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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Catholic Charities

Serving Everyone

four stars

92.40

1555 39th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122
tel: (415) 972-1200   Web Site
EIN: 94-1498472

Board Leadership
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Chairman

CEO
Jilma L. Meneses
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.40 four stars
  Financial 89.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded more than a century and a half ago to care for the orphans of the San Francisco earthquake, Catholic Charities is one of the largest, most comprehensive human services agencies in Northern California, reaching more than 32,000 individuals a year.

An integral part of our communities, Catholic Charities plays a pivotal role in keeping our neighborhoods diverse, productive, safe, and healthy through more than 30 programs in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo Counties. Our programs change the lives of individuals, families, children, youth, seniors, those with disabilities, formerly homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and immigrants. We serve everyone.

Catholic Charities creates lasting, data-driven solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in our community - homelessness, aging in isolation, generational poverty, HIV/AIDS, inequality, and immigration to name a few.

Founded more than a century and a half ago to care for the orphans of the San Francisco earthquake, Catholic Charities is one of the largest, most comprehensive human services agencies in Northern California, reaching more than 32,000 individuals a year.

An integral part of our communities, Catholic Charities plays a pivotal role in keeping our neighborhoods diverse, productive, safe, and healthy through more than 30 programs in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo Counties. Our programs change the lives of individuals, families, children, youth, seniors, those with disabilities, formerly homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and immigrants. We serve everyone.

Catholic Charities creates lasting, data-driven solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in our community - homelessness, aging in isolation, generational poverty, HIV/AIDS, inequality, and immigration to name a few.

Financial

three stars

89.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Charities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Charities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Charities (CA) 92.40 four stars
Jewish National Fund, United States (NY) 94.99 four stars
New Jersey Future (NJ) 90.44 four stars
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services (CA) 87.86 three stars
University City District (PA) 91.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,668,251
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,005,126
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $29,037,523
Total Contributions $34,710,900
   Program Service Revenue $10,780,101
Total Primary Revenue $45,491,001
   Other Revenue $59,698
TOTAL REVENUE $45,550,699
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $38,701,711
   Administrative Expenses $6,939,851
   Fundraising Expenses $1,448,929
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,090,491
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,539,792
   
Net Assets $24,993,961

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
Youth Services $20,244,478 52.3%
Housing and Community Support $16,474,241 42.6%
Senior Services $1,982,992 5.1%

Ratings History
Catholic Charities has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 92.40 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.51 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.21 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.66 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 91.11 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.67 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 88.25 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2015 87.20 three stars
2014-06 03/01/2015 86.89 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 89.15 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 88.79 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 89.37 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 85.64 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 77.26 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 76.15 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 76.12 two stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 79.23 two stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 93.67 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 94-1498472
Name in IRS Master File CATHOLIC CHARITIES CYO OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (150) Hospital
(120) Publishing 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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
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
$278,735 0.59% Jilma Meneses Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Charities (CA) 92.40 four stars
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (IL) 92.02 four stars
Ohio City Incorporated (OH) 88.22 three stars
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services (CA) 87.86 three stars
Community Voices Heard (CVH) (NY) 87.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Catholic Charities
1555 39th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
tel: (415) 972-1200
fax: (415) 972-1201
EIN: 94-1498472

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Board Leadership

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Chairman

CEO

Jilma L. Meneses
Chief Executive Officer

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