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GRACE KLEIN COMMUNITY INC

Love. Serve. Share. Repeat.

Birmingham, AL   |  www.gracekleincommunity.com
GuideStar Charity Check

GRACE KLEIN COMMUNITY INC

EIN: 80-0569639


Mission

THE ENTITY'S PRIMARY MISSION IS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO THE POOR, DISTRESSED OR UNDERPRIVILEGED, LESSEN COMMUNITY TENSIONS, HELP ELIMINATE PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION AND COMBAT COMMUNITY DETERIORATION

Ruling year info

2011

Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board

Mrs. Jenny Waltman

Main address

2652 Old Rocky Ridge Road

Birmingham, AL 35216 USA

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EIN

80-0569639

Subject area info

Human services

Population served info

Age groups

Family relationships

Social and economic status

Health

Work status and occupations

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Poverty of all types: Emotional, financial, relational, spiritual, physical, by uniting people to live as a community.

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?

Food Delivery and Family Assistance Program

Grace Klein Community currently operates one contact-free food assistance drive-thru site, while resourcing seven additional sites, six days a week throughout The Greater Birmingham area. These drive-thru sites, plus our 121 community partners, distribute boxes of food to 7,500 – 10,000 people in a given week.

This program is largely implemented by Birmingham-area volunteers and serves low-income individuals with a reach of 40 Alabama counties.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Family relationships
Work status and occupations
Social and economic status
Health

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

The World Games - Sustainability Team Member 2022

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 families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars distributed for utilities assistance

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Assistance includes: Power, water, gas, phone bills, storage, and internet bills.

Number of food donation partners

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

Adults

Related Program

Food Delivery and Family Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of business and church partners donating food on a regular basis to Grace Klein Community to support our efforts in caring for The Greater Birmingham.

Number of active church partnerships

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Stats reflect financial church partners

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Assistance includes water, power and gas.

Number of active missionaries

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

Total number of active missionaries through global partnership under the covering of Grace Klein Community.

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

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

Social and economic status, Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

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

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Social and economic status, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Dollar Value of Food Rescue Donations distributed to low-income households

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

Age groups, Social and economic status, Family relationships

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.

Grace Klein Community exists as an educational and charitable 501(c)3 non-profit providing relief to the poor, the distressed and the underprivileged, lessening community tensions, eliminating prejudice and discrimination and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.

Grace Klein Community seeks to create authentic community (Koinonia) by uniting diverse individuals, businesses, ministries, and churches to work together by sharing what they have in order to meet physical and spiritual needs both locally and globally.

Through the mobilization of volunteers.

Grace Klein Community (GKC) became a 501(c)3 non-profit in April 2010, and today provides food assistance to 10,000+/- people each week.

GKC is vital to over 163,000 households, providing food insecure individuals healthy nutritious food and empowering them to start a journey to independence. Our Food Delivery and Family Assistance Program has shown much growth over the years; beginning with 58 families served monthly in 2010, to 238 monthly in 2015, to
approximately 493 families served monthly in 2020, before the onset of COVID-19, reflecting a 51.72 percent increase in the number of families served over a 5 year period.

With the onset of COVID-19, GKC distributed 2,420 food boxes in March 2020, providing food for approximately 12,000 individuals, resulting in a 79.62% increase in families served through food support in 1 month. Currently, GKC operates two contact-free food drive-thru site, while resourcing six additional sites and 162 food distribution partners, seven days a week throughout the Birmingham area; these drive-thru sites distribute boxes of rescued foods to 7,500 – 10,000 people in need each week. The current global environment makes our services more vital than ever, impacting families in every socio-economic class, due to illness, stay-at-home orders, children requiring virtual study, job loss, and subsequent loss of income.

Food support meets basic needs allowing people to focus on their jobs, paying other outstanding bills to protect or improve their existing living arrangements, and also to give peace of mind to parents and guardians who have children to feed. When basic needs are met, the individual has a greater potential of being released from the cycle of poverty as they are able to focus on their work and not be distracted by anxiety and fear of survival.

Our Food Rescue initiative, FEEDBHM, is largely implemented by Birmingham-area volunteers and serves low-income individuals, with a reach of 41 Alabama counties in 2022.

Our goal is to maintain and increase operations by adding 100 new food donor partners and equip 500 active food rescue volunteers which will increase our ability to share food to food-insecure families.

In addition to food resources, the need for clothing and household items (not limited to) are met through our online Facebook share group called, Acts 4:32.

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 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 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 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

GRACE KLEIN COMMUNITY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.06

Average of 9.43 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.7

Average of 1.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

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

GRACE KLEIN COMMUNITY INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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GRACE KLEIN COMMUNITY INC

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 GRACE KLEIN COMMUNITY 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 $46,109 $17,094 $192,264 $203,337 $253,764
As % of expenses 3.7% 1.2% 5.2% 4.0% 3.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $33,696 -$294 $96,699 $154,867 $230,119
As % of expenses 2.7% 0.0% 2.5% 3.0% 2.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,297,320 $1,494,141 $3,914,552 $5,311,863 $8,475,501
Total revenue, % change over prior year 36.7% 15.2% 162.0% 35.7% 59.6%
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% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.3% 100.6% 100.0% 100.0% 99.7%
Other revenue -0.3% -0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,251,211 $1,477,047 $3,722,288 $5,108,526 $8,221,737
Total expenses, % change over prior year 31.7% 18.0% 152.0% 37.2% 60.9%
Personnel 6.8% 8.3% 5.1% 6.1% 4.4%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 89.7% 89.8% 90.1% 91.8% 92.2%
All other expenses 3.5% 1.9% 4.8% 2.1% 3.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,263,624 $1,494,435 $3,817,853 $5,156,996 $8,245,382
One month of savings $104,268 $123,087 $310,191 $425,711 $685,145
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $15,462 $15,644 $26,851
Fixed asset additions $230,836 $18,316 $0 $0 $50,295
Total full costs (estimated) $1,598,728 $1,635,838 $4,143,506 $5,598,351 $9,007,673

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7
Months of cash and investments 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $57,119 $60,863 $160,339 $284,899 $462,493
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,050 $1,050 $5,850 $1,050 $1,050
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $443,266 $461,582 $541,568 $575,456 $593,359
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 8.9% 12.3% 28.1% 34.9% 32.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 60.7% 60.9% 49.8% 36.8% 25.3%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 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 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $182,595 $182,301 $279,000 $433,867 $663,986

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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

Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board

Mrs. Jenny Waltman

Jenny Anderson Waltman, wife to Jason, and mother to Amelia Grace and Denver, graduated from Samford University in 1998 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She lives a concept of “Business as Mission” through her service as President of Grace Klein Construction, Inc. and CEO, Founder and Chairman of the Board for Grace Klein Community, Inc. In 2021, she authored “God Chose the Wrong Person,” and is honored to speak regularly in the community whether at the 2023 Mayor’s Leadership Dinner, the evening before the 59h Greater Birmingham Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, on panels with the Orlean Beeson School of Education or Young Business Leaders, company boardrooms like The Welch Group or JH Berry, or through podcasts, clubs, and churches. Jenny Waltman received The Learning for Life Award from Samford University in 2021, Game Changer Nominee of Women Business Leaders in 2022, and is the 2023 Humanitarian of the Year with Samford University.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

GRACE KLEIN COMMUNITY INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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GRACE KLEIN COMMUNITY INC

Board of directors
as of 02/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mrs. Jenny Waltman

Shannon Haskins

Jason Waltman

Jared Thornton

Jenny Waltman

Larry King

Sheila Parks

Tina Dorius

Rob Compton

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/17/2024

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
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/28/2022

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.