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Franciscan Outreach

Serving the homeless and poor with food, shelter, and help in building a better life.

three stars

86.76

717B West 18th Street Chicago, IL 60616
tel: (773) 278-6724   Web Site
EIN: 36-2928835

Board Leadership
James Kramer
Chair

CEO
Richard Ducatenzeiler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.76 three stars
  Financial 81.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Franciscan Outreach is to create an effective, well-managed, sustainably-funded organization that provides shelter, food and help in building a better life and affirms the human dignity of people in need in the Chicago Area.

As one of the largest agencies caring for the homeless of Chicago, we recognize that shelters resolve homelessness on a temporary basis. Through excellent casework and partnerships with other organizations, like Rush University's Community Service Initiatives Program and the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, Franciscan Outreach transitions hundreds of homeless individuals into permanent housing each year, in addition to the daily provision of more than 300 beds and more than 700 meals.

The mission of Franciscan Outreach is to create an effective, well-managed, sustainably-funded organization that provides shelter, food and help in building a better life and affirms the human dignity of people in need in the Chicago Area.

As one of the largest agencies caring for the homeless of Chicago, we recognize that shelters resolve homelessness on a temporary basis. Through excellent casework and partnerships with other organizations, like Rush University's Community Service Initiatives Program and the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, Franciscan Outreach transitions hundreds of homeless individuals into permanent housing each year, in addition to the daily provision of more than 300 beds and more than 700 meals.

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Financial

three stars

81.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Franciscan Outreach on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Franciscan Outreach on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Franciscan Outreach (IL) 86.76 three stars
Stephen Center (NE) 88.81 three stars
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless (OK) 89.82 three stars
The Night Ministry (IL) 91.41 four stars
ForKids (VA) 93.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,184,666
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $211,711
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,019,016
Total Contributions $3,415,393
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,415,393
   Other Revenue $1,734,381
TOTAL REVENUE $5,149,774
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,654,241
   Administrative Expenses $408,500
   Fundraising Expenses $331,079
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,393,820
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,755,954
   
Net Assets $2,315,177

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
Soup Kitchen and Emergency Shelter $2,654,241 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.76 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 88.16 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 86.69 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.41 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.82 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 91.12 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.51 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 92.77 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 86.20 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 85.09 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.23 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 82.98 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 93.83 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 83.85 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 86.39 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 82.24 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 86.75 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 83.61 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 80.93 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 36-2928835
Name in IRS Master File FRANCISCAN OUTREACH
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 (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(150) Hospital
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 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
$119,812 3.53% Edward Jacob Executive Director, President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Franciscan Outreach (IL) 86.76 three stars
Save the Family (AZ) 85.78 three stars
Stephen Center (NE) 88.81 three stars
The INN (NY) 89.66 three stars
Our House, Georgia (GA) 91.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Franciscan Outreach
717B West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
tel: (773) 278-6724
EIN: 36-2928835

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Board Leadership

James Kramer
Chair

CEO

Richard Ducatenzeiler
Executive Director

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