Redwood Gospel Mission

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The Redwood Gospel Mission is the largest privately-funded provider of homeless services in Northern California. We help people to help themselves break the chains of addiction, homelessness and unemployment through safe, overnight shelters, emergency food, job development training and recovery programs.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Redwood Gospel Mission
PO Box 493
Santa Rosa, CA 95402


Phone: 707-578-1830

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 946122045

CEO/President: Jeff Gilman

Chairman: Kevin P. O'Malley

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1965

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


We envision a time when all gospel-centered churches in the North Bay area will have an effective, measurable, transformational ministry to the needy in partnership with the Redwood Gospel Mission.

Redwood represents the geographical area of our service community, the "Redwood Empire." We serve all of Sonoma County; also reaching out to the surrounding counties which have no Rescue Ministries.

Gospel is from the Latin word for good news. It is our desire to bring the good news of Christ's salvation to everyone we serve and to bring the good news of hope for an improved life through the various services we provide.

Mission is not intended to imply simply a building. We define "Mission" as a purpose or aim. It is our objective or Mission, that lives would be transformed through mobilizing and equipping people in this community to minister to the needy, thus fulfilling the Gospel imperative "For in as much as ye did it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto Me."

Mission statement

The Redwood Gospel Mission, in the grace and power of Jesus Christ, mobilizes our community to minister to the needy so that lives are transformed.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in His birth through the Virgin Mary, in His sinless life, in His miracles,

In His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to lead a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, that those who are saved enjoy eternal life with God and those who are lost suffer eternal separation from him.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating151 of 111320 of 141
Fund acquisition rating503 of 111464 of 141
Resource allocation rating194 of 111421 of 141
Asset utilization rating210 of 111328 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$214,303$218,769$209,791$130,395$151,203
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,861,762$2,174,824$2,543,418$1,054,643$746,960
Long-term investments$3,899,141$3,586,246$4,218,129$0$0
Fixed assets$4,799,430$4,416,397$4,318,185$4,502,300$4,474,864
Other long-term assets$11,000$11,000$10,500$5,415,136$396,842
Total long-term assets$8,709,571$8,013,643$8,546,814$9,917,436$4,871,706
Total assets$10,571,333$10,188,467$11,090,232$10,972,079$5,618,666
Payables and accrued expenses$341,711$288,853$325,950$303,463$214,778
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$341,711$288,853$325,950$303,463$214,778
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$1
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$1,738,539$2,900,000$2,898,797
Total liabilities$341,711$288,853$2,064,489$3,203,463$3,113,575
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$5,620,123$5,653,875$4,299,729$2,317,835$2,126,441
With donor restrictions$4,609,499$4,245,739$4,726,014$5,450,781$378,650
Net assets$10,229,622$9,899,614$9,025,743$7,768,616$2,505,091
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,692,947$7,072,211$7,576,915$11,220,213$5,768,478
Program service revenue$0$0$317,408($14,409)$77,142
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$116,693$107,338($793,791)$5,059$4,262
Other revenue$269,986$336,876$13,291$226,477$262,287
Total other revenue$386,679$444,214($463,092)$217,127$343,691
Total revenue$8,079,626$7,516,425$7,113,823$11,437,340$6,112,169
Program services$6,934,635$4,794,453$4,837,900$5,129,418$4,695,373
Management and general$418,428$338,214$305,885$347,780$287,759
Total expenses$8,147,481$5,925,057$5,856,696$6,173,815$5,662,898
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($67,855)$1,591,368$1,257,127$5,263,525$449,271
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($67,855)$1,591,368$1,257,127$5,263,525$449,271


Jeffrey W GilmanExecutive Director$146,971
Lucy WoolumsDirector of Finance$84,025

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/13/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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