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CHURCH OF GOD

Changing a Generation

aka Smoky Mountain Children's Home   |   Sevierville, TN   |  www.smch.org
GuideStar Charity Check

CHURCH OF GOD

EIN: 23-7110635


Mission

Smoky Mountain Children's Home is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service agency that provides professional care and treatment for boys and girls referred for our services due to emotional, behavioral, and life situations. A continuum of quality programs is offered to meet the unique needs of children of different ages, capacities, races and creeds and their families. We are dedicated to achieving excellence, and will use our knowledge and resources to advocate, enrich, and empower the lives of children and families living out our call to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Dr. Walt Mauldin

Main address

PO Box 4391

Sevierville, TN 37864 USA

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EIN

23-7110635

Subject area info

Adoption

Foster care

Shelter and residential care

Supportive housing

Population served info

Children and youth

Homeless people

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Adoption (P31)

Foster Care (P32)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem our organization faces is to care for the needs of children within our region who have no one else to care for them.

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?

Residential Care

Children and youth ages 5 to 18

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Children ages 5 to 18

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide adoption services for children in our care as well as complete home studies for private adoptions.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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 children in foster care who have stable placements

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

Foster Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and our numbers are getting back to normal.

Number of children entering foster care achieving permanency in 12 months

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

Foster Care

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and our numbers are getting back to normal.

Number of children served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and our numbers are getting back to normal.

Number of children placed in foster homes

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

Foster Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and our numbers are getting back to normal.

Number of foster care children placed with a family that were formally adopted

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

Adoption Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and our numbers are getting back to normal.

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.

Our main goal is that every child placed in our care will receive the needed love, care, and treatment to heal the hurts of the past. We also work with the families and provide the needed counseling to heal the home as well. It is our aim to get the child back with their biological parents if at all possible. If this goal is unattainable, then we work to find a future adoptive home for the child.

Our main strategy for achieving our goal is a well educated and trained clinical, direct care, and administrative staff. Each child is assessed upon entry into the program. Their physical and emotional needs are documented and appropriate treatment plans are set in motion. Constant supervision and direction is given by our clinical and direct care staff during the entire treatment program. Therapists are also made available to the families of our residents in order to provide support and retraining. Being a faith-based program, we also provide spiritual help to our residents. Church attendance and devotions are part of the weekly program on our campus.

Our trained staff and top rated facility enable us to accomplish our main goals. We also have access to many outside resources through our licensing agencies and our partnership with DCS. Our accreditation with Council on Accreditation also gives us the support and coverage needed to perform all of our tasks.

The most important measurement in the PBC data is the total number of care days. PBC has three measurements: the baseline (the number of care days that any institution would be expected to maintain), the target (the number of care days expected of our institution based on our history), and the actual. For the current fiscal count, our baseline number is 61,106 our target number is 54,995 and our actual is 55,995. In reading PBC data, you are always looking to have less care days per calendar year. In light of this, we had a good year because we were under by 5,111 days in relation to the baseline number of care days (which compares us with care facilities nationwide). We met our baseline and came within only 100 days of our target. This is considered very successful.

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 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

CHURCH OF GOD
Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31
Financial documents
2022 Church of God Smoky Mountain Children's Home 2019 Financial Statement 2017 SMCH -Audit Report 2017.pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.84

Average of 3.67 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.8

Average of 1.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17%

Average of 21% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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 must also 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.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CHURCH OF GOD’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $35,818 $74,429 $1,462,750 -$449,219 $387,045
As % of expenses 0.5% 1.0% 22.1% -6.5% 4.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$223,926 -$189,459 $1,138,717 -$746,963 $71,410
As % of expenses -2.8% -2.5% 16.4% -10.3% 0.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $8,015,157 $7,722,470 $7,940,470 $6,918,950 $8,867,420
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.6% -3.7% 2.8% -12.9% 28.2%
Program services revenue 77.3% 72.0% 50.5% 71.7% 76.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.8% 1.6% -1.3% 0.8%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 22.5% 27.0% 43.7% 29.6% 20.8%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.2% 4.2% 0.0% 1.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $7,854,713 $7,409,052 $6,614,712 $6,925,305 $8,108,773
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.0% -5.7% -10.7% 4.7% 17.1%
Personnel 56.1% 56.9% 56.2% 50.4% 47.8%
Professional fees 0.4% 0.7% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
Occupancy 4.4% 8.6% 6.4% 9.0% 7.7%
Interest 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 39.0% 33.8% 36.8% 39.9% 43.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $8,114,457 $7,672,940 $6,938,745 $7,223,049 $8,424,408
One month of savings $654,559 $617,421 $551,226 $577,109 $675,731
Debt principal payment $34,753 $0 $725,558 $0 $56,742
Fixed asset additions $375,786 $1,038,489 $805,279 $479,393 $467,228
Total full costs (estimated) $9,179,555 $9,328,850 $9,020,808 $8,279,551 $9,624,109

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 1.6 2.3 2.6 2.0 1.8
Months of cash and investments 2.8 3.5 4.1 3.3 3.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.9 1.9 2.8 1.4 1.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $1,024,241 $1,438,377 $1,427,138 $1,167,669 $1,207,143
Investments $802,608 $720,139 $814,977 $753,422 $837,117
Receivables $554,398 $385,099 $341,096 $429,150 $676,848
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,197,770 $8,125,459 $8,480,740 $8,950,494 $9,413,391
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 72.1% 65.7% 66.8% 66.5% 66.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 15.1% 28.9% 11.5% 16.3% 16.2%
Unrestricted net assets $3,214,022 $3,024,563 $4,163,285 $3,416,322 $3,487,732
Temporarily restricted net assets $560,791 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $560,791 $799,780 $662,788 $1,105,659 $1,477,259
Total net assets $3,774,813 $3,824,343 $4,826,073 $4,521,981 $4,964,991

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Dr. Walt Mauldin

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Rev. Ron Martin

Church of God

Term: 2024 - 2022

Betty Ogle

Janice Lowery

Yvette Santana

Teri Moody

Daniel Blaylock

Brandon Bohannon

Teresa Holder

Shelly Dority

Julia Fraser

Johnny Dunbar

Janice Hill

Millicent Pelt

Diane Morgan

Derwood Perkins

Brandon Smith

Kathy Cooper

Lorna Gosnell

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/6/2021

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data