Whosoever Gospel Mission

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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating404 of 58514 of 42
Fund acquisition rating309 of 58512 of 42
Resource allocation rating226 of 58511 of 42
Asset utilization rating542 of 58536 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%8%8%8%8%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%7%8%7%7%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%96%97%96%96%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%7%7%7%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%4%3%4%4%4%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%84%84%84%83%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%106%106%111%102%110%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%89%88%93%85%91%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-6%-6%-11%-2%-10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-2%-2%-4%-1%-3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%9%9%9%10%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.080.390.350.350.340.30
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.695.145.255.545.586.74
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.182.021.861.971.922.00
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.849.9712.3410.4711.7212.38
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.100.080.100.090.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.715.345.945.525.725.51
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%4%3%4%4%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%2%2%2%2%2%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%244%273%271%280%326%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$38,625$55,045$76,722$26,325$36,628
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$202,677$203,203$187,271$190,571$199,433
Short-term investments$462,880$439,783$407,871$478,592$364,239
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$704,182$698,031$671,864$695,488$600,300
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,912,475$2,966,795$3,051,752$3,187,181$3,446,904
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,912,475$2,966,795$3,051,752$3,187,181$3,446,904
Total assets$3,616,657$3,664,826$3,723,616$3,882,669$4,047,204
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$70,639$56,567$64,165$59,367$48,493
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$70,639$56,567$64,165$59,367$48,493
Debt$64,773$70,536$75,586$81,176$86,504
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$64,773$70,536$75,586$81,176$86,504
Total liabilities$135,412$127,103$139,751$140,543$134,997
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$3,381,431$3,436,360$3,486,827$3,626,392$3,776,764
Temporarily restricted$99,814$101,363$97,038$115,734$135,443
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,481,245$3,537,723$3,583,865$3,742,126$3,912,207
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$1,291,564$1,185,213$1,144,316$1,255,385$1,049,453
Program service revenue$27,176$30,636$20,201$20,283$24,932
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$15,585$11,324$24,677$31,349$16,539
Other revenue$12,550$0$2,353$53$54
Total other revenue$55,311$41,960$47,231$51,685$41,525
Total revenue$1,346,875$1,227,173$1,191,547$1,307,070$1,090,978
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$1,196,790$1,083,372$1,111,464$1,108,739$995,426
Management and general$130,435$118,235$121,199$129,499$116,446
Fundraising$97,331$94,153$89,158$97,445$89,660
Total expenses$1,424,556$1,295,760$1,321,821$1,335,683$1,201,532
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($77,681)($68,587)($130,274)($28,613)($110,554)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($77,681)($68,587)($130,274)($28,613)($110,554)

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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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