530 East High Street
Lexington KY 40502
Contact Information
Address 530 East High Street
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone (859) 269-8207
Web and Social Media
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Mailing a check, providing dinner for an event, donating paper for mailings, donating items for silent auctions
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
Building intentional friendships across economic, social, faith and racial barriers in a ministry of reconciliation.
Background Statement  Mother to Mother began in 1969 as part of the “Change Through Involvement Program” of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). At that time, the United States was in the midst of an “urban crisis.” The frustration of large numbers of poor and racial/ethnic persons had become clearly visible.

Most persons of middle and upper class had little opportunity to be in contact with either the persons or problems of low-income and poverty communities. They needed a chance to unlock individuals’ isolation & confront their stereotypes and move past this to be of any assistance during this urban crisis.

   Mother to Mother leaders believed that the key to change understanding is a direct, personal contact with the problems often related to poverty and to racial/ethnic communities and the people who live in them. Such contact meant individuals would go to where people were hurting, doing what could be done about it and examining their own ideas, perceptions, attitudes and behavior in the current situation.
   In 1973 five downtown Lexington churches met with Norman Ellington to discuss the Mother to Mother ministry. With the support of these churches, Mother to Mother of Lexington was born in January 1974 when the first coordinator was hired.
    The basic guidelines continue to be friendship, not materialism; working with, not doing for; helping to find resources, not giving money or things. For us, the “change through involvement” has been shattering and lasting. It helps many come to know it is possible to live a fruitful life without all the material possessions we say we need, because we have a friend who lives fruitfully with much less. Or before we make a generalized statement of criticism about people who are poor, we think of a friend who through no fault of their own would perish without the government assistance they receive. 
   Mother to Mother of Lexington is a 501 (c) non-profit organization run by the donations of churches and individuals within the community. Individuals are placed on teams of 2-4 women as volunteers on the team with the goal to become friends and to share common objectives in life. One or more volunteers on the team are from a relatively stable economic environment and at least one volunteer comes from a more limited economic environment.  When possible the teams include persons from differing racial/ethnic backgrounds. All the women make a volunteer commitment and all participants are equally volunteers. They share together in a supportive, caring relationship for personal growth and service. They become friends. They visit each other and exchange ideas, working and sharing similar concerns, including raising children and establishing the best home environment possible. They also may have differences to share, such as economic conditions, lifestyles, political views, leisure activities, etc.


Impact Statement
Provided 9 events for women and children to be involved with that allowed them to be educated, informed and participate in various activities, while interacting with each other.
Provided scholarships for 2 single mom's who were pursuing a higher education degree.
Goals for 2013 - 1.) expand the topics for our events to increase awareness, while educating our participants, 2.) reach out to the community to increase our number of participants, 3.) prepare for our 40 year celebration of existing in Lexington in 2014
Needs Statement
Website, board members, participants, financing - $8000 to help with programs and events, marketing strategy  
Geographic Areas Served
MTM is located in Lexington, however, we serve women not only in Lexington, but Central Kentucky.
Board Chair
Board Chair Linda Niemi
Company Affiliation President
Term Jan 2012 to Dec 2013
Board Members
Donna Davidson TreasurerVoting
Sheri Gay SecretaryVoting
Nancy Morris RetiredVoting
Linda Niemi PresidentVoting
Dona Renfro RetiredVoting
Tanya Tyler RetiredVoting
Susan Waggener Vice PresidentVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 29
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 71
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 100
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Linda Niemi
Term Start Jan 2011
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 7
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 100
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Every May we provide an affordable luncheon for women's that gives them a delicious meal with a guest speaker, entertainment, a gift and a chance to win a gift card giveaway.  It's generally held Mother's Day weekend and is a great treat for any woman.  A scholarship is also presented to a single mom pursuing a higher education degree.
Budget 2000
Population Served , ,
A Christmas party for our children and mothers.  The children are able to pick out a gift, wrap it and present it to their mother.  The children also get a visit from Santa and are presented with an age appropriate book.  The mothers and children play various games and win prizes while also sharing brunch.
Budget 200
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2013
Projected Revenue $10,000.00
Projected Expenses $9,000.00
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 Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$5,932$4,647$4,583
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2--$1,452
Membership Dues------
Special Events$1,397$2,230$2,700
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$3,182$2,705$1,345
Administration Expense$6,633$7,439$6,442
Fundraising Expense$645$428$523
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.860.931.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses30%26%16%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%4%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$39,444$40,952$41,615
Current Assets$39,444$40,952$41,615
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$238$318$213
Total Net Assets$1,969$40,634$41,402
Form 990s
2012 990N 2012
2011 990N 2011
2010 990N 2010
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration No
Foundation Staff Comments
Because of its size, this organization files the 990N, which contains no financial information. All financial information was provided directly by the organization. Numbers are unaudited.
Address 530 East High Street
Lexington, KY 40502
Primary Phone 859 269-8207
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Linda Niemi
Board Chair Linda Niemi
Board Chair Company Affiliation President