CES OF MINNEAPOLIS

Also Known As: Community Emergency Service, Inc.; CES
1900 11TH Ave S 
Minneapolis,  MN  55404



  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's March 31, 2016 Form 990.

GENERAL INFORMATION

EIN: 41-1728341
Contact: Mike  Lloyd
Year Founded: 1971
Ruling Year: 1992
Fiscal Year : March 31, 2016
Assets: $1,230,505
(from Mar 31, 2016 Form 990)
Income: $2,346,041
(from Mar 31, 2016 Form 990)
No. of Board Members:
No. of Full-Time Employees: Information not available
No. of Part-Time Employees: Information not available
No. of Volunteers: Information not available

Mission and Programs

Mission

Rooted in God's loving grace, Community Emergency Service transforms lives by serving neighbors, sharing resources and becoming community ~ a place where people come hungry and leave hopeful.

Programs

Program:Food Shelf
Budget: NaN
Category: General/Unspecified
Population Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Community Emergency Service (CES) provides a variety of services to those in need. The food shelf is the largest program of CES. We routinely interview up to 25 persons per day with food needs Monday through Thursday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, making the food shelf more accessible for working people, an increasing percentage of our clientele. Each month, CES distributes about 20 tons of food through all of the CES food distributions. This food has been donated by congregations, organizations, foundations, partner food banks and individuals or purchased from local food banks, often at a reduced rate.


Program:Friday Food GiveAway
Budget: NaN
Category: Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Population Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Since 2003, CES has been giving free food through the Friday Food GiveAway to a wide variety of people. There are no boundaries or requirements such as proof of residency or an ID. On Fridays, as many as 200 households receive fresh produce and other food assistance through the free produce line.
Program:Home Delivery
Budget: NaN
Category: Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Population Served: Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

CES brings groceries from its food shelf out to the homes of our homebound senior and disabled neighbors who cannot come to us, helping them remain independent. Qualifying clients receive 25 pounds of groceries and hygiene items once a month, including meat, eggs and dairy products, as well as fresh produce. CES takes the grocery orders, then volunteers pre-pack the groceries for each client and deliver them to recipients on specified day, providing free nutritious food along with a friendly visit.
Program:CES Meals on Wheels
Budget: NaN
Category: General/Unspecified
Population Served: Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

Community Emergency Service Meals On Wheels (MOW) is an important solution to both short term emergency and long term living situations facing many people in the community. It is designed to deliver a prepared, nutritious, hot noon meal—Monday through Friday—to homebound seniors and, in some cases, physically disabled non-seniors who are unable to manage their own meal preparation. CES Choice Meals, our frozen meals plan, offers more scheduling flexibility to our most active Meals on Wheels clients. Volunteers do the bulk of delivering meals to their homes. The mission of Meals On Wheels is to provide nutritious, low-cost meals and daily personal visits, giving opportunities for relationships to develop
Program:Somali Community Food Assistance
Budget: NaN
Category: Services for Ethnic & Immigrant Groups
Population Served: Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Program Description:

CES has developed a special relationship with Somali leadership and community in South Minneapolis, serving Somali people of all tribes and clans. CES serves about 15-30 different families each week with a separate set of families coming every four weeks. We also participate in Emergency Food shelf Network (EFN) distribution of Somali food boxes, as well as special, non-geographically-based use of the food shelf.
Program:Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Budget: NaN
Category: None
Population Served: None

Program Description:

In partnership with food bank, Second Harvest Heartland, CES provides food boxes through the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) programs. This program serves men and women 60 years and over.
Program:Housing Assistance
Budget: NaN
Category: None
Population Served: None

Program Description:

Finding affordable housing is a growing problem in the Twin Cities. CES is usually able to assist with paying a portion of rent for families (and occasionally for individuals, especially if ill, injured or disabled) who have an eviction notice in hand or who have already been evicted. Local foundations, corporations and individuals, as well as an annual Federal grant, provide the necessary resources to meet these needs. CES is also able to work with other social service agencies, landlords and caretakers to find longer term solutions to people’s housing problems. CES partners with Housing Link, a non-profit organization through which landlords report their vacancies to a housing link. Through this resource, CES is able to print out information about the availability of private market vacancies as well as affordable rental housing options.
Program:Utility Assistance
Budget: NaN
Category: None
Population Served: None

Program Description:

CES provides a variety of ways to find solutions for people with emergency energy needs. Much of our help in this area is through referrals to resources such as the Fuel Assistance Program, Heat-share, etc. CES is able to negotiate with utility companies to resolve outstanding bills and, occasionally, to provide financial solutions through grants, work programs and budget counseling. Due to funding shortages, CES primarily helps those with water shut-off notices, to prevent water shutoff, eviction and condemnation of property. Occasionally, CES is able to help people with electric bills.
Program:Transportation Assistance
Budget: NaN
Category: None
Population Served: None

Program Description:

Transportation can often be an overwhelming problem to solve. For many, it is a critical roadblock to self-sufficiency. For others, it may mean missing the last chance to visit an immediate family member who is terminally ill or attend a funeral. People attempting to get an education can sometimes be hindered by lack of transportation. Historically, CES has helped with short term emergency transportation needs associated with funerals, job interviews, education or employment. Due to limited funds, CES currently focuses its assistance on transportation related to employment.
Program:Referral & Advocacy Assistance
Budget: NaN
Category: None
Population Served: None

Program Description:

No matter what program or crisis aid CES offers, the staff is in constant research to discover ways of meeting each client’s needs by referral. Only if no other reasonable help alternatives are available, CES assists. For example, if a client requests assistance to avoid a utility shut-off, CES checks client eligibility for the federally funded Fuel Assistance Program. If the customer qualifies, CES refers them to that office. Making referrals conserves CES’ limited resources for use among those for whom there are no other reasonable alternatives. Advocacy is a very important aspect of our programming. People experiencing crisis situations frequently need help in negotiating with landlords, agencies, utility companies or the court. Suffering from intimidation or lack of information, many of our customers are not able to advocate for their own case or position. CES can often help individuals and families out of the whirlpools of situations which characterize so much of life in the inner city.
Program:Lifeline Phone Distribution
Budget: NaN
Category: None
Population Served: None

Program Description:

Since 2013, CES has partnered with to offer with Lifeline Free Phones during our Friday Food GiveAway. The Lifeline program provides a discount on phone service/pre-paid wireless service plans for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. To participate in the program, clients must have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines or participate in a qualifying state, federal or Tribal assistance program.
Program:Circle of Beauty
Budget: NaN
Category: None
Population Served: None

Program Description:

During our Friday Food GiveAway, CES partners with Lutheran Social Services (LSS) to offer Circle of Beauty, a time for women facing domestic abuse to share their stories in a non-threatening way while making jewelry. Jewelry making is led by an LSS licensed social worker who identifies any individual follow-up needed and coordinates services.
Program:Automobile Donations
Budget: NaN
Category: None
Population Served: None

Program Description:

CES helps make solutions for those with transportation needs. The goal of this effort is to provide reliable automobile transportation to low-income individuals. As cars are donated, they are passed along primarily to those who are low income or are trying to move from welfare to work, for whom transportation is the main obstacle. If the car is deemed best to be sold, the proceeds will be donated to CES to serve other client needs.


FINANCIAL DATA

Revenues and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2016

REVENUE
ContributionsNot Digitized from Form 990
Government GrantsNot Digitized from Form 990
Program ServicesNot Digitized from Form 990
Investments$0
Special EventsNot Digitized from Form 990
SalesNot Digitized from Form 990
OtherNot Digitized from Form 990
Total RevenueNot Digitized from Form 990

EXPENSES
Program ServicesNot Digitized from Form 990
AdministrationNot Digitized from Form 990
OtherNot Digitized from Form 990
Total ExpensesNot Digitized from Form 990
Net Gain/LossNot Digitized from Form 990

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2016

Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.


ASSETSNaN, March 31, 2016Change
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Inventories for Sale or UseNot Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990
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LIABILITIESNaN, March 31, 2016Change
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Loans and NotesNot Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990
Tax-Exempt Bond LiabilitiesNot Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990
OtherNot Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990
Total LiabilitiesNot Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990
FUND BALANCENot Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990Not Digitized from Form 990

FORM 990 AND EDOCS

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