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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Bay Area Rescue Mission

Helping the homeless and impoverished since 1965

three stars

83.59

2114 Macdonald Avenue Richmond, CA 94801
tel: (510) 215-4873   Web Site
EIN: 94-6124054

Board Leadership
Mike Lubcyik
Chairman

CEO
Bram Begonia
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.59 three stars
  Financial 76.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1965, the Bay Area Rescue Mission has been caring for the homeless and impoverished of the Bay Area. At the Bay Area Rescue Mission, we offer help for the whole person by providing food, shelter, warm showers and fresh clean clothes for the body; a gospel message of eternal hope for the soul; Biblical studies, computer-aided learning, and GED preparation for the mind; job skills training in culinary arts, warehousing, heavy equipment operation, office work, construction, security, janitorial service, and automotive sales and service for the hands; parenting classes, job preparedness, anger management, counseling, and personal financial management classes for the character; and compassion, friendship, fellowship, retreats, outings, and prayer meetings for the heart.

Since 1965, the Bay Area Rescue Mission has been caring for the homeless and impoverished of the Bay Area. At the Bay Area Rescue Mission, we offer help for the whole person by providing food, shelter, warm showers and fresh clean clothes for the body; a gospel message of eternal hope for the soul; Biblical studies, computer-aided learning, and GED preparation for the mind; job skills training in culinary arts, warehousing, heavy equipment operation, office work, construction, security, janitorial service, and automotive sales and service for the hands; parenting classes, job preparedness, anger management, counseling, and personal financial management classes for the character; and compassion, friendship, fellowship, retreats, outings, and prayer meetings for the heart.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Men's Emergency Shelter and Women and Families Shelter
Program Name: Men's Emergency Shelter and Women and Families Shelter

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
Bay Area Rescue Mission provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$30 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 Bay Area Rescue Mission.
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

two stars

76.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bay Area Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bay Area Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bay Area Rescue Mission (CA) 83.59 three stars
Modesto Gospel Mission (CA) 94.55 four stars
Water Street Ministries (PA) 90.65 four stars
Rowan Helping Ministries (NC) 89.42 three stars
Rescue Mission Alliance (CA) 91.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,994,974
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $38,472
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,033,446
   Program Service Revenue $87,918
Total Primary Revenue $10,121,364
   Other Revenue $187,226
TOTAL REVENUE $10,308,590
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,662,547
   Administrative Expenses $851,855
   Fundraising Expenses $1,536,163
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,050,565
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $258,025
   
Net Assets $4,559,721

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
Food and Shelter Program $4,075,364 53.2%
Community Distribution Program $3,587,183 46.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 83.59 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 80.53 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 80.28 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 82.79 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.24 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.04 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 76.71 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 76.72 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 83.31 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 93.84 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 93.49 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 69.67 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 91.30 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 91.31 four stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 88.39 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 61.99 one star
2006-06 08/01/2007 90.97 four stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 79.94 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 58.65 one star

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

EIN 94-6124054
Name in IRS Master File BAY AREA RESCUE MISSION
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 April, 1966
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
$164,720 1.63% Rev. John M. Anderson President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bay Area Rescue Mission (CA) 83.59 three stars
Restoration Ministries (IL) 89.66 three stars
Rescue Mission of El Paso (TX) 94.20 four stars
Rescue Mission, Syracuse (NY) 89.18 three stars
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (MN) 85.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bay Area Rescue Mission
2114 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
tel: (510) 215-4873
EIN: 94-6124054

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1112
Richmond, CA 94802

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Board Leadership

Mike Lubcyik
Chairman

CEO

Bram Begonia
President, CEO

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