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Human Services : Homeless Services

Vision House

Building hope. Restoring lives.

four stars

91.62

P.O. Box 2951 Renton, WA 98056
tel: (425) 228-6356   Web Site
EIN: 91-1493474

Board Leadership
Bill Northey
President

CEO
Melissa Gehrig
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.62 four stars
  Financial 91.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Vision House was incorporated in 1990 to provide safe and confidential transitional housing and services for homeless single mothers and their children, and separately for homeless men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Over 950 men, women and children have benefited from Vision House services. Our mission is to assist the poor and homeless and help them transform their lives, maintaining quality housing and programs for our residents while providing healing, hope and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Vision House was incorporated in 1990 to provide safe and confidential transitional housing and services for homeless single mothers and their children, and separately for homeless men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Over 950 men, women and children have benefited from Vision House services. Our mission is to assist the poor and homeless and help them transform their lives, maintaining quality housing and programs for our residents while providing healing, hope and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Financial

four stars

91.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vision House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vision House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vision House (WA) 91.62 four stars
Carpenter's Shelter (VA) 88.40 three stars
Project HOME (PA) 93.62 four stars
Family Gateway (TX) 91.08 four stars
The Action Center (CO) 86.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,625,111
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $614,039
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,239,150
   Program Service Revenue $1,455,599
Total Primary Revenue $3,694,749
   Other Revenue $-64,343
TOTAL REVENUE $3,630,406
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,055,729
   Administrative Expenses $306,180
   Fundraising Expenses $402,291
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,764,200
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-133,794
   
Net Assets $8,936,477

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
Transitional Housing $1,739,079 56.9%
Children Village Care Center $1,255,259 41.1%
Resale Operations $61,391 2.0%

Ratings History
Vision House 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 91.62 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.72 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 94.59 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.43 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.80 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 86.80 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.55 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 86.84 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 91-1493474
Name in IRS Master File VISION HOUSE
NTEE Code P33
NTEE Classification Child Day Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 November, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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
$94,800 2.51% Melissa Gehrig Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vision House (WA) 91.62 four stars
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 88.22 three stars
Middleton Outreach Ministry (WI) 93.91 four stars
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless (OK) 93.12 four stars
reStart (MO) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vision House
P.O. Box 2951
Renton, WA 98056
tel: (425) 228-6356
fax: (425) 430-9590
EIN: 91-1493474

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Board Leadership

Bill Northey
President

CEO

Melissa Gehrig
Executive Director

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