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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Homeboy Industries

Nothing stops a bullet like a job

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three stars

81.86

130 West Bruno Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (323) 526-1254   Web Site
EIN: 95-4800735

Board Leadership
Pernille Lopez
Chair

CEO
Thomas Vozzo
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.86 three stars
  Financial 88.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training and education. Homeboy Industries traces its roots to Jobs For A Future, a program created in 1988 by Father Gregory Boyle while he was serving as pastor of Dolores Mission parish in Boyle Heights. Begun as a jobs program in 1988, offering alternatives to gang violence in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city, the program soon grew beyond the parish. In 2001, Homeboy Industries became an independent nonprofit. Homeboy has had an important impact on the Los Angeles gang problem, with young people from over half of the region's 1,100 known gangs seeking a way out through Homeboy.

Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training and education. Homeboy Industries traces its roots to Jobs For A Future, a program created in 1988 by Father Gregory Boyle while he was serving as pastor of Dolores Mission parish in Boyle Heights. Begun as a jobs program in 1988, offering alternatives to gang violence in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city, the program soon grew beyond the parish. In 2001, Homeboy Industries became an independent nonprofit. Homeboy has had an important impact on the Los Angeles gang problem, with young people from over half of the region's 1,100 known gangs seeking a way out through Homeboy.

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Financial

three stars

88.64

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Homeboy Industries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Homeboy Industries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Homeboy Industries (CA) 81.86 three stars
Girl Scouts, Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (AZ) 91.43 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council (FL) 88.14 three stars
Global Teen Challenge (GA) 87.27 three stars
Youth Haven (MI) 95.56 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,867,352
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,030,213
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,362,472
Total Contributions $13,260,037
   Program Service Revenue $230,188
Total Primary Revenue $13,490,225
   Other Revenue $3,594,775
TOTAL REVENUE $17,085,000
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,325,836
   Administrative Expenses $1,797,092
   Fundraising Expenses $1,123,245
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,246,173
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,838,827
   
Net Assets $11,040,654

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Job Training $3,449,590 30.5%
Homeboy Bakery $2,527,767 22.3%
Homegirl Café $1,212,569 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 81.86 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 79.10 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 83.62 three stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 80.01 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.25 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 80.38 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.91 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 82.96 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 86.10 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.95 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 89.49 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 85.46 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 92.70 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4800735
Name in IRS Master File HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES
NTEE Code O53
NTEE Classification Youth Development - Business
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,468 0.48% Father Gregory Boyle Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$109,872 0.77% Arlin Crane Director Of Social Enterprises
$104,450 0.73% Edmund Flynn Director of Development
$94,829 0.66% John Faherty CFO
$1 0.00% Thomas Vozzo CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Homeboy Industries (CA) 81.86 three stars
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Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay - East Norwich (NY) 86.19 three stars
Midnight Golf Program (MI) 85.54 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council (MO) 87.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Homeboy Industries
130 West Bruno Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (323) 526-1254
fax: (323) 526-1257
EIN: 95-4800735

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Board Leadership

Pernille Lopez
Chair

CEO

Thomas Vozzo
CEO

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