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Human Services : Homeless Services

San Diego Rescue Mission

Extending God's love to the homeless, abused, addicted and poor

three stars

89.54

120 Elm Street San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 687-3720   Web Site
EIN: 95-1874073

Board Leadership
Bob Jones
Chairperson

CEO
Herb Johnson
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.54 three stars
  Financial 86.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

86.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Rescue Mission (CA) 89.54 three stars
William Temple House (OR) 90.47 four stars
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (MI) 90.90 four stars
Miracle Hill Ministries (SC) 94.28 four stars
Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles (CA) 90.19 four stars

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The oldest program of its kind in San Diego, the San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors in 1955. Since then, the San Diego Rescue Mission has grown to help thousands of men, women and children get back on their feet. Through valuable programs like one to one counseling, drug recovery and relapse prevention, and continuing education, the San Diego Rescue Mission reaches out to hurting people with real solutions. We provide hope to the helpless by forging the best clinical practices with the transforming love of Jesus Christ to yield powerful life-changing results. Our programs and services include a 12-month holistic rehabilitation program for men, women and their children, and Nueva Vida Haven, an emergency shelter for women and their children.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,740,258
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,740,258
   Program Service Revenue $1,695,879
Total Primary Revenue $18,436,137
   Other Revenue $449,486
TOTAL REVENUE $18,885,623
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,793,656
   Administrative Expenses $1,175,167
   Fundraising Expenses $1,785,888
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,754,711
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-869,088
   
Net Assets $12,253,472

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
Men, Women and Children's Services $8,399,751 50.0%
Partners for Hunger Relief $3,656,875 21.8%
Thrift Store Ministry $2,218,962 13.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 03/01/2017 89.54 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 97.11 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 96.16 four stars
2012-09 06/01/2013 89.60 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 81.28 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 83.02 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 91.20 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 90.47 four stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 78.73 two stars
2007-09 07/01/2008 68.29 one star
2006-09 07/01/2007 62.81 one star
2005-09 09/01/2006 76.76 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 85.80 three stars
2003-09 09/01/2004 85.73 three stars
2002-09 04/01/2004 91.20 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 95-1874073
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO RESCUE MISSION 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 (916) Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc.
(154) Health clinic
(902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
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 October, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,300 0.63% Herb Johnson President, CEO

The oldest program of its kind in San Diego, the San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors in 1955. Since then, the San Diego Rescue Mission has grown to help thousands of men, women and children get back on their feet. Through valuable programs like one to one counseling, drug recovery and relapse prevention, and continuing education, the San Diego Rescue Mission reaches out to hurting people with real solutions. We provide hope to the helpless by forging the best clinical practices with the transforming love of Jesus Christ to yield powerful life-changing results. Our programs and services include a 12-month holistic rehabilitation program for men, women and their children, and Nueva Vida Haven, an emergency shelter for women and their children.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Rescue Mission (CA) 89.54 three stars
Interfaith Works (MD) 89.02 three stars
The Bowery Mission (NY) 85.42 three stars
Frederick Rescue Mission (MD) 91.74 four stars
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission (WA) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Rescue Mission
120 Elm Street
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 687-3720
EIN: 95-1874073

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 80427
San Diego, CA 92138

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Board Leadership

Bob Jones
Chairperson

CEO

Herb Johnson
President, CEO

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