2002
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability1988
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce2008
CEO Comments
There are five reasons why the Nashville Rescue Mission operates efficiently.  First and foremost, God's Grace is upon the ministry of the Mission.  Second, there are real, urgent and substantial needs of the affected poor, hungry, and homeless.  Third, there are literally thousands of generous donors who continue to bless the Mission with their financial resources.  Fourth, there are caring volunteers who give of their time and talents to undergird the efforts of the Mission, approximately 6,000 in calendar year 2011.  Fifth, the Mission is blessed with a dedicated staff that see their work as their ministry.  Interwoven in and through this fabric is the management of the Misison's board and staff that reflect humble professionalism, solid experience, proper tools with which to conduct the needed work and a passion for serving Christ by ministerting to the poor, hungry and homeless.  The key to success of managing the Mission rests with the 26-person Board of Directors, each of whom is solid in their walk with Christ.  This quality is the Mission's primary qualification for serving as a trustee.  The board practices looking first to the Lord when deliberating policy and procedure and have effectively done so as a team since conception in 1954.  The Mission intentionally has a non-discrimination policy, as it requires both staff and board to embrace Jesus Christ as their Savior in order to serve the Mission in their respective roles.  The Mission has no limit to the number of terms that board members may serve, therby ensuring the stability associated with long-term experience to buttress the resolve of new trustees.  As of December 31, 2011, eight (8) members of the board each have over 20 years experience serving in the capacity of trustees.  The collective length of service helps to underscore the "ministry" of the managing staff.
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2013
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2014
Projected Revenue $13,615,723.00
Projected Expenses $10,199,885.00
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Revenue$13,063,244$12,846,545$12,408,817
Total Expenses$12,209,370$11,874,009$11,390,865
Revenue Less Expenses$853,874$972,536$1,017,952
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
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$9,784,270$9,382,250$9,200,025
$0$0$0
$178,491$573,615$193,403
Investment Income, Net of Losses$6,503$11,279($8,936)
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$3,030,108$2,761,709$2,895,610
Other$63,852$117,692$128,715
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$9,043,182$8,720,543$8,550,590
Administration Expense$1,010,602$856,165$685,400
Fundraising Expense$2,155,586$2,297,301$2,154,465
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.081.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%73%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue22%24%23%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$16,301,474$15,701,434$14,432,070
Current Assets$4,013,242$3,437,259$2,926,547
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$424,304$678,118$381,290
Total Net Assets$15,877,170$15,023,316$14,050,780
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.465.077.68
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts & Grants $9,784,270Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $9,382,250Contributions (Individuals) $8,805,260
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFees for Property Use & Other Revenue $178,491Program Service Revenue $573,615Gifts-in-kind (In-Kind Contributions) $2,895,610
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInsurance Recovery (Net) $63,852Other Revenue $117,692Bequests (Individuals) $394,765
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 Mar 2015
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
**During FY 2010, Nashville Rescue Mission’s Board of Directors approved a change of its Fiscal Year from January 1-Dec 31 to October 1-September 30. Therefore, the 2010 Audit and 990 reflect figures from January-September 2010.
 
Beginning with FY 2010, Financial figures are taken from the audit.
Prior to FY 2010, financial figures were taken from the 990.
Foundation and corporate donations may be included in the Individuals sum, as this information is not broken down in the Audit.
Financial documents were prepared by Frasier, Dean & Howard.
Comments provided by Beth Groves 7/29/14
Nonprofit Nashville Rescue Mission
Address 639 Lafayette Street
Nashville, TN 372034226
Primary Phone (615) 255-2475
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Glenn Cranfield
Board Chair Mrs. Michelle York
Year of Incorporation 1954
Former Names
Nashville Union Rescue Mission

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