Dream Center Foundation

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The Dream Center, a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals and families alike, was founded in 1994 and currently serves over 40,000 people each month.

Outreach Programs: Reaching up to 23 neighborhoods around LA county every week, we provide resources and create relationships with the people of our community.

Residential Programs: With over 500 spaces available to individuals and families, our residential programs provide people the opportunity to rebuild their lives in a safe and structured environment.

Resource Programs: Collaborating with other organizations, we provide further resources and supply the foundational needs that help our residents and communities thrive.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Dream Center Foundation
2301 Bellevue Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Website: dreamcenter.org

Phone: 213-273-7000

Email: info@dreamcenter.org

Organization details

EIN: 412269686

CEO/President: Caroline Barnett

Chairman: Tommy Barnett

Board size: 13

Founder: Tommy and Caroline Barnett

Ruling year: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Vision: To see everyone live their God-given dream.

In efforts to provide opportunities for people to rebuild and transform their lives, the Dream Center offers the tools, education, community, and support through various programs available, all free of charge.

Mission statement

Transforming lives and communities through Christ- body, soul, spirit.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating154 of 102235 of 160
Fund acquisition rating403 of 102463 of 160
Resource allocation rating97 of 102421 of 160
Asset utilization rating372 of 102267 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$34,949,429$35,080,000$35,352,766$55,442,946$35,303,149
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$35,183,487$36,219,905$35,833,436$56,458,909$35,565,436
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,500$2,100$3,954$2,208$2,576
Other long-term assets$0$0$87,047$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,500$2,100$91,001$2,208$2,576
Total assets$35,184,987$36,222,005$35,924,437$56,461,117$35,568,012
Payables and accrued expenses$171,795$151,523$130,474$127,634$98,649
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$500,000$0
Total current liabilities$171,795$151,523$130,474$627,634$98,649
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$150,000$505,700$500,000$0$500,000
Total long-term liabilities$150,000$505,700$500,000$19,139,316$500,000
Total liabilities$321,795$657,223$630,474$19,766,950$598,649
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$34,863,192$35,564,782$35,293,963$36,694,167$34,969,363
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$34,863,192$35,564,782$35,293,963$36,694,167$34,969,363
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$25,786,672$23,392,061$19,928,839$19,389,585$8,176,183
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$522,612$582,601$356,401$349,053$174,133
Other revenue$0$0$0($90,185)($21,916)
Total other revenue$522,612$582,601$356,401$258,868$152,217
Total revenue$26,309,284$23,974,662$20,285,240$19,648,453$8,328,400
Program services$23,678,053$19,098,174$17,978,638$16,656,778$7,067,118
Management and general$1,263,398$2,465,687$2,707,495$2,143,035$677,163
Total expenses$27,010,956$23,616,893$20,824,762$18,808,791$7,840,627
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($701,672)$357,769($539,522)$839,662$487,773
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($701,672)$357,769($539,522)$839,662$487,773


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/24/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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