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Human Services : Homeless Services

Larkin Street Youth Services

Ending Youth Homelessness

92.80

134 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 673-0911   Web Site
EIN: 94-2917999

Board Leadership
Susan K. Alexander
Chair

CEO
Sherilyn Adams
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.80
  Financial 89.82
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Larkin Street Youth Services' mission is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street. We nurture potential, promote dignity, and support bold steps beyond all. Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives. We provide housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness supports to ensure young people can thrive.

Larkin Street Youth Services' mission is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street. We nurture potential, promote dignity, and support bold steps beyond all. Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives. We provide housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness supports to ensure young people can thrive.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Diamond Youth Shelter, E-Housing and Lark Inn for Youth
Program Name: Diamond Youth Shelter, E-Housing and Lark Inn for Youth

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Lowell Street Specialty Emergency Shelter; Lowell Street Specialty Emergency Shelter; Manchester Emergency Housing; Manchester Emergency Housing (City) provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$130 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Larkin Street Youth Services.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

89.82

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 17.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Larkin Street Youth Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Larkin Street Youth Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Larkin Street Youth Services (CA) 92.80
Bean's Cafe (AK) 86.09
PADS Lake County (IL) 89.15
Upper Valley Haven (VT) 92.90
The Action Center (CO) 89.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,542,702
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $796,563
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,693,510
Total Contributions $31,032,775
   Program Service Revenue $241,328
Total Primary Revenue $31,274,103
   Other Revenue $-7,741
TOTAL REVENUE $31,266,362
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,437,651
   Administrative Expenses $3,570,828
   Fundraising Expenses $1,374,196
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,382,675
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $883,687
   
Net Assets $15,472,614

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 Services $11,401,031 44.8%
Education and Employment Services $8,827,991 34.7%
Engagement, Health, and Wellness Services $5,208,629 20.5%

Ratings History
Larkin Street Youth Services has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 92.80
2019-06 02/01/2021 92.30
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.05
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.61
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.64
2016-06 06/01/2018 87.45
2016-06 04/01/2018 85.24

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-2917999
Name in IRS Master File LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1983
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
$184,794 0.60% Sherilyn Adams Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Larkin Street Youth Services (CA) 92.80
Ministry With Community (MI) 94.10
BEDS Plus Care Inc. (IL) 94.04
Preble Street (ME) 95.03
Turning Points (FL) 93.63

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Charity Contact Info

Larkin Street Youth Services
134 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 673-0911
fax: (415) 749-3838
EIN: 94-2917999

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Board Leadership

Susan K. Alexander
Chair

CEO

Sherilyn Adams
Executive Director

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