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Justice & Mercy International, Inc.

Making justice personal for the poor, orphaned & forgotten

aka JMI   |   Nashville, TN   |  http://www.justiceandmercy.org

Mission

Justice & Mercy International (JMI) is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten of the world. JMI primarily works in Moldova in Eastern Europe and in the Amazon region of Brazil and we do our work through programs that have the Good News of Jesus at their core.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO

Ms. Mary Katharine Hunt

CPO

Dr. Chris Hardy

Main address

304 44th Avenue N

Nashville, TN 37209 USA

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EIN

36-4630658

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Christian (X20)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

JMI programming is centered around 5 main care and development focuses. Through these focuses, we are able to address systems of injustice and poverty within each of the countries we operate in. Central in all of our programming is our dedication to the Gospel. In all things, we seek to honor Jesus Christ and love those we serve according to His Word. Our 5 areas of focus are: 1. Human Trafficking Prevention 2. Vulnerable Child & Teen Care 3. Crisis & Family Care 4. Pastoral Training & Equipping 5. Church Mobilization

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Moldova Orphan & Vulnerable Child Sponsorships

Moldova is one of the poorest countries of the former Soviet Union. It is ground zero for human trafficking in Europe. JMI targets its services toward orphaned & abandoned children in Moldova. We follow a strategic plan that includes:
• Creating enduring relationships with children in orphanages & shelters through mission trips
• Strengthening those connections through a sponsorship program, allowing Americans to invest long-term in a specific child
• Providing transitional living homes for children with no families in order to keep them safe, help complete their education and provide them with vocational skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

The government institutional care of orphaned and abandoned children lasts until they reach the age of 16, or the U.S. equivalent of the freshman year of high school. They are then on their own with no family, no home, and no support. JMI’s transitional living program is an effort to meet the needs of these vulnerable young people.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Through this program you can support a needy young person who has been discharged from an orphanage and needs help to survive on her own. Your monthly gift will be used for higher education, renting a room from a family, food, healthcare and other needs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Through our Special Needs Kids Sponsorship these “least of these” are cared for, and their families encouraged, through regular visits, help with food and medicines, and the knowledge that someone loves them. Sponsors will receive monthly reports and photos of the children they support.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Half of each year in the Amazon is the rainy season. The first quarter of the year often brings desolation to the Jungle people in the form of massive flooding. Many villages will be underwater and many more cut off from being able to find food. JMA is one of just a few organizations that bring relief to these starving people, providing food bags and food items. Through the work of JMA many communities have begun to realize that God loves and cares for them and many have turned to Him as their Savior.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Our jungle pastor’s conference is at the center of all that we do. As we train and equip these precious pastors and their wives, we care for their villages and their people. Often needs are discovered through our relationships with local pastors that are then met through our ongoing programs. Those needs may be for local school to be built, for a child with special needs to be cared for, for emergency food aid to be delivered during the rainy season, for an ongoing children’s program like Pepe or Open Arms for preschool or school age children. We also take mission trip teams to the villages of our pastors to help with evangelism, medical care and home visits.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2015

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Out-of-home youth, Extremely poor people, Working poor, Victims of disaster, Victims of conflict and war

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We provided 23,360 food bags that feed a family for one month. We assumed an average of 4 people per each food bag provided.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Moldova Transitional Living Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes graduates of our Transitional Living and Independent Living programs.

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Moldova Transitional Living Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes certifications and recognitions from Excellence in Giving, ECFA, Guidestar, and Charity Navigator.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes youth taking part in trainings via Transitional Living as well as in our Moldova youth development program. Also includes attendees to Annual Jungle Pastors Conference.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes all sponsored children, Transitional and Independent living youth, Jungle Pastors who attend our conferences, and refugees served during our Ukraine Crisis response.

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This includes all JMI fundraising events, Kelly Minter events with JMI presence, Jungle Pastors Conferences, TLI training events.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes Pastors' Conferences, TLI Training Events, TL program events, Kelly Minter events with a JMI presence, and all JMI fundraising events.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Amazon Pastor Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes couples and individuals receiving counceling at our Annual Pastors Conferences

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Moldova Transitional Living Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This includes graduates of our Moldova Transitional and Independent Living programs.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Amazon Pastor Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes attendees at Annual Jungle Pastors' Conference in Brazil as well as participants in our Moldova Youth Development program and Moldova Transitional and Independent Living programs

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes mission team members plus event volunteers.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

JMI exists to help make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned, and the forgotten people of the world.

1. Orphan/Child Sponsorship Programs in Moldova and the amazon region of Brazil.
2. Transitional Living Programs for orphaned teens in Moldova to prevent trafficking.
3. Pastor training and encouragement for pastors in remote villages in the Amazon.
4. Providing clean water and emergency food aid.
5. Building schools in order to provide educational opportunities in the Amazon.
6. Sponsorship program for children or adults with special needs issues.
7. Medical/Vision clinics.

We have staff on the ground in both Moldova and Brazil to carry out the programs and projects that help us achieve our strategic ministry goals.

We have had great success with our child sponsorship program in Moldova. We have only just launched our child sponsorship program in the Amazon. We are having great success and seeing growth in our Amazon Pastor Conferences and seeing this education opportunity give hope and encouragement to local leaders as they are equipped to better care for their churches and villages.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Justice & Mercy International, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Nate Kelley

Justice & Mercy International

Term: 2022 - 2025

Ben Midgette

Jeff Simmons

Leanne Horgan

Jill Gonas

Nate Kelley

Chris Barton

Chelsey Stromsness

Adrienne Lambert

Stevan Townsend

MJ Wivell

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/25/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.