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Human Services : Homeless Services

Lotus House

Where hope blossoms

four stars

94.69

217 Northwest 15th Street Overtown, Miami, FL 33136
tel: (305) 438-0556   Web Site
EIN: 81-0652266

Board Leadership
Constance Collins
President

CEO
Constance Collins
President, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Lotus House is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized. To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of homeless women, youth and children to raise awareness of their special needs; inspire innovative, holistic solutions that truly break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and advance research and enlightened social policies for greater understanding, social inclusion and resources for homeless women and children.

The mission of Lotus House is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized. To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of homeless women, youth and children to raise awareness of their special needs; inspire innovative, holistic solutions that truly break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and advance research and enlightened social policies for greater understanding, social inclusion and resources for homeless women and children.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
761
Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services
1,012
Total number of clients experiencing homelessness
1,012
Number of meals served or provided
350,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
97.7%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 32.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lotus House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lotus House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lotus House (FL) 94.69 four stars
Tender Mercies (OH) 93.83 four stars
Sheffield Place (MO) 97.29 four stars
Interfaith Family Services (TX) 88.05 three stars
Siena Francis House (NE) 96.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,942,822
   Federated Campaigns $78,446
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $540,740
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,766,185
Total Contributions $10,328,193
   Program Service Revenue $171,859
Total Primary Revenue $10,500,052
   Other Revenue $-113,477
TOTAL REVENUE $10,386,575
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,226,251
   Administrative Expenses $166,525
   Fundraising Expenses $19,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,412,536
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $974,039
   
Net Assets $3,630,040

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
Operation of Residential Facility $6,971,988 75.6%
Work Program and Community Outreach Thrift Shop $2,254,263 24.4%

Ratings History
Lotus House has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 94.69 four stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 93.98 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 90.58 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 93.98 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 94.07 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 81-0652266
Name in IRS Master File SUNDARI FOUNDATION 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
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 September, 2004
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Constance Collins Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$89,500 0.95% Anna Frusciante Secretary
$60,096 0.63% Rai Johnson Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lotus House (FL) 94.69 four stars
Nicholas House (GA) 88.21 three stars
Rescue Mission of Trenton (NJ) 95.07 four stars
CaringWorks (GA) 92.38 four stars
Preble Street (ME) 93.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lotus House
217 Northwest 15th Street
Overtown, Miami, FL 33136
tel: (305) 438-0556
fax: (305) 438-0557
EIN: 81-0652266

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Board Leadership

Constance Collins
President

CEO

Constance Collins
President, Executive Director

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