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Bridge of Blue Springs Inc

Sharing the love of Christ to promote changed lives and communities.

aka The Bridge Haiti   |   Blue Springs, MO   |  https://bridgehaiti.com/

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Bridge of Blue Springs Inc

EIN: 03-0525791


Mission

Committing to invest deeply in Haitians; encouraging them to pursue their God given callings to radically impact the lives of others.

Ruling year info

2004

Co Founder/ President

Hannah Stucker

Main address

PO Box 1742

Blue Springs, MO 64013 USA

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EIN

03-0525791

Subject area info

Education

Community and economic development

Christianity

Human services

Population served info

Women and girls

Men and boys

Christians

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

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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?

Spiritual Development

Women’s Bible Studies - Women attend our Bible Studies weekly because they are accepted, loved, valued, wanted, and cared for by God and by our ministry staff. When our ladies come to sit with us, they are cherished as chosen daughters of the One True God. We strive not only to see our ladies grow in the Word, but also to disciple them to go out and reach others.

Children's Bible Study - Weekly children’s Bible Studies to reach out and share hope with children in our community who are not attending school. We prepare age-appropriate lessons and activities to give them the opportunity to learn how to read, write and know Jesus and the basic foundations of a Christian life.

Outreach Events - Monthly outreach events provide a comfortable, fun environment for ladies to get connected with The Bridge. We share the Gospel message, a joyful activity, and a meal. Our goal is to reach the unreached and uplift those already connected with our ministry.

Population(s) Served

School Sponsorship Program - Our Haitian leaders select girls from our weekly Bible Studies to receive scholarships to attend Haitian schools. This program provides life changing opportunities for these girls and their families, while integrating our team into Haitian schools for positive influence and impact on a local and national level.

Community Adult Literacy Classes - Adult literacy classes are hosted twice weekly for men and women in our community. Each student is provided with materials and lessons to learn how to read and write. As they acquire these life-changing skills, we watch them read the Bible and grow in their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. We continue to see drastic increases in confidence and self-worth in individuals attending of these classes.

Community English Classes - English classes are held each week before our Saturday Bible Study. This opportunity to learn English has a lifelong impact on our women and opens many doors for those we we serve.

Population(s) Served

Counseling Center - We provide essential counseling services for the young women we serve, as most of them have experienced trauma and neglect. Our program is designed to help women heal from difficult events and hardship by meeting one-on-one for sessions with a dedicated psychologist.

Home Visits - We conduct home visits to strengthen our Haitian leaders' insights on the girls’ home environments, mental and physical wellbeing, nutritional needs and overall domestic situation. These visits also offer opportunities for one-on-one ministry and relationship building.

Population(s) Served

Crisis Care: Emergency Needs and Preparedness, Community Food Distribution - Our Crisis Care program allows our Haitian leaders to expand their efforts to meet emergency needs for the individuals and families we serve. This program offers consistently available funding to meet emergency medical, nutritional, and family needs. This also allows us to distribute food within our community when inevitable shortages arise.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

Bridge of Blue Springs Inc
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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

8.04

Average of 1.61 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.5

Average of 0.1 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 2% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Bridge of Blue Springs Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Bridge of Blue Springs Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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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Bridge of Blue Springs Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Bridge of Blue Springs Inc’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 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$37,289
As % of expenses -13.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$37,289
As % of expenses -13.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $230,942
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $268,231
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 7.5%
Professional fees 1.3%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 82.9%
All other expenses 8.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $268,231
One month of savings $22,353
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $290,584

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2023
Months of cash 0.5
Months of cash and investments 0.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.4
Balance sheet composition info 2023
Cash $10,328
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 11.7%
Unrestricted net assets $9,690
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $9,690

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2023
Material data errors 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

Co Founder/ President

Hannah Stucker

Hannah moved to Gressier, Haiti in September of 2017 when she was 24 years old. Her original commitment was for three months, however; God connected her heart to the Antione family and the Gressier community. Although she is currently stateside, Hannah still serves Haiti today. In April of 2019, Ritha and Fedner Antione and Hannah co-founded The Bridge Ministries. Her heart is to live and operate in community with Haitians. Hannah’s passion is to deeply invest in Haitians and to support them in their God given callings. She believes this approach is what will bring lasting impact to the nation of Haiti. In her life and when leading The Bridge Hannah stands firm on the following spiritual principles: We serve a God who chases after our hearts, whose thoughts are higher than our thoughts, whose ways are higher than our ways, who doesn’t meet our expectations because He wants to exceed them, who has a purpose that is greater, and a plan that is bigger.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Bridge of Blue Springs Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Bridge of Blue Springs Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Hannah Stucker

Christina Parton

Pat Fanger

Payton Carter

Brad Tharp

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 ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/7/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Disability

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