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Human Services : Homeless Services

Dallas Life Foundation

Ministering to the homeless

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four stars

94.85

1100 Cadiz Street Dallas, TX 75215
tel: (214) 421-1380   Web Site
EIN: 75-2336522

Board Leadership
Harold Smith
Chairman

CEO
Rev. Bob Sweeney
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.85 four stars
  Financial 92.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opened in 1954 as the Dallas Rescue Mission, the Dallas Life Foundation is designed to meet the needs of homeless men, women, children and families in the Dallas metropolis. For over 50 years now we have had a profound impact on thousands of people as we reach out with kind, compassionate Christian love toward those in desperate need. Dallas Life Foundation has developed a series of programs designed to help those assisted to return to a productive role in society. Each program targets a different group of Dallas Life Foundation residents. Programs are available to each resident once a referral has been made through our intake case management staff.

Opened in 1954 as the Dallas Rescue Mission, the Dallas Life Foundation is designed to meet the needs of homeless men, women, children and families in the Dallas metropolis. For over 50 years now we have had a profound impact on thousands of people as we reach out with kind, compassionate Christian love toward those in desperate need. Dallas Life Foundation has developed a series of programs designed to help those assisted to return to a productive role in society. Each program targets a different group of Dallas Life Foundation residents. Programs are available to each resident once a referral has been made through our intake case management staff.

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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dallas Life Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dallas Life Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dallas Life Foundation (TX) 94.85 four stars
Downtown Rescue Mission (AL) 90.69 four stars
Union Mission Ministries (VA) 87.63 three stars
Broad Street Ministry (PA) 89.86 three stars
The Bowery Mission (NY) 87.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,840,283
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $27,933
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $246,728
Total Contributions $6,114,944
   Program Service Revenue $744,152
Total Primary Revenue $6,859,096
   Other Revenue $272,983
TOTAL REVENUE $7,132,079
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,388,806
   Administrative Expenses $296,398
   Fundraising Expenses $369,362
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,054,566
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,077,513
   
Net Assets $5,298,442

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Dallas Life Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 94.85 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.39 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 98.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 87.48 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.14 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 84.95 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 92.21 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 88.99 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.22 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 78.92 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 72.30 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 77.66 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 82.90 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 86.16 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 86.62 three 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 75-2336522
Name in IRS Master File DALLAS MISSION FOR LIFE INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research 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 May, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,924 2.80% Rev. Robert Sweeney Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dallas Life Foundation (TX) 94.85 four stars
Charlotte Rescue Mission (NC) 87.26 three stars
The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake (UT) 93.37 four stars
The Bowery Mission (NY) 87.74 three stars
Visalia Rescue Mission (CA) 88.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dallas Life Foundation
1100 Cadiz Street
Dallas, TX 75215
tel: (214) 421-1380
fax: (214) 426-5114
EIN: 75-2336522

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 130116
Dallas, TX 75221

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Board Leadership

Harold Smith
Chairman

CEO

Rev. Bob Sweeney
Executive Director

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