San Diego Rescue Mission

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Summary

San Diego Rescue Mission is a non-profit homeless shelter and recovery center serving thousands of homeless, hungry, and poor men, women, and children in San Diego since 1955.


Contact information

Mailing address:
San Diego Rescue Mission
PO Box 80427
San Diego, CA 92138

Website: www.sdrescue.org

Phone: (619) 687-3720

Email: sdrminfo@sdrescue.org


Organization details

EIN: 951874073

CEO/President: Donnie Dee

Chairman: John Fulmer

Board size: 13

Founder: Church and business leaders

Ruling year: 1957

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1985


Purpose

To see God transform the lives of those experiencing homelessness, impacting San Diego one life at a time.


Mission statement

To lovingly address the needs of men, women and children experiencing homelessness by sharing the Good News of Salvation and providing a holistic approach to rehabilitation and recovery.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating324 of 102262 of 160
Fund acquisition rating614 of 102499 of 160
Resource allocation rating355 of 102458 of 160
Asset utilization rating275 of 102247 of 160

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%12%13%11%10%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%10%9%10%9%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%89%71%91%90%88%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%12%12%11%9%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%11%29%9%10%12%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%83%81%84%86%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%85%75%99%104%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%70%61%83%89%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%15%25%1%-4%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%19%36%3%-8%-3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%5%7%5%6%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.550.700.670.970.990.98
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.274.224.686.806.426.22
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.852.973.156.576.386.09
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.9510.317.414.796.769.38
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.100.130.210.150.11
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.533.653.291.441.601.76
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%31%38%46%50%47%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%23%28%34%39%39%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
150%98%92%55%50%54%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$6,637,543$5,093,246$2,071,474$2,486,195$2,589,497
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$478,893$510,510$760,796$626,911$658,925
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,116,436$5,603,756$2,832,270$3,113,106$3,248,422
Long-term investments$2,785,544$1,562,389$14,282$26,784$27,653
Fixed assets$17,193,703$17,890,466$15,908,295$16,279,803$16,755,428
Other long-term assets$2,948,408$1,160,971$507,288$562,772$160,392
Total long-term assets$22,927,655$20,613,826$16,429,865$16,869,359$16,943,473
Total assets$30,044,091$26,217,582$19,262,135$19,982,465$20,191,895
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$552,258$621,772$492,289$285,382$263,597
Other current liabilities$137,680$134,368$98,948$174,954$82,584
Total current liabilities$689,938$756,140$591,237$460,336$346,181
Debt$7,000,000$7,308,313$6,613,984$7,764,906$7,928,598
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,741,816$1,909,216$1,743,836$1,784,377$1,238,528
Total long-term liabilities$8,741,816$9,217,529$8,357,820$9,549,283$9,167,126
Total liabilities$9,431,754$9,973,669$8,949,057$10,009,619$9,513,307
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$20,351,345$16,074,772$10,196,325$9,514,572$10,228,901
With donor restrictions$260,992$169,141$116,753$458,274$449,687
Net assets$20,612,337$16,243,913$10,313,078$9,972,846$10,678,588
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$22,121,413$16,591,433$17,219,608$17,095,088$17,045,641
Program service revenue$713,641$609,354$1,282,699$1,634,783$1,843,645
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,876,495$6,086,822$24,000$0$0
Other revenue$219,441$228,236$351,173$322,826$528,024
Total other revenue$2,809,577$6,924,412$1,657,872$1,957,609$2,371,669
Total revenue$24,930,990$23,515,845$18,877,480$19,052,697$19,417,310
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$17,464,856$14,374,933$15,623,899$17,036,737$16,873,325
Management and general$1,045,161$1,178,954$1,015,482$1,108,210$1,298,369
Fundraising$2,603,266$2,122,484$1,977,442$1,701,580$1,614,123
Total expenses$21,113,283$17,676,371$18,616,823$19,846,527$19,785,817
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$3,817,707$5,839,474$260,657($793,830)($368,507)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,817,707$5,839,474$260,657($793,830)($368,507)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Donald DeePresident & CEO$171,127

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2021


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/12/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Throughout its history, the San Diego Rescue Mission has established itself as a city leader on the issue of homelessness in San Diego. While our programs and services have adapted and evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the men, women and children experiencing homelessness in our city, our focus on faith, integrity compassion and excellence have remained the same throughout the decades.

Our story began in 1954, when a group of San Diego church and business leaders, lead by Arnold Theisen, met to address the growing plight of the community's homeless and hungry.

With a resolve to meet the growing need, the City Rescue Mission was founded in 1955 and immediately began providing food, clothing, and spiritual guidance to our city's homeless. In 1958, this soup kitchen expanded its services to include short-term shelter and services for up to 85 men. Two years later, the Mission made history by opening the first shelter for women and children in San Diego County.

As city redevelopment efforts intensified in the mid-1980s, the number of people experiencing homelessness grew to a crisis level. Once again, the Mission (now known as the San Diego Rescue Mission) responded by opening a new and much larger facility for men at 1150 J Street in 1985. During this time, the organization also took a new, innovative approach in seeking long-term solutions to homelessness by the creation of a new program providing education and job training.

In 1993, the purchase and renovation of buildings on South 16th Street allowed the San Diego Rescue Mission to open a new Women and Children's Center. In 2000, the Mission created a new overnight emergency shelter for women and children, Nueva Vida Haven, to address the growing population of families in need. Nueva Vida Haven continues to serve 60 women and children nightly.

In 2004, the San Diego Rescue Mission had the opportunity to consolidate all its rehabilitation programs under one roof. The former Harbor View Medical Center on 120 Elm Street would become the Mission's permanent home. This move would more than double its capacity to serve men, women, and children in need.

It was here at 120 Elm Street, that Mission Academy, our year-long residential program, was born. This program deepened the focus on long-term recovery and rehabilitation by creating a trauma-informed, holistic approach to service. In 2015, a state-licensed, no cost preschool was established to serve children ages 2-5 years old experiencing homelessness. This preschool continues to be the only one of its kind in San Diego County.

In 2020, the Rescue Mission partnered with Bread of Life Rescue Mission in Oceanside, officially establishing Bread of Life as our North County Center. With the vision to impact homelessness county-wide, the Mission is now exploring new opportunities to deepen and expand their efforts throughout the county.

Today, the San Diego Rescue Mission serves thousands of men, women, and children each year through our no-cost, Christ-centered programs with the goal of keeping people off the streets - permanently.


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