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 rating95 of 101021 of 159
Fund acquisition rating65 of 10128 of 159
Resource allocation rating193 of 101227 of 159
Asset utilization rating424 of 101078 of 159

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$35,352,766$55,442,946$35,303,149$134,129$34,822,408
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$189,867
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$35,833,436$56,458,909$35,565,436$278,139$35,202,729
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,954$2,208$2,576$3,128$6,863
Other long-term assets$87,047$0$0$34,818,858$15,061
Total long-term assets$91,001$2,208$2,576$34,821,986$21,924
Total assets$35,924,437$56,461,117$35,568,012$35,100,125$35,224,653
Payables and accrued expenses$130,474$127,634$98,649$118,535$202,705
Other current liabilities$0$500,000$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$130,474$627,634$98,649$118,535$202,705
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$500,000$0$500,000$500,000$500,000
Total long-term liabilities$500,000$19,139,316$500,000$500,000$505,811
Total liabilities$630,474$19,766,950$598,649$618,535$708,516
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$35,293,963$36,694,167$34,969,363$34,481,590$34,516,137
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$35,293,963$36,694,167$34,969,363$34,481,590$34,516,137
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$19,928,839$19,389,585$8,176,183$20,645,716$10,244,989
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$356,401$349,053$174,133$350,012$360,712
Other revenue$0($90,185)($21,916)$0$0
Total other revenue$356,401$258,868$152,217$350,012$360,712
Total revenue$20,285,240$19,648,453$8,328,400$20,995,728$10,605,701
Program services$17,978,638$16,656,778$7,067,118$19,519,584$9,258,042
Management and general$2,707,495$2,143,035$677,163$1,250,931$1,203,831
Total expenses$20,824,762$18,808,791$7,840,627$21,030,275$11,096,001
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($539,522)$839,662$487,773($34,547)($490,300)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($539,522)$839,662$487,773($34,547)($490,300)


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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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