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La Casa de las Madres

A refuge. An advocate. A strong voice against domestic violence.

four stars

94.38

1663 Mission Street Suite 225
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 503-0500   Web Site
EIN: 94-2330864

Board Leadership
Maria Bee
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.38 four stars
  Financial 96.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Thirty years ago, La Casa de las Madres opened San Francisco's first domestic violence shelter for women and their children. The once-quiet shelter has grown into the city's leading voice for abused women, their children and teens - educating, promoting awareness and changing the community's and the media's perceptions about domestic violence and its victims. Through a broad service continuum, we also provide expert intervention and prevention services to more than 10,000 community members annually. Our service continuum offers emergency residential shelter and community-based services to women, teens and their children while providing advocacy, counseling, family-based services and referrals. All services are free of charge and confidential.

Thirty years ago, La Casa de las Madres opened San Francisco's first domestic violence shelter for women and their children. The once-quiet shelter has grown into the city's leading voice for abused women, their children and teens - educating, promoting awareness and changing the community's and the media's perceptions about domestic violence and its victims. Through a broad service continuum, we also provide expert intervention and prevention services to more than 10,000 community members annually. Our service continuum offers emergency residential shelter and community-based services to women, teens and their children while providing advocacy, counseling, family-based services and referrals. All services are free of charge and confidential.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: La Casa De Las Madres
Program Activities
La Casa De Las Madres provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of La Casa De Las Madres.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by La Casa de las Madres on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by La Casa de las Madres on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Casa de las Madres (CA) 94.38 four stars
Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence (MI) 91.33 four stars
Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County (CA) 89.51 three stars
Thistle Farms (TN) 95.74 four stars
New Friends New Life (TX) 86.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,696,261
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $138,088
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,073,956
Total Contributions $3,908,305
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,908,305
   Other Revenue $20,313
TOTAL REVENUE $3,928,618
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,550,336
   Administrative Expenses $76,110
   Fundraising Expenses $212,778
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,839,224
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,089,394
   
Net Assets $5,120,040

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
24-Hour Crisis Response Services $1,392,168 54.6%
Emergency Residential Services $969,594 38.0%
Community Education and Outreach $188,574 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.38 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.81 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.24 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 85.99 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.40 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 84.18 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.71 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.01 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.11 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 87.46 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 93.90 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 93.62 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 94-2330864
Name in IRS Master File LA CASA DE LAS MADRES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (399) Other housing activities
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
(327) Prevention of cruelty to children
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 August, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,546 5.16% Kathryn Black Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Casa de las Madres (CA) 94.38 four stars
House of Ruth Maryland (MD) 91.93 four stars
The Women's Center, Wisconsin (WI) 86.26 three stars
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (IL) 93.84 four stars
The Women's Center of Tarrant County (TX) 95.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

La Casa de las Madres
1663 Mission Street
Suite 225
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 503-0500
TTY: (800) 787-3224
EIN: 94-2330864

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Board Leadership

Maria Bee
President

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