Shelter From The Storm Ministries Inc

Transformation through Shelter, Support and Hope.

Sun Prairie, WI   |
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Shelter From The Storm Ministries Inc

EIN: 47-1676099


Shelter From The Storm Ministries, Inc. (SFTSM) is a faith based organization represented and supported by multiple churches, businesses big and small, and many people who contribute and volunteer from our community. We have come together in the name of Jesus Christ to walk beside those facing homelessness. We are dedicated to serving homeless families in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit ministry led by a volunteer Board of Directors and Executive Team.

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Rebecca Templeton

Main address

Po Box 152

Sun Prairie, WI 53590 USA

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Subject area info

Family services

Shelter and residential care

Population served info

Women and girls



Homeless people

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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One Family Campaign

Our Mission: To provide lasting relief, rehabilitation and development through shelter, life-skills training, opportunity, therapy, relationships, mentoring and Christ-centered support for single mother led families experiencing homelessness. We also work with families in Dane County providing coaching to obtain or keep employment. We focus on helping community members through the Community Development Block Grant from Dane County to remove barriers to sustainable, good paying employment that can stabilize households in our community.

Not just a "shelter": Our resident families can stay up to 12 months in a family suite while they re-build their lives and get to a place where they can move out and into permanent housing supporting themselves independently. The average family stay is 6 months. Our facility is SAFE and SECURE. Each family suite has a door that locks and the only people allowed in are residents, caseworkers, staff and volunteers.

We provide a strong foundation for a brighter future for each family that works our program. Our Case Manager and Opportunity Coach provide encouragement and work tirelessly to support our residents to achieve their goals to ensure they will earn a better income. Our Motors for MOMS program helps us repair people's vehicles to keep them road safe and reliable for transportation to get to and from work.

*96% of our families have exited our program successfully into permanent housing.
*100% of our Moms obtain a full-time job that pays enough to support their family.
*90% of the women who participate in the opportunity coach's finance/budgeting life skills training are able to raise their credit scores from the 400's to the 600's in the time they stay at the shelter.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Homeless people

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Shelter From The Storm Ministries Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Shelter From The Storm Ministries 2017 Final Financial Statements SFTSM 2017.pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.18 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.9 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Shelter From The Storm Ministries Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Shelter From The Storm Ministries 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$68,454 -$47,725 $130,541 -$21,035 $123,697
As % of expenses -28.0% -16.2% 33.4% -4.6% 27.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$102,521 -$81,792 $93,171 -$56,795 $86,451
As % of expenses -36.9% -24.9% 21.8% -11.6% 17.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $175,674 $276,675 $522,857 $480,182 $508,473
Total revenue, % change over prior year -70.3% 57.5% 89.0% -8.2% 5.9%
Program services revenue 1.2% 0.9% 1.5% 1.1% 0.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 7.8% 16.0% 14.5%
All other grants and contributions 98.8% 99.1% 90.6% 82.3% 85.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $244,128 $294,798 $390,988 $454,657 $454,000
Total expenses, % change over prior year 51.4% 20.8% 32.6% 16.3% -0.1%
Personnel 55.7% 57.4% 56.8% 48.6% 49.8%
Professional fees 3.6% 4.6% 4.0% 6.4% 6.4%
Occupancy 20.9% 14.4% 9.5% 8.7% 9.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.3% 5.2% 16.9% 20.0% 14.6%
All other expenses 18.4% 18.5% 12.8% 16.3% 19.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $278,195 $328,865 $428,358 $490,417 $491,246
One month of savings $20,344 $24,567 $32,582 $37,888 $37,833
Debt principal payment $7,485 $21,932 $3,666 $16,751 $17,585
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $306,024 $375,364 $464,606 $545,056 $546,664

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.7 1.4 4.0 2.1 7.0
Months of cash and investments 3.7 1.4 4.0 2.1 7.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.2 -0.6 2.6 1.3 3.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $75,051 $33,872 $131,152 $79,534 $265,147
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $4,610 $0 $25,525 $75,907 $32,051
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,162,668 $1,172,856 $1,199,868 $1,199,868 $1,227,592
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 4.3% 7.2% 10.1% 13.1% 15.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 44.2% 45.3% 41.9% 41.2% 45.6%
Unrestricted net assets $652,460 $570,668 $663,839 $607,044 $693,495
Temporarily restricted net assets $15,000 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 $15,000 $44,602 $53,014 $99,574 $30,350
Total net assets $667,460 $615,270 $716,853 $706,618 $723,845

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rebecca Templeton

Shelter From The Storm Ministries, Inc. Executive Director Tami Fleming received the Reverend James C Wright Human Rights Award for 2020, the City of Madison announced. She was given the award at the Madison Common Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd. In 2011, she founded and for 7 years grew and directed an all-volunteer organization named the Friends of the State Street Family (FSSF). The mission of FSSF has always been to “alleviate human suffering”. “There are not enough words that can describe how Tami impacts not only the volunteers, but each person she meets,” said City of Madison Department of Civil Rights Director Norman Davis in a statement. “Her compassion for helping people attain their basic human needs is amazing, and she treats each person with respect and dignity.” Tami is both humbled and honored for such an award, as Reverend James C. Wright has a tremendous legacy in Madison for being a pioneer of the City of Madison’s Equal Opportunities Ordinance in the ’60s

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 06/19/2023
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Board co-chair

Cynthia Whiteaker

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Board co-chair

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Board leadership practices

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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 6/19/2023

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