We Are Accountable
The Montana Rescue Mission is firmly committed to being a good steward of funds entrusted to us by our donors. We are accountable to our donors, those we assist, and our values. We promise to use your gifts wisely and effectively in Christ’s name. To ensure our financial accountability to you, our donor, we are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
For more information about the ECFA, please see their website: www.ECFA.org
In seeking to be responsible financial stewards, we have committed to the standards of the ECFA, including:
- Board of Directors and Audit committee – We are governed by a responsible board. The Montana Rescue Mission Board of Directors will review the annual audit and maintain direct communications between the board and the independent certified public accountants.
- Audited Financial Statements – We obtain an annual audit performed by an independent certified public accounting firm in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America.
- Financial Disclosure – We will provide a copy of our current audited financial statements upon written request, and provide other disclosures as the law may require.
ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, which focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.
Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. Members include Christian ministries, denominations, churches, educational institutions and other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Collectively, these organizations represent nearly $20 billion in annual revenue.
Each of the over 1,700 accredited members of ECFA is in compliance with ECFA’s standards and has functioned for at least 12 months after receiving its 501(c)(3) ruling letter from the IRS (waived for churches that have operated for at least 12 months). Members have received revenues of more than $50,000 during its last fiscal year and have obtained financial statements prepared by an independent CPA.
ECFA accreditation entitles a ministry to use the ECFA seal and receive other accreditation benefits. The continuing use of the seal depends on the ministry’s good faith compliance with all ECFA standards.
AGRM exists to proclaim the passion of Jesus toward the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted; and to accelerate quality and effectiveness in member missions.
With an eye on the future, AGRM also recognizes the contagious fervor in younger followers of Jesus. They come from dissimilar backgrounds but collectively feel a renewed spiritually mandate for social responsibility regarding “the least of these,” as described in Matthew 25. AGRM believes that their perspectives are valid, and that their energy, wedded with the wisdom of those more experienced, could start a revolution of compassion that would fully awaken the church to action in this critical area of personal conviction.