Philly House pka Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

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For over 140 years, Philly House has been a physical and spiritual sanctuary, empowering those in need of food, shelter and hope in Philadelphia.

WHO: We open our doors every day to walk alongside the homeless, hungry and hurting of Philadelphia so that they may experience the love of God through acts of mercy, dignity and respect.

HOW: Combining twenty-first century best practices with Christian compassion, we empower everyone we serve through trauma-informed care, a model that emphasizes more holistic, relational, long-term solutions.

WHY: Our Christian Faith is the foundation of everything we do and compels us to treat everyone-our guests, volunteers and donors-with excellence, dignity and compassion (in full obedience to Jesus' teaching in Matthew 25).

Contact information

Mailing address:
Philly House
PO Box 297
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0297


Phone: 215-922-6400

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 231352558

CEO/President: Rev. Jeremy Montgomery, MBA

Chairman: Jeffrey Harvey

Board size: 7

Founder: 4 businessmen

Ruling year: 1942

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Our Vision: That the homeless, hungry and hurting in Philadelphia will achieve stability and self-sufficiency through a holistic transformation while experiencing the unconditional love of God.

Mission statement

We open our doors every day with a welcoming spirit of Christian compassion, walking alongside the homeless, hungry and hurting of Philadelphia so that they may experience the love of God through acts of mercy, dignity and respect. More than just a safe space, warm bed and a hot meal, we empower everyone we serve through deep, intentional engagement with compassionate programs and trauma-informed care-activating their God-given potential for life transformation.

Statement of faith

Based on our adherence to the inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God in Scripture, we profess with the Christian Church throughout time for over 1,700 years and around the world, the faith expressed in the Nicene Creed.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating792 of 1074103 of 143
Fund acquisition rating692 of 1075102 of 143
Resource allocation rating822 of 1075102 of 143
Asset utilization rating559 of 107483 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$745,709$163,851$4,783$124,378$135,177
Short-term investments$6,879$6,642$7,423$201,669$171,717
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,004,752$1,049,966$235,994$361,363$439,504
Long-term investments$567,302$514,124$540,328$550,502$553,439
Fixed assets$2,324,582$1,892,526$2,327,832$2,715,668$2,814,947
Other long-term assets$0$8,225$8,225$2,093$2,368
Total long-term assets$2,891,884$2,414,875$2,876,385$3,268,263$3,370,754
Total assets$4,896,636$3,464,841$3,112,379$3,629,626$3,810,258
Payables and accrued expenses$230,469$102,580$78,181$131,435$156,332
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$230,469$102,580$78,181$131,435$156,332
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$995$394$13,085$150$4,089
Total long-term liabilities$995$394$296,244$541,018$659,191
Total liabilities$231,464$102,974$374,425$672,453$815,523
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$4,002,870$2,650,021$2,159,904$2,128,587$2,158,391
With donor restrictions$662,302$711,846$578,050$828,586$836,344
Net assets$4,665,172$3,361,867$2,737,954$2,957,173$2,994,735
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Total contributions$3,650,636$3,037,406$2,138,533$2,735,091$2,498,875
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$29,105$9,883$384,393$36,755$79,868
Other revenue$14,824$31,532$55,626$47,629$27,153
Total other revenue$43,929$41,415$440,019$84,384$107,021
Total revenue$3,694,565$3,078,821$2,578,552$2,819,475$2,605,896
Program services$1,804,278$1,824,310$1,888,239$2,075,287$2,158,574
Management and general$168,032$212,554$437,869$295,445$316,313
Total expenses$2,444,438$2,428,704$2,773,541$2,854,100$3,017,157
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,250,127$650,117($194,989)($34,625)($411,261)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,250,127$650,117($194,989)($34,625)($411,261)


Jeremy MontgomeryPresident/CEO$128,522

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/19/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


For over 140 years, Philly House has been a physical and spiritual sanctuary, empowering the homeless, hungry and hurting of Philadelphia. Today, we remain the second oldest homeless shelter in the country.

A living legacy of John Wanamaker, we've served the homeless, hungry and hurting since 1878 to work to activate others' God-given potential.

What started as an outreach to serve breakfast to homeless men on Sunday mornings, has grown to become Philadelphia's only provider of three meals a day, 365 days a year, serving more than 10,000 meals each month to anyone who walks in our doors.

Today, we are the city's largest and longest-running shelter, providing a safe, clean refuge off the streets along with deep, intentional engagement to see a long-term impact.

Today: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is now Philly House! We continue to open our doors every day with a compassionate, welcoming spirit of generosity to walk alongside the homeless, hungry and hurting of Philadelphia. Activating healing not handouts, we offer deep, dignified engagement to help others achieve stability and self-sufficiency while experiencing the unconditional love of God.

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