PO Box 302
Frankfort KY 40602-0302
Contact Information
Address PO Box 302
Frankfort, KY 40602 0302
Phone (502) 123-4567
Fax 502 123-6789
Contact Name Linda Stopper
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer To donate directly to our organization, please send check or money order to ROSM, P.O. Box 302, Frankfort, KY  40602-0302.  ROSM also appreciates in-kind donations of stamps, copy paper, envelopes, pens, post-it notes, and letter sized manila folders.  Your consideration of any of these avenues to help those who are less fortunate is greatly appreciated.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
The Resource Office for Social Ministries is a cooperative venture of area non profit and public agencies and churches.  We seek to coordinate emergency assistance through the most effective and efficient use of local benevolent funds, in the areas of homelessness and homelessness prevention.
Background Statement
During the early 1980's when the current Federal spending cuts in social services programs were first being felt, several churches in Frankfort identified a need to coordinate and monitor an ever-increasing amount and variety of individual requests for aid in the community.  Requests for utilities, rent, clothing, food, and medical attention, among others, were at a crisis level and it was clear that more cooperation was in order to meet the demand.  Many were aware that there was not enough clear communication among existing helping agents, including churches, to ensure the fairest, most efficient, "non duplicated" delivery of services.  It was at that juncture that ROSM came together to function, as it does today, as a clearing house for emergency assistance for those in need in Frankfort and Franklin County.
Impact Statement
Each year since its inception, ROSM exceeds the assistance provided from the year before.  In the last three years, the level of giving and grant funds has allowed even more individuals and families to be helped. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to solve the individual problems that are brought to our attention.  Our recent effort is to identify potential employers and distribute the list to clients who are out of work.  We have seem some success with this program and we look for ways to continue to improve this program.   
Needs Statement
ROSM never has enough funds to cover the many requests that come into our office.  The demand is definitely more than the resources.  Last year, it would take an additional $355,312 to cover all the requests that were made.  We are also always looking for Board members who have a compassion in helping others and willing to work to those ends.  Volunteers are always needed to help with office and case work.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
ROSM is needed to coordinate the community's response to the growing dependency of agencies and individuals on private benevolent funds to compensate for the limitations on funds and services available in the public sector.
Board Chair Statement
Religious leaders call ROSM to identify sources of help, to verify needs and to prevent duplication of services to families.  Social agencies call ROSM to find assistance for people who do not qualify for other programs for funds.  ROSM makes connections so that people can find needed food, clothing, shelter, rent, utilities, transportation, medical care or other emergency needs.  The office serves as a referral source and clearing house for the area.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing Support
Tertiary Organization Category Employment / Alliances & Advocacy
Geographic Areas Served
Franklin County
ROSM serves clients in the Frankfort/Franklin County area.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. ROSM is a local not-for-profit agency that has proven itself a good steward of resources for over 34 years as a cooperative ministry in Franklin County, Kentucky.  We have become a major community resource for agencies and churches by providing information to help determine what services they can provide and prevent duplication of assistance.  With the screening process ROSM performs, clients can be referred to other agencies that have the resources to aid the individual or families in addition to receiving help from ROSM.  Screening also verifies the legitimacy of the need that is requested.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? ROSM currently receives income from city and county grants, private grants, endowments, churches, fundraisers and individuals.  It is our goal to expand resources in each of these areas, and we have begun a direct program that initiates conversation about our organization and generates interest in the community through face-to-face meetings, civic presentations, and individual approaches.  The new Executive Director job description includes these activities and the Board will also take a more proactive approach.  ROSM is also establishing a financial plan that will guarantee funds to be used to assist those in need for the next 10 years.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? ROSM has already established the connections with other service organizations and churches to accomplish our goals. Non-profit agencies have to move from a position of guarding clients and funding to sharing and caring about those we serve.  Although other agencies are equipped and open to this new attitude, ROSM is uniquely positioned to make progress in this area because of the groundwork we have previously done working with agencies and churches, and because of our Christian roots, founded in the Franklin County Ministerial Association.  In May 2016, a meeting of agencies and churches took place that trained the attendees in how ROSM works followed by discussion of how we can work together.  The first step has been taken with many more to follow.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? When ROSM began making the change towards a community building up an individual or family, we had applications from churches and from the Department of Community Based Services (otherwise known as Social Services).  By reaching out to other agencies, we now extend that list to include the Men's Shelter, the Women's Shelter, Simon House (for homeless mothers or pregnant women), and the Salvation Army.  In two short years, we have made progress in getting these agencies to work together for the good of the people in our community.  In the next two years, we hope to double the number of organizations that collaborate with us.  Although ROSM can never exceed in helping people over what we are able to secure as income, by working together, we believe that 25% more individuals and family units will be served.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? ROSM is going through a dramatic transition.  By moving deliberately, we are able to maintain our current level of assistance to those who need it the most, while moving toward a more community wide approach of helping others.  ROSM takes between 40 to 50 applications for assistance a week, and having capable case workers who can determine which grant monies, or ROSM monies, to use, is vital.  We plan to reorganize our in-take process to help facilitate the process, which will take input from agencies and churches.  This will be followed by training and networking so that everyone understands the process.  These things take time and need to be done right the first time.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Rodney Williams
Company Affiliation Capital City Christian Church
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2019
Board Members
John J Avent John J. Avent, CPAVoting
Ms Carol Banks South Frankfort Presbyterian ChurchVoting
Ms. Carol Banks South Frankfort Presbyterian ChurchVoting
Ms. Marti Booth Franklin County Fiscal CourtExofficio
Rev. Jackson Brewer Ministerial AssociationVoting
Rita Brothers Good Shepherd ChurchVoting
Kathy Carter City of FrankfortExofficio
Fran Crumbaugh First United Methodist ChurchVoting
Claudette Delk First United Methodist Church
Tommy Haynes Community VolunteerVoting
Louis McClain Peaks Mill Christian ChurchVoting
Dr. John Opsata First Christian ChurchVoting
Jill Robinson Fiscal CourtExofficio
Rev. Scott Rollins Highland Christian ChurchVoting
Debbie Snapp Good Shepherd ChurchVoting
Rev. Glenn Spaulding Ministerian AssociationVoting
David Starkey Memorial Baptist ChurchVoting
Elizabeth Walsh First Christian ChurchVoting
Mr. Rodney Williams Capital City Christian ChurchVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 82%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 72%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Dr. John Opsata
Company Affiliation First Christian Church
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments
It's not as simple to meet the emergency needs of individuals and families who are living on the fringe of homelessness as it once was.  Burgeoning requests from the community needy for emergency help: rent, utilities, medicine, food, clothing, and doctor bills, tax the resources of area agencies and churches.  Many of the social agencies seek assistance through ROSM for those who do not qualify for their programs.  ROSM supplies an organized approach by acting as a clearinghouse, verifying the needs of families and individuals who seek help, identifying resources to fill those needs and by preventing the duplication of services.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Danny Garland
Term Start Feb 2014
Experience Danny Garland is ROSM's current Executive Director.  After 32 years, Alene Ransdell retired.  Danny has been on the ROSM Board of Directors since 2007.  He was the President and CEO of the First Federal Savings Bank where he worked for 31 years.  He is a life long resident of Frankfort, Kentucky and has already been aggressively meeting with organizations and churches and spreading the word about how ROSM helps the less fortunate in our community.
Experience Danny Garland retired as President of First Federal Savings Bank in Frankfort, Kentucky in 2012.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Resource Office for Social Ministries, Inc. for over 20 years.  Because of his service to the organization and business experience, he applied and was unanimously chosen to head the organization.   
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 16
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Alene Ransdell Apr 1982 - Jan 2014
Senior Staff
Title Finance Administrator
Title Administrative Assistant
Title Administrative Assistant
Title Financial Officer
Title IT Administrator
Experience/Biography Cindy retired from the Department of Education and initially began her career with ROSM as a volunteer.  She worked for ROSM in 2013-14 and took a leave while her children pursued degrees in higher education.  At the request of the Executive Director, she has returned and we are grateful.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
CEO Comments
Regarding contributions from Board members, our Board of Directors have representation from area churches.  ROSM tracks the donations made by individual churches and we know that some of those include contributions by Board members.
ROSM provides emergency assistance for individuals and families that do not qualify for other types of assistance.  The types of assistance include rent payment, mortgage payment, utility payment, non-controlled medicine purchases, medical appointment payment, and other help based on the request.  Decisions are based on available funds that can be used to help the client and verification through case work of the client's current situation that caused the emergency need.  The verification process requires extensive casework, but is done efficiently so that the client receives timely assistance.
Budget 214200
Population Served , ,
ROSM serves as the community clearinghouse for clients who receive assistance from local agencies and churches.  An extensive database is kept current with information about each individual and family that have received reported help since 1998.  Agencies and churches are able to contact ROSM to inquire about the help that a client(s) has received in the past or are currently receiving.  This process helps eliminate the duplication of assistance for a particular client so that the available monetary resources within the community can go farther.
Budget 500
Population Served , ,
Description ROSM finds available job openings in the area, skilled and unskilled, and compiles a list for each job type.  These lists are given to clients who are out of work.  We have even seen one client post the list on her Facebook page so that others would know about employment opportunities.  This has begun to be very successful.
Budget $600.00
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Increased applications for assistance are received each time economic conditions decline and social services are cut.  This past year has been especially difficult on people who live in poverty.  Many are on the edge of homelessness and would find themselves on the street without our assistance.  Although we are able to provide the needed casework for the volume of applications for help, donations are always in demand so ROSM has funding available to help those that need it.  If you are searching for a way that your donated funds can impact a family in the most dire way, we ask that you consider contributing to ROSM.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
ROSM works with profit and non-profit private and public service agencies (Women's Shelter, Coalition of Committed Christians, Emergency Food Pantry, Red Cross, Sunshine Center, Simon House...), government agencies, churches, schools, hospitals, and advocates.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $205,101.00
Projected Expenses $205,101.00
Endowment Value $200,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 83%
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$48,950$46,750$94,200
Individual Contributions$127,204$335,080$145,423
Investment Income, Net of Losses$62$28$2
Membership Dues$0$0--
Special Events$5,328$2,322--
Revenue In-Kind$0$0--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$162,366$181,286$226,099
Administration Expense$18,067$12,315$12,034
Fundraising Expense$607$0--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.991.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%94%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$206,243$205,741$14,162
Current Assets$206,243$205,740$14,162
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$206,243$205,741$14,162
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments
The Board Treasurer co-signs every check and reviews the financial status of ROSM monthly.  Because of the size of our organization, an audit would be cost prohibitive at this time. 
Address PO Box 302
Frankfort, KY 406020302
Primary Phone 502 123-4567
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Danny Garland
Board Chair Mr. Rodney Williams
Board Chair Company Affiliation Capital City Christian Church