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Human Services : Homeless Services

Siena Francis House

Serving Hope to the Homeless

four stars

96.64

1702 Nicholas Street Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (402) 341-1821   Web Site
EIN: 47-0601005

Board Leadership
Jo Williams
Chair

CEO
Linda Twomey
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.64 four stars
  Financial 95.25 four 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.

Serving the Omaha and Council Bluffs metropolitan area since 1975, the Siena Francis House welcomes and empowers those experiencing homelessness to navigate their path to housing. Besides emergency shelter, our organization provides food, clothing and personal care items needed for activities of daily living for those seeking our services. Siena Francis House also provides case management to help the homeless get housed, as well as residential addiction treatment. Lastly, Siena Francis House provides permanent supportive housing apartments for formerly-homeless, disabled individuals. All programs and services are designed to help persons experiencing homelessness to navigate their way into housing out in the community.

Serving the Omaha and Council Bluffs metropolitan area since 1975, the Siena Francis House welcomes and empowers those experiencing homelessness to navigate their path to housing. Besides emergency shelter, our organization provides food, clothing and personal care items needed for activities of daily living for those seeking our services. Siena Francis House also provides case management to help the homeless get housed, as well as residential addiction treatment. Lastly, Siena Francis House provides permanent supportive housing apartments for formerly-homeless, disabled individuals. All programs and services are designed to help persons experiencing homelessness to navigate their way into housing out in the community.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Siena Francis House
Program Activities
Siena Francis House provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Siena Francis House.
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 April 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

95.25

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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.44
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Siena Francis House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Siena Francis House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Siena Francis House (NE) 96.64 four stars
Nicholas House (GA) 88.21 three stars
Franciscan Outreach (IL) 86.76 three stars
HomeFront, NJ (NJ) 96.46 four stars
Sarah's Circle (IL) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,185,000
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,867
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $581,787
Total Contributions $29,846,654
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $29,846,654
   Other Revenue $-200,418
TOTAL REVENUE $29,646,236
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,091,376
   Administrative Expenses $702,639
   Fundraising Expenses $848,765
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,642,780
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $21,003,456
   
Net Assets $29,478,932

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Siena Francis House has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.64 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 97.03 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.63 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 97.68 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 93.59 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 98.81 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.60 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 92.16 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.88 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.36 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 98.87 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 98.94 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 90.11 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 93.27 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 95.66 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 95.01 four stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 82.29 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 47-0601005
Name in IRS Master File SIENA FRANCIS HOUSE
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
(399) Other housing activities
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 May, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,000 1.61% Linda Twomey Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Siena Francis House (NE) 96.64 four stars
Center for the Homeless (IN) 86.83 three stars
Presbyterian Night Shelter (TX) 97.81 four stars
The Homeless Families Foundation (OH) 94.43 four stars
Adopt-A-Family (FL) 95.55 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Siena Francis House
1702 Nicholas Street
Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (402) 341-1821
fax: (402) 341-5270
EIN: 47-0601005

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 217 Downtown Station
Omaha, NE 68101

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Board Leadership

Jo Williams
Chair

CEO

Linda Twomey
Executive Director, CEO

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