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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

San Diego Habitat for Humanity

Building homes, communities, and hope since 1988.

four stars

92.92

8128 Mercury Court San Diego, CA 92111
tel: (619) 283-4663   Web Site
EIN: 33-0259190

Board Leadership
Mark Emch
Chairman

CEO
Lori Holt Pfeiler
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1988, San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves San Diego County. Seeking to put God's love into action, SDHFH brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent and affordable home to live in dignity and safety. Habitat builds homes for ownership by low-income families in need. Habitat homes are sold to Partner Families and are financed by a 0%-interest 25 to 30-year mortgage. The mortgage payments create a revolving fund that Habitat uses to construct future homes for local families in need. Families qualify for the program by showing a demonstrated need for improved housing, a willingness to partner with Habitat by committing to 250-500 hours of "sweat equity" helping to build their own home, and the ability to repay the 0%-interest, 25 to 30-year mortgage.

Founded in 1988, San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves San Diego County. Seeking to put God's love into action, SDHFH brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent and affordable home to live in dignity and safety. Habitat builds homes for ownership by low-income families in need. Habitat homes are sold to Partner Families and are financed by a 0%-interest 25 to 30-year mortgage. The mortgage payments create a revolving fund that Habitat uses to construct future homes for local families in need. Families qualify for the program by showing a demonstrated need for improved housing, a willingness to partner with Habitat by committing to 250-500 hours of "sweat equity" helping to build their own home, and the ability to repay the 0%-interest, 25 to 30-year mortgage.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 32.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Habitat for Humanity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Habitat for Humanity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Habitat for Humanity (CA) 92.92 four stars
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (AZ) 90.17 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Florida (FL) 98.23 four stars
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston (MA) 93.13 four stars
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity (OH) 94.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,810,483
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $141,517
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $466,142
Total Contributions $4,418,142
   Program Service Revenue $5,788,914
Total Primary Revenue $10,207,056
   Other Revenue $2,203,101
TOTAL REVENUE $12,410,157
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,760,705
   Administrative Expenses $542,325
   Fundraising Expenses $654,196
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,957,226
   
Payments to Affiliates $25,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,452,931
   
Net Assets $8,711,944

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
Building Homes $8,224,994 84.3%
ReStore $1,495,711 15.3%
Support to Habitat for Humanity International $40,000 0.4%

Ratings History
San Diego Habitat for Humanity has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.35 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 82.90 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 96.02 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 96.98 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 05/12/2011 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Thursday, May 12, 2011

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for San Diego Habitat for Humanity in June 2013 because the Donor Advisory was in place for more than one year and because the issue that prompted the Donor Advisory has been resolved. Specifically:

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this  charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • It was reported on April 22, 2011 that a County Supervisor Diane Jacob asked that the district attorney’s office investigated the San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s financial records. For more information, read the related article in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
  • It was reported on October 6, 2011 that former CEO, Bradford Bates, had filed a wrongful termination and slander lawsuit against San Diego Habitat for Humanity. Please see the FOX 5 News article for more information.
  • It was reported on July 22, 2011 that  San Diego Habitat for Humanity had concluded an audit of its wildfire donations and that the County Supervisor said that, “The basic questions were not answered”. Please see The San Diego Union-Tribune article for more information.
  • The charity's executive director stated that it has "taken steps to ensure donor dollars that came to Habitat have been directed to support fire victims and fire safety programs. We transferred the bulk of donations to the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, which it will use to educate residents in wildfire-prone areas of San Diego County about fire safety and emergency preparedness. Emergency preparedness kits will also be purchased with these monies and distributed to County residents. Monies that were not transferred were returned to donors, at their request." For more information, please see the San Diego Habitat for Humanity website.
2009-06 12/22/2010 98.10 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 84.00 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 89.07 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 80.96 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 78.08 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 89.45 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 88.55 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 33-0259190
Name in IRS Master File HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code L20
NTEE Classification Housing Development, Construction, Management
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (398) Instruction and guidance on housing
(380) Low-income housing
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL
Ruling Date January, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,364 1.42% Lori Holt Pfeiler President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Habitat for Humanity (CA) 92.92 four stars
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity (IA) 91.27 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (MA) 91.16 four stars
Habitat for Humanity Newark (NJ) 89.07 three stars
Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity (NM) 96.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Habitat for Humanity
8128 Mercury Court
San Diego, CA 92111
tel: (619) 283-4663
fax: (619) 516-5264
EIN: 33-0259190

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Board Leadership

Mark Emch
Chairman

CEO

Lori Holt Pfeiler
President/CEO

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