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Human Services : Homeless Services

St. Francis House

Shelter and rehabilitative programs for the poor and homeless

three stars

85.14

39 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 542-4211   Web Site
EIN: 22-2519129

Board Leadership
Timothy S. Egan
Chairperson

CEO
Karen LaFrazia
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.14 three stars
  Financial 82.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

82.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.90
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by St. Francis House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by St. Francis House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. Francis House (MA) 85.14 three stars
Star of Hope Mission (TX) 88.70 three stars
City Mission (PA) 86.71 three stars
Martha O'Bryan Center (TN) 89.85 three stars
Boston Rescue Mission (MA) 88.57 three stars

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Founded in 1984, St. Francis House is New England's largest day shelter for the poor and homeless. We are nonprofit and nonsectarian, providing basic and rehabilitative services designed to help homeless adults establish lives independent of shelters and institutions. Our goal is to provide our guests with everything they need to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives: nutritious meals, clothing, access to medical care, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and housing. Vocational rehabilitation, in particular, is a strategic institutional goal, focused on helping our guests re-enter the workforce and positively engage with the world, strengthening themselves, their families, and the social and economic fabric of our communities.

St. Francis House provides 800 meals per day and is the only place in Boston where adults can receive a free breakfast and lunch every day of the year, no questions asked.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,571,562
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $723,979
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,482,023
Total Contributions $7,777,564
   Program Service Revenue $514,555
Total Primary Revenue $8,292,119
   Other Revenue $173,821
TOTAL REVENUE $8,465,940
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,244,396
   Administrative Expenses $963,593
   Fundraising Expenses $1,348,630
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,556,619
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-90,679
   
Net Assets $15,603,769

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
Day Services to the Homeless $3,804,736 60.9%
Moving Ahead Program $1,309,196 21.0%
Next Step Housing $1,130,464 18.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 85.14 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 84.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.08 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 82.39 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 74.85 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 83.71 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.71 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 84.98 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 84.61 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 71.01 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 61.70 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 59.52 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 74.95 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2005 75.91 two 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 22-2519129
Name in IRS Master File SAINT FRANCIS HOUSE INC
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
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 November, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$150,815 1.76% Karen LaFrazia Executive Director

Founded in 1984, St. Francis House is New England's largest day shelter for the poor and homeless. We are nonprofit and nonsectarian, providing basic and rehabilitative services designed to help homeless adults establish lives independent of shelters and institutions. Our goal is to provide our guests with everything they need to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives: nutritious meals, clothing, access to medical care, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and housing. Vocational rehabilitation, in particular, is a strategic institutional goal, focused on helping our guests re-enter the workforce and positively engage with the world, strengthening themselves, their families, and the social and economic fabric of our communities.

St. Francis House provides 800 meals per day and is the only place in Boston where adults can receive a free breakfast and lunch every day of the year, no questions asked.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. Francis House (MA) 85.14 three stars
Durham Rescue Mission (NC) 99.44 four stars
San Diego Rescue Mission (CA) 89.54 three stars
City of Refuge (GA) 89.24 three stars
William Temple House (OR) 90.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

St. Francis House
39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 542-4211
fax: (617) 542-4705
EIN: 22-2519129

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 120499
Essex Station
Boston, MA 02112

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Board Leadership

Timothy S. Egan
Chairperson

CEO

Karen LaFrazia
Executive Director

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