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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

San Diego Habitat for Humanity

Building homes, communities, and hope since 1988.

three stars


8128 Mercury Court San Diego, CA 92111
tel: (619) 283-4663   Web Site
EIN: 33-0259190

Board Leadership
Mark Emch

Lori Holt Pfeiler

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.87 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.35 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.58 three stars
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 82.90 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 96.02 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 96.98 four stars
CN 1.0
2009-06 05/12/2011 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Thursday, May 12, 2011

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for San Diego Habitat for Humanity in June 2013 because the Donor Advisory was in place for more than one year and because the issue that prompted the Donor Advisory has been resolved. Specifically:

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this  charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • It was reported on April 22, 2011 that a County Supervisor Diane Jacob asked that the district attorney’s office investigated the San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s financial records. For more information, read the related article in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
  • It was reported on October 6, 2011 that former CEO, Bradford Bates, had filed a wrongful termination and slander lawsuit against San Diego Habitat for Humanity. Please see the FOX 5 News article for more information.
  • It was reported on July 22, 2011 that  San Diego Habitat for Humanity had concluded an audit of its wildfire donations and that the County Supervisor said that, “The basic questions were not answered”. Please see The San Diego Union-Tribune article for more information.
  • The charity's executive director stated that it has "taken steps to ensure donor dollars that came to Habitat have been directed to support fire victims and fire safety programs. We transferred the bulk of donations to the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, which it will use to educate residents in wildfire-prone areas of San Diego County about fire safety and emergency preparedness. Emergency preparedness kits will also be purchased with these monies and distributed to County residents. Monies that were not transferred were returned to donors, at their request." For more information, please see the San Diego Habitat for Humanity website.
2009-06 12/22/2010 98.10 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 84.00 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 89.07 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 80.96 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 78.08 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 89.45 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 88.55 three stars

Charity Contact Info

San Diego Habitat for Humanity
8128 Mercury Court
San Diego, CA 92111
tel: (619) 283-4663
fax: (619) 516-5264
EIN: 33-0259190

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Board Leadership

Mark Emch


Lori Holt Pfeiler

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