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Human Services : Homeless Services

Project HOME

None of us are home until all of us are home

four stars

95.89

1515 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: (215) 232-7272   Web Site
EIN: 23-2555950

Board Leadership
Debbie Fretz
Chairperson

CEO
Sister Mary Scullion
President and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.89 four stars
  Financial 94.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Project HOME (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy.

The mission of the Project HOME (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
995
Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months
647
This impact information is current as of August 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

94.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project HOME on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project HOME on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We strengthened our recovery environment by hosting a series of Recovery Roundtables (held almost annually since 2013) for Project HOME residents and staff, designed to elicit an understanding of what recovery means at each site, how recovery is supported at Project HOME, and how we can better engage residents and staff to improve recovery outcomes Last year, we were able to reach a broader range of staff and residents and hosted a total of 11 roundtables
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project HOME (PA) 95.89 four stars
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida (FL) 91.00 four stars
Hesed House (IL) 91.88 four stars
Chrysalis (CA) 92.92 four stars
Bridge Communities (IL) 93.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,948,836
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $74,712
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,816,707
Total Contributions $34,840,255
   Program Service Revenue $8,959,815
Total Primary Revenue $43,800,070
   Other Revenue $1,496,411
TOTAL REVENUE $45,296,481
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,179,779
   Administrative Expenses $4,079,400
   Fundraising Expenses $1,337,980
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,597,159
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,699,322
   
Net Assets $87,205,070

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
Housing & Support for Formerly Homeless $17,102,785 65.3%
Health Care Services $5,204,899 19.9%
Employment Services $3,086,953 11.8%

Ratings History
Project HOME has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 95.89 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 93.62 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.92 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.75 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.63 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.55 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 98.59 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.49 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 95.77 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 89.30 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 95.43 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.27 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 84.38 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 89.52 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 92.12 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 98.17 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 95.41 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 95.52 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 95.04 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 23-2555950
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT HOME
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (573) Rehabilitating alcoholics, drug abusers, compulsive gamblers, 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 May, 1989
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
$134,729 0.42% Mary Scullion President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$259,733 0.82% Joan Dawson-Mcconnon CFO/Treasurer/Assoc. Exec.
$155,345 0.49% Suzanne Smith VP, Residential & Homeless
$152,379 0.48% Mary Graham-Zak VP, Information Technology
$145,504 0.46% Janet Stearns VP, Real Estate Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project HOME (PA) 95.89 four stars
Marian House (MD) 92.23 four stars
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 88.03 three stars
Metrocrest Social Services (TX) 92.30 four stars
Franciscan Outreach (IL) 86.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project HOME
1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: (215) 232-7272
fax: (215) 232-7277
EIN: 23-2555950

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Board Leadership

Debbie Fretz
Chairperson

CEO

Sister Mary Scullion
President and Executive Director

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