Whosoever Gospel Mission

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Summary

As the lighted sign on our rooftop proclaims each night, we seek to offer the love of Jesus and the hope of the Gospel in both word and deed to those who are hurting. We operate our residential New Life Program for homeless men year-round, and we anticipate opening Hannah's Place, a residential facility for homeless or needy moms and their young children, in the future.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Whosoever Gospel Mission
PO Box 48308
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Website: whosoevergospel.org/wp/

Phone: (215) 438-3094

Email: remberger@whosoevergospel.org


Organization details

EIN: 231352579

CEO/President: Dr. Robert A Emberger

Chairman:

Board size: 14

Founder: William Raws

Year founded: 1941

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Purpose

The Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, rehabilitation and other assistance to homeless and/or needy men (and hopefully one day also women and children) in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.


Mission statement

The Whosoever Gospel equips homeless men with the skills and resources they need to achieve productive, independent living.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating323 of 85773 of 155
Fund acquisition rating321 of 85759 of 155
Resource allocation rating205 of 85741 of 155
Asset utilization rating594 of 857118 of 155

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%8%7%8%8%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%8%7%7%8%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%97%96%96%97%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%7%7%7%7%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%3%4%4%3%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%83%84%84%84%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%109%99%106%106%111%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%91%83%89%88%93%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-9%1%-6%-6%-11%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-4%0%-2%-2%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%10%9%9%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.430.400.390.350.35
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.784.754.645.145.255.54
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.502.031.862.021.861.97
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.287.917.989.9712.3410.47
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.130.130.100.080.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.235.175.655.345.945.52
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%4%4%4%3%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%1%2%2%2%2%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
141%225%239%244%273%271%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$49,679$92,348$38,625$55,045$76,722
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$257,158$256,758$202,677$203,203$187,271
Short-term investments$428,724$435,657$462,880$439,783$407,871
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$735,561$784,763$704,182$698,031$671,864
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,761,801$2,853,855$2,912,475$2,966,795$3,051,752
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,761,801$2,853,855$2,912,475$2,966,795$3,051,752
Total assets$3,497,362$3,638,618$3,616,657$3,664,826$3,723,616
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$92,993$98,400$70,639$56,567$64,165
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$92,993$98,400$70,639$56,567$64,165
Debt$52,189$58,687$64,773$70,536$75,586
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$52,189$58,687$64,773$70,536$75,586
Total liabilities$145,182$157,087$135,412$127,103$139,751
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$3,236,029$3,350,980$3,381,431$3,436,360$3,486,827
Temporarily restricted$116,151$130,551$99,814$101,363$97,038
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,352,180$3,481,531$3,481,245$3,537,723$3,583,865
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,322,873$1,413,383$1,291,564$1,185,213$1,144,316
Program service revenue$24,930$28,008$27,176$30,636$20,201
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$20,819$27,668$15,585$11,324$24,677
Other revenue$0$0$12,550$0$2,353
Total other revenue$45,749$55,676$55,311$41,960$47,231
Total revenue$1,368,622$1,469,059$1,346,875$1,227,173$1,191,547
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$1,245,919$1,219,566$1,196,790$1,083,372$1,111,464
Management and general$138,729$140,764$130,435$118,235$121,199
Fundraising$107,736$98,436$97,331$94,153$89,158
Total expenses$1,492,384$1,458,766$1,424,556$1,295,760$1,321,821
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($123,762)$10,293($77,681)($68,587)($130,274)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($123,762)$10,293($77,681)($68,587)($130,274)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Rev Robert EmbergerExecutive Director$96,844

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/22/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

The Whosoever Gospel Mission and Rescue Home Association was opened in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1892 by William Raws, a recovered alcoholic, who dedicated his life to helping "the least, the last, and the lost." With uninterrupted services for 116 years, the Mission has shared God's love with fallen and needy homeless men through the proclamation of the Gospel and by providing meals, lodging, clothing, counseling, training, education, work experience and other useful help and assistance. Our long-term residential program for men is designed to help broken and hurting homeless men become productive, contributing citizens in both God's Kingdom and our society.

On February 25, 2006, the Whosoever Gospel Mission was devastated by a catastrophic arson fire. Our property was rendered useless with well over two million dollars in damages. Though we had to suspend all residential services to the homeless as a result of the fire, we continued to offer other supports and services to the homeless and needy through our various ministries.

On Monday, November 24, 2008, we reopened our residential facility and restarted our long term New Life Program for homeless men. After 2 years and 9 months of demolition and rebuilding, we were once again able to provide the holistic drug and alcohol rehabilitation and job readiness training needed to help men overcome their addiction, achieve meaningful employment and enjoy life as productive, contributing members of society.

In addition to reopening our much needed residential New Life Program for homeless men, we plan to open Hannah's Place, a brand new residential program in a separate facility for homeless women with young children. We need your generous gifts to turn our vision into a reality!


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