Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.
17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Suite 100
Lenexa KS 66220-7900
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 7684808
Fax 913- 7687752
Mission Statement

NCMI plans to respond to and prevent human suffering resulting from poverty and disaster. The NCMI tag – “Challenged by Faith to end Poverty,” expresses its mission to respond to the causes as well as the results of poverty as an expression of the Christian faith as understood and practiced by members of the Church of the Nazarene.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nell Becker Sweeden Ph.D.
Board Chair Dr. Gary Morsch
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

NCMI plans to respond to and prevent human suffering resulting from poverty and disaster. The NCMI tag – “Challenged by Faith to end Poverty,” expresses its mission to respond to the causes as well as the results of poverty as an expression of the Christian faith as understood and practiced by members of the Church of the Nazarene.

Background Statement

The General Board of the Church of the Nazarene founded Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (NCMI) in 1990 to identify and manage non-denominational resources for the relief and development projects of the Church of the Nazarene through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM). 

In collaboration with NCM and its international network of local churches and grassroots organizations, NCMI provides support for the church’s mission to respond to human suffering wherever it exists.
NCMI is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation as well as a 509(a)3 support organization registered in the State of Missouri. NCMI supports NCM and its network of 150- international non-government organizations (NGOs), over 170 faith-based organizations (FBOs) in the United States and 20,000 Nazarene congregations to develop humanitarian projects to addressing poverty issues.
Impact Statement

 Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit Global Intermediary Organization that accomplishes its mission through collaborative partnerships between non-denominational donors for the support of relief and development projects designed and directed by local leaders in over 150 countries where the Church of the Nazarene through NCM is actively engaged.

 2018 Accomplishments: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH):  Provide technical, project imp.and monitoring support to WASH projects in Haiti, Mexico, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, India, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Dev. new WASH project plans for Kenya, Ghana and Senegal working with field leaders.  Emergency Relief:  Monitoring, response, and support for hurricanes and tropical storms, in the US, Caribbean and Mexico. Supporting mobile medical clinics providing care in Mexico and Guatemala, and medical teams supporting migrants at the US/Mexico Border. Providing emergency food aid in Burundi and India. Equipping disaster-prone regions training to prepare before disaster hits in Chile, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Distributing crisis care kits in the US and around the world. HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment:  Individuals served in eSwatini through HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment programs focused on 5 clinics. The program followed up with people who tested HIV positive, returning them to care, and also followed up on ART defaulters, returning them back to treatment. Empowering Women and Girls:  181 women in Liberia recvd vocational training through 3 centers providing skills/small business opps. Anti-Human Trafficking:  200 churches participated in Freedom Sunday event, 150 women and children served through brothel-area drop-in center in India, focused on education and prevention for children and vocational training and self-help groups for women, Center opened in Philippines, focused on care and long-term placements for child victims of cybersex trafficking, 30 women in Moldova served through mobile intervention clinic. 

2019 Goals: Capacity bldg and tech support; Strengthen anti-human trafficking programs; Expand women and girls’ empowerment efforts; Provide training opportunities for disaster relief in USA and Canada; Refine volunteer engagement procedures for Emergency relief; Expand local capacities in disaster response 


Needs Statement
  1. Child Development
  2. Water and Sanitation
  3. Health :  HIV/AIDS, Malaria
  4. Leadership Development/Capacity Development
  5. Disaster Response
  6. Immigration
  7. Food Security
  8. General Operations
  9. Gifts-n-Kind shipping costs
Service Categories
Management & Technical Assistance
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas of Service
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

I am privileged to serve as the Board Chairman of NCMI and to assist in the further development of a global network of volunteers and institutions responding to some of the world’s most critical human needs.   NCMI is particularly effective because it supports existing community level organizations, including other faith-based non-governmental development and relief agencies, thus eliminating the need for costly field offices and staff. 

Your gifts of time, talent, and treasure made it possible for NCMI to represent what Nazarenes are doing around the world to our government and to foundations. Your financial support was leveraged to generate additional funds to support ongoing programs organized by the faith-based grass roots organizations around the world. We as the Board of Directors are excited about the future of NCMI. The future holds never before opportunities as we monitor, evaluate, and assess the existing programs.
The most important aspect of our work includes not only giving a cup of water or giving a helping hand, but making sure that person can become self-sufficient. Our network of partners and friends expands daily as we seek to respond compassionately to people in need around the world.
The primary focus of NCMI is working through its network of 180+ FBOs, 40+ NGOs and thousands of Compassionate Churches to serve the poor and needy around the world. NCMI is a resource development partner that works with its affiliate organizations to create additional funding streams.
NCMI's signature themes are:
  1. Child Development
  2. Youth Mentoring
  3. Water and Sanitation
  4. Health :  HIV/AIDS, Malaria
  5. Leadership Development/Capacity Development
  6. Disaster Response
  7. Immigration
  8. Food Security 
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served US& International
Short-Term Success
NCMI works with various FBOs/NGOs within our network to apply for and secure additional funding for projects that have potential for national & global funding.
Congressional appropriation to provide additional computer technology for a California youth center

Compassion Capital Funding for Indiana FBO to develop capacity within youth development organization in Indianapolis.
Two HIV/AIDS sub-awards from USAIDas part of the AERDO HIV/AIDS Alliance, a consortium of evangelical relief and development organizations led by World Concern and Food for the Hungry. These grants cover HIV/AIDS work in five African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia) and in two specific program areas:
  1. Support for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS.
  2. Youth prevention through abstinence and behavior change.
Long-Term Success  The end  of the causes as well as the results of poverty worldwide.
Program Success Monitored By In order to measure project performance, NCMI has developed a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system that is integrated into all its development projects.  NCMI's M&E system tracks outputs against targets, measures outcomes, informs the program for continuous quality improvement, and assesses data quality.  The components of the M&E system include consistent program-specific indicator definitions, M&E framework, standardized data collection tools with instructions for implementers, detailed reporting formats, data management systems and a tool kit for assessing data quality.
Examples of Program Success
  • NCMI was awarded a $750,000 grant to be given to Shepherd Community over 3 years. It is a capacity building grant for youth organizations that work with at risk youth.
  • NCMI was awarded a $75,000 grant to be given to P F Bresee Foundation for computer technology upgrades for the Tech Center.
  • NCMI was awarded two HIV/AIDS sub-award grants from USAID as part of the AERDO HIV/AIDS Alliance, a consortium of evangelical relief and development organizations led by World Concern and Food for the Hungry. These grants cover HIV/AIDS work in five African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia) and in two specific program areas: 1) support for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS and 2) youth prevention through abstinence and behavior change. The combined grant amount will be approximately $5M.
  • NCMI was awarded a $9M grant from USAID for the New Partners Initiative.
  • NCMI was awarded a $1.5M grant from CNCS to recruit volunteers for Katrina relief.
Description Since 1996, NCMI has shipped donated commodity with a total value of $40M to ministries around the world.

NCMI trademarked a personal hygiene kit (Crisis Care Kit) from 2000 thru 2017 we have sent over 765,000 kits around the world for disasters and humanitarian relief.
NCMI also has available a School Pal-Pak which has school supplies for children. Since 2005, NCMI has shipped over 57,000 paks. Since each pak helps two children, NCMI has better the lives of 120,000 children with this program.
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served US& International
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success Unpredictable and devastating, disaster can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime. Crisis Care Kits provide basic personal supplies for people in times of great need.

In 2017 Crisis Care Kits were sent to Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Moldova, Haiti, Lebanon, Ukraine, Armenia, Swaziland, and Philippines to respond to disasters.

NCMI's short-term goal for the GIK program, is to have enough Crisis Care Kits available for any type of disaster that happens anywhere in the world.
Long-Term Success
A long-term plan has not been created for the GIK Program.  The success of the program depends soley on the needs of the people.
NCMI's goal is to have on hand the non-cash commodity in anticipation of the potential needs.
The NCMI network of FBOs/NGOs determine the need in the local communities and request certain non-cash commodity to be distributed as outlined in their strategic plan.
Program Success Monitored By
A monitoring system has not been created for the GIK program.
However, since 2000, NCMI has been consistently awarded shipping grants from the US Department of State to ship containers to the CIS countries. Due to the excellent quality of the commodity that has been sent to the Ukraine, the consignee has a reputation of being the best ministry to partner with.
Examples of Program Success
  • NCMI was awarded a $54,000 from USAID for the OFR program for ocean freight to ship humanitarian aid to several Africa countries.
  • NCMI was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Servant Christian Community Foundation for the Gifts-In-Kind program.
  • NCMI was awarded a $54,000 grant from the US State Department for ocean freight to ship humanitarian aid to countries in the CIS.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Nell Becker Sweeden Ph.D.
Term Start June 2016


Nell has served in various capacities with NCM over the past 15 years, most recently as education coordinator. Her areas of expertise include international development, educational initiatives, and theology. While serving as education coordinator, Nell also served as assistant professor of theology and Richard B. Parker co-chair of Wesleyan Theology at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Her recent accomplishments have included the publication of Church on the Way: Hospitality and Migration.

Nell studied Spanish and theology at Point Loma Nazarene University and holds a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Additionally, Nell completed her Doctor of Philosophy at Boston University in practical theology with specializations in Wesleyan theology and church and society. Nell is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.
Former CEOs
Larry BollingerSept 2012 - July 2016
Dr. Tom NeesJan 1998 - Jan 1998
Paid Full-Time Staff 4
Paid Part-Time Staff 3
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 4
Male 3
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  • Christian Services Charities
  • FEMA
  • Food for the Hungry
  • Foods Resource Bank
  • Hands of Hope
  • Heart to Heart International
  • Helping Hands Africa
  • National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
  • US Dept of State
  • World Concern
  • US Dept of Juvenile Justice
  • Community Health Charities
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization2007
Food Resource Bank - Implementing Member2004
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member2010
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)2001
Christian Service Charities1999
External Assessment and Accreditations
Charity Navigator2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Gary Morsch
Term Feb 2018 to Feb 2020
Board Members
Janice BallardHeart to Heart International
Dr. Susan CaroleSan Bernardino First Church
Dr. Fili ChamboInternational Church of the Nazarene
Craig FurushoLaw Offices of Craig K. Furusho
Dr. Gary MorschDocs Who Care, Inc
Dr. Verne Ward IIIGlobal Mission Director for the Church of the Nazarene
John WattonAisa Pacific Region, Church of the Nazarene
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 30%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $2,720,635
Projected Expenses $2,720,635
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using Form 990.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$222,438$0$870,857
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses($512)--$2
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$0--$0
Revenue In-Kind$3,367,776$2,124,096$1,883,743
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$3,596,754$3,457,094$3,127,326
Administration Expense$86,737$77,070$75,953
Fundraising Expense$3,053$12,259$19,714
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.160.961.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%97%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,008,908$494,803$613,272
Current Assets$1,008,480$487,648$215,199
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$3,229
Current Liabilities$65,685$110,717$48,744
Total Net Assets$943,223$384,086$561,299
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities15.354.404.41
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%1%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Department of Justice $394,715Anonymous $434,767
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --NCM International $193,565Anonymous $320,365
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --USAID $197,747Anonymous $262,769
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

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Other Documents
Organization Name Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.
Address 17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Suite 100
Lenexa, KS 662207900
Primary Phone (913) 7684808
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nell Becker Sweeden Ph.D.
Board Chair Dr. Gary Morsch
Year of Incorporation 1990