Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

Preventing Homelessness, Ending Hunger

aka MOM   |   Middleton, WI   |  www.momhelps.org
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Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

EIN: 39-1484945


Mission

MOM brings our community together to create food and housing securing through action and advocacy.

Notes from the nonprofit

We changed our fiscal year to March 31st starting with March 31, 2017 from a calendar year.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Ellen Carlson

Main address

3502 Parmenter St

Middleton, WI 53562 USA

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EIN

39-1484945

Subject area info

Human services

Basic and emergency aid

Food banks

Senior services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Seniors

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MOM brings our community together to create food and housing security through action and advocacy. We believe that stable housing and food security are human rights, and we envision a community where everyone has the stability to thrive. Because what we eat, where we live and our connection to community are key determinants of well-being and health, MOM focuses on providing access to these resources for people in our community. MOM hosts one of the largest food pantries in Dane County and provides case management, referrals, and housing stability assistance. The Seniors Program provides ride and chore assistance. All MOM clients experience some level of poverty. Many fit the United Way’s ALICE profile of employed, but asset-limited and income constrained, i.e., one crisis away from homelessness.

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?

Housing Stabilization

This program case manager work with clients on assistance needs and provide assistance with monthly rent and housing entry costs (security deposits). Grants are $300 - $700 and are considered "last in" dollars as clients must be able to arrange for all other payments to become current on their rent before MOM will provide assistance. In addition, this program includes assistance with utility payments, matching 150% of client contributions up to $300, auto repairs up to $300, and small emergency grants for other needs up to $200.

Population(s) Served

This program consists of two sub-programs, a food pantry and free clothing center.  Clients are allowed to visit the food pantry and clothing center on an as-needed basis to help prevent food insecurity and access warm suitable clothing. During COVID, we have transitioned to a driveby food pantry program with boxed produce, cooler, and dry goods plus weekly choice menu items, that operates 3 times a week. The clothing center is by appointment only.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

The primary goals of this program are to provide transportation, shopping assistance and home chores to seniors within our service area to allow them to remain in independent housing for as long as possible. This program provides services to all individuals age 65 and over within our service area, regardless of income level. During COVID, transportation and shopping assistance services have been put on hold. Seniors who cannot get to the pantry can now have food dropped off at their home.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Programs which fall under this category include our Backpack Program, Thanksgiving Basket Program and Winter Wishes Program. These programs have been designed to take advantage of the community's desire to provide assistance to clients at times when they might otherwise go without.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

The Connections Program launched in 2021 to serve people living in doubled-up housing (meaning they shift between the homes of families and friends, without a home of their own). A case manager works with households to find housing and provide support services and referrals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

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 people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Children and youth, Adults, Seniors

Related Program

Food Pantry and Clothing Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of visits by individuals accessing our food aid. We are using our fiscal year April 1 - March 30 for these stats. During COVID we had to change our model.

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

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

Children and youth, Adults, Seniors

Related Program

Housing Stabilization

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are using our fiscal year April 1, 2020 - Mar 30, 2021 for the stats. Additional resources available during COVID.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

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

Children and youth, Adults, Seniors

Related Program

Housing Stabilization

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are using our fiscal year April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021 for these stats. Additional resources in place during COVID for utility assistance.

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.

Our operational values summarize how are working to achieve this mission.

Creativity – We seek innovative solutions to immediate needs, looking beyond the traditional models of our food and housing security systems.

Advocacy - We advocate for the needs of those we serve as well as seek opportunities to create transformative solutions to systems that prevent food and housing equality. We honor the experiences of those we serve and seek to amplify their voices.

Inclusion – We are strongest when we invite in all and break down barriers for participation. We desire our entire community to be a part of our mission.

Collaboration - We cannot create change alone. We must work together and collaborate in order to make the greatest impact.

Accountability - Everything we do is honest and trustworthy. We are committed to the highest level of accountability and transparency and use the gifts of our community to make the greatest impact. We utilize data and research to inform best practices in our work.

See Strategic Plan Framework above.

MOM was established in 1980 by a local church in the community to care for the basic needs of some of the area's residents. Over time, multiple faith congregations joined forces to meet the growing demand in the West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains areas.

In 2007, MOM transitioned into a business-based organization both at the Board and leadership levels. Individuals, businesses, organizations, and faith communities all continue to provide financial and business support to the work of MOM.

MOM’s more than 400 volunteers donated nearly 35,000 hours a year, the equivalent of 17 full-time employees (these numbers vary during COVID). They and MOM’s 15-member staff work to ensure MOM’s programs promote values of individual dignity, social justice, racial equity, and hope for a better tomorrow.

In an effort to meet the growing and changing needs of the community, MOM has made changes to the Housing Stability Program to remove barriers and increase access to services. These changes are designed to enable us to serve a larger population and a wider range of struggling households, with an increased focus on social and racial inequities.

In addition, MOM is creating a Community Outreach and Advocacy (COA) program, which will expand our reach, increase the number of households we serve, and ensure that families, especially families from communities of color, have access to services. MOM’s Community Outreach and Advocacy program is being created, as the result of community feedback.

MOM is also developing a multi-year, racial equity and inclusion curriculum to inform all board, staff, volunteer, and organization training, policies, and practices. Training will focus on implicit and explicit biases, privilege, and structural racism.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

35.63

Average of 12.51 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.9

Average of 3.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Middleton Outreach Ministry, 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$87,640 $401,635 $189,402 $103,071 $995,691
As % of expenses -9.6% 10.6% 5.0% 2.8% 37.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$99,184 $352,521 $154,874 $68,101 $960,100
As % of expenses -10.7% 9.2% 4.1% 1.8% 36.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $938,798 $4,091,417 $3,957,865 $3,860,799 $3,630,401
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 335.8% -3.3% -2.5% -6.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 99.8% 99.6% 99.7% 96.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $916,409 $3,789,435 $3,770,260 $3,695,846 $2,624,123
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 313.5% -0.5% -2.0% -29.0%
Personnel 2.4% 0.0% 0.1% 15.9% 25.0%
Professional fees 9.1% 11.4% 13.6% 0.3% 0.9%
Occupancy 1.5% 1.1% 1.2% 1.2% 1.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 83.3% 83.2% 80.3% 76.7% 63.0%
All other expenses 3.7% 4.2% 4.8% 5.8% 9.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $927,953 $3,838,549 $3,804,788 $3,730,816 $2,659,714
One month of savings $76,367 $315,786 $314,188 $307,987 $218,677
Debt principal payment $59,609 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $131,166 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,063,929 $4,285,501 $4,118,976 $4,038,803 $2,878,391

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 6.1 2.3 2.6 3.2 8.9
Months of cash and investments 6.1 2.3 2.8 3.2 8.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.3 2.1 2.7 3.1 8.8
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $462,566 $715,459 $822,956 $987,543 $1,936,487
Investments $0 $0 $50,000 $1,322 $1,322
Receivables $129,878 $76,701 $85,231 $69,538 $137,517
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,381,372 $1,512,539 $1,530,131 $1,538,112 $1,545,387
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 14.3% 16.3% 18.4% 20.5% 22.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.4% 2.1% 1.8% 1.4% 1.6%
Unrestricted net assets $1,587,814 $1,940,335 $2,095,209 $2,163,310 $3,123,410
Temporarily restricted net assets $168,046 $79,210 $77,413 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $168,046 $79,210 $77,413 $135,106 $154,917
Total net assets $1,755,860 $2,019,545 $2,172,622 $2,298,416 $3,278,327

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ellen Carlson

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
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Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Patricia Nolan

University of Wisconsin

Term: 2021 - 2024

Brian Hornung

J.H. Findorff & Sons

Tim Cleary

Ideal Builders

Craig Keleher

Smith & Gestland

Susannah Gustafson

United Way of Wisconsin

Darren Fortney

Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc

Chase Horne

DeWitt Ross & Stevens

Todd Smith

Godfrey & Kahn SC

Dana Monogue

Middleton Cross Plains Area School District

Pastor Connie Matye

West Middleton Lutheran Church

Jim Neuman

Aurora Community Services Co-owner & Retired Social Worker

Dom Ricks

Kromrey Middle School

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 9/13/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Contractors

Fiscal year ending

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser