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La Casa de las Madres

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

four stars

92.88

1269 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 503-0500   Web Site
EIN: 94-2330864

Board Leadership
Michelle Zauss
President

CEO
Kathryn Black
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.88 four stars
  Financial 92.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Emergency Shelter
Program Name: Emergency Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

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.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
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 September 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

92.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.39
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.4%
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) 92.88 four stars
The Purple Door (TX) 94.36 four stars
LifeWire (WA) 91.56 four stars
Partnership Against Domestic Violence (GA) 97.48 four stars
Dwelling Place (MN) 98.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,411,603
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $169,928
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,447,263
Total Contributions $5,028,794
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,028,794
   Other Revenue $32,078
TOTAL REVENUE $5,060,872
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,796,743
   Administrative Expenses $207,525
   Fundraising Expenses $247,566
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,251,834
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,809,038
   
Net Assets $6,929,078

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 $1,568,844 56.1%
Emergency Residential Services $1,068,569 38.2%
Community Education and Outreach $159,330 5.7%

Ratings History
La Casa de las Madres has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 92.88 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,497 4.87% Kathryn Black Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Casa de las Madres (CA) 92.88 four stars
Women's Center of Greater Danbury (CT) 88.96 three stars
Between Friends (IL) 87.09 three stars
Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. (TX) 93.90 four stars
Doorways for Women and Families (VA) 88.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

La Casa de las Madres
1269 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 503-0500
TTY: (800) 787-3224
EIN: 94-2330864

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Board Leadership

Michelle Zauss
President

CEO

Kathryn Black
Executive Director

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