Mission: The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes as a community outreach mission providing food, clothing, shelter, life-skills training, and financi ... (More)

Xavier Mission Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2012, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information


  55 W 15TH ST
New York NY 10011-6801

 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Xavier Mission Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator

Overall Score


out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community

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...   Finance & Accountability

This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

Finance & Accountability Score


out of 100

The score earned by Xavier Mission Inc. is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.

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Finance & Accountability Report


of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio


Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.

Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

16/17 Independent

Higher effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).

The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.

Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Has Audit/Review

Higher effect on score

An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio


Lower effect on score

The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990



Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.

Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.

Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.

An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.

Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.

Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.

Source: IRS Form 990

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting











Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activity data not reported from the IRS

Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.

Xavier Mission Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

In the first year of the pandemic we received the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan and COVID-relief funding. This allowed us to make it through FY20 without laying off any staff and we were able to modify and continue running most of our programs. In FY21, most of that additional funding disappeared and we struggled to maintain our pre-COVID revenue levels. In FY20, while our annual event had to be cancelled, we had already sold tickets and sponsorships and our donors told us to keep the money. In FY21, we were unable to have any type of event creating a shortfall of $75,000. Our annual holiday campaign raised less than the previous year because so many people were in uncertain financial situations. We managed to finish FY21 in the black because the SBA forgave our PPP loan, so we didn't have that liability anymore. This fiscal year we seem to be rebounding - our holiday campaign raised an all-time high - but we have yet to see how the rest of the year will play out in terms of funding.

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

In March 2020, we shut down two programs, the shelter and clothing room. The rest of our programs remained operational in modified form. Our soup kitchen began serving takeout meals, our customer-choice food pantry began delivering groceries and distributing pre-packaged bags, and our LSEP program focused on alumni who were struggling with the pandemic via zoom and teleconferencing groups rather than taking on new participants. Our financial assistance program ran out of funding and had to be frozen mid-year due to the high number of people needing rent assistance. Our clothing room reopened and our food pantry went back to normal operations in April 2021. Our soup kitchen is still offering takeout meals with plans to re-open for sit-down service in the spring. Our LSEP program continues to serve alumni but will be starting a hybrid semester for new participants in the spring. Our financial assistance program is accepting applications. Our shelter will not reopen.

How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Xavier Mission quickly pivoted operations thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers who were willing to continue serving our community even during the worst of the pandemic. We were fortunate to have a new group of younger volunteers step up, who were able to fill in for our older, at-risk volunteers. We partnered with new organizations to provide services, such as the Sirens Women's Motorcycle Club of NY, who helped us to delivery groceries to our food pantry families so they didn't have to leave their homes to pick up food. We identified the safest ways possible to continue providing the services that people depend on us for, even if the method was different. We made it easy for staff to work from home wherever possible by purchasing any items they needed to create home offices. Some full-time team members took on the duties of part-time staff who were at higher risk of COVID, in order to maintain program operations while keeping our high-risk team members safe.

Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

When our clothing room re-opened, we began seeing women as well as men coming for assistance, which was a change from pre-pandemic times. We quickly expanded our operations to include women and children's clothing, and we plan to continue that as long as women continue to visit our program. We will also continue to provide programming for LSEP alumni even after we begin running our program for new participants again, as we have found that the support we provided to our alumni during the pandemic will continue to be necessary even after the pandemic has subsided.

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...   Impact & Results

This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Xavier Mission Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs

Xavier Mission Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


Spent in most recent FY


Percent of program expenses

The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes as a community outreach mission providing food, clothing, shelter, life-skills training, and financial assistance to homeless and low-i ... (More)

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...   Leadership & Adaptability

This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.

Leadership & Adaptability Score


out of 100

The score earned by Xavier Mission Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.

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Leadership & Adaptability Report


of 100 points


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission

Xavier Mission welcomes those who are economically disadvantaged into a supportive community, We serve our guests with dignity, empower them to achieve self-sufficiency, and advocate for social justice.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.

Xavier Mission strives for a future where all people, regardless of economic status, are treated with dignity and respect and are given the opportunities and tools necessary to realize their goals.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.

Goal One: Based on the needs we have seen during COVID, we are looking to expand our Financial Assistance and LSEP programs to guide more people towards self-sufficiency.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Two: In January we hired our first-ever Development Manager. She is focusing on increasing individual giving, securing grants, and a legacy gift program to secure Xavier Mission's financial future.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).

Goal Three: As we move forward with a focus on diversity, equity, and interdependence, we will be expanding our Board to include members with lived experience who can help to develop inclusive advocacy efforts.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development

Describe an investment in leadership

Over the past year, all full-time staff members and half of our part-time staff have attended workshops and trainings related to their program and/or professional skill areas. These workshops have included strategic leadership, DEI, communications & marketing strategies, and trauma focused programming.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.

This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Our Life-Skills Empowerment Programs are designed to be replicated, and we have worked with Riverside Church and currently partner with Metro Baptist Church to develop and run successful LSEP programs. Prior to the pandemic, we were an active (and founding) member of the Chelsea-Westside Neighborhood Network, which brought together organizations int he Chelsea/Westside neighborhoods to discuss common issues, share resources, identify gap areas, and provide moral support for one another. We hope to resurrect the network soon, now that COVID is finally in retreat. Last year we hired a part-time administrative assistant who also focuses on social media, raising our social media presence from practically nonexistent to thriving. This has resulted in greater engagement, including attracting new donors and volunteers.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.

In mid-March of 2020, when it became clear that COVID was going to hit New York, a team of staff and volunteers sat down to make a plan for how to continue serving our constituencies while maintaining safety and security in the face of this unknown illness. We pivoted immediately, without a break in service, at four of our 6 programs. Our shelter was shut down by order of the city, and our Clothing Room closed because we were unsure at that time whether COVID could be spread on clothes. We continued to provide a meal every Sunday, food to our pantry families, financial assistance, and support and resources to our LSEP alumni community. In the last two years, we have continued that ability to pivot to meet each new challenge that has come along. In that time we have reopened our Clothing Room and food pantry at full capacity. We are in the process of re-opening our soup kitchen to become a sit-down meal again, and our LSEP program will start with a new cohort for in-person sessions in the fall. We never laid off staff, we never closed our doors, and we never had to cut back on the amount of food that we provided to guests. We did this while maintaining safety and security for our guests and volunteers. We never had a mass outbreak of COVID at our site, among staff or volunteers. Our ability to adapt and be flexible has proven to be one of our greatest strengths.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community

This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.

Culture & Community Score


out of 100

Xavier Mission Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 88/100 (70% of beacon score)

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Culture & Community Report


of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

88/100 points

70% of beacon score

This organization's score of 88 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 6 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.

View this organization's DEI Strategies


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

30% of beacon score

This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.

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We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research

Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.

Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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