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Human Services : Homeless Services

Homeward Bound of Marin

Ending homelessness with housing, training and hope

four stars

95.06

1385 North Hamilton Parkway Novato, CA 94949
tel: (415) 382-3363   Web Site
EIN: 68-0011405

Board Leadership
Robert D. Puett
President

CEO
Mary Kay Sweeney, PhD
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.06 four stars
  Financial 93.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Homeward Bound of Marin's mission of 'opening doors to safety, dignity, hope and independence' pairs with a vision that everyone deserves a place to call home. Founded in 1974, Homeward Bound is Marin County's chief provider of shelter and supportive housing for homeless families and individuals, with 16 programs serving approximately 1,000 people per year. Robust services offer an array of support to each individual forging a path out of homelessness. Programs ranging from emergency shelter to transitional and permanent housing have built a record of success in a hyper-expensive rental market. During the pandemic, programs have stretched to serve emergency motel shelters and opened paths to stable housing for 175 people between March and November 2020.

Homeward Bound of Marin's mission of 'opening doors to safety, dignity, hope and independence' pairs with a vision that everyone deserves a place to call home. Founded in 1974, Homeward Bound is Marin County's chief provider of shelter and supportive housing for homeless families and individuals, with 16 programs serving approximately 1,000 people per year. Robust services offer an array of support to each individual forging a path out of homelessness. Programs ranging from emergency shelter to transitional and permanent housing have built a record of success in a hyper-expensive rental market. During the pandemic, programs have stretched to serve emergency motel shelters and opened paths to stable housing for 175 people between March and November 2020.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Family Center, Mill Street Center, New Beginnings Center, Transition to Wellness and Voyager
Program Name: Family Center, Mill Street Center, New Beginnings Center, Transition to Wellness and Voyager

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
Homeward Bound Of Marin provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$50 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 Homeward Bound of Marin.
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

four stars

93.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.90
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Homeward Bound of Marin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Homeward Bound of Marin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Homeward Bound of Marin (CA) 95.06 four stars
Christ House (DC) 93.73 four stars
Family Gateway (TX) 96.26 four stars
JOIN (OR) 97.17 four stars
Project HOME (PA) 96.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,622,578
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,032,615
Total Contributions $7,655,193
   Program Service Revenue $1,884,864
Total Primary Revenue $9,540,057
   Other Revenue $247,927
TOTAL REVENUE $9,787,984
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,691,972
   Administrative Expenses $657,324
   Fundraising Expenses $334,734
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,684,030
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,103,954
   
Net Assets $15,593,809

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
Adult Services $3,963,831 51.5%
Family Services $1,456,780 18.9%
Mental Health Services $1,413,674 18.4%

Ratings History
Homeward Bound of Marin has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 95.06 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 95.70 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 96.45 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 93.56 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.50 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.73 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 91.72 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2015 91.72 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 88.90 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 91.47 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 91.92 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 83.41 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 80.73 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 94.27 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.48 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 88.99 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2010 82.80 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2009 85.79 three stars
2006-06 12/15/2007 89.37 three stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 82.75 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 68-0011405
Name in IRS Master File HOMEWARD BOUND OF MARIN
NTEE Code L40
NTEE Classification Low-Cost Temporary Housing
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 January, 1984
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
$169,200 1.94% Mary Kay Sweeney Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Homeward Bound of Marin (CA) 95.06 four stars
Community LINC (MO) 90.29 four stars
Urban Ministry Center (NC) 91.33 four stars
Homeless Youth Connection (AZ) 96.66 four stars
SAMMinistries (TX) 90.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Homeward Bound of Marin
1385 North Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA 94949
tel: (415) 382-3363
EIN: 68-0011405

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Board Leadership

Robert D. Puett
President

CEO

Mary Kay Sweeney, PhD
Executive Director

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